Best Electric Golf Trolley Under £300
Buying an electric golf trolley doesn’t have to break the bank. We’ve tested 4 of the best electric golf trolleys you can buy under the £300 mark, and thankfully they don’t disappoint.
So what can an electric golf trolley do for me?
If you’re carrying your bag on your shoulders, it’s likely the strain this puts on your lower back and shoulder impacts your swing and in turn your score. If you decide to buy an electric golf trolley you’ll notice the difference on your first round, and in turn you’ll start improving that handicap and find yourself enjoying each round more.
Some of you probably hire out a golf cart on your visits to the course and this has two downsides. Firstly, there’s the cost, over the course of a year you’ll find yourself spending much more on the cost of hiring a cart when you could invest in an electric golf trolley which will pay for itself after 10 – 15 rounds of golf. Secondly you’ll be losing out on the health benefits you get by walking the golf course. In today’s health conscious world, it’s common knowledge 10,000 steps per day is the target number to help keep your health in top condition, and what better way to achieve this is there than playing golf?
There are some features the following trolleys lack due to their price point, but that doesn’t mean they're not worth buying. If you’re looking for some of the higher end models which include features such as remote control, follow, USB charging, built in GPS and downhill braking you’ll want to check out the best electric golf trolleys for 2018.
Here's Our Best Electric Golf Trolleys For Under £300
1.) Offmetrolley Z1 Electric Golf Trolley
Here we have the offmetrolley z1 which is our favorite at this price point.
The trolley comes equipped with a lead acid battery which can be upgraded to a lithium battery at a cost of £120 and is both lighter and has a longer cycle life. The lead acid does last 36 holes whereas the lithium lasts 18 holes, but lead acid have a much lower cycle life. The lithium battery weighs only 2kg compared to the lead acids 9kg, it's unlikely you'll need to upgrade to the lithium battery as this will add nearly 50% to the price of this golf trolley unless the weight is an issue for you.
The trolley itself weighs 9kg (18kg with the lead acid battery) and has a solid build quality that's usually associated with the bigger brands such as Powakaddy. It has an aluminium frame (white or black) with red accents. The design is great and has that "sporty look", which doesn't look out of place among trolleys costing two or three times as much.
It's not only the style department where the Z1 excels. It also performs on par with the Powakaddy and Motocaddy trolleys in terms of performance whilst being nearly half the price. You’ll find the Z1 easy to operate, it has a led display on the handles which has a battery life indicator on it, so you’ll always know when it’s time to charge the battery. There is also the variable speed control which is simple to use although it can be a little bit sensitive, this isn’t anything to worry about as it’s easy to get use to.
In conclusion this trolley is the best performer at this price point. It'll handle everything you throw at it including hilly courses. It's has an attractive design which shares similarities with trolleys that cost twice as much. If you decide to purchase this trolley you won't be disappointed as it's such great value. Lastly the offmetrolley customer service is great just check out what customers say on Amazon this product really does sell itself.
2.) Pro Rider Electric Golf Trolley
Here we have the Pro Rider electric golf trolley which is another great budget trolley worth considering.
The Pro Rider comes with a 36 hole lead acid battery so you're unlikely to run out of power even if you decide to go for two full rounds. If lead acid isn't your choice of battery this probably isn't the trolley for you. You'll be unable to purchase a lithium battery from the manufacturer for this trolley and would have to purchase a universal lithium battery which can be more hassle than they're worth, it would make more sense to go with the Z1 which has a lithium battery option (at an added cost) which would have the added benefit of being covered under warranty.
It has a powerful and somewhat quiet 200w motor that can tackle whatever you throw at it. We found no issues with its capabilities on our local course which has some fairly steep inclines which the trolley handled with ease.
There is also a wider range of color options to choose from with this trolley, our favorite being the Black & Yellow trolley. This color option does come at an added cost but looks great, one of the best looking trolleys we've seen to date. The silver option (pictured above) Is the cheapest option but as there isn't any difference between the two other than cosmetic, it isn't really necessary to change the color, unless style is something you find important.
Included in the price are the following accessories: umbrella holder, accessory station, drinks holder, score card holder, rain cover and a carry bag which ultimately save you the added costs of purchasing these products separately. The only optional extra that you'll have to pay extra for is the winter wheels kit which will add an additional £50 to the price (still priced under £300 with the winter wheels kit) which is a must if you golf throughout the winter months.
