Read on to see our look at the best electric golf trolleys 2018 has to offer, including models that fold up small or are feature packed, so you’re guaranteed to find one to suit your needs
Best Electric Golf Trolleys 2018
Take a look at our list below of the best electric golf trolleys 2018 has to offer.
These electric trolleys can do all the hard work for you to reduce the chances of picking up a back or knee injury. For our gadget-obsessed generation they also give us the chance to show off a few boys’ toys for a win-win scenario.
The last few years have also seen an industry-wide overhaul of frame styling, from thick and clunky to sleek and shiny, so it’s easy to see why most amateur golfers now use one.
If you’re thinking about joining them, here’s our guide to the best electric golf trolleys 2018 has available for you to consider….
Motocaddy S5 Connect
PowaKaddy Compact C2
Big Max Coaster Quad Brake
GM says: The Big Max Coaster Quad Brake features four wheels, the front two of which rotate, so the trolley can turn on the spot. A fifth wheel can also be purchased to further improve its stability on steep hills. Other key features include an automatic speed regulator to stop it running away from you when going downhill, an electronic parking brake and a controlled distance function that allows you to send the trolley forwards up to 60 meters. It also features a colour display and an integrated solar charging compartment that sends power to your phone or GPS device.
Stewart Golf X9 Follow
GM says: This pricey option is also arguably the most sophisticated in this guide. A unique Bluetooth design lets it follow you around the course, turning when you turn, stopping when you stop, and removing the need to steer it with a remote control, although this is still an option. Its four wheels also generate excellent levels of grip that aid precise steering.
PowaKaddy FW7s GPS
GM says: GPS technology is built in to this trolley’s 3.5” digital handle display. It delivers front, middle and back distances on over 35,000 golf courses worldwide, as well as distances to hazards without the need to use an external device. It boasts a built-in scorecard, USB charging port, calorie counter and adjustable distance control function. The FW7s GPS also saves every round you enter to build a performance history and even reacts to your final score by displaying different emojis. PowaKaddy’s Plug’n’Play avoids any fiddly wires and is one of the lightest and thinnest battery systems on the market.
Motocaddy S3 Pro
GM says: This sleek trolley features low profile wheels and the Motocaddy’s excellent Quickfold system, but the real benefit for the S3 Pro lies with its extra features. It can measure distances, has a USB charging port, a cartlock pin security system, battery meter and lost ball timer all integrated into the simple, ergonomic handle. The standard lithium battery version costs £499.99 and the extended lithium version £549.99.
GM says: The PowaKaddy FW5i (The i stands for intelligent) comes with a new colour display, a digital power gauge, battery fuel indicator and an integrated USB charging port. Boasting a whisper quiet, 200-watt motor, the FW5i incorporates an Automatic Distance Function (ADF) feature that allows the trolley to be sent distances of 15, 30 and 45 yards. The FW5i has an RRP of £549.99 with an 18-hole lithium battery and £599.99 with the 36-hole lithium battery.
- BUY NOW: PowaKaddy FW5i from £499 at Amazon
GM says: The entry level Motocaddy S1 benefits from a host of features, including a Quickfold frame mechanism, soft ergonomic handle, nine speed settings, low profile wheels and a whisper quiet motor. The trolley is also compatible with the Easilock bag system that fixes the bag to the trolley for a more stable ride. The lead acid version costs £349.99, lithium comes in at £449.99 and extended lithium at £499.99.
GM says: Boasting a new frame colour, soft touch handle and new yellow trims, the FW7s is PowaKaddy’s most feature-packed design. It has a full colour 3.5” widescreen display, built-in calorie counter, distance measurement function and powerful, near silent 230W motor. Boasting a three-year warranty, the FW7s also comes in an Electronic Braking System (EBS) model, which has three levels of progressive braking when going downhill. Also available for £699.99 with the 36-hole lithium battery and with EBS for £699.99 with 18 hole battery and £749.99 with the 36-hole.
- BUY NOW: PowaKaddy FW7S for £579 at Amazon
Motocaddy M1 Pro DHC
GM says: The Motocaddy M1 Pro DHC incorporates the same features as the M1 PRO, including the three-point folding system that enables the trolley to fold over 40% smaller than standard models. But it can also maintain a constant speed while moving down a gradient – thanks to a special single motor that offers downhill braking, coupled with an electronic parking brake. There’s also an integrated Accessory Station; Adjustable Distance Control (up to 50 yards); speed and battery indicators; handle height adjustment and a USB charging port.
Big Max Navigator Quad Gyro
GM says: This remote controlled electric trolley has the same four-wheel design as the Big Max Coaster Quad Brake that enables it to turn on the spot. A fifth wheel on the back ensures it stays on its feet without the need of a guiding hand, even on the most severe terrain. In addition, gyroscopic anti-deviation technology corrects the path it takes when moving across a side slope. It features a colour display and an integrated solar charging compartment. The Navigator comes with a lithium battery as standard, which is both lighter and more compact than lead acid alternatives. The Big Max Aqua Cart Bags are also designed to fit nicely on board.
Motocaddy S7 Remote
GM says: This remote-controlled trolley features a small, user-friendly and rechargeable handset that fits neatly into an integrated holder located on the underside of its soft-touch ergonomic handle. The handset can also be topped up during play thanks to a USB charging port that can also charge GPS devices and mobile phones. To control the trolley’s direction, two motors deliver precision steering and a rear mini wheel ensures stability, while a tilt function compensates for side slopes.
GM says: The entry level FW3i welcomes a brand new digital screen with power gauge and battery fuel indicator. It has an ambidextrous soft T-bar grip for easy steering, as well as a straightforward On/Off button complete with a Power, Pause & Resume function. The FW3i has an RRP of £499.99 with an 18-hole lithium battery and £549.99 with the 36-hole lithium battery.
- BUY NOW: PowaKaddy FW3i for £448.95 at Amazon
PowerBug Ultra V
GM says: PowerBug’s revolutionary UV sensor is a first in the trolley market. Other features include a clock, a lost ball and round timer and a distance-measuring feature. Its frame is built from an aircraft-grade aluminium that makes it light and robust, while the industry-leading five-year warranty on both trolley and lithium battery add value.
GM says: As its name suggests, this model from PowaKaddy starts moving and matches your pace once you place a hand on the ambidextrous grip and start walking. It then continues to travel at the same speed even when your hand has been taken off the handle. Away from this headline functionality, it has low-profile wheels and a modern look. Other features include PowaKaddy’s Plug’n’Play battery system, a USB charging port and a sleek, lightweight chassis with a simple three-way folding mechanism. The lead acid battery version retails at £399.99, lithium at £549.99 and extended lithium at £599.99.
GM says: The Hill Billy electric trolley is the least expensive model in this guide. Costs are kept low not by reductions in spec, but by selling directly to users, rather than through golf shops. Its price and simple design will suit first-time trolley owners, with a slot-in battery tray and fool-proof speed dial complementing the soft touch, height-adjustable handle. The lead acid battery version will cost £259, and the lithium £399.
Best electric golf trolleys 2018 – What to consider?
Some trolleys fold down more compactly than others, so consider your boot size or where you’ll store it at home before parting with your cash.
Lithium batteries are lighter, charge more quickly and have a longer lifespan, but usually add £100-£150 to the initial purchase cost. So think carefully about your long-term trolley needs.
Will you use the GPS device cradle or send away function? Would a console unit for your valuables make life easier? Think about how you use your trolley and what you really need.