What are the best golf push trolleys available in 2023?
Gone are the days of pushing a metal handle into a frame – the best golf push trolleys are just as high-tech as their electric cousins.
Most push trolleys come with a simple, fast assembly process. Couple that with the lack of need to connect a battery and push trolleys suit those golfers who like to get going straight away when they arrive at the course.
All of the big electric trolley brands also make push opens, including Motocaddy, PowaKaddy, and Stewart Golf.
If you are looking for a new trolley you should also check out our features on the Best Carts Bags and Best Electric Golf Trolleys. And you can be safe in the knowledge that we are experts when it comes to trolleys by reading our guide to how we test golf equipment.
Thanks to some very clever German engineering, the Blade folds flat so it can slide into a car boot with a bag full of golf clubs on top, making it the ultimate solution if storage is tight.
Last year we awarded the Big Max Blade IP one of our Today’s Golfer Editor’s Choice Awards for the second year in a row. Why? Well, not only does it collapse to just 12.5cm high and weigh just 6.5kg, its genius one-fold mechanism means it takes seconds to put down or pop up.
The Blade IP, Big Max’s best-selling trolley, is available in five colors (black, black-green, black-red, white, and white-green). If you decided this is the perfect trolley for you then also read our guide to the best Big Max golf bags.
|Folded Size:||880mm x 620mm x 125mm|
|Main Accessories:||Height adjustable IP; double-brake system; Storage for balls, drinks, tees and two scorecards; additional anchor points for another storage net, GPS and umbrella holders (sold separately)|
Ideal if your home course is undulating, this Big Max model follows the Blade IP in folding flat and weighing just 6.5kg, meaning it’s another great option if storage space is at a premium. As with IP, Quattro unfolds and folds in seconds, with all four wheels detachable to further suit your storage needs.
The adjustable bag holder ensures the Quattro is as stable with a stand bag as it is with a trolley bag, while the adjustable handle makes it comfortable for the shortest and tallest golfers and the brake system ensures further security on those hilly courses.
The Quattro has four color options (black, black-green, white, white-red) and comes with a market-leading warranty.
|Folded Size:||720mm x 590mm x 180mm|
|Main Accessories:||Quick-Fold Technology; High-tech Organiser Panel; Adjustable Handle & Bag Brackets; Detachable wheels and foot brake|
Stewart say their “rack and pinion” driven folding mechanism, which is similar to what you’d find in a car’s steering system, is superior to the competition. We certainly found it quick and easy to unfold and fold during testing and it folds down to a very competitive size.
The R1-S has a delightful soft-touch handle, a reliable and easy-to-use foot brake and it is fully adjustable to fit different golf bags. At 8.1kg it is among the heavier options we’ve selected here, but it’s barely noticeable, such is the quality of the overall package.
There are also 10 different color combinations thanks to two frames (black, white) and five wheel options (black, white, green, red, blue).
|Folded Size:||570mm x 460mm x 360mm|
|Main Accessories:||Quick-release wheels; foot brake; soft-touch handle; drinks holder, magnetic ball marker, golf ball holder, umbrella holder|
The Nitron sets itself up at the push of a button thanks to Nitrogen-powered pistons inside the frame, meaning no more fiddly assembly or trapped fingers! It also folds down to an impressively small size for ease of transportation and storage and, considering the tech, weighs in at a relatively lightweight 7.6kg.
The brake is conveniently operated via the handle and BagBoy say their patented Top-Lok Technology ensures a secure attachment of all cart bags.
And while some brands ask you to buy accessories separately, the Nitron comes with umbrella, drinks and mobile phone holders, along with integrated umbrella storage. There’s also a pencil and scorecard holder, along with golf ball storage and an extra-large pocket for your glove and headcovers.
The Nitron trolley is available in eight colors: grey-lime, grey-pink, black-red, graphite-charcoal, lime, navy-red, silver-black, white-blue.
|Folded Size:||560mm x 490mm x 350mm|
|Main Accessories:||Top-Lok attachment technology; Nitro Piston auto assist mechanism; full-feature scorecard console; umbrella holder; handle-mounted parking brake; large bag (under the scorecard) for extra storage|
And Clicgear has certainly done that with the 8.0+. This is the trolley you would want if you were playing golf in the Rocky Mountains. It’s tougher than a Gurkha on a mission.
