We review the best electric golf trolleys to help you find the right model for your needs and budget in 2022.
The best electric golf trolley for you will depend on your budget, the features you want, how much you are worried about the weight and size of the trolley, and the type of battery that suits your needs.
If you want a trolley but aren’t sold on electric then make sure you check out our guide to the Best Golf Push Trolleys. And whichever trolley you choose to buy, you’ll need a bag to match so head over to our guides to the best golf cart bags, hybrid stand bags and waterproof golf bags.
We’ve put together our pick of the best electric golf trolleys on the market right now to help you pick the model that’s best for you.
Motocaddy M3 GPS / Motocaddy M3 GPS DHC
The popular M3 trolleys from Motocaddy have received a technological upgrade for the 2022 season, with the addition of a new dynamic green view which updates to display the shape of the green being played, plus the ability to move the flag position on its high-res 2.8″ LCD touchscreen display for accurate shot planning.
They can also connect to the Motocaddy GPS app via Bluetooth for optional smartphone alerts, plus course and software updates.
Incorporating a lightweight waterproof Lithium battery, the compact M-Series is powered by an incredibly reliable, next-generation 28V system, while the space-saving inverting wheels allows the trolley to fold down to a compact size to fit even the smallest of car boots for easy transportation and storage.
The trolley handle is fully adjustable to any height for maximum on-course comfort and the brand’s innovative Easilock bag-to-trolley connection system removes the need for a lower bag strap. All models also feature a USB charging port, convenient auto-open stand, and oversized tubing for ultimate handle stability as standard.
You also get yardages for more than 40,000 preloaded courses with front, middle and back distances. The adjustable distance control up to 60 yards in five-yard increments is also very helpful.
For an extra £50, on either version, you can pay for an Ultra Lithium battery and you can get it in graphite or lime colouring.
RRP £999 | VIEW OFFER
Weight: 14.1kg | Folded size: 545mm x 600mm x 318mm | Warranty: Two years
Stewart Golf’s electric trolleys are very much like Bentleys – they’re made in Britain with high-quality materials, you don’t see them at every turn and new models only coming to market after years of hard work and innovation. And that’s exactly the case with the new Q Follow, or “the leader in follow” as Stewart Golf describe their new premium model.
Years of ideas and development have created the world’s most compact “follow” trolley, coming in at just 545mm high, 600mm wide and 318mm deep when folded. It is made from a super-strong yet ultra-light new honeycomb composite material, with its production process ensures the finish of every Q Follow is unique.
Seventh-generation “Follow” electronics mean this trolley will go wherever you go, within a 50m range, following the bluetooth remote that attaches to your belt or back trouser pocket, adjusting to your pace and stopping when you do.
You can also use the USB-rechargable remote to bring the trolley to you when you’ve found a ball in the rough, manoeuvre the Q Follow over bridges and around the green, or send it on to the next tee as you putt, adjusting the speed easily and bringing it to a halt at the push off a button.
It can also be used like a traditional electric model when required by attaching the remote to a catch above the handle and steering it manually.
The new trolley uses a specially developed new stabiliser bar, meaning it won’t topple over when it follows you to find your ball after you’ve carved it into the hills or down a slope off the tee!
The innovative stabiliser, which automatically deploys and retracts during the trolley’s simple folding and unfolding process, works with the Q Follow’s low centre of gravity to keep it stable and upright even on undulating slopes and steep hills.
Each trolley features a carbon fibre finish on the handle, main support, undertray, and wheel arches to add a premium touch, while a new carry handle makes the trolley easy to carry and lift in and out of the car with just one hand.
The innovative new design also allows the trolley to stand safely on its end for further ease of transportation and storage.
Stewart’s easy-to-use new 36-hole plug-and-play lithium battery comes as standard and it also links up with their new free smartphone app which allows you to check exactly how much charge you have left and the health of your battery before you set out for another round.
As you’d expect from a premium product, the Q Follow has all the usual features of a top-of-the-range model; Scorecard holder, soft-touch handle and bag strap, handset storage, anti-twist locking bag key, four accessory points, cruise control, quick release wheels and an umbrella holder mount, all of which come as standard.
