Best Remote Control Golf Trolleys 2024

A look at the most cutting-edge electric trolleys around that can be controlled at your fingertips

Best Remote Control Golf Trolleys
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The best golf carts make your life on the course easier. Over the past few years popularity for these products have soared as more and more people have taken to walking the golf course. Of course, not all of us can carry our bags so an electric golf trolley is easily the most convenient way to transport your golf clubs. Going one level above the standard electric golf trolley are models that offer remote control functionality, allowing you to control the speed and direction of your trolley through the use of a remote. 

These top-of-the-range designs can be controlled with a pocket-sized handset and there are even some models that follow you around the golf course too. Using a remote on a golf trolley truly frees you from the shackles of having to guide your trolley yourself and allows you to freely walk the fairways. Remote trolleys are slightly more expensive than their non-remote counterparts, but when you experience the ease and freedom of a remote, you'll soon see that investment paying off on course. Also, like with any trolley, remote versions takes strain off your back and shoulders and allows you to get the most from your body and swing on the golf course. 

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Below we have taken a look at some of these trolleys which can arguably be defined as some of the best electric golf trolleys money can buy. You can read our full, in-depth reviews of some of the best remote golf trolleys to get a deeper understand of how user friendly and enjoyable these models are. Of course given the incredible technology on display these models can be quite expensive so if you want more of a budget option, we recommend taking a look at our guides on the best golf push trolleys, or if you are in the US, the best golf push carts

The Quick List

Best Remote Control Golf Trolleys

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Best overall

Stewart Golf

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Specifications

Weight: 14.90kg/31lbs
Pre-loaded courses: N/A
Screen: N/A
Battery: Lithium (27 or 45 holes available)

Reasons to buy

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Superb stability
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Folds compactly with a neat carry handle
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Market-leading 27 or 45-hole battery capacities

Reasons to avoid

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Remote bulkier than competitors

At first glance, those familiar with the design of Stewart trolleys will notice a lot of similarities and a few refreshments to the overall design. It features a well-designed and efficient two-step folding system that folds up surprisingly compactly considering the Remote's overall size.

On-course performance is highlighted by a key new technology under the hood of the Vertx Remote that makes it a class leader for remote functionality. It's called Active Terrain Control (ATC) and it's an all-new operating system that is designed to allow the trolley to tackle any sort of landscape or gradient on the golf course. In testing we thought it really performed well, as it tackled some seriously steep slopes with total ease. We also thought the two wheels at the front, performed well in terms of stability and maneuverability too. 

Two points worth mentioning are the remote is a bit bulkier than its rivals, but it's still an ergonomic and easy-to-grasp design. Additionally the only thing that the Vertx is lacking versus its competitors from this year is the embedded GPS in the handle.

Most compact

The PowaKaddy RX1 GPS Electric Trolley resting on the golf course with its bag

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A trolley so good, we chose to add it to our Editor's Choice Awards

Specifications

Weight : 14kg/30lbs
Pre-loaded courses: 40,000
Screen : 3.5” full colour touchscreen display with enhanced graphics
Battery: 30v lithium battery

Reasons to buy

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Premium looks and materials throughout
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High-quality, bright touchscreen
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Battery is incredibly light and slim
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Rear wheels can be inverted

Reasons to avoid

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Front wheel doesn't fold under the chassis
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GPS could have more features

Remote controlled golf carts are quickly becoming a big favorite among many golfers around the world and the new PowaKaddy RX1 GPS Electric Trolley is perhaps one of our favorite models currently available. It is a stunning cart that comes with a very cool matte black finish that features pops of yellow detailing all around its chassis. That aesthetic will catch the eye of many golfers out there, but the functionality on offer here is what we feel makes it one of the best electric golf trolleys on the market.

The first thing we noted was how responsive it was during our testing sessions. It comes with an ergonomic remote control that fits nicely into the palm of your hand. We found that very easy to use to direct the cart in whatever direction and speed we wanted. One thing we really loved was how well it performed on uneven and sloped terrain. The remote is compact and the trolley utilises a swivel front wheel for stability with its innovative Slope Traverse Assist technology keeping it running in a straight line even when you're on a slope or bumpy ground. A self-sensing electronic braking system also allows the trolley to maintain a steady speed going down hill. 

