Best Push Carts

Our in-depth guide to the best golf push carts on the market

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The best push carts include models that are compact, practical and colourful, so you should have no trouble finding something to consider

Best Push Carts

Golf carts have become more and more popular in golf over the last decade or so because companies have improved on technologies to make them lighter, easier to use, more compact and feature-packed, and just better.

But which models are the best, what factors do you need to consider, and why use a push cart in the first place? Well this is where this guide comes in because all of those questions are answered.

Why you might want a push cart

All the best push carts for golf share one thing in common; no longer are they heavy and cumbersome designs that are difficult to push and manoeuvre around the golf course.

These days, they are light, and easy to use making the experience less physically demanding compared to carrying your golf bag on your shoulders and back.

Additionally push carts are easy to assemble and have complex mechanisms that allow them to fold down compactly to make life easier for you.

Many electric models have all of this too so why would you choose a push cart over the best electric trolleys? For starters, push carts are less expensive.

They're also simpler to set up when you get to the course and require less faffing, as you don't need to remember to charge a battery. They also have great storage options on the handle that can house your balls, tees, scorecard and other items.

Golf push carts in particular are great if you want something you can leave in your car or garage between rounds with nothing to worry about. They also tend to be lighter and also fold away smaller than electric trolleys.

If these qualities sound like something you’re interested in, read on to find out more about some of the best models on the market this year.

Alternatively if you are in the UK, it would be worth checking out our guide on the best golf push trolleys as well.

Best Push Carts For Golf

Stewart Golf R1-S Push Cart, golf cart with white background

Clever engineering

Reasons to buy
+Folding mechanism is clever while also making it easier to set up and put down quickly+Very easy to push around the course+The colour choice adds a pinch of personality
Reasons to avoid
-Recommend using a cart bag as the stand bag we used made accessing clubs a bit clumsy

One of our favourite designs in this best golf push carts list, the R1-S from Stewart Golf boasts an impressive and patented rack & pinion driven folding mechanism, which provides a cleaner look because the whole folding mechanism is inside the frame. This also means there's nothing that can get jammed or stuck in it and maintenance is kept to a minimum.

It accommodates cart bags very well and there are a lot of premium touches throughout, like the non-absorbent silicone grips, quick-release wheels and feature-packed handle console, which provides storage for lots of different items like balls, tees and your scorecard.

Plus, there are 10 stylish colour combinations available to suit all tastes. From our testing, it's certainly one of the most reliable push carts out there.

Bag Boy Nitron Push Cart, golf cart with white background

Bag Boy Nitron Push Cart

Modern design

Reasons to buy
+Automatic folding mechanism+Compact and lightweight
Reasons to avoid
-Premium price may be a stumbling block

A model that made our best golf carts list, one simple step is all you need to fold this Bag Boy Nitron cart up or down which is outstanding. The mechanism is lightning fast and yet do not think this limits its strength because the frame is robust whilst not being overly heavy so it is easy to use on the links. This compact size when folded down is a huge bonus when it comes to storage too.

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.

Sun Mountain Pathfinder 3 Push Cart, golf cart with white background

Sun Mountain Pathfinder 3 Push Cart

Spacious console storage

Reasons to buy
+Ample storage for bits and bobs+Straightforward structure
Reasons to avoid
-Stability not as strong as other models

Create your own path on the course with this Sun Mountain Pathfinder. Two easy steps are needed to fold it up and down and we particularly liked the excellent level of storage here whether it be the accessory console, mesh basket, or the velour-lined valuables pouch. No doubt it can house everything you could possibly need on the course safely, making it one of the best golf push carts the market has to offer.

The adjustable, universal upper bag bracket works equally well for both stand and cart bags, secured via adjustable 'bungee' cords on both the upper and lower brackets. It is available in seven colours too, so you should be able to choose your favourite. All in all, it's one of the best push carts you'll find for the price.

Clicgear 4.0 push cart, golf cart with white background

Clicgear 4.0 Push Cart

Super stable

Reasons to buy
+Feature packed+Improvements on previous design
Reasons to avoid
-Can be fiddly to assemble

Clicgear has improved on the very popular 3.5+ model with this 4.0 design. Just some of the changes include a new lid lock, adjustable upper saddle, silicone straps, adjustable front wheel, umbrella tube strap, improved scorecard and pencil holder which is a long feature list indeed.

There is now a new stylish scorecard holder. It’s silicone and does exactly what the old string version used to do, but it looks cooler and comes in many colours which can be customized with a M4 Trim Kit (sold separately).

The new Clicgear Silicone straps are adjustable right out of the box and are also more gentle on your bag.

The Lower Saddle on the Clicgear M4 is modified to move the lower bag support up and away from the front wheel. Working with the Adjustable Upper Saddle, this allows better clearance between the bottom of some stand bags when positioned on the cart. This finally eliminates an annoying issue for some customers.

Front wheel adjustment get’s a lot easier with the Clicgear M4 with an all new Wheel Adjustment System up front. You can now easily adjust the front wheel with the turn of one screw for perfect alignment every time.