Available in black, blue, and silver, its unique four-wheel folding mechanism makes a potentially unwieldy bit of kit very manageable. At 10 kilograms it is at the top end in terms of weight but if you don’t mind that, this is a push trolley that provides a wonderful ride and has been beautifully designed to be super sturdy but also very steerable.
|Folded Size;||381mm x 686mm x 432mm|
|Main Accessories:||Patented 4XFOLD folding system; patented footstep; dual front wheel adjustment; centre-hand brake; large storage net; large console with magnetic closure|
The 4.0 has seen tweaks to everything. The storage net is 80 percent larger, a new ‘Easy-Clip’ bag strap makes it easier to fit any golf bag on the trolley, and the brake system has been redesigned to eliminate cable wear.
The umbrella holder has also been improved to keep a tighter grip, the cup holder has a more adjustable and lighter mount, while the new silicone scorecard and pencil holder not only does its job perfectly but looks great, too. It can also be color customized.
A new lid-locking strap ensures all of your accessories don’t fall out as you lift the trolley in or out of the car and any front wheel alignment issues are a thing of the past thanks to the new, single screw adjustment system.
At 8.45kg the ClicGear might not be the lightest push trolley available, but its aircraft-grade aluminum frame is second to none in terms of build quality. Its tiny storage size is also comparable to some “super compacts” on the market.
It is also available in eight colors: black, white, silver, army green, army brown, teal, pink and yellow.
|Folded Size:||600mm x 380mm x 330mm|
|Main Accessories:||Extra deep console; posi-lock brakes; front-wheel adjust; Lid lock; umbrella tube strap; scorecard and pencil holder; storage, brake system, cup holder; mesh pocket for extra storage|
Thanks to an ingenious flat-fold design that allows it to fold down to only 20 centimeters deep so it can be squeezed into the very tightest of spaces.
Available in gunmetal with yellow or red trim, the Key Lock System ensures your PowaKaddy bag cannot tip or swivel, while strong, adjustable straps make it suitable for use with bags from other manufacturers.
This is one of the best PowaKaddy golf trolleys.
|Folded Size:||710mm x 585mm x 200mm|
|Main Accessories:||Innovative flat-fold design; soft-touch ergonomic handle; multi-feature handle with scorecard holder; umbrella holder base; adjustable handle height; drinks holder; pen/pencil holder; easy-to-use footbrake; PowaKaddy Key Lock system|
A rejigged version of the successful Cube, it also additionally offers a dedicated soft-lined, water-resistant mobile phone storage area, and an ergonomic soft-touch handle, that is easily height adjustable.
Is available in yellow, blue, or red trim.
|Folded Size:||535mm x 335mm x 380mm|
|Main Accessories:||Quick folding system; soft touch ergonomic handle; multi-feature handle with scorecard holder; pen/pencil holder; drinks holder, PowaKaddy Key Lock system; quick-release sporty wheels|
The large wheels will also appeal to many who like that extra assurance regarding stability and it certainly covers all types of ground in an impressive manner. There are also a multitude of storage options and it will easily cope with the largest golf bag.
The Fastfold Mission is available in three color styles – White Shiny/Black; Silver Shiny/Black and Charcoal Matt/Black.
|Folded Size:||300mm x 300mm x 890mm|
|Main Accessories:||Footbrake; storage net; tee holder; ball holder; mobile phone holder; ball marker; 3 bases for accessories; velcro for glove storage|
All will appreciate the lengths gone to ensure any bag will fit on here comfortably and the patented Quik-Lok folding system makes it incredibly easy to put up and down.
Folded down it’s not the smallest but for those of us with larger-than-average cars this is not an issue while ease of use and durability, which this has in spades, is much more important.
|Folded Size:||780mm x 335mm x 420mm|
|Main Accessories:||Quick-Lok folding system; multi-function scorecard holder; two-handed soft touch handle; quick-release wheels; foot brake; attachment for Master umbrella holder|
Best Golf Push Trolleys: £150-£199
The TwinLine’s easy-to-operate footbrake keeps your push trolley exactly where you leave it, with the soft-touch telescopic handle quickly adjustable to suit your height. It has also been designed to provide comfort for both right and left-handed golfers.
The Twinline 5 is available in two colors (classic black, and polar white) and comes with a one-year warranty.
|Folded Size:||750mm x 425mm x 400mm|
|Main Accessories:||Quick folding system; ergonomic handle; multi-feature handle with scorecard holder; adjustable handle height; drinks holder; PowaKaddy Key Lock System; Quick release sporty wheels|
The high-grade steel frame will give this golf product some serious shelf life and its popularity is based on its simplicity. There are no frills but it’s a golf trolley after all.
