For most of my golfing career, I strictly rode in carts while playing golf. Walking the course never crossed my mind. That all changed a few years ago when one day, I randomly decided to walk during a wet round that was cart path only. The experience was great! Walking that day made me appreciate golf in a way I never had. Since then, I try to walk any time the course allows.
The only downside about walking for me was carrying the bag. So I invested in a cheap push cart and it helped tremendously. I no longer had to endure the stress on my shoulders and neck. The push cart lasted a couple of seasons but eventually gave out. Back in the market, I decided to treat myself a little and buy an electric golf caddy. Another great decision. It was an absolute game-changer.
There are a lot of options out there so I had to do a ton of research prior to buying. Now, I’d like to pass that information down to you in hopes of saving you time and helping you make a well-informed decision. In the list, I’ve added some which are remote-controlled and some that are not. There are also some high-end options and more budget-friendly ones.
So without further ado, here is my list of the best electric golf caddies on the market. I’ve also added a table that compares all ten electric caddies on this list at the bottom of the article. Click here to jump to it now.
1. MGI Zip Navigator AT – (All Terrain) – $1595
Topping the list is the MGI Zip Navigator AT electric caddy. This electric caddy is hard to beat for its price, quality, and performance. It comes equipped with a lightweight Lithium 24v 380Wh battery with a life span of 36 holes. This remote-controlled caddy comes with twin 230-watt calibrated motors and all-terrain tread rear wheels which makes navigating hilly golf courses a breeze. A 5th wheel has been added to the back for more stability on the bigger hills. The front wheels swivel which means this electric caddy can do a 360-degree turn at the drop of a dime. The remote control enables the Zip Navigator to go forward and reverse and also turn left and right.
Assembly out of the box is not difficult. This electric caddy is not like some others which require many parts to be assembled. Just unfold it, pop the wheels on, and you’re good to go. It also folds very compactly for transportation and storage.
The customer reviews for this product are absolutely stellar. I’ve listed a couple below.
Great product right out of the box, exceeded all my expectations. Easy instructions to assemble (very little). More enjoyment to walk the course than with a push cart. Great distance for the remote.Anonymous MGI Reviewer
This thing is great, if you are a semi functioning adult you will have no problem with the zip navigator. It’s lightweight, easy to transport, it scares dogs and small children when you chase them, super long battery life I made it through 53.5 holes before it died on me walking up the 18th, but I did chase my kids around earlier in the day so take that off my schedule and I would have made it a full 54.
Don’t waste your time with anything else, if you want to walk the course with your arms swinging freely this is for you.Anonymous Amazon Reviewer
Some critiques of this electric caddy include the phone holder doesn’t seem like the best quality and some would like a place to attach a range finder.
2. Stewart Golf Q Follow – $2699
The Steward Golf Q Follow is the most expensive electric caddy on the list. I don’t always believe the most expensive is necessarily the best. Having said that, this unit is the real deal. It’s definitely a luxury caddy that comes with all the bells and whistles. It has two options for batteries at this time: an 18 hole model and a 36 hole model. Both use Stewart’s SmartPower technology. The motor setup includes dual motors at 190 watts. The motors combined with the anti-tip wheels in the back make traversing hills a non issue. It also has downhill breaking to prevent the caddy from potentially picking up too much speed and tipping over.
Where this unit stands out above the rest is with its 3 modes of operation. It has a manual mode which most have on this list. It can be controlled via a remote control which while not groundbreaking, is good to have. And finally, it has a follow mode which is amazing! This electric caddy will actually follow behind you as you walk the hole. The Q Follow also comes with Bluetooth capability and access to the Steward Golf app. With the app, you can check the battery life along with running battery health checks. Best of all, it’s free to use.
I could literally be here all day talking about other features. Instead, how about we see what other customers think of the Q Follow?
I received the Q follow in December and live in the desert on a long (7 miles) hilly golf course but was having posture issues riding in a cart and thought walking would do the body good. The Q follow has lived up to my expectations after a little trial and error over the past 60 days. The battery and remote batteries are outstanding I do not check them very often but recently checked on the 12th tee box and saw I had used only 15% so never have had a worry about either running out. The remote is simply ease to use and I started primarily using the cart mostly in remote mode and have since gradually transitioned over to using the follow mode in every instance I can. The follow mode if used correctly is simple very freeing to just walk the fairways without a care in the world.Will – Q Follow Buyer
I have had 2 trolleys and numerous items from this company and cannot fault them. In life you pay for what you get and that is proved correct in this instance. The build quality is second to none, which should be expected as the items are expensive. But what extras you receive in the form of customer service is amazing. Having had a minor issue with my new Q follow, Deb, Mel and Jan have been fantastic with their help, understanding and knowledge of their products. My trolley was collected and returned in 3 days and I cannot recommend both the product or their customer service more. If only other companies were so helpful. If in doubt, go ahead and buy from them, you wont be disappointed.Andy – Q Follow Buyer
Some critiques of this electric caddy include being heavy to lift out of the car and the battery being a bit difficult to remove. One reviewer wished the remote displayed the battery status and not just the app.
