Best Golf Trolleys for Your Comfort in the UK

Review & Comparison, Last Update April 9, 2018
Aren't you tired of carrying a heavy golf bag with clubs every time you visit a golf course? Why not give a golf trolley a try? Look through the five best manual and electric golf trolleys we’ve picked for you to make the right choice. ...Read more ...Read less
BEST 2018
PROS
CONS
OUR VERDICT
Type
Controls
Size (unfolded & folded)
Frame
Wheels
Brakes
Extras
Warranty
 
PROS

Thanks to the unique Plug'n'Play battery of this motorised golf trolley, no wires, connectors, or other slots are needed. The adjustable mount is suitable for bags of all sizes which contributes to convenience of use.

CONS

The controlling knob is somewhat small and can be pressed by accident. 

OUR VERDICT

The Hill Billy electric trolley with a sturdy and durable aluminium frame is light in weight and rather manoeuvrable. With this model, you will always be ready to play. The 3-way folding system will simplify the handling process after the game is concluded. It is available in 6 colours.

detailed parameters
Type

Electric 

Controls

Manual control

Size (unfolded & folded)

985 mm x 780 mm x 1290 mm

Folded: 920 mm x 600 mm x 350 mm

Frame

High specification aluminium alloy frame 

Wheels

Quick-release wheels with low-profile, Treaded tyres

Brakes

Handle control

Extras

200-watt quiet motor, 3-way folding system, Soft-touch height adjustable handle, Adjustable bag support, Quick-release wheels, Cup holder

Warranty

2 years

PROS

The trolley comes fitted with the new patented control system. The device does not have any buttons or switches. All you need to do is hold the handle and you are ready to go. The golf trolley will automatically adjust the motor speed according to your pace.

CONS

The number of holders could be higher. 

OUR VERDICT

The GoKart motorised golf trolley allows you to comfortably move the bag with all your accessories and save the energy for the game. If you are looking for a lightweight, compact, and easy-to-use trolley, this model should prove to be a perfect choice for you.

detailed parameters
Type

Electric 

Controls

Manual control 

Size (unfolded & folded)

945 x 580 mm

Folded: 600 mm x 260 mm 

Frame

Various thermoplastic polymers with glass reinforcement in parts

Wheels

Airless tyres

Brakes

Handle control

Extras

230-watt motor, Ball holder

Warranty

2-year warranty on the trolley, 12-month warranty on the battery

PROS

This motorised golf trolley comes equipped with a 12V/33AH lead acid battery. The battery will provide enough power to play 36 holes on one charge. The auto cut off function protects the battery from overcharging.

CONS

With the full load on some of the more hilly terrains, the trolley's gravity centre may shift.

OUR VERDICT

The Pro Rider motorised golf trolley is made of durable and wear-resistant materials. It will help you save your energy for the game of golf. This device is made to last and will serve you for a long time. It is available in 7 colours.

detailed parameters
Type

Electric 

Controls

Manual control

Size (unfolded & folded)

Folded: 820 x 530 x 320 mm

Frame

Aluminium 

Wheels

262-mm streamlined extra grip wheels

Brakes

Handle control

Extras

200-watt motor, Auto cut off charger, Adjustable gears, Golf bag rain cover, Trolley carry bag, Battery bag, Cup holder, Umbrella holder, Scorecard holder, Free ball and tee holders

Warranty

1 year

PROS

Thanks to the patented Rack&Pinion mechanism inside the tube, harmful garbage and dirt cannot enter the structure, so the product will be able to serve longer. And with the help of wide riffled wheels, this model will not get stuck even in the softest grounds.

CONS

Some customers find the footbrake to be slightly inconvenient.