The choice of different colour is a chance to add some individuality to your cart, whilst it is also very compact when folded down making it good for storage as well.

Tangkula Golf 3-Wheel Push Cart, golf cart with white background

Tangkula Golf 3-Wheel Push Cart

Simple and inexpensive

Reasons to buy
+Any sized golf bag fits well+Black stealth frame looks great
Reasons to avoid
-Wheels are quite small

A cart that is very easy to assemble and fold, Tangkula has constructed this with high-quality aluminium which adds to the overall weight without making it too heavy and difficult to move.

The all-terrain 10" inch rear wheels folding 3 wheel golf cart brings the smooth gliding feature. It comes equipped with an umbrella holder, scorecard holder, a beverage holder on the handle and foot brake.

We particularly like the black finish of this cart which looks very menacing on the course and therefore undoubtedly scare your opponent into an almost certain defeat. Well, maybe not, but it looks great regardless and it has proven to be sturdy and reliable despite the modest price tag.

CaddyTek CaddyLite EZ V8 Cart, golf cart with white background

CaddyTek CaddyLite EZ V8 Cart

Built-in cooler pouch

Reasons to buy
+Lots of features+Good colour choice
Reasons to avoid
-Quite pricey option

CaddyTek has implemented its excellent one-click button mechanism here which folds the cart down brilliantly. It also has a strong aluminium frame that doesn't seem to weigh anything at all making it easy to use, and there is also an umbrella holder, storage rack and get this - a miscellaneous basket with built-in cooler!

The push handle can be adjusted to three different heights and the wheels are a good size too so they roll easily over multiple kinds of terrain with ease.

Motocaddy Cube Push Cart, motocaddy cart folded up on grass

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Compact folding

Reasons to buy
+Compact and light while folded and simple to unfold+Easy to push even on hilly courses and provides ample storage
Reasons to avoid
-Lightweight design means you have to be a little careful on side slopes

As you would expect, Motocaddy has created a top-notch cart design here that is one of the best push carts around. It is simple to fold thanks to the two-step folding system and the friction-free oversize wheels make it very easy to manoeuvre around the course.

The wheels also boast maintenance free rubber tyres and are quick and easy to release should you need to. There are adjustable bag supports, a folding lock and the trolley comes with a 24 month warranty for peace of mind on your purchase, should you bite the bullet.

Motocaddy also designs some of the best golf cart accessories too so if you want to take your cart to the next level then make sure you check that guide out.

Skymax Cube Golf 3.0 Push Cart, golf cart with white background

Cube Golf 3.0 Push Cart

Excellent all rounder

Reasons to buy
+Small folded footprint+Robust and light construction
Reasons to avoid
-May struggle to accommodate a large cart bag

The Cube 3.0 Push Cart is a robust, yet lightweight model with a strong parking brake to keep your cart and bag well in place. It folds down nicely, is lightweight, looks good and it has an attractive price point in terms of value so it definitely ticks a lot of boxes for us.

The wide wheel base makes pushing effortless and provides an extremely stable base when going over uneven ground. The designers are Cube have used an easily accessible foot brake to ensure that you trolley does not end up rolling back down the hill when you are playing your shot!

The handle comes complete with a bottle opener, scorecard holder and storage box to keep all your essentials in like tees and balls.

You can simply adjust the height of the trolley to tailor the height to what is comfortable for you to push and the design of the bag brackets will hold all styles of bag.

The Cube Golf 3.0 push trolley is available in an array of colours, the most difficult decision you will have to make is what colours goes best with your golf bag.

Motocaddy Z1 Push Cart, golf cart with white background

Motocaddy Z1 Push Cart

Great value

Reasons to buy
+Incredibly lightweight model+Price offers good value
Reasons to avoid
-Other carts give a more premium feel

The new look Z1 model is ideal for budget conscious golfers looking for a simple, lightweight (13 lbs) push cart. Wide-ranging features including three handle height settings and friction-free oversize wheels that can be taken off quickly for easy storage, plus a simple two-step folding system.

It might lack the wow factor of other push carts on this list but if you want an inexpensive option that will transport your clubs around the course with the minimum of fuss, this is the one to go for.

Big Max Ti Lite Push Cart, man pushing golf cart,

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Lightweight yet robust

Reasons to buy
+Lightweight yet surprisingly sturdy and robust+Glides around the course requiring minimal effort
Reasons to avoid
-Doesn’t fold down overly flat or compactly

The clue is in the name here; Ti Lite. This compact, lightweight construction weighs just over 11 pounds which means any person could use it with ease. It has good usability too thanks to the premium organiser panel with ample storage net for accessories, foot brake and height adjustable handle.

The wheels are incredibly smooth too, which means that even when you're pushing it up hills it really doesn't feel stressful at all. The folding system takes a while to get used to, but it folds down compactly for easy storage and the wheels are easy to remove from the frame if you need to.

It's the perfect push cart if you want a minimalist, reliable option that will turn heads for the right reasons.