This is the Rolls Royce of electric caddies. You won’t be disappointed!
3. Alphard Club Booster V2 – $799
The Alphard Club Booster V2 is a unique addition to this list. The Alphard transforms your existing manual push cart into an electric caddy. I love the fact the folks at Alphard Golf developed something compatible with most major push cart brands at a relatively affordable price. At least when compared to the others on this list. If you have a nice manual push cart you’d like to keep or if you like to try out different push carts, this is the right product for you. The Club Booster V2 is easy to use. It takes around 20 minutes on the initial install and less than a minute to set up once at the course. It’s controlled via remote and a nice feature is the Distance Timer. You can automatically send the cart up the hole 15 or 30 yards with the push of a button.
I’ve included a list of compatible push carts below. Alphard also sells a cart separately, the Omni Cart, for $200 if that is of interest to you.
CLICGEAR | All 3-Wheel and 4-Wheel Models
SUN MOUNTAIN | Speed, Micro, Pathfinder 3 & 4 Carts
BAGBOY | Quad XL, Compact 3, Tri-Swivel, & Nitron
ROVIC | RV1S & RV1C
CADDYTEK | All Models
TOURTREK | 360
AXGLO | All Models
BIG MAX | IQ
ALPHARD | Duo Cart
From a technical perspective, the Club Booster V2 is solid. It possesses 2 x 130W hub motors which are plenty of power for hilly golf courses and a 6-axis Gyroscope which detects the terrain every 10 milliseconds. This ensures the unit continues to travel along a straight path at the right speed regardless of the terrain it encounters. Cruise control and an electronic parking brake are other features of this unit. It’s also weather-proof which is very cool. We all play in the occasional rain so at least we won’t have to worry about a little water damaging the V2.
This unit has an app it can communicate with via Bluetooth which allows for changing the default speed or turning radius. The coolest part about the app is it can act as a backup remote if the physical remote is lost!
The reviews for the Club Booster V2 are absolutely stellar. Check out a few below.
I received it about 3-4 weeks ago and used it about 5 times so far. What a great product! Well made, sturdy and powerful. The battery covers 2 rounds easily at my home course. Walking on golf courses in hot Arizona is more enjoyable right now. It’s my best golf investment in recent years. Highly recommended to the walking golfers!Tae Club Booster V2 Buyer
I belong to a very hilly course outside of Denver and this is able to handle it with ease. The wheelie bars work great, the cart has never tipped over even when taking it off the cart path. Makes the round much more enjoyable, I’d highly recommend it to anyone.Joel – Club Booster V2 Buyer
Some critiques of this electric caddy include the remote could be better quality, no assembly instructions arriving with the package for a few customers and some orders arrived not having all the required parts. Be 1000% your push cart is compatible before purchasing.
This is a great budget option. Highly recommend.
4. CaddyTrek R2 “Original” – $1495
The CaddyTrek R2 is one of the most innovative electric caddies on the market. It comes equipped with a 24V 10A Lithium Ion battery with a life span of 27 holes. It’s powered by 250-watt dual motors. What separates this model from others at this price point is the number of navigation modes. This unit offers four modes for navigating: remote control, manual, march, and follow. The follow mode being added to this caddy is a huge plus. In addition, this caddy has march mode which is basically the same idea as the follow mode except the R2 is in front of you, and it is engaged by walking towards it. It will stay a few paces ahead. Awesome feature!
The rear studded wheels on this unit could possess the best traction of all the electric caddies on this list. The front two wheels can swivel 360 degrees which allows the R2 to get out of tight spots when required. As you can see from the picture above, it folds super compact and is easy to transport.
Out of the 82 reviews I came across, 70% of them were 4-star or better.