OUR VERDICT

The R1-S PUSH 3-wheel golf trolley is a unique handbuilt British accessory for golf. All the elements are well-thought-out so that you can focus all of your attention on the game and achieve the best result. The product is available in 10 colours.

detailed parameters
Type

Manual 

Controls

Manual control 

Size (unfolded & folded)

Folded: 370 x 630 x 340 mm

Frame

Powder coated aluminium frame

Wheels

Sporty wheels, Ergonomic grip

Brakes

Foot brake

Extras

Rack&Pinion driven folding mechanism, Umbrella holder, Ball holder, Scorecard holder, Ball marker, 4 accessory points, Bottle holder, Pencil holder, Silicone bag strap, Quick release wheels

Warranty

6 months 

PROS

One of the biggest advantages of this trolley is the fact that it weighs only 2.7 kilograms, so you can lift and move it using minimum efforts. This way, you will not get tired so quickly and will have more energy for the actual match.

CONS

There are only 2 wheels.

OUR VERDICT

Looking for a reliable hand-held golf cart, you should definitely pay attention to this model. When folded, it has very compact dimensions, so it can easily fit in the trunk of your car or in a small golf club locker.

detailed parameters
Type

Manual 

Controls

Manual control 

Size (unfolded & folded)

Folded: 580 x 330 x 260 mm

Frame

Aluminium alloy

Wheels

Wide plastic wheels

Brakes

Manual 

Extras

Adjustable scorecard holder with storage for balls, tees and pencil, Adjustable bag spports, Adjustable handle height, Quick release wheels

Warranty

30 days

Hill Billy 00583-16-02

Engineered Simplicity

Based on the success of previous models, the new generation of Hill Billy 00583-16-02 trolleys is equipped with a new ergonomic control, special sturdy wheels, and a flat battery compartment.

The Hill Billy electric golf trolley is one of the most popular and best-selling electric trolleys in the UK. A high specification lightweight yet durable aluminium frame, simple features, and unsurpassed reliability make this model very popular among golfers who are looking for an easy and unpretentious trolley that will never let them down.

The model offers quite a few special features, with the list including but not limited to:

  • Unique Plug'n'Play Battery (no wires to irritate you);
  • Simple 3-way folding system;
  • Adjustable bag mount to hold your golf bag in a secure position;
  • Soft-touch height adjustable handle with ergonomic design;
  • Easy fingertip control;
  • Low-profile quick-release wheels;
  • Whisper-quiet 200-Watt motor to avoid any noise distraction;
  • Treaded tires;
  • Cup holder;

When folded, this motorised golf trolley is compact enough to fit into the trunk of your car with no problems and without taking up too much space. You will easily be able to take it out. Also, thanks to the well-thought-out folding system, this 3 wheel golf trolley will open like a dream.

Review of Hill Billy 00583-16-02 Golf Trolley

Some Tips

The manufacturer supplies this compact electric golf trolley with a charger. By the way, it is compatible both with the standard Hill Billy batteries and with the regular lithium ones. This solution makes the 3-wheel golf trolley fairly convenient in use.

Additionally, here are some recommendations from the manufacturer to prolong the device's service life and maintain it in the proper way.

1. As for the acceptable weight that the Hill Billy can carry, it is better not to exceed 15 kg. Also, when you see that your battery is low or if you have a particularly arduous course, you should lighten the load on your device.

2. If you are not going to use your electric golf trolley for a long period of time (during the winter, for example), you can leave the battery on the charge for the entire time. This way, the Hill Billy golf trolley will stay in the "maintenance mode". On the other hand, the battery is able to keep the charge for three months. So, it is up to you to decide which of these methods you find more suitable. Just remember to fully charge the battery before using it next season.

3. Be mindful of your trolley balance to prevent the front wheel from digging into the ground and the battery from draining too quickly.

The Hill Billy electric battery powered golf trolley is produced by the UK manufacturers which makes the device really easy on the pocket compared to other models of this class. This elegant and cleverly engineered Hill Billy electric golf trolley will definitely turn your golf game into nothing but true pleasure.

Hill Billy 00583-16-02 Golf Trolley in the use

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GoKart 18 Hole Lead/Acid Battery

Keeping up the Pace

The GOKart company specialists seem to think that there's no limit to perfection. And they are constantly doing their best to improve the golf gear the company produces. This manufacturer has been selling and making trolleys for golf for more than thirty years. And they always try to make their products as useful and well-designed as possible. Without further ado, this company is proud to offer this motorised golf trolley made with customers' satisfaction in mind.

