Best Golf Carts 2024

We run through some of the best golf carts out there right now, ranging from remote, electric and push golf carts.

Best Golf Carts
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Golf carts have grown sharply in popularity over the past few years. Golf carts - or trolleys if you're in the UK - make walking the golf course that little bit easier, making 18 holes a lot less tiring than if you carry your clubs. Brands like Motocaddy, PowaKaddy, Stewart Golf and other leading brands have manufactured, refined and developed push carts, electric carts and even remote control golf carts to make the job of walking the golf course more convenient and, importantly, easier on the body.

VIDEO: Watch Dan Parker's verdict on the best push carts and best electric trolleys

Indeed because of this growth, there are lots of different options to consider, and a lot of different models that cover a variety of price points. So the question remains which are the best golf carts? Well at Golf Monthly our entire team are regular golfers and we have tested a whole range of golf carts ranging from the ultra-premium models down to more budget-friendly designs. This testing is vital so we can pick out the top models and see what the performance is actually like in the real world. 

We've split this guide up into three sections: push, electric and remote carts. Electric carts come in a more premium price as you might expect, but the automatic power means even less stress on your body during a round of golf and allows you to freely walk on the open links. Electric carts are especially beneficial if you play on a particularly undulating course. One step further here are remote carts which can be controlled, as you would expect, with remote devices.

Push carts are a lot cheaper than their electric counterparts but still come with plenty of accessories and technology that offers a stress free walk on the course. These are ideal if you're looking to invest in a golf cart and play on a moderately flat golf course. Acknowledging this, we recommend setting a budget and working from there. 

This guide should give you an idea on some of the best in the business in the remote, electric and push categories. If you want to be more specific then take a look at our guides on the best remote control trolleys, best electric golf trolleys and best push carts as well.

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Best Golf Carts

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Push

Bag Boy Nitron Push Trolley folded out on grass, on the golf courseEditors Choice 2022

Bag Boy Nitron Push Trolley folded out on grass, on the golf course

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An Editor's Choice Award recipient

Specifications

Weight: 7.5kg/16.7lbs
Dimensions: 10x13x36 inches
Colors: 7

Reasons to buy

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Lightning fast folding mechanism
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Compact and lightweight

Reasons to avoid

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Not as premium as other push models

Bag Boy might not be a household name to some but don’t let that fool you, its Nitron Push Cart is packed full of performance. Suitable for golfers of all levels, the mechanism to fold and unfold is lightning fast, while it’s also one of the most secure push carts we’ve ever trialled.

It’s extremely lightweight and, when folded down, it’s very compact, making it a dream in terms of storage. And while it may not be as heavy or bulky as other similar products, it remains robust and able to cope with any and all demands placed on it. 

Other features include a scorecard console with integrated beverage holder, mobile device holder and golf ball storage, handle mounted parking brake and bungee straps to secure golf bag with ease. In fact another element to discuss here is the price because you can find this model at a much lower price point than other competitor models, and it is regularly on offer as well so you can save even more money too. This is why we included it in our guides on the best affordable golf carts, and best value golf push carts as well.

Motocaddy Cube Push Cart

Motocaddy Cube push trolley folded out with bag attached

Motocaddy Cube push trolley folded out with bag attached

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A top-notch push model from a well trusted brand

Specifications

Weight: 8kg/17lbs
Dimensions: ‎13x19x21 inches
Colors: 3

Reasons to buy

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Compact and light
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Easy to push even on hilly courses

Reasons to avoid

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Be a little careful on side slopes

A model that featured in our best golf push trolleys guide, Motocaddy has created a top-notch cart design here. The two-step folding system is simple and easy to use, whilst the maneuverability is excellent too. We do recommend being slightly careful on side slopes though because of the lightweight design (only 6.8kg), but realistically you could say this about most push carts.

A specific feature we noticed was the well-placed carry handle that makes it easy for anyone to carry when it’s folded up. It also stayed folded up when carrying too which was a benefit because it didn't try and unfold itself.

Any bag sits nicely and is held in place with adjustable bag supports at the top and bottom. The footbrake is easy to use and there’s plenty of storage too, so you don’t have to fill your pockets or be diving in and out of your bag all the time

Big Max Blade Trio Push Cart

Big Max Blade Trio Push Cart review

The Big Max Blade Trio Push Cart in black

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A premium design from one of the best brands in the cart market

Specifications

Dimensions Folded: 71 x 59 x 21cm
Weight: 6.7kg
Material : Aluminium
Colors: 5 (Grey, Black, Black & Red, White, White & Pink)
Wheels: 3

Reasons to buy

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Premium materials used throughout
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Very user-friendly, space-saving folding mechanism
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Effortless to push on course

Reasons to avoid

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Rear wheelbase could be wider

When it comes to the cart with the best folding mechanism, it's difficult to look past the Big Max Blade Trio, which has a two-step system that takes a matter of seconds to erect. To fold it down, the handle folds down into the chassis, then it's one simple pull inwards of the main component and the Blade Trio is folded!

Weighing 6.7kg (14.7lbs), premium materials have been used throughout the chassis and handle area, with the cart also boasting a huge amount of storage thanks to the XL mesh net under the handle. The mesh can store your rangefinder or GPS, as well as golf balls so you have them to hand.

