Best Electric Golf Cart 2017

Name  
Off Me Trolley Z1 36 Hole Electric Golf Cart
Powakaddy Twinline 4 Golf Caddy
Eze Glide Cruiser Golf Trolley
Stewart Golf X9
Charles Bentley Remote Control

One of the most popular participation sports in the world, golf holds an enduring appeal for young and old alike. It’s a game of great skill and takes a lot of patience and learning, and also a great source of exercise. Golf is a social game, both on the course and off, and is played by professional people who want to get together with like-minded people, and requires concentration. It also means a lot of walking! That’s why we thought we’d take a look at the best electric golf carts, which are excellent pieces of equipment designed to make life on the golf course more fun.

Why do you need an electric golf cart? You carry a bag of clubs and other bits and pieces around with you for 18 holes – that can be a long way – so why not invest in an inexpensive trolley that can do the job for you? Electric carts really do make life a lot easier, and they allow you to enjoy your pursuit much more readily. Some come with quite impressive features – speed variations, braking, low centre of gravity, and even remote control – and there are many different levels of capability to choose from.

We took a closer look at the ten best models on the market, a various collection of clever devices across a range of prices, but before we go into the details, let’s talk a little more about what these items are and what they do for you.

The top 10

1: Off Me Trolley Z1 36 Hole Electric Golf Cart

best electric golf cartWe had to include this one if only for the name alone, but make no mistake, it is an impressive bit of kit. Simple in design and with removable wheels, it is lightweight and yet can carry a full set of clubs no problem. As the name says, it’s battery charge will take you through an average 36 holes, and it is powered by a very capable electric motor that offers many settings. The cart offers quick release folding capability for added versatility, and is an attractive and practical design.

What else do we like about this one? Well, you get seven speed settings so you can choose your own pace, and you can also programme the cart to move on its own for 10, 20 or 30 metres, a useful and very clever feature. The 200watt motor is capable enough for the purpose, while a digital display and battery state indicator are also useful functions. So, all in all, this is a very neat model with great features, and at a little more than £200, is worth the investment as it makes your round of golf even more enjoyable.

Pros
  • Great features
  • Speed settings
  • Light
Cons
  • We can’t find any

2: Powakaddy Twinline 4 Golf Caddy

best electric golf cartLet’s be honest here: we promised you a review of the top ten electric golf carts, and this one is not electric! In fact, it’s not powered at all, so you will have to resort to the good old push or pull routine. Having said that, it is a well-made, neat and very usable device, and also very popular. The design is clever as it easy to fold – and also to erect from its folded, very compact position – and the wheels are large to make it easy to move around. It easily holds a full bag of clubs, and is very much a worthy investment.

The Powakaddy also has handy features such as a drinks holder and score card pocket, so you can keep refreshed during your 18 hole round, and as it has no motor, you don’t need to worry about charging. For many, however, the lack of power may be a hindrance, as there are powered models for not much more money than this. Whether you are happy or not with a non-powered trolley is a personal choice, so we included it anyway!

Pros
  • Light
  • Folds neatly
Cons
  • Not powered
  • Not much cheaper than many powered models

3: Eze Glide Cruiser Golf Trolley

best electric golf cartThis is another non-powered model; to be honest, once we started looking, we found that there were many like this one that offered decent capability at a sensible price, so for your own help we had to include them. For example, this model – the Eze Glide – costs little over 50 quid, so is very good value for money, even if you have to push it! It’s designed with very smooth, advanced ball bearing wheels that make it easy to move around, and is very lightweight for further ease of use.

It has a neat and soft handle for added comfort, and you can adjust the height to suit your best requirements, and it is easy to fold and erect. It also has a handy foot brake for keeping it in place on hills. There is also a console attached for holding accessories – tees, score card, whatever you take with you – and it is very compact when folded. At the price – less than half that of the one reviewed above – we had to include it for exceptional value.

Pros
  • Light
  • Smooth running
  • Cheap
Cons
  • Not powered

4: Stewart Golf X9

best electric golf cartNow this is something very clever indeed: from the renowned Stewart Golf brand we bring you the X9, a remote controlled golf trolley! Yes, remote controlled: it’s a bit like having a dog with you – you can walk along, and it follows you when you tell it to! Not only is it great fun, it will be the envy of all your friends who are limited to pushing their trolleys or carrying their bags. From your remote console – up to 50metres away – you can tell your trolley to go forward, backward, left or right, and it will do as you tell it!