Most importantly it is well-designed and highly useable. The larger back wheels give it plenty of stability and the bungee-based, bag-securing method cleverly keeps your bag firmly in place.
The Fazer Pro Compact is available in blue and black and it also has a foot parking brake…ideal for when you play from a slopey lie.
|Folded Size:||750mm x 406mm x 329mm|
|Main Accessories:||Simple folding action; umbrella holder and accessory station with magnetic closing mechanism; ergonomic foam handle; adjustable bag supports|
Simple to use thanks to its two-step folding system, this is the king of compacts and is a great idea if car boot space is at a premium or garage storage space is tight. Quick-release wheels free up even more space.
The oversize wheels and rubber tires help the trolley handles varying terrains with ease, while the foot parking brake ensures you won’t be chasing it across undulating courses.
It’s impressively light at 6.8kg and is available in three color combinations: graphite-blue, graphite-lime, and graphite-red.
Use our guide to the best Motocaddy trolleys to find out if it’s the most suitable golf cart for you.
|Folded Size;||560mm x 365mm x 440mm|
|Main Accessories:||Quick-release wheels; foot parking brake; adjustable handle; Easilock connection; drink, scorecard and tee holders to an accessory compartment and golf ball storage spaces; umbrella holder; folding lock|
The RV1C is a robust and stylish trolley with an arching lightweight aluminum frame that folds down to an impressively compact size. It is exceptionally easy to use thanks to a one-touch design.
Easily adjustable silicone straps ensure any stand or trolley golf bag is held firmly in place, regardless of the terrain, while the brake is incorporated into the soft touch handle for impressive comfort and ease of use. It is available in five colors: charcoal-lime, charcoal-black, white, white-lime, and silver-black.
|Folded Size:||600mm x 380mm x 330mm|
|Main Accessories:||Adjustable front-wheel tracking; ball clip, umbrella holder and covered storage; pencil and scorecard holder (plus two further tabs should you wish to buy further accessories)|
It isn’t the most compact of the models on show here, but an uber-simple one-step folding system means you’ll be ready to go in seconds, while quick-release wheels make getting it into the boot and storage a little easier.
Like the more expensive Cube, P1 has oversize wheels and maintenance-free rubber tires to help tackle all conditions. The foot brake is simple to use and extremely effective and, despite its less compact folded size, P1 weighs just 0.1kg more than Cube.
The P1 is available in graphite-blue or graphite-red.
|Folded Size:||850mm x 410mm x 410mm|
|Main Accessories:||Adjustable handle; Easilock connection system; , drink, scorecard, ball and tee holders; covered accessory compartment and under handle storage net|
It is typical of a company that is trying its hardest to stand out in a crowded marketplace and that normally means good news for the consumer.
The Tri-360 V2 also included a gliding system which eliminates the possibility of your trolley being scratched during the opening and closing process.
|Folded Size:||813mm x 400mm x 394mm|
|Main Accessories:||Two separate section console which allows you to divide up your devices/accessories; adjustable handles; Engage and release system; umbrella holder; drinks holder; mesh bag underneath for extra storage|
Best Golf Push Trolleys: £100-£149
The Z1 is Motocaddy’s entry-level model and a perfect choice for budget-conscious golfers. It’s readily available for a little over £100 now and you’re not going to get the most compact trolley in the world, but it weighs in at just 6kg, the lightest of the brand’s three push models that we’ve featured here.
The Z1, which comes in graphite-blue and graphite-red, has a simple two-step folding system and quick-release wheels to help with transportation and storage, while the comfortable handle has three height settings.
Like those found on Micra and P1, oversize wheels and maintenance-free rubber tires make it a doddle to use across varying course terrains, and the Easilock connection system keeps Motocaddy bags secure without a lower strap. Never fear if you don’t have a matching bag – additional supports ensure the trolley is fully compatible with all brands’ offerings.
