A lot of people underestimate how tiring golf can be.
If you’re looking for an effective way to lessen the strain of this sport you may be interested in one of the best electric golf push carts.
There’s a couple things you should consider before making a purchase, however, and I’ll show you what’s most important – after you’ll see my top picks for the year.
How To Choose An Electric Golf Push Cart
When making your selection, make sure to think about the following:
- Your own personal needs and where you golf
- Smaller features (battery, wheels, storage, folding capabilities, weight)
The first thing you need to consider is your own personal needs. My mom recently started golfing and she basically only plays at the local 9 hole golf course down the road. This place is pretty small and there’s only 2 par 5’s and the rest are short par 4’s or par 3’s. She has no real need for one of these carts.
However, if you play on larger courses, with many par 5’s and long par 4’s, you’ll have more of a need for an electronic push golf cart – the larger the courses the better the machine you’ll need.
Next, look at the smaller features that make up the cart. You should consider battery life and power, the type of motor, how much storage you’ll get, how compact it is when folded, how easy it is to use and how much it weighs. Again, your needs play a role here. If you have a large SUV you won’t have to worry about how compact the product is when folded up but you’ll need to think about it if you have a smaller car.
A person in peak physical condition won’t necessarily need to worry about the weight of the product but a senior might. I’ll go over every features of each product in depth so you’ll know exactly what you’re getting.
Lastly, you need to set a budget. There’s carts on this list as low as $500 all the way to $2999. Obviously with the more expensive products you can expect more features and ease of use.
Let’s take a look at my top picks now.
Stewart Golf X9 Follow *Top Pick*
Company: Stewart Golf
The Stewart Golf X9 is my top pick for many reasons – mainly it’s just the best. This is a machine that’s going to get a lot of attention on the course and probably the envy of your golfing buddies too.
Right away I’m sure you notice the sleek and modern design this piece of equipment sports. The makers really put a lot of attention into the style and it shows. It seems like something out of the future.
What makes the X9 so special is the “follow” feature. With most electric golf carts you have to navigate it at all times with a controller and have to keep your attention on the cart at all times. This isn’t the case with this product. It has sensors and antennas built into the machine that syncs up with the controller. You put the back controller in your pocket and the X9 will follow your pace and stay behind you at a safe distance. When you stop, the machine stops.
How cool is that!?
Here’s a video that sums things up more:
Everything is incredible easy to use too. Some other aspects you’ll enjoy include:
- Lightweight 12 volt battery that can easily last 18 holes and more on a single charge
- Remote control can also steer the cart so you can send it ahead to wait for you at the green
- Extremely study design means it’ll cruise up and down inclines without any issues
- Easy to fold up and compact enough to store or transport in any vehicle
I’m sure by this point you recognize why I think so highly of this product. There is a catch, however, and that’s the price. You’ll always have to pay more for quality and this cart is extremely high quality.
If you can’t afford that there’s more carts on this list that’ll fit into your budget. If you have that in your budget and really want to play with the best electric push golf cart, I would consider the X9 Follow.
Bag Boy Quad Hunter
Company: Bag Boy
Here we have another high quality and pricey product. The Bag Boy Quad Hunter isn’t quite on the same level as the X9 but it’s close.
This is another cart that can handle up and downhills and has a retractable 5th wheel to help with this. The Quad Hunter is another piece of equipment that’s easy to use and features:
- Full color display that shows speed and battery life
- Front swivel wheels improve maneuverability
- Motor that balances power and quiet running capabilities
- Umbrella holder so you can find shade on hot summer days
Although this cart isn’t cheap it’s not insanely pricey either. It’s about the standard price you’ll want to pay for a high quality electric cart. There’s cheaper products on this list and while they work in many situations and many people are happy with them, they won’t perform the way the Quad Hunter does.
Bat Caddy X3R
Company: Bat Caddy
Here we have one of the least expensive carts on this list. It may not be the most high quality product on this list but it’s still worth considering – it has a lot going for it.