PowaKaddy TwinLine 4 Cart, golf cart with white background

PowaKaddy TwinLine 4 Cart

Sturdy design

Reasons to buy
+Simple compaction mechanism+Easy manoeuvrability
Reasons to avoid
-Not as compact when folded as other push carts on this list

At just 15 pounds, this cart is incredibly light and vert easy to setup too with its height-adjustable telescopic handle, allowing for quick folding as well as on-course adjustability. The look of it is modern and there are a number of nice features too, such as the accessory station and large wheels for manoeuvrability, making it one of the best golf push carts 2021 has in store.

The Quick Folding system is extremely easy to fold and unfold while the soft Touch Ergonomic Handle can be used seamlessly by left and right handed golfers.

There's an adjustable handle height, drinks holder, foot brake and the PowaKaddyKey Lock System, which stops your PowaKaddy bag from twisting.

Given the features and sporty styling, you get a lot of trolley for your money here.

Big Max Blade Quattro Push Cart, golf cart with white background

Enhanced stability for hilly courses

Reasons to buy
+Fold flat mechanism is an excellent piece of engineering+Light and travels very easily around the course
Reasons to avoid
-Price may put some off

This cart is light and travels easily around the course, but we think its best feature is the fold-flat mechanism which is an excellent piece of engineering. Adding to that is its stability, with the incorporation of the 4th wheel truly adding to the balance and cohesion of the cart even more on undulating golf courses.

The Blade Quattro folds down compactly too and features many useful attributes like the luxurious High Tech Smart Organiser Panel with ergonomic scorecard holder. Looking for the most stable amongst the best push carts? Here is the leading contender.

Motocaddy P1 Push Cart, golf cart with white background

Motocaddy P1 Push Cart

Lightweight for easy pushing

Reasons to buy
+Quick folding system+Easy to push
Reasons to avoid
-Have to be wary on some slopes

The lightweight P1 push model includes a thicker frame and a one-step folding system, allowing the trolley to be ready to use in seconds. It also includes the same features found on the Cube, plus a new easy-push rubberised handle.

There a drinks holder and the handle can be used easily by left or right handed golfers. The foot brake keeps it stationary when hitting from steep slopes and it accommodates Motocaddy bags via the Easilock connection system, which used two pins to keep the bag in place and stop it from twisting.

It's Motocaddy's middle push cart option within the range, so blends simplicity with a decent level of features for those golfers that like to keep their items organised and to hand while playing relatively flat courses.

Big Max Blade IP Push Cart, man pushing golf push cart

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Flat folding for easy storage

Reasons to buy
+A very well made, sturdy and lightweight push cart+The compact size when folded down makes it incredibly easy to store and transport
Reasons to avoid
-The front wheel can be fiddly to unlock

As the picture above suggests, this cart folds down into the smallest of spaces- when folded down it has a depth of just below five inches which makes it ideal for storage. As such it is one of the most compact golf trolleys out there.

When it is folded up you will notice how light it is which makes it very easy to push around, even going up slopes.

How we test the best push carts

We test push carts with the same ethos as all other golf gear - rigorously and comprehensively. If we say we have reviewed a golf product then we have done so out on the golf course, in different conditions. This is particularly important for push carts because you want your model to perform as well in the winter as it does in the summer.

The entire Golf Monthly team plays golf regularly so can put golf gear to the test with ease and it should be acknowledged that no manufacturer can buy a good review. Our team tells it how we see it.

What to consider when buying a push cart

Push or electric cart? - Push carts are more appropriate for golfers that play mostly on flatter courses.

They're also less expensive than the best electric carts, so are a more cost-effective way of getting your clubs around the course. Push carts also tend to offer better storage solutions on the handle console for items like balls and tees.

Weight - Push carts need to be lightweight because it is you that is providing the pushing power, which can be particularly tiresome when playing holes that go uphill, so be sure to pick one that is lightweight without sacrificing stability or durability.

Luckily, push carts are much lighter than electric carts. Make sure the wheel bearings are nice and smooth, which will help reduce the amount of manual effort required.

Folding - Push carts often fold down more compactly than electric carts because the simpler design (no electrics) provides more freedom with the design of the frame.

This means they often fold down flatter, which can be more convenient for golfers that need to also fit their golf bag in the trunk. So if you're very short on space, a push cart could provide the answer.

Manoeuvrability - With push carts, because you are doing some of the work in terms of propulsion and direction, good models have to be easy to manoeuvre. Poorly designed models make life more difficult which is precisely the opposite of what a cart is supposed to do. Now admittedly there are some good four-wheel options in this regard, the Big Max Blade Quattro for example, but the more common design we have found to move easily are three-wheeled designs.

Storage - How much storage do you want on your push cart? If it is a lot then pick a design with a large central console, whereas if all your golf gear is going to be kept in your golf bag itself, then go for a trolley that doesn't specifically need storage in its design.

Budget - Our final factor for you to think about is budget. As you can see above there are lots of models from different companies, that all come in at different price points so be aware of how much you can, or want, to spend.

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