This GOKart electric trolley is entirely automatic, particularly light in weight, and impressively manoeuvrable. It is worth mentioning that this automatic version of a golf trolley uses a new control system. It means you do not need any knobs, rollers, or buttons to customise the device's speed. All you need to do is move while holding the handle. This device will do everything for you. Boasting "optional psychic powers", it will turn the motor on and off, slowing down and speeding up. The model is able to sense the speed and pace of your walking. Even if you let go of the handle, the trolley keeps up running. All in all, the GoKart is one of the easiest trolleys to control and hold with either hand.

Owing to its thermoplastic frame, this GOKart golf trolley weighs noticeably less compared to those with a metal frame. This feature includes two plus sides: you can move this electric trolley almost effortlessly and the battery will retain the charge longer. Or, to put it into more scientific terms, the power to weight ratio is the ability of the motor to produce enough energy without power delay.

This simple yet stylish and compact electric golf trolley is just what you need to continue improving your golfing game.

Review of GoKart 18 Hole Lead/Acid Battery Electric Golf Trolley Automatic

Three Main Aspects

Smart Handle

Sure, manual adjustment of a motorised golf trolley is not a big deal for a golf enthusiast, but you will certainly appreciate all the advantages of the GoKart automatic speed control function.

It Knows What You Want

Being equipped with a number of special switches, the electric golf trolley is able to detect the smallest rises and falls in the pressure of your palm. Thus, the trolley will "understand" and match your pace and help you move without any inconveniences.

Forget About All Those Buttons

If you do not believe that this device can operate independently, just leave it alone and watch. After getting used to your speed, it will continue following you, which is a feat that very few electric golf pull carts are able to match.

Considering all of above, we can confidently say that this compact electric golf trolley features arguably the most thought-out design, meaning that this GoKart golf trolley is definitely worth a buy.

GoKart 18 Hole Lead/Acid Battery Electric Golf Trolley Automatic in the use

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Pro Rider PR1192

All for Your Comfort

Golf is a game of skill. A good result requires total concentration. Nothing should distract a player from the main goal - to finish the game on 18 holes with the best score. Perhaps that is exactly why no other sport requires so many useful accessories, thought-out to the smallest detail in order to make life easier for a golfer.

If you would prefer not to carry a bag with your golf clubs and other essentials on your shoulders, and do not have a caddy for carrying a professional bag, then it is worth purchasing a compact electric golf trolley. The new Electric Golf Trolley by Rider is part of the same production line as its predecessor. The design of this model has many advanced features to easily compete with the best electric trolleys that are available on store shelves. The device operates on an updated lead-acid battery that is able to perform its main function based on chemical reactions between lead dioxide and pure lead. The electrolyte in this device is a solution of sulfuric acid. Therefore, such batteries are often called lead-acid batteries. The lead-acid batteries offer a number of advantages:

  • Low self-discharge of the battery (5-8 times less than that of nickel-cadmium ones);
  • High tolerance of high loads;
  • Relative friendliness to the environment (the secondary processing of lead-acid batteries is well developed).

Thanks to that, this 3-wheel golf trolley for golf is able to last until you complete the game of as many as 36 holes. Besides, there is an auto cut off function which will prevent overcharging and protect the battery. In addition, this electric golf trolley from the Rider company offers a few speeds, so you can select the perfect one for a particular course.

The lightweight aluminium frame is designed for high performance and longer battery life, too. Being developed to meet the needs of the most demanding players, the Electric Golf Trolley by Rider comes with a really reasonable price.

Review of Pro Rider PR1192 Electric Golf Trolley

Set of Accessories

In order to provide some additional convenience and comfort, the manufacturer included a bunch of various supplementary accessories in the set. In particular, you will find a golf bag rain cover, a battery bag, a trolley carry bag, a scorecard holder, an umbrella holder, a cup holder, and a free ball and tee holders. By the way, purchasing this model, you will get all of these for free.

