Best Electric Golf Caddies 2024

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Best Electric Golf Caddies
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Using one of the best electric golf caddies is the perfect way to supplement your enjoyment of walking the open fairways. Using an electric caddie alleviates any fatigue that carrying your clubs gives you and also removes the need to push along a push cart. These fantastic on-course companions don't just serenely carry your clubs from A to B, some of the best modern models now also come with built-in GPS, remote controls and functionality that allows them to follow you around the course. It's safe to say the modern electric caddie has all the best tech you'd expect. 

Below we've listed a great selection of the best electric caddies currently on the market, ranging in price, functionality and size so you can find the one that suits your golf the best. Alternatively, if you're looking to invest in something even more compact and easy-to-use, why not check out our guide on the best push carts and make sure you get the best cart bag to go with your new electric caddie too. Finally, if you're in the UK, check out our guide on the best electric golf trolleys for some added models only available in the UK. 

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Best Electric Golf Caddies

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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

If you are familiar with Stewart trolleys and their design then you may not notice much difference with this trolley bar a few refreshments to the overall design. It has a two-step folding system that is very efficient and well-designed, it compacts down well considering the overall size of the trolley.

When it comes to performance on course this trolley has a new tech called ACT which takes it to the top of the class when it comes to remote functionality. The Active Terrain Control is a new operating system designed to let the trolley tackle all sorts of landscapes at any gradient. We checked this out in testing and believed it worked really well as we tackled some very steep slopes with it, and it cruised over them. With the two wheels at the front of the trolley, we found it to have great stability and also maneuverability too. 

There are a couple of things we found that let it down somewhat, but they were only minor, firstly the remote is a bit bulkier than some other trolleys on the market. Along with this, it does not have the embedded GPS in the handle you get with some of its competitors. 

Motocaddy M5 GPS Electric Caddy

Motocaddy M5 GPS Trolley

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An excellent all-rounder

Specifications

Weight: 10.5kgs/23lbs
Pre-loaded Courses: 40,000
Screen: 3.5” LCD touchscreen
Battery: Super lightweight, waterproof Lithium

Reasons to buy

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Folds down compactly and quickly 
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Distances displayed on a crystal clear touch screen
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Ability to move the pin position enhances strategy

Reasons to avoid

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Folding latches are quite stiff

Motocaddy's M5 has a hi-res 3.5" LCD touchscreen that is usable in all weather conditions and is compatible with gloves too. This touchscreen will show you yardages to the green, track your round scores, and show you how long you have been playing a round. 

The M5 is powered by a 28.8V drive system, which you can find in every M series model, this helps to increase efficiency and the overall reliability of the trolley. With Motocaddy they can offer some of the best value golf push carts so if these trolleys are a bit rich for your taste then check out those too. 

PowaKaddy CT8 GPS Electric Caddy

PowaKaddy CT8 GPS Electric TrolleyEditors Choice 2022

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Best compact folding model

Specifications

Weight: 9.9kgs/22lbs
Pre-loaded Courses: 40,000
Screen: 3.5" full-color touchscreen
Battery: Lithium 30v Max battery

Reasons to buy

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Stylish and folds down easily and compactly, leaving plenty of room for your clubs in your car
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Features soon become easy to navigate

Reasons to avoid

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Doesn’t accommodate stand bags overly well.

The CT8 GPs from Powakaddy came out in 2022 and is one of the smallest touchscreen GPS trolleys you can get. It can fold down to a staggering 35% smaller than some of the closest competitors' trolleys, so is great for those with a small car or less storage space. 

The GPS used in the CT8 is the same one Powakaddy users will be familiar with but is set on a new 3.5" clear display with full color and touchscreen capabilities. The GPS on the CT8 is very intuitive and is packed with useful features, you can track your score, stroke index information, a view of the green, and even the ability to mark the pin for increased accuracy. With over 40,000 courses preloaded on to this trolley with no subscription required, it is perfect for any golfer. 

