So you’re looking for a new electric golf trolley? Something to help you haul your golf clubs around the course with as little effort as possible?
In this review, we have rounded up the cheapest and most affordable electric golf trolleys on the market right now.
Sure, you could spend 1/10th of the price and get a cheap manual 3-wheeled trolley, but you have had enough of those, right?
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This is our favorite Affordable Electric Golf Trolley by Far! Bat-Caddy XR4
If you want a follow mode – FTR Caddy Trek is the way to go.
And the longest battery life goes to (at an average 36 holes) – Cart Tek Gri-1500Li
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The Bat-Caddy X4R has to be one of the best on the market, all things considered. So, let’s start right at the top to give you a run-down of what this baby can do.
First off it is electric, but you knew that already. What is great about this cart is that the electric motors are quiet, progressive and easy to control remotely. That means the cart accelerates slowly (and won’t run off), can climb hills up to 30 degrees and also brakes using the same motors, to help slow it on declines.
The remote has a huge range of features so that you will almost never have to pull it yourself. What a dream, right? Here are just a few of them:
- Forward, Sideways, Reverse and Stop
- Up to 80-100 yards (meters) range (test it first of course)
- Speed adjustment on both the handle and remote control.
It also folds up like a dream, so it’s easy to throw in the trunk, and only 24lbs, it’s also light considering if there is a big battery on board.
Lastly, the accessories it comes with are more than enough for most people: scorecard holder, umbrella holder, and beverage holder. Extras are available.
Oh, and it’s also probably the cheapest and most affordable on this list, which is amazing when you consider all the above!
The Powakaddy Fw5 is similar to most of the others on the market, but has a few stand-out points right off the bat. Most striking to me is the power and battery level indicators. The other one is the ability to charge your phone (or other USB device) right from your cart. So, if you are running low on juice, you can still make that “honey, I am gonna be late” call on the 16th hole!
Of course, it also comes with powerful 200W motors to help get the cart easily around the course, and you can also program it to move set distances (15 / 30 / 45 yards) so you can send it ahead of you on the course.
Yes, it also has a tri-fold system for easy collapsing and assembly, so it’s easy to put in the car. And it’s also relatively light at 21lbs.
The few issues I have with this one is that it lacks a remote and does not come with any accessories.
Moving up the price-range a few hundred dollars, the Cart Tek electric trolley has a few more signs of high quality than some of the others (more metal parts, joints, extra seals). Which makes sense since you are paying a little more money. So, if longevity and quality are something you value, this might be the cart for you.
That also means that this cart is a few pounds heavier (26lbs in total), but since you won’t be pulling or pushing it around the course, it’s hardly an issue). And, the extra battery life – up to 36 holes in some conditions, is something most other carts don’t manage – at least according to the specifications I have seen.
It also comes with a few accessories: a ball holder, scorecard holder, and umbrella holder. The remote also has a strap to sling it over the cart so you don’t need to put it in your pocket.
On the downside, some reviewers claim it lacks a little power for steep hills, and the wheels can lose traction in slippery or steep conditions. The braking is likewise a little hit and miss on steeper slopes. However, most say it is still a dream compared to pushing your own cart up a steep hill!
If you want to step things up even more with your electric golf caddy, then the FTR Caddytrek is a great option. Why? Because it has a follow mode.
What does that mean? You can set it to “walk” along with you, and you always have your cart nearby, in almost any situation. There are sometimes issues with tricky terrain, and losing connection at long distances. But nothing is perfect. It takes a little time to learn what it can and can’t do, but in general, it will follow you around the course!
It has a battery life good enough for 18 holes, but should it run out, you can always treat it like a normal cart in manual mode.
Folding down compactly, it can also be easily stored in the trunk of your car, of course. And sure, it is a little costlier than the others above, but they don’t follow you around the course! Your choice :>
There are certainly a lot of electric golf trolleys on the market, but if you want an affordable on then the ones listed above a great place to start.
Depending on your specific needs and desires, one may be better than the other of course. But here is a quick summary of what we found:
- Most Affordable Electric Golf Trolley – Bat-Caddy XR4
- Awesome Follow Mode – FTR Caddy Trek
- Longest battery life – Cart Tek Gri-1500Li
Of course, you can always go back to pulling your cart around the course, which we all know if hours of fun (not). So, why not buy your self a gift that just keeps on giving. Every time you are out playing a round of golf!