With the help of the Pro Rider PR1192 electric trolley, you can fully enjoy the process of playing in the fresh air, without burdening yourself with the annoying routine of carrying the equipment yourself. In any case, this is an extremely convenient and useful product.

Pro Rider PR1192 Electric Golf Trolley in the use

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Stewart Golf R1S-BLK-BLU

Simple and Functional

People who play golf are likely to know how tiring and exhausting walking while carrying a golf bag is. Of course, golf clubs provide their members with the opportunity to use golf cars, but it is always reasonable to have an alternative - a special trolley. These products, which have already captured the attention of the majority of golf lovers, so it comes as no surprise that the Stewart Golf accessories manufacturer decided to release its new golf trolleys line.

Stewart Golf is a UK-based company that develops and manufactures innovative electric and handheld trolleys for golf. Its products gained great popularity both in the UK and abroad. This Stewart Golf device was developed using key components of the outstanding and successful R1 model, and, as a result, the customers have a manual trolley with an excellent appearance and unsurpassed reliability. The model is entirely built by hand in Gloucestershire. The Stewart Golf R1-s Push Trolley was manufactured using the tested and tried Rack&Pinion driven folding system. This mechanism is widely used in the car steering systems. With its help, the circular movement of a wheel turns into a linear movement of a steering rack. Furthermore, this model comes equipped with the cleverly designed self-adjusting bag jaws which can be customised to fit any stand. Also, there is an adjustable silicone bag strap so that you can securely attach a bag of almost any size.

Being called "the best push golf trolley in the world", the Stewart golf trolley is truly a convenient and portable accessory.

Review of Stewart Golf R1S-BLK-BLU R1-s Push Trolley

Practicality Comes First

Thanks to the R1-S folding mechanism, this trolley will certainly be able to withstand the test of time. Besides, this mechanism noticeably simplifies the process of setting up and putting down the trolley, making it quicker and more efficient. Just unlock the bottom bracket and the handle, and this aluminium golf trolley will fold and unfold with ease. Owing to the big sporty wheel, this trolley is really easy to push on literally any terrain which makes the moving process as effortless as possible. A great advantage of the Stewart Golf R1-S Push Trolley is that you will not find any wires or cables exposed: all mechanisms are hidden inside the design. This solution greatly contributes to the super cool appearance of this model. As for the look, we would also like to mention that this trolley is one of the most stylish ones we came across. And the adjustable padded jaws are suitable for any bag, including tour, cart, and even stand bags.

The updated modifications of the Stewart golf trolley make this product more reliable, practical, and durable even if you compare it to the previous model from the Stewart company.

Stewart Golf R1S-BLK-BLU R1-s Push Trolley in the use

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Bullet XBU431001

It Doesn't Get Smaller Than That

The invention of golf carts was dictated primarily by convenience. Many players are irritated or even stressed because they constantly have to carry heavy bags with all the necessary equipment during the game. Which seems rather counterintuitive since people value golf mostly as a sport that helps them relax. Problem is, not everybody can afford an expensive trolley with all the bells and whistles. Besides, far from everybody needs it. So, if you just want an average yet reliable trolley for golf, why should you pay a fortune? Keeping that idea in mind, the Bullet company have produced their golf cart. The model is fairly simple but very useful at the same time. This Bullet Stowa Compact Aluminium golf cart has two rear wheels, so you will have to push the trolley ahead of you. The folding/unfolding is a matter of few moments, so you will not have to waste too much time and effort. This golf cart can shrink down to the dimensions of 58 x 33 x 26 cm with the attached wheels. However, the quick release wide wheels can be easily removed which contributes to the compactness of this model. This sort of solution is perfect for a club locker or a small car, so transportation and storage of this trolley will not be a problem for you at all. Due to a special design, the wheels rotate pretty well. The frame is made of strong and lightweight pipes comprised of aluminium alloy which guarantees ease and convenience when it comes to moving. The handle is adjustable in height, which helps to customise it in accordance with your needs.

The Bullet Stowa Compact Aluminium golf cart is one of the most mobile and easy-to-operate models. With the help of this golf accessory, you will move around the field and carry your bag of clubs safely and conveniently.