Those technologies worked seamlessly together and really gave us the confidence to chuck the RX1 GPS into some nasty gradients or terrains without fear of it veering off into oblivion. But there's more tech on offer here, with the 3.5" full-color touchscreen display operating as a built-in GPS system that allows players to track shot distances, see approach yardages to targets and record their shots on a digital scorecard. There are plenty of game improvement features on offer here and felt we could really get a lot out of the system. What's more is this cart breaks down nicely into a compact, space-saving shape, similar to the most compact golf trolleys on the market.

Best value

MGI Zip Navigator Remote Electric Caddy

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Budget remote option

Specifications

Battery : Lithium (36 holes only)
Weight: 28.6lbs (13kg)
Battery Weight : 6.4lbs (2.9kg)
Folded Dimensons : 700mm x 470mm x 420mm

Reasons to buy

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Folds down relatively compactly
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Stable and easy to navigate

Reasons to avoid

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Size and weight makes it awkward getting it in and out of the car.

The Zip Navigator is very stable across all terrain and we quickly grew confident that, whatever part of the golf course we sent it scurrying across, we’d arrive next to our ball with our trolley and bag waiting.

The excellent stability is in part thanks to the rear 4th wheel which keeps the trolley from tipping backwards if it goes up a steep incline. It also features downhill speed control – a feature that stops it going too quickly down steep hills – which adds to the confident stability of the trolley. 

The remote has a ‘lock’ button that stops any buttons being unwillingly pressed while in your pocket and you can invert the wheels when folding it down to save on storage space. All in all, it's a very well rounded offering at a competitive price.

Best screen

Motocaddy M7 GPS Electric Trolley


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A comprehensive remote-controlled golf trolley

Specifications

Weight: 14.90kg/31lbs
Pre-loaded courses: 40,000
Screen: Crystal clear 3.5” LCD touchscreen display
Battery: 28V lithium battery

Reasons to buy

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Responsive and easy-to-use remote control
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Compact folding with inverting wheels
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12-month free trial of Motocaddy Performance Plan

Reasons to avoid

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Anti-tip wheel has to be manually removed when folding down
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The wired battery feels outdated versus competitors

It's really exciting to see some of the new technology that manufacturers are putting into their products. Especially when it comes to golf trolleys, like the Motocaddy M7 GPS, there are heaps of features on offer here that can help you perform better and enjoy your round. This trolley is an upgrade on its predecessor, the Motocaddy M7 Remote Electric Trolley, which we had a lot of fun using, but thanks to the additional GPS functionality on this trolley, there are more gadgets on show here that we certainly enjoy playing around with, making this in our opinion, one of the most comprehensive electric golf trolleys on the market.

Let's firstly get into the remote functionality on offer here and we loved how seamless this was to use. The remote control that comes with this trolley is compact and is seriously responsive to the speed and direction we wanted the cart to move in. You haven't got to worry about this trolley slipping over or running away from you on the golf course either, thanks to the Down Hill control embedded into its design that will keep it moving at a steady speed when traversing a downhill gradient. 

Next comes the fantastic 3.5" touchscreen that is built into the handle of this cart. It essentially worked as our own personal caddie delivering front, middle and back distances to the green and dynamic drag and drop pin placement to wherever you want to aim your shot too. And that is all complimented by the by the high quality and responsive screen that was very easy to use even in the rain. The trolley is very compact and easy to fold up too and can hold its own against some of the most compact trolleys on the market. If you're limited on space then this is a really good option to use, with the wheels folding under the chassis making it very easy to stash in the trunk of your car. 

Easy to use

stewart golf q follow electric trolley review

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Offers unique follow functionality for a completely hands-free experience

Specifications

Battery : Lithium (18 or 36 holes available)
Weight : 31lb (14.1kg)
Battery Weight : 6.6lbs (3kg)
Folded Dimensions: 545mm (H) x 318mm (D) x 600mm (W)

Reasons to buy

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Genuine hands-free functionality unique to the market
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Easy to assemble and operate with a long lasting 36-hole battery

Reasons to avoid

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Still quite heavy to lift

One of the best golf carts you can buy, the Q Follow can follow you around the course at your walking pace from a safe distance thanks to the unique functionality built into the Bluetooth handset. In testing we found it to be very smooth and it leaves your hands completely free to do other things. The big thing we noticed with the Q Follow was how much more stable it seemed. The wider front wheel base and overall design means it seems to hug the ground much better, to the point that you really don't need to worry about it tipping over or going somewhere it shouldn't - provided you don't use the Follow mode in risky situations.