It’s designed cleverly with a low centre of gravity so it will not tip over, and the handle has places for all the accessories such as the score card. It uses Bluetooth technology, and is very versatile, plus lithium batteries give it a decent range. What is not to like about the X9? Well, there’s the price: the recommended retail price is just shy of £1000, but we’ve seen them for around £650. It’s a lot of money for a golf cart, no matter who you are, but if you can afford it, go for it!

Pros
  • Remote control
  • Great fun
Cons
  • Vert expensive

5: Charles Bentley Remote Control

best electric golf cartThis is another remote control model, and it’s every bit as fun as the one above. A 200 watt electric motor gives it plenty of range – enough on one charge for 36 holes it is claimed – and it can be controlled from as far away as 100metres. It can also be pre-programmed to run for 10, 20 or 30 metres before automatically stopping, and is designed to be lightweight and versatile. We like the design, too, as it is neat and free of any fussy details.

Charles Bentley is a known brand in the golf world, and comes with some cache of quality and reliability. This model will fold away neatly for storage, and is easy to erect too. The anodised aluminium body is intended for long life in all weathers, and the t-bar handle is intended for ease of use. This is a great design and one that is well worth looking at, and while cheaper than that above, is still a little pricey – we think – at almost £300.

Pros
  • Remote control
  • Programmable
  • Neat design
Cons
  • Perhaps the price

6: Clubbers Deluxe Digital Electric

best electric golf cartThe well-known Clubbers brand offers a wide range of quality golf gear, of which this electric cart is just one such item. It’s a classic design, with a lightweight frame for ease of use, and a powerful electric motor that can move it at as much as 8mph. You get full speed control and a sensible range from one charge, plus it recharges direct from the mains at home. It is designed with large wheels for added stability, and provides a very smooth movement all the time.

With a cleverly designed, supremely comfortable handle you will be pleasantly surprised how easy this one is to use, and you get full speed control from a simple control panel. It can handle up to 30kg – more than enough for your full set of clubs. This one also folds down to a very compact storage size, and is easy to erect, too. What’s not to like? Not a lot, to be honest, as it is also sensibly priced at much less than £200.

Pros
  • Known brand
  • Price
  • Ease of holding
Cons
  • Not much

7: GoKart Automatic Electric Trolley

best electric golf cartOnce we began looking into the world of golf carts we became ever more amazed at the technology involved. Take this one, an automatic model from GoKart, and by automatic, we mean very clever indeed. Here’s the clever bit: this model comes with no speed controls or fancy gimmicks. Instead, you push it, and the motor senses the speed you are moving at and keeps up with you. How’s that for a clever piece of kit? We love it, and it is very simple to use. It comes with battery power for up to 36 holes, too, so is very versatile.

GoKart has designed this electric cart to be very usable, lightweight and versatile, and the handle is specially crafted to be very comfortable for even the longest times. What’s also impressive is that, when you are walking, if you let go of the handle the cart will continue running at the same pace! This really is very clever technology, and it makes things a lot easier when you’re out on the course. If there is one downside it’s the price – you can find it from around £300, which is perhaps a bit on the steep side.

Pros
  • Automatic
  • Very light
  • Neat design
Cons
  • Price

8: Stewart Golf X9 Follow

best electric golf cartIf that title looks familiar, it’s because it is! We’ve already reviewed this one, but it’s so good, we had to do it twice – so here goes: Now this is something very clever indeed: from the renowned Stewart Golf brand we bring you the X9, a remote controlled golf trolley! Yes, remote controlled: it’s a bit like having a dog with you – you can walk along, and it follows you when you tell it to! Not only is it great fun, it will be the envy of all your friends who are limited to pushing their trolleys or carrying their bags. From your remote console – up to 50metres away – you can tell your trolley to go forward, backward, left or right, and it will do as you tell it!

It’s designed cleverly with a low centre of gravity so it will not tip over, and the handle has places for all the accessories such as the score card. It uses Bluetooth technology, and is very versatile, plus lithium batteries give it a decent range. What is not to like about the X9? Well, there’s the price: the recommended retail price is just shy of £1000, but we’ve seen them for around £650. It’s a lot of money for a golf cart, no matter who you are, but if you can afford it, go for it!

Pros
  • Remote control
  • Great fun
Cons
  • Very expensive

9: Ben Sayers Electric Golf Trolley

best electric golf cartThis highly regarded brand has a reputation for top quality golf products, and it is clear from the outset that this golf trolley is no exception. Superbly made and very versatile, it comes with many excellent features, and is designed to be extremely compact when folded. It’s easy to fold down and to erect, and is very light and simple to use. A powerful 200watt motor provides more than enough power to get you around the course with ease, and the charger has an automatic cut-off function to prevent overcharging, which can be damaging to the battery.