You get plenty of storage for your money with drink, scorecard, ball, and tee holders, plus a covered accessory compartment for your glove and valuables.
|Folded Size:||750mm x 360mm x 500mm|
|Main Accessories:||Simple two-step folding system; easy-push ergonomic handle; friction-free oversize wheels; three handle height settings; scorecard holder; accessories compartment.|
The price is certainly another and you get a lot of added extras with the Ride Push. The umbrella holder and drinks holder are much appreciated.
|Folded Size:||770mm x 420mm x 390mm|
|Main Accessories:||Umbrella holder; adjustable bag support; drinks holder; foot parking brake; storage net; organiser panel|
The design is a three-wheel classic but also highly stable thanks to some lightweight-but-highly-sturdy wheels. It is very to use and will give you plenty of mileage, as is normally the case with MacGregor products.
|Folded Size:||1120mm x 340mm x 370mm|
|Main Accessories:||Adjustable bag brackets; footbrake; umbrella holder; drinks holder, storage net, scorecard holder|
It is aluminum-based rather than steel which helps re the weight and the rest is pretty standard. It is a doddle to put up and take down and the click-on-off footbrake is very helpful when you need help keeping your trolley in one place.
|Folded Size:||870mm x 280mm x 270mm|
|Main Accessories:||Ergonomic grab handle; retractable front wheel; adjustable height handle; umbrella holder; scorecard holder; drinks holder; tee and ball storage; other storage section|
Push Golf Trolleys: What to consider when buying a golf trolley
Push trolleys and electric golf trolleys are considered beneficial to your performance and body.
Carrying your golf bag requires you to lift and set down your clubs up to 100 times a round, placing extra weight and stress on your body which can lead to fatigue and, in some cases, injury.
And while many bag carriers claim that carrying is better for their health and fitness, Dr Neil Wolkodoff, medical director of the Colorado Centre for Health & Sports Science, believes the benefits are less pronounced than they might think.
His research showed that over nine holes, golfers who carried clubs burned 721 calories, opposed to the 718 calories burned by someone who pushed their clubs.
Dr Wolkodoff said: “People who push a cart have a lot fewer health issues and a lot less potential for issues. The golf swing is tough on the back no matter how you look at it. If you can push a cart and keep one more stress away from the back, that’s a great thing.”
But, assuming you choose to follow the doctor’s orders, should you buy an electric or push model? Our buying guide is here to help.
With any product we always recommend that you set your budget before starting your shopping. That’s more important than ever when it comes to trolleys with such a huge price differential between the cheapest and most expensive carts.
The good news is that there is a model for everyone, from those of you looking to spend around £100, right up to those of you willing to spend four figures. Just ensure you shop within your requirements and means.
Having set your budget, the next thing to consider is whether you want (and need) an electric trolley or push cart. Electric options cost more money but come with a lot more features and are far easier to manoeuvre, especially if you play undulating courses. Push carts are much cheaper, but are usually lighter, include more storage and are and very easy to use. Plus, you don’t have to remember to charge the battery before your round!
Depending on how much you want to spend and what you need, there are a whole host of features available on golf trolleys. Some are multi-functional whereas some just look to perform as a cart.
All electric models come with adjustable speed control, but some will include the ability to send your cart off a set distance before it stops. Then there are models with touchscreen GPS functionality, normally pre-loaded with tens of thousands of courses across the globe, which saves you buying a separate handheld GPS or rangefinder. Many now include shot-tracking technology, so you can track your data and see where you need to improve. You’ll also find things like scorecards, shot measurements and even the ability to link your phone and receive notifications via the LCD screens while you’re on the course.
Where push carts often beat the best electric trolleys is the amount of storage included as standard. Many have space for your phone, balls, tees, valuables, drink, and even an umbrella. Most electric models require you to spend additional money on accessories stations which can be attached.
Ease of use and size
The reason you’re buying a trolley is to make life easier when moving around on the course, so a cart that isn’t easy to use is pointless. But, as well as being easy to maneuver, they need to be easy to fold and unfold and store. Most modern models feature simple one or two-step folding and unfolding processes and are surprisingly lightweight.
Be sure to consider the size. If you can fit your trolley and clubs in your car then it’s not going to be right for you. And, equally, if storage space is at a premium at home then make sure you choose a more compact model or a model where the wheels can be easily removed.
As mentioned above, push trolleys include far more storage space as standard than most electric golf trolleys so make sure you’re aware of this. Of course, that shouldn’t stop you from buying an electric model if it suits your needs, and cart bags come with plenty of storage space, but if you want to add an umbrella holder, GPS holder, or something to hold your drink then you could be looking at further expense.
Buying one of the best golf trolleys can be a big investment so you’ll want it to last a long time and deal with the various conditions we golfers face on the course – especially if you’re reading in Britain! Assuming your budget allows, invest in a model that’s made from strong materials like aluminum and, if you’re planning to play all year round, consider buying a set of winter wheels.
