PowaKaddy CT8 GPS Electric Trolley Review

One of the smallest touchscreen GPS electric trolleys on the market, how did the new CT8 GPS fare on course?

PowaKaddy CT8 GPS Electric Trolley Review
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Golf Monthly Verdict

One of our favourite GPS electric trolleys currently on the market. The touchscreen GPS is a class leader in its responsiveness and features while the incredibly compact and lightweight chassis makes this a true all-rounder.

Reasons to buy
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    Superb, responsive touchscreen GPS

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    Compact folding, lightweight and easy to carry

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    High quality finish

Reasons to avoid
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    Handle height takes a lot of effort to adjust

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PowaKaddy CT8 GPS Electric Trolley Review

The CT8 GPS electric trolley from PowaKaddy is the world’s smallest touch screen GPS trolley and is proof that modern, compact golf trolleys can be feature-packed too.

While we are now familiar with embedded GPS systems in electric trolleys, the CT8 GPS offers one of the largest touch screen GPS displays despite its compact chassis size. The 3.5” full colour display is the largest to ever appear on a PowaKaddy trolley and it’s one of the most responsive we’ve used too. Pleasingly, it works well in the rain and in bright conditions and the touch screen even works with a golf glove which is a great touch. 

The GPS system is powerful and provides golfers with 40,000 courses pre-loaded onto the device while updates can be made through the seamless Bluetooth connectivity with the app. It provides accurate and quick yardages to the front, back and middle of greens and the Drop Pin features allows for even more precise yardages to the exact pin location. Further features like automatic hole detection and a digital scorecard make this GPS a stand out in the golf trolley market. 

The touchscreen GPS on the PowaKaddy CT8 GPS

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Whilst boasting a powerful GPS system, the CT8 comes in one of the most compact and easy-to-use chassis designs available. It weighs in at under 10kg which is certainly considered lightweight in this market and utilises a two fold system that sees the CT8 easily folded up and down in a matter of moments. 

PowaKaddy CT8 GPS electric trolley on a golf course

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It now folds up 20 percent smaller than the previous C2i model and 35 percent smaller than its closest competitor in the compact electric trolley market. Once you've learned how the folding system works, you'll quickly become a master at quickly assembling and collapsing the CT8 GPS. It also stands up vertically on its own, making for even easier storage in a car boot. Our only issue is that you have to use an Allen key to adjust the handle height and it isn't something you can do quickly while out on course. 

The Plug 'n' Play battery is also very small and lightweight and can barely be seen once in the chassis. The days of lead acid batteries are long gone and PowaKaddy are one of the best manufacturers when it comes to small and reliable lithium trolley batteries. It’s one of the best looking golf trolleys too, especially in the all-black colourway. For us, its low-profile design looks great on course and makes for a whisper-quiet journey across even the most undulating of links courses. 

Dan Parker
Staff Writer

Dan is a Staff Writer and has been with the Golf Monthly team since 2021. Dan graduated with a Masters in International Journalism from the University of Sussex and primarily looks after equipment reviews and buyer's guides, specializing in golf shoe and golf cart reviews. Dan has now tested and reviewed over 30 pairs of golf shoes for the website and magazine with his current favorite pair being the Ecco Biom C4. A left-handed golfer, his handicap index is currently 8.5 and he plays at Fulford Heath Golf Club in the West Midlands. His best day in golf so far was shooting 76 at Essendon Golf Club on his first-ever round with his Golf Monthly colleagues. Dan also runs his own cricket podcast and website in his spare time. 

Dan is currently playing: 

Driver: Ping G425 Max 

Fairway: Ping G425 Max 

Hybrid: Ping G425 

Irons: Ping i59 (4-PW) 

Wedges: Ping Glide Forged Pro

Putter: Wilson Staff Infinite Buckingham 

Ball: TaylorMade TP5 Pix