All of this equates to great performance when out on the course, as we found the Blade Trio glided over surfaces. The only slight criticism we have is that the rear wheels don't have a particularly wide wheelbase. There is still plenty of stability over bumpy terrain though, but a particularly heavy Tour bag might not be conducive for use on the Blade Trio. One final thing, while this particular model is only available in the US and continental Europe, those in the UK can benefit from a very similar folding system on the Big Max Blade IP push cart

PowaKaddy Micra Push Cart folded out on grass tee boxEditors Choice 2022

PowaKaddy Micra Push Cart folded out on grass tee box

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Impressive addition to the extensive PowaKaddy range

Specifications

Weight: 7.5kg/16.5lbs
Dimensions: N/A
Colors: 3

Reasons to buy

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Folds up incredibly compactly
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Two click folding mechanism
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Glides easily across fairway and rough

Reasons to avoid

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Key Lock system only useful with a separate PowaKaddy bag

PowaKaddy introduced the Micra which is arguably the standout model from the range because of its compact-folding frame, super-stable ride and sheer number of features. We were very impressed with how compactly it folded together whilst the quick-folding mechanism only involved two simple steps. In no time our bag was on the cart and we were heading to the first tee. 

As you would expect there are several areas for storage and one design feature more golf carts could do with is the dedicated water-resistant mobile phone storage area. We also think it looks great in the black, silver and yellow finish pictured above. 

Sun Mountain 2022 Speed Cart V1R Push Cart with bag, folded out on grass

Sun Mountain 2022 Speed Cart V1R Push Cart with bag

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The latest release in golf's most iconic push cart franchise

Specifications

Weight: 9kg/20lbs
Dimensions: 16x13x37 inches
Colors: 7

Reasons to buy

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Glides effortlessly across any terrain
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Incredibly stable during play

Reasons to avoid

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Not the most compact when folded

It was 1999 when Sun Mountain first introduced the Speed Cart, which has proven to be a product that forever changed the push cart market. In January of this year, 23 years after the original version was released,  Sun Mountain released the new V1R, the company's latest Speed Cart iteration. And based on our on-course testing, the V1R is likely to keep the Speed Cart franchise firmly entrenched as a category leader.

In our testing, we found the V1R to be exceptionally stable and easy to maneuver on the golf course. Its ergonomic design makes the cart feel much lighter during use than it actually is, making walking far more enjoyable than carrying a bag. The V1R is also extremely easy to set up for play and to fold and unfold for transporting or storage, although it is not the most compact in its folded position.

Additionally, the V1R features a storage tray and mesh basket to store items such as headcovers, phones, golf balls, scorecards, or wallets during use, and it also features a drink holder and attachable umbrella holder.  There are also 10 color options ranging from subtle to quite vibrant for golfers to choose from depending on their personal taste.

Electric

Motocaddy S1 2022 Electric Trolley with bag attachedEditors Choice 2022

Motocaddy S1 2022 Electric Trolley with bag attached

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Classic Trolley Revamped

Specifications

Weight: 9.4kg/20.7lbs without battery
Pre-loaded courses: N/A
Screen: Full-color LCD widescreen
Battery: Lithium (18 or 36 holes available)

Reasons to buy

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Quick 1-step folding system
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Whisper quiet motor
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Excellent battery location 

Reasons to avoid

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Folds well, but not super-compact like the M1 

The new look Motocaddy S1 for 2022 has revived the iconic moniker from Motocaddy and created a simple but powerful electric trolley that is 16% smaller than previous models in the S Series. It is incredibly easy to fold this trolley up and down and the new S1 uses Motocaddy's easiest folding system, with the trolley folding up and down in one step. 

One of the highlights of this trolley is the newly positioned Click 'N' Connect battery which is cable-free and automatically disconnects when the trolley is folded up. This allows the battery to be charged without having to ever take it off the chassis. It's as reliable and easy-to-use as you'd expect from a Motocaddy, with a clear display and ergonomic control knob making for a very enjoyable experience out on course. We'll have our full review of the new Motocaddy S1 soon on the Golf Monthly website.

PowaKaddy FX3 Electric Trolley

Powakaddy FX3 Electric Trolley with bag attached on grass

Powakaddy FX3 Electric Trolley with bag attached on grass

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Excellent Entry Level Model

Specifications

Weight: 9.6kg/21.2lbs (without battery)
Pre-loaded courses: N/A
Screen: 2.3" full-color widescreen
Battery: Lightweight lithium (18 or 36 holes)

Reasons to buy

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Excellent, simple folding system
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Clear, bright display
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Thin and lightweight battery easy to use

Reasons to avoid

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Front wheel doesn't fold in 

The FX3 is PowaKaddy's 'entry-level' model, meaning it offers golfers the simplest form of an electric trolley with a 9-speed power system, a 2.3" color display, lightweight lithium battery and one click folding system. It may be bare bones when it comes to features, but this is all a lot of golfers want and need.

The FX3 benefits from super-simple one click folding system. It really is as simple as it sounds and by clicking on one button mid-way up the chassis of the FX3, you can guide both sections of the the trolley down into its folded up state

Overall, it's a very solid entry-level electric trolley. While it lacks the excitement of more