Many trolleys may only offer one color option, but some brands do give you frame and wheel color choices. Just make sure the trolley you choose is in a color and design you like and will still look how you want it to when you’ve got a bag on it.
If you’re making the move into golf trolleys then we’d always recommend buying a bag from the same brand that makes your cart because it will have been designed to perfectly fit. Some brands, like Motocaddy, make hybrid bags that can be used both on their trolleys or as a stand/carry bag. Ideal if you travel overseas for golf or ever forget to charge the battery.
If you have decided to buy an electric trolley then make sure you consider the battery life. Most brands will offer a standard lithium battery or a more expensive extended lithium battery. In our experience, the standard batteries comfortably last far more than 18 holes. But if you’re someone who regularly plays 36 holes in a day or who wants to play more than one round across a weekend without charging, then we’d recommend investing slightly more in the longer-lasting model.
Golf trolleys are an expensive investment and, while it’s rare, they can go wrong because there’s a lot of tech involved. Most brands offer decent warranties and, if you’re buying an electric model, you’ll find you get a warranty for your trolley frame and a separate warranty for the battery. Just make sure you ask or research the warranty and its conditions before making your purchase.
Push Golf Trolleys: Frequently Asked Questions
What is the best golf trolley brand?
PowaKaddy and Motocaddy are the best-known and market-leading brands. But smaller brands like Bag Boy, Sun Mountain, Stewart Golf, and MGI Golf also make some quality golf carts.
Is an electric golf trolley better than a push golf trolley?
It really depends on your needs and budget.
Electric golf trolleys are more expensive than push trolleys due to the additional technology, mechanics, and lightweight, super-powerful lithium batteries. While a push trolley is far more beneficial than carrying, an electric trolley lightens the load even further.
Many electric trolleys can also do things like charge your phone and receive your messages and notifications via their screens, while the likes of Motocaddy and PowaKaddy even produce models that include GPS, saving you from buying a separate Distance Measuring Device (DMD).
Push trolleys do tend to be smaller and lighter than electric golf trolleys, which is handy if you’re short of space at home or in the car boot, and the lower price point may leave some valuable extra cash available to upgrade your golf clubs or equipment.
Do golf trolleys include all of the accessories I need?
It depends on the brand and model. Many of the best push trolleys have integrated stations with storage pouches and holders for an umbrella, drink, and scorecard included. Electric trolleys can often require you to buy the parts separately. Most brands have loads of accessories to choose from, including GPS and phone cradles, drinks and umbrella holders, rain covers, winter wheels, and trolley covers.
Do I need to buy a special golf bag for my cart?
Ideally, yes. You can use your carry bag but it may not be as secure as the cart bags which trolleys are designed to hold. Most trolleys have specific attachments to ensure your cart bag stays perfectly in place, whereas a carry/stand bag can move about and impact your trolley’s performance.
If buying a Motocaddy or PowaKaddy, we’d always recommend purchasing one of the brand’s own cart bags as they have been designed to fit their trolleys perfectly and are exceptionally easy to attach and remove.
Which golf trolley is quicker and easier to fold and unfold?
Most push trolleys come with a simple, fast assembly process. Couple that with the lack of need to connect a battery and push trolleys suit those golfers who like to get going straight away when they arrive at the course. They also tend to be lighter than electric trolleys.
But the technology in electric trolleys is improving every year and, realistically, the difference in assembly time is negligible.
Are push golf trolleys suitable for undulating courses?
A push trolley is still going to be far more beneficial to your game and body than carrying your bag around a hilly golf course. It will prove a little more strenuous than an electric model, which, despite being heavier, does all of the hard work for you. Just make sure the battery is fully charged!
If your heart is set on a push trolley then the models we’ve highlighted below are extremely lightweight and all have easy-to-use brakes, so there’s no chance of your precious clubs trundling down a hill. There’s even a model with four wheels for extra stability on sidehills and tricky lies.
Whatever you do, try to avoid the old-fashioned pull golf trolley as these put additional strain on one side of your body.
Are push golf carts easier to transport and store than electric models?
Even in the high-tech, modern world, weight tends to be less of an issue with push trolleys due to the lack of motors and batteries. But size really depends on the folding technology. If boot and storage space is at a premium then be sure to check the size of the trolley folded down and measure your spaces before making a purchase. The last thing you want is to splash the cash and then find it doesn’t fit in your car with your clubs.
Most golf trolleys include easy-release wheels to make transportation, storage, and cleaning even easier.
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