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Review of Bullet XBU431001 Stowa Compact Aluminium Golf Cart

Tiny Helper

These simple on the first glance golf electric golf pull carts offer some really useful characteristics. For example, the Bullet manufacturer thoughtfully equipped this model with an adjustable scorecard holder with enough storage room for balls, pencil, and tees. Also, there are customisable supports for a golf bag which allow you to attach bags of different sizes without any trouble. And the handle can be adjusted to achieve the most comfortable grip regardless of the user's height.

Taking all of that into account, we can arrive at the conclusion that the Bullet Stowa Compact Aluminium golf cart is a convenient extra collapsible budget-friendly trolley which will become your perfect assistant on the green.

Bullet XBU431001 Stowa Compact Aluminium Golf Cart in the use

 

What Is a Golf Trolley?

Golf trolley is an invention aimed at making your golf game easier. By this, we mean that with such a piece of equipment, you won’t have to carry clubs, balls, golf GPS devices, etc. on your back. Just put them in the golf bag, insert it in a trolley, and here you are – you don’t have to worry about transportation of your belongings over the course and can concentrate on making precise shots. Golf trolleys are made of sturdy and weather-resistant materials to give you a chance to use them whenever you need, and they’re often equipped with a number of additional accessories. Golf trolleys are designed to maximize the convenience of golfers during the game. They are used to transport bags with clubs, the weight of which often reaches up to more than 10 kilograms. These devices can be either motorized or manually operated. The main features that you need to pay attention to when selecting a trolley are the folding mechanism, knob height adjustment, compactness, and weight. The most functional models boast different kinds of holders, nets, coolers, and even USB ports. Have a look at five best-selling electric golf pull carts represented on the market, and choose the one to turn your golf game into a real pleasure.

What Features to Compare

The type of a golf trolley is the first thing you want to be aware of before making your choice. The carts are divided into two types – electric and manual (also known as pull and push trolleys). Electric golf trolleys work on batteries and require minimum efforts to put the trolley into operation. Such models are often sold with remote controls, so handling them is the easiest thing ever. That’s why they will suit professional golfers who often take part in tournaments. The name of manual carts speaks for itself – to make them move, you’ll have to pull or push them with hands. Being cheaper and more lightweight than their battery-powered counterparts, these models will perfectly meet the requirements of new users.

The materials of frame and wheels are of the utmost importance. If you’re looking for a really sturdy trolley to last you a lifetime, choose the model with a steel frame but note that it is the heaviest material among those used for frame manufacture. One can notice that titanium frames are becoming more popular in golf trolley production thanks to the great quality of this metal. However, carts with titanium frames cost more than their rivals. The most widespread material used for trolley frame production is aluminium due to its light weight. Wheel features deserve your attention too – airless rubberized wheels make it possible to handle a trolley on literally any terrain.

More often than not, manufacturers of the best golf trolleys equip their models with extras to make their use more convenient. We dare assume every user will appreciate an umbrella holder that can make a game pleasant in all weathers. Scorecard and beverage holders together with a mesh net will also come to your liking if usability is at the top of your list. Finally, if you choose an electric golf trolley, make sure it is sold with a remote control.

Did you know?

Golf is one of the oldest sports. In the history of golf, you can find a bunch of interesting facts. If that sounds like something you'd be interested in, we have collected a few of those for your amusement. 

Reserve banknotes for $ 100!

In one of the most expensive golf clubs in Las Vegas, the cost of one 18-hole round is 500 bucks.

Walking in the field

Interesting facts play sometimes play an important role for people that are into golf. For instance, if you are one of these people, remember that the distance from the 1st to the 18th hole is as long as 6.5 km.

Business people like golf 

According to the statistics, every tenth large-scale deal is done at a game. Some entrepreneurs like to play golf while discussing details of the contract, signing the documents later.

The legendary shot

The world record was made in 1976 when a golfer named Bob Cook swung his club and scored the ball into the hole from the distance of 42.75 meters. This result has not yet been surpassed by anyone.