Want to walk a very hilly 18? This cart makes it a dream. Do the research yourself; the battery is so easy to pop out for recharge with no cable connections, it folds down for a good back of the trunk fit, easy to control.Amazon Reviewer
Have had the caddy only a few weeks and walked our course which is hilly for half the holes….went up and down the hills without difficulty…and maintained the perfect distance at all times. Used the remote control which is fine…but switched to the follow me mode and I just enjoyed playing golf with absolutely no worries…what a terrific product that performs as advertised….Bill purchased from Motogolf
Some critiques include the follow mode losing connection with terrain/elevation changes, march mode not being fast enough, and no drink holder.
5. Motocaddy M7 Remote Electric Caddy – $1549
The Motocaddy M7 is one of the most popular electric caddies on this list. The M7 Remote has recently been redesigned to offer more reliability and a longer-lasting battery. It comes equipped with a lightweight M-Series 28V Lithium battery with a life span of 36 holes. The M7 is controlled via remote control, which is rechargeable and powered by two 230w DHC motors. It can easily switch back and forth between manual and remote-controlled modes. An anti-tip wheel has been added for more stability through rough terrain and course undulations.
Motocaddy has also made this electric caddy more instinctive. It’s capable of going forward, left, right, and reverse. It also offers the ability to pause, resume, and stop suddenly in case of emergency. The remote range is 150 ft which is on par with others in this price range.
The M7 is very simple to assemble out of the box and folds down easily thanks to a 2 step system. Once folded down, it’s compact enough to fit into most trunks.
The reviews for the M7 are very good overall. Out of the 129 reviews I came across, 94 were 5-star and 20 were 4-star making 88% of the reviews 4-star or better.
Here are a couple of reviews.
I am never going back to carrying my bag around! This product is certainly the real deal. It’s much more powerful than I thought and has no trouble going up hills! It’s also foldable which makes transporting it easy. Great buy!Jerome purchased from Electricboardingco.com
This thing is seriously powerful! It carries my entire set of clubs with ease, even going up hills as well. It also comes with SO MANY other features I wasn’t aware of until I started using it. Very convenient, light, and easy to use!Amar purchased from Electricboardingco.com
Some critiques of this electric caddy include the sensitivity of the speed control, the caddy being a little heavier than some expected, and the optional accessory package not being worth the $99 price. I believe if purchased from the Motocaddy website, the accessory package is included for free.
6. Powakaddy CT6 – ($1299-$1699)
Next, we have an electric caddy from one of the lesser-known brands to us in the USA, Powakaddy. Powakaddy is super popular over in the UK and has been producing great electric caddies for years. One of the best is the PowaKaddy CT6. Right off the bat, I love the fact that a GPS touchscreen is on the handle! It may not be the biggest screen at 2.8 inches, but it’s a touch screen nonetheless! The GPS comes with over 40,000 courses preloaded which is awesome. This is the most compact electric caddy they’ve put out, and they market it 35% smaller than its nearest competitor.
The CT6 runs on a Plug’n’Play™ 30v battery system which is available in two sizes, one for 18 holes and another capable of 36 holes. This unit is powered by a 30v 230w motor and doesn’t come with remote control.
An optional feature is the self-sensing Electronic Braking System, which automatically slows down the electric caddy on steep inclines. The caddy is under a 2-year warranty and the battery is under a 5-year warranty.
There are not a ton of reviews out there as I mentioned PowaKaddy is a UK brand, but I did come across a handful. Here’s one.
The PowaKaddy CT6 is a great piece of kit. Very compact, lighter and well designed and built. The folding mechanism is very easy to use and the display easy to follow and operate. I like the GPS and the EBS. The speed control is recessed so not so easy to change inadvertently. Only slight negatives are that it is heavier to turn when in use and the carry handle is a bit awkward for anyone with a normal hand.Ebay review
Some critiques of the CT6 are the caddy will sometimes tip backward on higher inclines as it doesn’t have any additional anti-tip wheel and no remote control.
The Zip X5 is another solid electric caddy produced by MGI. If you don’t want to pay up to the MGI Zip Navigator then the X5 could be your answer. This unit comes standard with a 24V 250Wh Lithium battery that’s capable of going 36 holes on a full charge. The 24V 380Wh battery, which comes with the Zip Navigator, is available for an additional $120. The Zip X5 comes with one 230-watt motor, which is one less than the Zip Navigator. Another difference between the two is the X5 is not controlled via remote control.
Though not with all the bells and whistles of the aforementioned Zip Navigator, the X5 is equipped with some desirable features. The downhill speed control creates an effortless stroll while maintaining the desired speed on downhill terrain. Safely park on any terrain by activating the electronic parking brake as well. A USB charging port and a digital screen, which can be used as an odometer for walked distance and longest drive, are also included. A fully foldable 4th rear wheel has been added for stability which is super helpful on inclines. The front wheel is capable of swiveling as well as locking while the back tires come with all-terrain tread.