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PowaKaddy CT8 GPS electric golf trolley
RRP £899 | VIEW OFFER
Weight: 9.9kg | Folded size: 510mm x 425mm x 375mm | Warranty: Three years | Display: 3.5″ colour |
The CT8 GPS joins the CT6 in PowaKaddy’s compact range and boasts a fully-integrated GPS, accessible via an entirely new 3.5-inch full-colour touch screen display.
It headlines what is set to be an exciting year of launches for PowaKaddy, the world’s leading electric trolley brand, with new electric trolleys, push trolleys and bags set to follow.
The CT8 GPS is the latest addition to the brand’s compact range, following the success of the best-selling CT6, and comes pre-loaded with more than 40,000 worldwide golf courses, with no annual fees or subscriptions needed, while the Bluetooth connected app allows for quick golf course updates.
It automatically locates your course, advances between holes and provides fast yardages to the front, centre and back of the green. In addition, the CT8’s new widescreen display, which is the largest seen on a PowaKaddy compact trolley and offers a range of excellent features including a scorecard, stroke index information (for both men and women), Active Green View to show the green’s shape, and Drop Flag technology to give accurate and precise distance measurement to any pin position.
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PowaKaddy’s simple 2-Fold system allows it to fold 20% smaller than the previous C2i model, and 35% smaller than its closest competitor, while the 30v 230w motor is powerful and impressively quiet.
The CT8 has a height adjustable soft touch handle and uses the same anti-tamper dial found in the CT6, along with the Automatic Distance Function, allowing you to send the trolley ahead or to the next tee.
PowaKaddy’s ‘plug ‘n’ play’ battery is the thinnest, lightest and most powerful lithium battery on the market and ensures there are no wires to connect, while the top mounted and easy access on/off switch and simple battery release latch make it supremely simple to use.
Alongside the standard CT8 GPS, there is an EBS (Electronic Braking System) version, priced at £50 more. The self-sensing EBS automatically slows the trolley on steep inclines and is ideal for those who regularly play undulating courses.
Both are available with standard lithium batteries or, if you like to play more than 18 holes or get more than one round out of a charge, there are XL lithium battery options.
Motocaddy S1 electric golf trolley
RRP £599.99 | VIEW OFFER
Weight: 9.4kg | Folded Size: 830mm x 490mm x 370mm | Warranty: Two years
The S1 is the cheapest electric golf trolley Motocaddy offer at present, but that doesn’t mean it’s a bare-bones model. It won an Editor’s Choice Award in our 2020 TG Awards and Motocaddy say it’s been the world’s best-selling electric golf trolley over the past decade.
• Anti-glare LCD screen with speed indicator and battery meter
• Nine speed settings
• Speed indicator & Battery meter
• Adjustable Distance Control (up to 45 yards)
• USB charging port
• Super-lightweight Lithium battery
• On board charging ‑ no need to remove battery for storage & transportation
• QUIKFOLD mechanism
• Soft-touch ergonomic handle
• Powerful, whisper-quiet 200W motor
The Motocaddy S1 is ideal for golfers wanting an electric trolley on a budget, or those who simply want an easy-to-use trolley without some of the extra features offered by Motocaddy’s more premium models.
Weight: 14.1kg | Folded size: 820mm x 660mm x 320mm | Warranty: Two years
Stewart originally launched the iconically-shaped trolley to critical acclaim as the X1 Remote in 2003 and have constantly evolved the product, with X3, X5 and X7 models before the groundbreaking X9 Follow was released in 2014.
Now the X10 sees significant upgrades with Remote and Follow models. Both benefit from the same EcoDrive motor technology that was launched with the Q Follow, meaning they are up to 40% more efficient than the outgoing version. This means that the X10 battery will give users 40 per cent more golf than previous versions for each charge.
In addition the X10 benefits from the latest electronics system that is now manufactured in Great Britain after being ‘re-shored’ from Europe last year.
The X10 Follow features the latest seventh generation of Stewart Golf’s proprietary Follow system, featuring dedicated electronic calibration which results in the most accurate and reliable Follow experience to date.
