Best Golf Push Trolleys 2022

Our selection of the best golf push trolleys on the market this season.

Best Golf Push Trolleys
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Best Golf Push Trolleys

Golf trolleys have grown sharply in popularity over the past few years. Golf trolleys - or carts if you're in the US - 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 (opens in new tab) to make the job of walking the golf course more convenient and, importantly, easier on the body.

Gone are the days where push carts were heavy and cumbersome while being difficult to push and maneuver around the golf course. These days, modern push carts are light and easy to use making the experience less physically demanding compared to carrying your golf bag. Fast-forward to today and it seems we cannot live without them. But why use a push trolley in the first place? At a base level, push trolleys tend to be lighter, cheaper and also fold away smaller than the best electric golf trolleys and best electric golf caddies (opens in new tab).

Trolleys can help prevent back and knee injuries, and they might just give you a performance advantage over the last few holes. The best golf push trolleys in particular are great if you want something you can leave in your car or garage between rounds with nothing to worry about.

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 usually have more storage options on the handle that can house your balls, tees, scorecard and other items too. If these qualities sound like something you’re keen on, read on to find out more about some of the best models.

Alternatively if you are in the United States we also recommend checking out our guides on the best golf carts, and best push carts currently on the market.

Best Golf Push Trolleys

This is one cool cat of a push trolley

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Reasons to buy

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So easy to assemble
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One push of a button easy
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Super light weight and folds neatly
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Holds a carry bag easily

Reasons to avoid

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Not as compact when folded down

A game-changer when it comes to pushcarts, the Longridge Eze Glide Smart Fold Push Trolley is a very maneuverable three-wheeled trolley that can be packed away very easily. As its name suggests, this trolley quite literally glides down the fairways and while some trolleys can be very clunky and hard to lift, the Longridge was very lightweight and easy to lift out of the car. 

What's really great about the Longridge is that it comes with a variety of accessories as standard, which you would have to purchase as extras if you were buying a PowaKaddy DLX Lite (opens in new tab) for example. With it, you'll get a scorecard holder, dry space for valuables and equipment, an umbrella holder and two wheel covers to keep the trunk of your car clean and tidy. 

The trolley is a very versatile bit of kit and can hold a variety of different golf bags from a slender carry bag to a larger stand bag. Our bags were locked into place via the trolley's adjustable brackets, which kept the trolley secure and meant it did not wiggle when we walked over undulating terrain. While it doesn't fold down into one of the most compact golf trolleys (opens in new tab) we have tested, it is a very stylish piece of equipment that folds away easily and can be placed in the back of your car. 

Motocaddy Cube push trolley review

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Compact folding

Reasons to buy

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Compact and light while folded and simple to unfold
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Easy to push even on hilly courses and provides ample storage

Reasons to avoid

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Lightweight design means you have to be a little careful on side slopes

The new version of the Cube is compact and simple to fold thanks to its two-step folding system. Packed with storage options, it also offers adjustable handle height and a foot parking brake.

Additional features include a new durable rubber handle and friction-free oversize wheels to easily maneuver around the course, along with a folding lock and compatibility with the Easilock bag-to-trolley connection system, removing the need for a lower-bag strap.

PowaKaddy Micra Push CartEditors Choice 2022

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Another excellent PowaKaddy model in 2022

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 has continued to develop its push trolley range in 2022 and arguably the best of the new bunch is the Micra. Built with a very compact folding frame, the trolley sits nicely in the car and folds out conveniently with the simple two-step system. The handle itself is very soft and can be adjusted nicely, whilst the trolley itself is very easy to move and glide around the golf course. 

The practicality doesn’t stop there, though. The multi-feature handle console provides ample storage for much of your paraphernalia, including a dedicated water-resistant mobile phone storage area, a scorecard holder, a pen/pencil holder and storage for your balls and tees. Our last point is we think the trolley looks great as well. 

Golfstream Vision Push TrolleyEditors Choice 2022

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Minimalist design

Reasons to buy

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Incredibly lightweight
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Easy and quick set up process
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Bag stays secure whilst out on the course
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Minimalistic, premium frame design.

Reasons to avoid

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Takes up a lot of room once flat
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No locking device so unfolds easily if not lifted in a certain way

Another model that made our 2022 Editor's Choice list was the Golfstream Express trolley. In our testing we loved the simplistic looks, the weight (or lack of it) and the ease of assembling it. At just 3.9kg it takes no effort whatsoever to pick up and it has a patented one-touch folding mechanism which is incredibly easy to use. It also has a bag system which means any type of bag can be attached conveniently without having to adjust it as the round goes by.

Admittedly there is no storage on the main console and it can take up a bit of room in the car but overall the Express is a simple and effective push trolley.

Kaddey Switch Trolley ReviewEditors Choice 2022

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Truly unique model that can be pushed or pulled

Reasons to buy

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Lightweight and space-saving design
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Can be pushed or pulled
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Premium materials used throughout

Reasons to avoid

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Bag straps aren't elasticated

If you want a model that is a little unique then the Kaddey Switch is the one for you. It is designed to be permanently attached to any golf bag, making assembly on arrival at the golf course as quick and seamless as possible. Using the two large wheels on either side, which simply slot into the side of the chassis, the Kaddey Switch can either be pulled or pushed along the ground - it’s all about your preference. This ability to do both was especially convenient during testing, going up or down hills in particular. 

One final touch that sums up how thoughtfully the Kaddey Switch has been designed is that you can record your own golf swing. Using the elasticated phone straps on the centre console and positioning the handle closer to the ground, you’ve got your own cameraperson to hand to record your swings.