Best Remote

Motocaddy M7 GPS Electric Trolley


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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

If you are into your gadgets as a golfer then the M7 GPS Electric Trolley from Motocaddy will certainly catch your eye. For a golf cart, this has to be one of the most exciting carts you can get, it has lots of great features with top-of-the-line GPS and remote functionality. Along with all the amazing tech in this trolley, one of the great things about it is it really gets the basics right, it is made compact and easy to fold, to help save you lots of space. It really could hold its own with some of the most compact golf trolleys thanks to its highly convenient folding system. 

This trolley is the upgrade to the previous M7 Remote by Motocaddy and now has a new GPS that is embedded in the handle. It has a great 3.5" touchscreen with displays all the info you might need during a round, it is a clear screen and is usable in many weather conditions and even with gloves on. It will give you front, middle, and back yardages, while also showing you a view of the green where you can drop the pin for increased accuracy. It also offers distances to hazards, shows you shot distances when shots are marked, and will keep score for you with a handy scorecard feature. 

On the course in testing this trolley was great to use, the remote functioned great and was easy to use. The remote was very responsive and the stability was great overall, and we were confident walking behind this trolley without any issues. If you are some one who can not carry and do not want to have to push a trolley then this Remote controlled cart is great for you. 

PowaKaddy RX1 GPS Electric Trolley

The PowaKaddy RX1 GPS Electric Trolley resting on the golf course with its bagGolf Monthly Editor's Choice

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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

The Rx1 GPs from Powakaddy is a simply stunning golf cart that we thoroughly enjoyed testing out on the course, and is easily one of the best remote-controlled trolleys you can get. This trolley was highly responsive in testing and worked great with the remote, it has a lovely stealthy look with the matte finish, with the usual yellow accents for the Powakaddy brand. 

This trolley comes with a color 3.5" touchscreen that has GPS built-in, this will give you yardages to the front, middle, and back of the green, along with any hazards on the hole. You can see the stroke index of each hole you are on, and the GPS will automatically switch to the next hole once you arrive at the tee. It benefits from the usual digital scorecard to help keep track of scoring and measure the distance of tracked shots. This all worked seamlessly with a responsive touchscreen making it an enjoyable experience to use.

During our testing sessions, we loved the remote functionality on offer here with this trolley boasting some very cool tech, including PowaKaddy's Slope Traverse Assist, which kept the cart running in a straight line down steeper gradients. A built in breaking system was also welcomed and that helped the trolley remain steady on undulating terrain. Lastly, we loved how easy it was to pack away. The Chassis breaks down and folds onto the battery area and we loved the slim shape it compacts into. Overall, the RX1 GPS really delivers on everything we think the best golf carts should do.

MGI Zip Navigator Remote Electric Caddy

MGI Zip Navigator Remote Electric Caddy

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For golfers seeking reliable remote functionality on a budget

Specifications

Weight: 15.8kg/35lbs
Pre-loaded courses: None
Screen: Just displays battery and speed
Battery: Lithium 24v 380Wh

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.

This trolley is highly stable across a variety of terrains, we had full confidence in testing that this trolley could handle any tricky gradients and slopes we gave it. This great stability is mainly down to the 4th little wheel at the back of the trolley, this helps to stop the trolley from tipping back when going over tricky terrains. It features downhill speed control to make sure that the trolley does not get away from you down steeper declines, this helps to give you confidence with the trolley and helps with stability. 

The remote for this trolley has a handy lock feature, which stops any buttons from being pressed accidentally while in your pocket. You can also invert the wheels when folding this trolley, this helps to save space when storing it. We think this is a well-rounded and great offering at a reasonable price in this market.

Stewart Golf Q Follow Electric Caddy

stewart golf q follow electric trolleyEditors Choice 2022

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Best for hands free maneuverability

Specifications

Weight: 14kg/31lbs
Pre-loaded Courses: N/A
Screen: None
Battery: Smart Power lithium

Reasons to buy

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Genuine hands-free functionality unique to the market
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Easy to assemble and operate + Battery lasts for 36 holes, even on hilly courses

Reasons to avoid

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Still quite heavy to lift

When it comes to electric golf trolleys Stewart Golf has been making some of the best for years now. So it is no surprise that the Q Follow is also right up there with the best, it will follow you around the course at the same pace you walk while maintaining a safe distance. This is thanks to the unique functionality built into the Bluetooth handset. 