The reviews are good for the Zip X5. Here is one from an extremely happy customer.
My course is quite hilly and we’ve been restricted to cart path only because of the Texas drought. I’d rather walk than grab three clubs and walk across the fairway before every shot, so I bought this for the duration of the rule. I doubt I’ll ever ride a cart again. At 64, I rarely have my expectations exceeded, but this thing is bloody brilliant. The quality is excellent and assembly is very simple. It’s quite a bit larger when folded than a regular push cart, but quite light and easy to put into the back of my SUV. Battery lasts 18 holes easily, but does require overnight charging, so if you want to play 36 a second battery is in order, or spring for the larger one. Operation is simple even for this techno numpty. Comes with a cup holder and a little grabby thing for my range finder. I’m pretty good at finding fault, but can’t find a single thing to complain about.Amazon reviewer
Some critiques include sensitivity when changing speeds and the lack of half speeds.
8. Motocaddy M5 GPS DHC – ($1349-$1449)
The Motocaddy M5 GPS DHC has been dubbed the world’s most intelligent electric caddy. The label fits as the M5 comes with a fully integrated GPS system which is preloaded with 40,000 golf courses. This is shown on a 3.5″ ultra-responsive touchscreen. As I mentioned with the PowaKaddy CT6, I absolutely love the touchscreen with the GPS. I normally wear a GPS watch, but it would be nice not to have to with a unit like this that provides the same statistics. The M5 can also be connected via Bluetooth to the free Motocaddy GPS app which provides smartphone notifications including missed calls and text messages.
The M5 comes with a standard lithium 18 hole battery. However, similar to the Motocaddy M7 on this list, the M5 can add a 28.8V lithium battery for an additional $100. Adding this battery would take the usage to 36 holes. It also comes with the same 230W DHC motor as the M7. This unit has nine different speed settings which is standard. All terrain wheels, an electric parking brake, and automatic downhill control are a few of the other desirable features of this electric caddy. It’s also lightweight and folds compact to fit into even the smallest of trunks.
The M5 is not remote controlled. It seems the trade off for some of these electric caddies with GPS is no remote control. So keep that in mind when making a decision.
There are not a ton of reviews, but the ones I came across offered praise for the M5. Check out a couple below.
I purchased this cart last year and I love the GPS app feature. It gives me the yardage right on the display, it’s very compact when folded and it looks great on the golf course. I get many compliments. Received free accessories from Motogolf.com when I bought it. I highly recommend it!Hwasook from Motogolf reviews
Beautifully weighted, easy to assemble and reverse Folds to a good size so easily transported. Motor is very quiet in fact you cant hear it. My only gripe was the firm plastic screen protector was broken on delivery but if thats the worst then great product. GPS is spot on and all the extras are awesome.David from golfonline reviews
The only critique of the M5 I came across was the need to invert the wheels for storage. The reviewer stated it’s easy to do though.
9. PowaKaddy FX3 – $679
The PowaKaddy FX3 is the second entry from PowaKaddy to make the list. The FX3 is definitely the more budget friendly of the two. With that being said, you’ll have to sacrifice a couple of things when going from the CT6 to FX3. Most notably, the GPS system is not included with this electric caddy as it is for the CT6. While the FX3 does have a 2.3″ full color widescreen display, it’s mainly used for a power gauge and battery fuel indicator.
The FX3 runs on a Plug’n’Play™ 30v battery system which is available in two sizes, one for 18 holes and another capable of 36 holes. This unit is powered by a 30v 230w whisper motor. The FX3 does not come with remote control.
Similar to the CT6, an optional feature available is the self sensing Electronic Braking System which automatically slows down the electric caddy on steep inclines. The FX3 is under a 2 year warranty and the battery is under a 5 year warranty.
The reviews for this electric caddy are great. The FX3 is rated 4.6 out of 5 stars with more than 175 reviews. Here’s an example.
Came pretty much assembled. So lightweight and sleek. one button! I belong to a golf club that has very hilly terrain and this worked like a charm. The speed can go to 10, yet I only need to set it to 3 or 4. I couldn’t be happier.Carol reviewed on Golf Caddie Outlet
Some critiques include difficulty adjusting the speed at times and the FX3 not being as upgraded as some of the newer models (CT6)
10. Motocaddy M1 DHC – $899
Motocaddy has touted its M1 DHC model as the world’s simplest-to-use compact electric caddy. For an entry-level electric caddy, the M1 DHC checks all the boxes. Some of the more popular features include 9-speed settings, downhill braking, and an electronic parking brake. With a USB charging port onboard, you’ll be able to keep your phone or GPS device charged throughout the round.