You get seven speed settings for added versatility, and it also includes the automatic remote movement feature, to 10, 20 or 30 metres. It’s powerful enough to tackle even the steepest of fairways, and is designed to be comfortable to use. We said Ben Sayers is a highly respected brand, and that is reflected in the price: at £500 or so we think it’s a little on the steep side, but if you want the very best quality in the business, there’s no doubting that this is most likely it.

Pros
  • Superb quality
  • Respected brand
  • Powerful
Cons
  • Very expensive

10: Powakaddy FW7S Extended Lithium

best electric golf cartThis quality model from the Powakaddy range is one of the most impressive we have seen. It is beautifully designed to be easy and comfortable to use, and is powered by an extended life lithium battery for more power and longer usage between charges. At 230watts, the electric motor is more than capable of tackling the most difficult terrain, and it has a widescreen display to access the many excellent functions that make this one of the most capable electric golf trolleys we have seen. It also comes with an integrated USB charging port for added versatility.

One area of technology we appreciate on this model is the progressive braking system. This allows for three different levels of braking power to cope with the steepest of hills. It also comes with a locking system so that nobody else can use it without permission. This feature packed device really is the very best we have seen, but with all the technology and quality of build comes one downside: the price. Buy one of these and you won’t get much change out of £700, so we guess you really have got to want one to buy one.

Pros
  • Fantastic features
  • Superb quality
  • Braking ability
Cons
  • Very expensive

How It Works

So, you want to know what an electric golf cart can do? You may be surprised at how sophisticated some of these devices can be! Put simply, what you get is a caddy on wheels, powered by an electric motor that you charge every now and again. The cart can move itself or you can push it, and in some cases it can be programmed to run for a set distance. These things are lightweight and designed to be stored easily, and are becoming very popular with golfers thanks to their versatility.

You’ll find some offer more than others, and the more basic models may be enough for you, but it’s worth checking out the better and more capable models as you may find they are surprisingly affordable and worth a little extra few quid. So, you want to know what to look for in an electric golf cart? Let’s check out the models we found in the top ten best golf carts available in the UK, and we hope to help you find one that is right for you.

Important Features to Look Out For

That’s the top ten electric – and some non-electric – golf carts for you, and as you will now be aware, there are some very important differences between the various models. With a wealth of clever features to choose from, you may have a hard time deciding which one is for you, but we felt it best to remind you of some of the more important features that you will find among this collection.

More than anything, a golf cart needs to be extremely practical; you will need one that you can fold down to fit easily in your car, for example, and it will have to be suitable for a range of terrain. So, let’s remind you of the main features to consider when looking for an electric golf cart.

Electric or not – this is the burning question: do you want an electric golf cart, or one that you simply push along under your own power? Let us assure you that an electric card is by far the easier option, and one that will make your golf far more enjoyable. It’s a case of paying a little more for the powered version, but it is worth it.

Speed Settings – choose a golf cart with a range of speed settings and you will have a much easier time on the greens. You can set the speed as you wish, and some offer a wide variety of options.

Automatic – the very best carts offer an automatic operation feature, and can be operated remotely from afar. This is both practical and fun, but be reminded that the most sophisticated models are bound to be the most expensive.

Price – the big one; do you shell out a few hundred pounds for an all-singing, all-dancing, multi-function top of the range electric golf cart, or settle for a much cheaper one? The price range here is from less than £100 to almost £700, so there is plenty for every budget.

Let’s Wrap It Up!

That’s your lot, ten top golf carts for you to choose from, each with its own attributes. We were surprised at the sheer variety of carts available, and also at the range of technological features such as remote control and more that you can buy. We like the fully automatic models – the Stewart Golf X9 in particular with its very clever ‘follow’ feature – although they are the most expensive, and we also like the Powkaddy range for its excellent design and clever features.

If you are on a budget we have included one – the Eze Glide – that can be yours for around £50, but bear in mind it’s not electric. On the other hand, the Clubbers Deluxe model is a full-featured, electric golf cart at less than £200, so we would make that one our first choice for sheer value.

Whatever you want, we reckon that there is something among the above collection that will fit your requirements and your budget, and we hope this has helped you find the right place to search. Have a look once more and make your choice, and have fun with your new golf cart on your next round.