PowaKaddy DLX Lite FF Push Cart

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Brilliantly simple design

Reasons to buy

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Lightweight but stable
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Folds down very compactly for easier storage
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Adjustable handle height

Reasons to avoid

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Wheels could offer more traction

Another PowaKaddy model to make this list is the DLX Lite FF. PowaKaddy has thought about everything in this sophisticated design and it is incredibly easy to use. Aside from the excellent lightweight handling (this trolley is really easy to push) the stand-out feature in our opinion has to be the clever folding system. In a few simple clicks the DLX folds down nearly as flat as a pancake - and fast too. 

This makes it very easy to store wherever you need it to. Importantly it also feels stable thanks to the wide wheel base and the smaller details, like the adjustable handle height and storage at the top, really makes it one of the best models you can buy.

clicgear 4.0

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Super stable

Reasons to buy

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Feature packed
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Improvements on previous design

Reasons to avoid

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Can be fiddly to assemble

An update of the 3.5+ model, Clicgear have added several improvements to the original design. These include the new lid lock, adjustable upper saddle, silicone straps, adjustable front wheel, umbrella tube strap, improved scorecard and pencil holder.

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.

It is extremely compact when folded down and is highly stable and easy to maneuver. It comes in a choice of colors and looks as stylish as it is functional. One of the most feature-packed options you'll find for golfers that like to have everything they use at their fingertips in front of them, rather than storing them in their pockets.

Bag Boy Nitron Push Trolley ReviewEditors Choice 2022

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Looks great in black

Reasons to buy

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Outstanding folding mechanism 
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Compact and lightweight

Reasons to avoid

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Busy frame design

This Bag Boy Nitron trolley has a lightning-fast folding mechanism that easily folds open in one simple step. This is in part because it is so light whilst maintaining a level of robustness necessary for the game of golf. The compact size when folded down is another huge bonus so it can be stored anywhere.

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 we liked this model so much that it also made our guides on the best value push carts (opens in new tab), and best affordable golf carts (opens in new tab)

Big Max Ti Lite Push Trolley

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Lightweight but robust

Reasons to buy

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Slight design yet surprisingly sturdy
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Glides around the course requiring minimal effort

Reasons to avoid

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Doesn't fold down overly flat or compactly.

The Ti Lite features straight axles for a simple quick fold, premium organiser panel with ample storage net for accessories, foot brake and height adjustable handle. The compact, lightweight construction which weighs just 5.4 kilograms and it's adjustable bag brackets accommodate any size golf bag.

The five year warranty when registered with the brand makes it practical, reliable and simple to use too. This trolley is one of the more expensive options, but also one of the most robust and will last you a number of seasons. We've found the wheel bearings to be as smooth as anything else we've tested, which makes pushing it up hills a piece of cake.

Cube Golf 3.0 Push Trolley

Cube Golf 3.0 Push Trolley

Excellent all rounder

Reasons to buy

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Small folded footprint
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Robust and light construction

Reasons to avoid

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May struggle to accommodate a large cart bag

The Cube 3.0 push trolley is a robust, yet lightweight model with a strong parking brake to keep your trolley and bag well in place. The 3-Step adjustable handle height means you can find a comfortable setting and it's easy to unfold and stow away again.

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 wheels are smooth while offering good traction and the frame has proven to be hard-wearing, making it an excellent offering for the modest price tag. It ticks a lot of boxes.

How we test the best golf push trolleys

We test all golf trolleys (opens in new tab) with the same ethos as all other golf gear – rigorously and comprehensively.

Models get taken out onto the golf course and tested in different conditions as a way for us to gauge overall performance in terms of maneuverability, robustness, ease of use, and so on. We think the only way to learn about products is to put them in play because that is where you are going to be using them.

The different conditions is particularly important too when it comes to a trolley because you will 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 golf trolley

So you've decided to buy a golf trolley, but what are some of the factors you need to know about before purchasing? Well we have taken a look at some below.

Push or electric? – This is the first question you need to ask yourself, do you want a push model, or an electric trolley, both of which have pros and cons.

Push trolleys are less expensive than electric models, so are a more cost-effective way of getting your clubs around the golf course. They also tend to be lighter, simpler to use and can be stored away easier. Push carts also tend to offer better storage solutions on the handle console for items like balls and tees.

Electric designs are more powerful, require less effort to use, and usually have a whole load of features built-in - such as GPS functionality or remote use. Of course whichever type of trolley you go for, the factors below will also play a role in your decision, particularly budget.

Weight – As we just mentioned, push trolleys tend to be lightweight, and they have to be because you are pushing it along. This obviously gets harder to do uphill as well so make sure you go for a model that is lightweight but also doesn't sacrifice stability or durability.

Also make sure the wheel bearings are nice and smooth, which will help reduce the amount of manual effort required.

Folding – If you want a model that folds down to nothing then a push trolley is the way to go. Most of the models above have clever folding mechanisms that allow them to fold down flatter, or just with a small footprint, which makes them highly convenient for the car or storage at home.

Maneuverability – With push carts, because you are doing some of the work in terms of propulsion and direction, good models have to be easy to maneuver. The lightness plays a role here but good models have to be able to turn easily and maintain balance on different lies and ground conditions.

Storage – Storage is another big factor and push trolleys tend to offer more than electric models. Some models then offer more than other push trolleys because they tend to have a large central console. If this is important to you then there are plenty of models above which will perform well here, however if you see yourself storing more stuff in the golf bag itself, then perhaps go for a model that doesn't have a large console.

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.

If you enjoyed this guide on the best push carts for golf then check out the Golf Monthly website