One thing people like about the X3R is how lightweight and easy to transport it is (it only weighs around 23 pounds). No matter your car or strength you should be able to handle this machine on your own. You can either put this cart on a timed forward up to 30 yards or steer by remote up to 120 yards.
Some other nice features include:
- Durable aluminum frame that’ll last for a long time
- Folds up in one click
- Long lasting battery can go up to 50 holes on a single charge
- Reliable and this model has been perfected over the last 10 years
- Weather proof design and won’t get damaged in the rain
- Battery indicator shows exactly when you’ll need to recharge
- Strong braking system keeps you and your clubs safe
How much will all this cost? A modest several hundred dollars. When you consider how much renting a golf cart is, the X3R can pay for its self in a single seasons if you play enough. There’s a ton of positive reviews for this product and if you’d like to see what others are saying about the machine, click below:
FTR Caddytrek R2
The FTR Caddytek R2 is another piece of equipment that can function hands free. Instead of only following you, like the X9 does, it stays in front of you and follows – this way you never lose track of your cart and bag.
The R2 is very durable and comes with a retractable 5th wheel as well. You won’t have to worry about it tipping over and it can tackle hills and declines expertly. Some other features I know you’ll like include:
- Powerful battery that can last up to 27 holes on a single charge
- Frame folds easily and is compact enough to fit into the trunk of any car
- Can operate it with a remote which gives you more control (the remote has a range of a 100 feet)
- Automatically adjusts to your stride and brakes when you do in follow mode
- Fairly lightweight and only weighs around 33 pounds
The handset shows you how much juice is left in the battery too. The R2 has a lot in common with the X9 except the R2 is about half the price. It may not have the futuristic and sleek design of the X9 but it’s comparable in every other aspect.
If you want a high end cart with the follow mode, you should definitely consider this one. You’ll have a hard time finding another one of this quality, at this price.
Bat Caddy X8R
Company: Bat Caddy
This is the second Bat Caddy product on this list and this one, the X8R, is more quality than the one you saw already – it’s also more expensive. The X8R is very well made and makes use of strong and durable aluminum and stainless steel materials.
This cart can handle any terrain it comes across and is pretty quick (has a top speed of around 5.5 MPH). One thing you’ll like about this machine is the 120 yard range of the remote control; that’s pretty convenient. Also, it has:
- 12V lithium battery that’ll last up to 36 holes
- Adjustable handle enables any person, of any height to push manually
- Torque control gives this piece of equipment smooth starts so it won’t jerk
- Cart can run on a timer up to 30 yards
- Motor is quiet, yet powerful
- Folds in one click and is very compact
- Lots of storage for a GPS and beverages
The X8R is pricey but it’s not overly expensive. I definitely think it’s worth that price and I know there’s a lot of people that would agree with that.
This is the type of product that really will make your life on the golf course easier. This will mean you can focus on your swing more and improve your game.
Spin It Golf GC1R
Company: Spin It Golf
The Spin It Golf GC1R is one of the more basic carts on this list and best suited for smaller golf courses. If you play on professional level courses you’ll probably want one of the higher end products on this list.
The Gc1R does’t come with any follow features but does have a remote control that can make it go left, right, backwards and forwards. Also, it has a speed control and will run at whatever speed you find most comfortable. Some top features include:
- Aluminum frame construction is weather proof and is pretty durable
- Airless rubber tires so you won’t have to maintain them at all
- Umbrella holder so you can seek shade on those hot summer days
- 2 200W motors provides a good amount of power
One of the biggest negatives to this product is its weight – this machines weighs nearly 60 pounds. If you’re on the strong side that won’t seem like a big deal but 60 pounds can be quite heavy for a lot of people.
On the positive side this cart doesn’t cost as much as the others and it comes with a 1 year warranty. As long as you use this product right and manage your expectations you’ll enjoy it. You just can’t push it past what it can do.
This product is one of the lightest carts on the list and the Cart-Tek GRX950 only weighs around 26 pounds. This means it’s good for basically all golfers.