Dents, dents, dents

Every fan of golf knows that the real golf ball has 336 dents on the surface.

Wrap up in layers

In northern Canada, people annually hold a festival where playing on the ice is one of the mandatory stages. It is extremely cold in the street, and players use the glowing fluorescent balls.

Johnny is at it again!

A world-famous golfer Johnny Carson loved to arrange golf competitions with invited celebrities on his own field.

Golf was created 264 years ago

Actually, the game itself appeared more than 600 years ago, but the official rules of the game were approved only in 1754.

A real fan!

A golf fan called Richard Lewis scored 11,000 holes in one year. In Irving, Texas, you could not find a single hole in which Richard did not roll the ball.

The quickest round

This record was made by the famous player Alice Miller. He managed to walk 18 holes in just 86 minutes and 44 seconds. This achievement was recorded in 1997, and since then no one could even come close to his success.

Don't take a tee for granted!

Special "stands" for balls appeared less than a hundred years ago. Before this, golfers had to make small piles of sand with their own hands.

Glug-glug!

According to the statistics, about 10 thousand of golf balls sink into the natural reservoirs every month.

Margin of human capacity

"Hole-in-one" is cool on its own, and two of these records is virtually a miracle! Even for those who know everything about golf, facts like this one can be rather surprising. A golfer named Cassandra Comma, playing a game of 9 holes, recorded two "ones". According to the theory of probability, the chance of this happening is 1 in 64 million.

Golf can be played everywhere, and even in the sea

Many elite liners have golf courses aboard. And, as you would imagine, the balls often fly out of the ship. In order to protect the environment from pollution, the Spanish company Albus Golf developed balls made from fish food. Enjoy your meal, deep sea creatures! 

Was it by accident?

In 1957 Doug Ford declared that he was confident in his winning and called the exact score - 283. The result of the tournament exactly coincided with the prediction.

Old technology for the balls production

Until 1850, golf balls were made of leather and stuffed with feathers.

Kangaroo is not a hindrance to the game

The statute of one of the golf clubs in Australia says that if the ball gets into a kangaroo, you should not mind it and just continue playing.

FAQ:

Q: Can a golf trolley be transported in a car? Will it fit my car trunk?
A: All golf trolleys are foldable for convenient storage and handling, so yes, they can be transported in a car. However, note that even collapsed, trolleys differ in size, therefore before choosing the one for you, make sure it will fit the trunk of your vehicle.

Q: Is this piece of golf equipment sold assembled or disassembled?

A: Golf trolleys are sold assembled. Their beauty is that they are one-piece vehicles (un)folded at the touch of a button. Once you get a box with your purchase, you only need to make one movement and here you are - your golf trolley is ready to be used. 

Q: Do I have to buy a new golf bag together with a trolley or will mine fit any cart?

A: As a rule, the manufacturers of golf trolleys equip them with adjustable bag straps so you can use your bag. But keep in mind that it isn’t recommended to use the bags with soft bottoms on trolleys since clubs can stick out and rub against the front wheel. Also, be careful when choosing a trolley for junior players – they might need smaller models and more adjustable parts.

Q: Should a bag be removed before folding a cart?

A: Yes, you need to remove a bag before folding a trolley. If your bag is stiff, it won’t allow you to fold a trolley while soft bags can be damaged (or crumpled) under the cart’s weight.

Q: Are golf trolleys stable on the hills?

A: Taking into account the fact that golf courses have uneven layouts, and hills are inseparable parts of any course, the manufacturers of golf trolleys do their best to make them sturdy under any conditions. What makes them stable are strong brakes, three-wheel design, and airless (sometimes, even rubberized) wheels.

Q: Can wheels be removed for more convenient transportation?

A: Usually, wheels aren’t removed. If you want your golf trolley to be as compact as possible after being collapsed, pay close attention to folded dimensions of the model you’re going to buy.

Q: Are all trolleys equipped with a seat holder?
A: Unfortunately, not all trolleys can boast a seat holder, but a lot of manufacturers can offer their customers to buy them separately.

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Publish Date: 2018-01-15 16:52:16