This trolley comes with a completely new frame design, it has a rather unique marble effect finish to it, and the new design allows for easier and more compact folding. It also now has an integrated carry handle to make it easier to get in and out of the car. Another new feature is the retractable stabilizers, this is two small wheels that will come out automatically when you unfold the trolley. 

Best Entry Level

Motocaddy S1 2022 Electric TrolleyEditors Choice 2022

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Classic model revamped

Specifications

Weight : 9.4kg/20.7lbs without battery
Preloaded 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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Sporty design
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Excellent battery location 

Reasons to avoid

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Folds well, but not super-compact like the M1 

The Motocaddy S1 was released in 2022 and it has gone down the route of the more simple but still powerful electric trolley. It is 16% smaller than previous models in the S series range, and with an easy-to-fold system it is quick to put up and down in only one step.

A big highlight for this trolley is the new positioning of the Click 'N' Connect battery, which is cable-free and will disconnect on its own when you fold down the trolley. This means you can charge the battery without ever having to take it off the trolley. As you come to expect with Motocaddy this trolley is easy to use and very reliable out on the course, it has a clear display and reactive and easy-to-use knob for settings changes. 

PowaKaddy FX3 Electric Caddy

Powakaddy FX3 Electric Trolley

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Excellent Entry Level Model

Specifications

Weight : 9.6kg/21.2lbs without battery
Preloaded 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 

Powakaddy designed the FX3 as their entry-level model, making it a very simple electric trolley, with a nine-speed drive system. It has a 2.3" color display with a lightweight lithium battery, it also features a one-click folding system. It may be a very basic trolley with not many features to speak of, but it is great value and does the job you would need from a trolley. 

The one-click folding system is super quick and simple to use, you push one button halfway up the chassis, then just guide the two parts down into the folded state. In all this is a very solid and stable entry-level trolley, what it lacks in excitement and features it makes up for in doing the basics right. The one-click folding on this trolley is the big highlight for it and makes it a hassle-free addition to your golf equipment. 

How we test

When we are testing electric golf caddies at Golf Monthly we always make sure to put them through comprehensive testing over multiple rounds. This way we can give you an extensive overview and insight when we are writing our reviews, this then helps you to make more informed decisions when it comes to purchasing one.

We will also try to where we can attend product launches and speak with manufacturer design teams to get a good understanding of the tech in the trolleys and what they offer. With the amount of tech being poured into trolleys these days understanding it and learning it is very important. 

We make sure to get the different models out onto the course for multiple rounds, this helps us learn exactly how the trolley works and how it behaves in different conditions. 

How to choose an electric golf caddie

When it comes to buying a one of the best golf carts in the electric market, there are several key factors to consider before purchasing. 

Manual/Remote/Follow 

What we mean by this factor is what level of usability do you want your trolley to have? Manual electric carts are powered by a battery and then you manually control speed and direction. 

Remote-control caddies, 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, often using Bluetooth. This means you don't really have to operate anything and the caddy simply follows you wherever you go.

Battery

Have a think about how powerful you want your trolley to be, which means have a think about the battery. If you want really powerful models then these are likely to cost more. Most models these days are fitted with lithium batteries because of how powerful they can be over a long period of time. Also consider how long you want the battery to last. Most caddies will comes with a 18 or 36 holes battery choice, with the latter costing a little bit more. 

Features

At a very basic level a good electric golf caddie should transport your clubs around the golf course easily, but many electric models have a lot more features too so it is definitely worth having a think about which ones are important to you. Do you want your trolley to have a screen? Do you want GPS information? Do you want it to track your score? Consider how many toys you want on the caddy before you enter the market. 

Foldability

Alternatively do you want a model that can fold down easily and conveniently when the time comes to store it away? Manufacturers are keenly aware that people may have limited space in the trunk of their car on in their garage and have made compact caddies with this in mind. If this is a key factor for you, check out our guide on the most compact models

Budget

The final factor to think about is budget, what can you afford? With the variety of models above, you can find models that offer more value if that's what you want, but if you really want to go all out then there are also models for that too. If you are in the former camp, we would definitely recommend taking a look at our guide on the best affordable golf carts

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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