A new electronics assembly area at the Stewart factory ensures each handset is optimised and matched to the trolley’s main electronics system using a bespoke autotuning system.
RRP £899 | VIEW OFFER
Weight: 9.6kg | Folded size: 805mm x 560mm x 346mm | Warranty: Three years (five years battery) | Screen size: 3.5″ colour
PowaKaddy’s new-and-improved 2021 range puts a premium on intelligence and simplicity of use.
The new Freeway collection is headlined by the all-new FX7 GPS, the world’s first GPS electric golf trolley to feature touch screen technology.
The company’s flagship model now comes complete with a stunning upgraded 3.5” full-colour widescreen display that allows the user to easily swipe between screens. The new touch screen integrated GPS system provides golfers with fast and accurate distances to greens and hazards on over 40,000 golf courses worldwide.
It has an RRP of £799.99 for the standard lithium battery model, £849.99 for the standard lithium model with Electric Breaking System, £849.99 for the extended XL lithium battery model and £899.99 for the Electric Breaking System with extended XL lithium battery model.
With a cutting-edge design and seamless technological integrations, the new PowaKaddy FX7 is the most intelligent electric golf trolley of its kind. It features an all-new digital screen upgrade, that delivers an even sharper experience while also allowing golfers to count calories and set automatic stopping distances.
It has an RRP of £679.99 for the standard lithium battery model, £729.99 for the standard lithium model with Electric Breaking System, £729.99 for the extended XL lithium battery model and £779.99 for the Electric Breaking System with extended XL lithium battery model.
Flat Cat Hybrid Touch Electric Trolley
RRP £2,249.00 | VIEW OFFER
Weight: 9.8kg | Folded size: 840mm x 580mm x 180mm | Warranty: Two years
A new entry into the electric golf trolley market and one which is seriously clever. It needs to be when you are shelling out north of £2,000 but Flat Cat’s German-engineered offering certainly solves a lot of potential ‘issues’ those considering buying an electric trolley have.
The stand-out feature is the ease of use. The Flat Cat Hybrid is idiot-proof and I don’t use that term lightly. If it takes you longer than three seconds to pack it away, you are lingering too long. Space wise the fact it is only 18cm deep makes it extremely helpful when you have limited boot space.
The other stand-out element is efficiency of the relatively small battery. It gives you 6 hours of use on a full charge without the bulkiness of other models. That also leads into the logistics of getting it in and out your car. All the trolley manufacturers have been working hard to make their electric versions lighter and less cumbersome but this model is on another level.
The materials used are, also, all industry-leading which means you also get a piece of golf kit that is incredibly strong and will last a very long time.
There is also some clever technology regarding distance control and the trolley can be sent 20, 30 or 200 metres at the touch of a button.
MGI Zip Navigator Remote Control Lithium Electric Trolley
RRP £1,100.00 | VIEW OFFER
Weight: 15.9kg | Folded size: 690mm x 470mm x 420mm | Warranty: 3-year warranty
The American company’s remote control electric trolley is a tough old operator so if you play on a course with interesting terrain, then the MGI Zip Navigator is definitely one to consider.
On the flip side it is at the heavy end of the spectrum and for those who struggle now, it would be worth double checking you are physically able to get it in and out the car.
That apart it is comes with the full bells and whistles you would expect from an electric trolley of this price while the remote-control function is very responsive. You also get a patented Gyroscope Straight Tracker feature which ensures your trolley will stay in a straight line regardless of the slopes it is tackling. On top of that the downhill speed control is very helpful.
It folds down into a relatively small footprint and the battery life promises two rounds which, coming from an American company – the land of five-hour fourballs – gives you plenty of peace of mind.
RRP £849 | VIEW OFFER
Weight: 10.5kg | Folded size: 650mm x 470mm x 410mm | Warranty: Two years | Screen size: 3.5″ colour touch
The M5 GPS trolley – the world’s first touchscreen GPS electric model – will continue with its game-changing features following a phenomenally successful launch last year and will incorporate styling upgrades, including new sporty slimline ambidextrous wheels.