A completely new frame design, which has a unique marble-effect finish, allows it to fold down to a smaller size using just two buttons, making it one of the best compact golf trolleys on the market. It's very easy to do so while keeping the battery in place and the handset clipped on securely. It will also now store vertically, which many we found to be a lot more convenient for the space we had available.

Finally another feature we liked was how you can monitor the battery life in real time via an app on your smartphone.

Most compact

Motocaddy M7 Remote Trolley

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An excellent all-rounder that will tackle any terrain

Specifications

Battery : Lithium (18 or 36 holes available)
Weight : 31.7lbs (14.4kg)
Battery Weight : 6.6lbs (3kg)
Folded Dimensions: 650mm (L) x 470mm (W) x 420mm (H)

Reasons to buy

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Marked improvement on previous generation
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Simple to use and has a compact folded footprint

Reasons to avoid

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Folding latches are quite stiff

Motocaddy is unquestionably one of the leading brands when it comes to new technology and impressive designs in the golfing world. A clear example of that is the M7 Remote trolley above which built on the success of the previous generation S7 and improved it further.

The new ‘ergonomic’ remote control handset is easy to use and fully rechargeable – using the trolley’s USB charging port if needed. It can move the trolley forward, left, right and in reverse, with an additional pause and resume feature. The anti-tip rear wheel will keep you in control during those undulating rounds, as will the automatic downhill control, which acts just like EBS (Electronic Braking System) to control your descent too. Importantly this trolley also folds down very nicely too so it doesn't take up lots of room in the car, garage or wherever you keep your golf gear.

Overall this model tested extremely well for us and the star of the show was the remote itself which was extremely easy to use and get comfortable with when playing.

How We Test

We test all golf trolleys 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.

How to choose a new golf 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.

Additionally you have remote and follow models. Remote-control trolleys, as the name suggests, can be controlled wirelessly with the use of a handset. Most remotes have four directions (forward, reverse, left, right), and because of this enhanced technology, these tend to cost a little bit more than manual models.

Finally, follow models are designed to follow you around the golf course through wireless communications like Bluetooth. This means you don't really have to operate anything. Have a think about which model is for you and have a look at our corresponding guides. 

Weight

You want a remote golf trolley but you should still think about weight. It should not be difficult to get in and out of the car and some models above are better than others. However if you want the most lightweight trolley possible, we would recommend going for one of the best push carts out there instead of models on this list. 

Folding

There are lots of models these days that can fold down to nothing so have a think about how important this is to you, especially if you are short on space. 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. 

Maneuverability

All golf trolleys need to be able to move well and this is especially important for remote models, with stability being vital as well. In our testing we have found three-wheel models to offer both of these factors however there are some good four-wheeled models too, such as the Stewart Golf trolleys we mentioned above. 

Storage

How much storage do you want on your 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.

FAQs

How much does a remote control golf cart cost?

A remote model is certainly more expensive than a non-remote. The cheapest remote model start at around $800 and will go up to around $2500.

We hope you enjoyed this guide on best remote golf trolleys. For more trolley guides like the best value golf push carts, or best affordable golf carts, check out the Golf Monthly website.

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Dan Parker
Staff Writer

Dan has been with Golf Monthly team since 2021. He graduated with a Masters degree in International Journalism from the University of Sussex and looks after equipment reviews and buying guides, specializing in golf shoe, golf bag, golf cart and apparel reviews. Dan has now tested and reviewed over 30 pairs of golf shoes and is an expert in the field. A left-handed golfer, his handicap index is currently 6.5 and he plays at Fulford Heath Golf Club in the West Midlands. 

Dan's current clubs: 

Driver: TaylorMade Stealth 2 

Fairway: TaylorMade Stealth 2 15°

Hybrid: Ping G425 

Irons: Cobra King Tec Utility, Ping i230 (5-PW) 

Wedges: Ping Glide Forged Pro

Putter: TaylorMade Spider Tour X

Ball: Titleist AVX

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