The M1 DHC is equipped with the same battery options and motor as the other Motocaddy electric caddies on this list. You can either go for the standard lithium battery which provides 18 holes of range or upgrade to the 28v lithium battery to increase the range to 36 holes. The M1 DHC is powered by a 230W DHC motor, the same as the M5 and M7.
This model isn’t remote-controlled.
The M1 DHC has a feature that allows it to maintain a constant speed when moving down a gradient which is super helpful. You can also set the caddy to travel selected distances in 15-yard increments. Lastly, this model employs the Motocaddy compact folding design system which ensures the electric caddy can be transported in small trunks.
The M1 DHC is highly rated. Check out a review below.
The Motocaddy M1 DHC is by far the best trolley I have owned. I love the braking system, no fear now of an unattended trolley running into the river that runs through my golf course. It fits nicely in my car boot together with my golf bag. I am very pleased with my purchase.RM from Golfonline UK
The only critique of the M1 DHC was the sensitivity of speed control. A few reviewers mentioned this.
Electric Golf Caddy Comparison
|Electric Caddy||Remote||Battery Type||Battery Life||Dimensions (Open)||Dimensions (Folded)||Weight (with Battery)||Weight (without Battery)||Cost|
|MGI Zip Navigator AT||Yes||24V 380Wh Lithium Battery||36 Holes||31.5′ X 23.2′ X 40.9′ Inches||(Inverted Rear Wheels): 27.55″ x 18.5″ x 16.5″ Inches||34.96 lbs||28.6 lbs||$1595|
|Steward Golf Q Follow||Yes||SmartPower Lithium Battery (two options: 18 or 36 holes)||18 or 36 Holes||Not Available||23.62″ x 21.46″ x 12.52″ Inches||36.3 lbs||31.3 lbs||$2699-$2899|
|Alphard Club Booster V2||Yes||5200mAh Lithium Ion Battery||27 Holes||33″ x 11″ x 11″ Inches||25″ x 11″ x 11″ Inches||26 lbs||21 lbs||$739 without brackets, $799 with brackets|
|CaddyTrek R2 “Original”||Yes||24V 10A Lithium Ion||27 holes||36″ x 34″ x 23″ Inches||23″ x 18″ x 12″ Inches||39 lbs||33 lbs||$1495|
|Motocaddy M7 Remote||Yes||M-Series 28V Lithium Battery||36 Holes||Not Available||25.6″ x 18.5″ x 16.5″||36.7||31.7||$1549|
|PowaKaddy CT6||No||30v Plug ‘n’ Play™ Lithium Battery (two options available)||18 or 36 Holes||37.6″ x 21.8 x 46.1 Inches||20.1″ x 16.7″ x 14.8″ Inches||25.2 lbs||21.8||$1299|
|MGI Zip X5||No||24v 250w Lithium Battery. Optional 24v x 380 for $120 more||36 Holes||31.5″ x 24″ x 37.5″ Inches||27.1″ x 18.5″ x 16.70″ Inches||30.5 lbs||25.9 lbs||$1099-$1219|
|Motocaddy M5 GPS||No||18 hole Lithium or M-Series 28V Lithium Battery||18 or 36 Holes||Not Available||25.6″ x 18.5″ x 16″ Inches||30.1 lbs||25.1 lbs||$1349-$1449|
|PowaKaddy FX3||No||30v Plug ‘n’ Play™ Lithium Battery (two options available)||18 or 36 Holes||“37.6 x 22″ x 46” Inches||31.7″ x 22″ x 13.6″ Inches||25.2 lbs||21.2 lbs||$679|
|Motcaddy M1 DHC||No||18 hole Lithium or M-Series 28V Lithium Battery||18 or 36 Holes||Not Available||25.6″ x 18.5″ x 16.1″ Inches||27.4 lbs||23.4 lbs||$899|
The ten options I’ve provided are the best electric caddies on the market, for their specific price points. Whether you prefer to control the electric caddy by remote or the push of a button on the handle, the options on this list can accommodate you.
In conclusion, like pretty much all electric caddies, a cart bag is the preferred bag type. A standing bag will likely work, but you may have to pin the legs to the bag to avoid interference. Just keep that in mind before making the purchase.