The GRX950 isn’t the most powerful machine on this list but it’s very easy to use and to transport. You may want to avoid if you play on courses with a ton of different terrain and long holes. It’s designed for smaller courses. If that sounds like the type of place you play, you’ll like the:
- Small battery that still can last up to 27 holes and can be recharged up to a 1000 times
- Oversized wheels that prevents this cart from tipping over
- Has an ergonomic handle that’s easy to steer when you push it manually
- Different holders for your scorecard, drinks and umbrellas
- Variable speed dial so you get the right speed you want
- Waterproof and won’t break down or rust in the rain
The price isn’t cheap or overly expensive. If you’re looking for a compact product that’s simple and lightweight, you should consider the GRX950.
If you’re looking for the roomiest and fastest piece of equipment out there, you should look elsewhere.
The Spitzer EL100 is a nice little product and one almost any golfer, regardless of needs, will enjoy. It’s lightweight and easy to store for less serious golfers and provides enough power and benefits for more serious golfers.
The El100 can tackle inclines and declines without you having to worry about it tipping over. This product is extremely durable and features aluminum that you’d usually find on an airplane – this cart isn’t going to rust or break down. Also, you’ll enjoy that it comes with:
- Variable speed adjustment so you get a speed that matches your walking pace
- Lightweight battery that weighs around 75% less than the average battery found in electric carts
- Can easily last 27 holes on one charge
- Max speed of 6 MPH which makes it’s one of the fastest on the list
- Folds up easily(under 5 seconds) and can be stored and transported simply
You can pick this cart up for a reasonable price too – plus you get a 1 year warranty (it’ll last much longer than that).
I really like how easy it is to use too. It won’t be too long before you are handling the EL900 like an absolute pro.
Bat Caddy X4
Company: Bat Caddy
This is the third Bat Caddy product on this list and the X4 is higher quality than the first one you saw and a little less quality than the second one.
This product is still well made and one you’ll enjoy using when you golf. This is another cart that’s extremely lightweight and only weighs around 24 pounds. Some top benefits include:
- Wide tires that can handle all terrain that you’ll come across
- An adjustable handle which any person, at any height can use
- Folds up into a small package and will fit into any car
- Remote control works up to 120 feet from the cart
- High grade aluminum frame means it’ll last a long time
- Strong brake system ensures it stops when you want it to
- Battery can last up to 36 holes
- Anti-tip technology will keep your clubs safe
This is another cart that isn’t cheap but not overly expensive either. It’s a really good value.
No matter your needs you should consider the X4. You’ll be happy with how easy it is to use and the fact it doesn’t weigh a million pounds.
The last product on the list is the Cart-Tek GRI-1500Li and it’s one of the highest quality machines on this list. A lot of batteries lose their effectiveness after only a few hundred charges. That won’t happen with the Cart-Tek GRI-1500Li. The Lithium ion battery can handle up to a 1000 charges.
This means you won’t have to replace it for a really long time. Also, the battery lasts a while on a single charge and you’ll get around 36 holes per charge with the GRI-1500Li. Some other benefits you’ll really like include:
- Air plane grade aluminum won’t rust or break down
- Adjustable handle works well with all heights
- 2 year battery warranty and 1 year frame warranty
- Lightweight design at around 26 pounds so all people can lift and use
- Wheels won’t need maintenance which will save you stress
- Easy to use remote that’s programmable and works up to 100 feet away from the cart
Like all high quality electric golf carts, this one comes with a pretty high price. This is a very popular choice, however, and is universally loved.
If you decide on this product you’ll be very happy that you did. It performs really well.
Get Around The Golf Course With Ease This Year!
Having to pay for a golf cart every time you golf adds up. If you golf 20 to 30 times a year you’re going to be paying hundreds extra. Over a few year period it’ll cost you thousands.
An electric golf cart is one of the most convenient ways to get around the course and will save you stress. You’ll be able to focus more on your game and you’ll be much happier with a better swing.
If these products are too much for you, you may want to consider a manual push cart. If you’d like to check out my top picks for those, click below.
If you have any questions you can comment below and I’ll make sure to respond as fast as possible. You can search around the golf section up top for tips to help you out this year too.
Are you looking forward to using your new cart?