A fully integrated GPS system built into a super-responsive hi-res 3.5” touchscreen display, provides golfers with access to course mapping across more than 40,000 pre-loaded courses worldwide.
The all-weather screen features a dynamic green view which updates to display the shape of every hole being played along with front, middle and back distances, plus hazards and the ability to ‘drag and drop’ the flag positions on the screen. Clock, round timer and score tracking are also available, plus the par of each hole, the ability to measure a shot, automatic hole advancement and a battery indicator. Potential life-saving defibrillator (AED) locations at the course can be found on the screen, as well as crucial CPR instructions for playing partners.
When connected to the free Motocaddy GPS app, golfers can also receive a wide range of smartphone notifications direct to the touch screen, alerting to a call, text message, email or range of app alerts, including WhatsApp and Facebook. A preview of message alerts can also be read on-screen. The smartphone can be securely placed in a golf bag pocket or charged using the trolley’s patented USB charging port.
In addition to the new cellular capabilities, other connectivity features include super-fast Over‑the‑Air course and system updates via the built-in WiFi connection.
Both models will be available this month in a graphite frame with blue trim, with the M5 GPS’ RRP at £799.99 (Standard Lithium) and £849.99 (Ultra Lithium) and the M5 GPS DHC’s RRP at £849.99 (Standard Lithium) and £899.99 (Ultra Lithium).
RRP £1,199 | VIEW OFFER
Weight: 11.4kg | Folded size: 650mm x 470mm x 410mm | Warranty: Three years
The brand-new Motocaddy M-Tech is the flagship model in the award-winning M-Series range. Motocaddy say it combines unrivalled functionality with luxury finishes and striking design.
A new high resolution 3.5” LCD touchscreen display is added to hand-stitched genuine leather handle grips, polished chrome detailing, and carbon-fibre styling available exclusively to M-TECH owners.
Featuring the Motocaddy’s award-winning downhill control technology, the golf trolley automatically maintains a constant speed while moving down a gradient, thanks to a special single motor that offers downhill braking, coupled with an electronic parking brake.
The M-Tech features a super-lightweight high-capacity 36+ Lithium battery and next generation, high power 28V electronics along with other game-enhancing functions, including a USB charging port; Adjustable Distance Control (up to 60 yards or metres); a clock and round timer; shot measurement; score tracking; fully adjustable handle height; plus nine speed settings that enable the golfer to set the trolley at the perfect walking pace.
It also incorporates the world’s simplest compact-folding system and space-saving inverted wheels – allowing it to fit into the smallest car boots. The brand’s exclusive Easilock bag-to-trolley connection system removes the need for a lower bag strap.
The Motocaddy M-Tech electric golf trolley will be available in April in a stealthy Black frame with polished chrome detailing at an RRP of £1,299.99 including an extended three-year warranty for complete peace of mind.
RRP £549 | VIEW OFFER
Weight: 9.6kg | Folded size: 805mm x 560mm x 346mm | Warranty: Two years
Designed as your starting point in electric golf trolleys, the new PowaKaddy FX3 provides simplicity without compromising on unbeatable performance and reliability. This entry-level model features a 2.3” full-colour widescreen display, as well as an anti-tamper dial control and a height-adjustable soft handle.
It has an RRP of £549.99 for the standard lithium battery model, £599.99 for the standard lithium model with Electric Breaking System, £599.99 for the extended XL lithium battery model, and £649.99 for the Electric Breaking System with extended XL lithium battery model.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Simon Daddow is the Equipment Editor at todaysgolfer.co.uk
Simon has worked in the golf industry for 30 years. Starting out as trainee professional at Downes Crediton GC where he learned the art of golf club making, before going onto work for Clubhaus Plc and Tony Charles Ltd as a golf club maker, and running Product Development at Benross Golf.
Joining EMAP Active (now Bauer Media) in 2006 as Equipment Editor Simon has worked for Today’s Golfer and Golf World magazines and the Today’s Golfer website.
Simon is 46 years old, he’s played golf for 40 years and plays to a handicap of 10. A lack of club speed means he’s short off the tee, but very handy from 125 yards and in.
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