Also worth noting is how easy this trolley is to assemble. There is a small piece of information missing from the instructions that may cause you a slight issue were you to buy this trolley. The left and right wheels need to be on the correct side else you'll find the wheels won't turn. So don't panic if you come across this issue, simply switch the left and right wheel and you're ready to go. The Pro Rider is compact when folded which again is a simple process, and will easily fit in the backseat/boot of your car.
You can't go wrong with the Pro Rider. The added accessories can save you over £100 if you were to purchase these items separately. It doesn't have all the bells & whistles that come with the premium electric golf trolleys but it's a solid performer. You're not going to be disappointed should you decide to purchase this trolley as it does its job sufficiently, allowing you to concentrate on your game click here to get the pro rider with the free accessories pack.
3.) Ben Sayers Electric Golf Trolley
Next up we have the Ben Sayers electric golf trolley.
This golf trolley also has a 36 hole battery (lead acid) so you'll be happy to know this trolley isn't going to be running out of juice on you even if you forgot to put it on charge after your last round. Charging time is long (around 8 hours) but this is the case with all lead acid batteries. If you're looking for something that has a quicker charge time consider purchasing a lithium battery which tend to charge around 4x quicker and have the added benefit of being 4x lighter aswell. However, this comes at a cost of £150 and if you're trying to grab yourself a bargain, the cost of this upgrade may not be worth parting your hard earned cash for.
This is a good performer on the course, as well as being able to last for a couple of rounds of golf without a charge, it can also tackle hilly courses with ease. It does have a tendency to lift its front wheels if too much power is applied whilst going up an incline but this isn't a design fault as most other trolleys that don't have an anti-tip wheel also have this issue.
As with the Pro Rider, the Ben Sayers electric golf trolley also includes a free accessory pack with the following accessories: umbrella holder, drinks holder, scorecard holder, accessory station, rain cover and a carry bag. The included accessories would cost over £100 to buy separately, showing just how much bang for your buck you get when buying one of these electric golf trolleys.
There is an ADF function which has preset distances should you want to send you trolley on ahead of you. I would recommend doing so on flat surfaces as on hilly surfaces the trolley is more likely to tip over. There is also a memory function which allows you to save your preferred speed. I found the set speed functions set to my walking speed perfectly but have heard from other customers that they found one speed setting too slow and the next one up too fast ultimately leading to a bad experience.
Well with the speed settings getting a negative from us it's likely that will probably put you off from buying this model but it shouldn't. For me it worked great and there wasn't any issues, however I wanted to let you know just incase you were to purchase this trolley and found yourself in a similar situation. If this really is a concern of yours you should check out what buyers on Amazon think first to ease your mind. If you still aren't convinced the Pro Rider (#2 in our list) comes with the same accessories and is priced similarly but without the ADF function. Or the Z1 (our top choice) has the ADF but without the accessory pack. The choice is yours!
4.) Clubbers Deluxe Electric Golf Trolley
Finally we have our budget choice which comes in at a price comparable to a push trolley, the Clubbers Deluxe.
Surprisingly this trolley also has a 36 hole battery included in the price which is great considering its sub £200 price point. There's nothing much else to cover in terms of the battery as this is pretty much the same thing you're getting with the above 3 options. You'll get two rounds of golf in without having to charge and can switch out the lead acid for a lithium battery if you're happy to pay the extra money. Not that you're likely to want to spend nearly as much on an additional battery as you are on the cost of this whole electric golf trolley.
Unlike the above options the build quality on this one does suffer, and that's partly due to its cost. The speed control can take a little time to get used to and feels a little cheap and "plasticy". Another problem is when you're tackling inclines this trolley will tip if you're not concentrating and holding on to it, so bear this in mind when deciding whether or not to purchase it.
The performance isn't bad though. It will tackle hilly courses fine you'll just need to concentrate on making sure the trolley doesn't tip over. It's easy to fold away and assemble and transports your clubs from hole to hole without any issues. What else could you ask for at this price?
Although it's not the best on this list it is the cheapest. Whilst you'll get better value with the above options this is still a much better option than a push golf cart. So if you're on a budget, or just looking to save some money on a cheaper model, the Clubbers Deluxe isn't a bad choice it just has a few flaws, however these are easy to overlook when you take into account all this trolley offers at a price of under £200.
In conclusion you can't go wrong with any of these products. All of them offer great value for money and cost around the same as a higher end push trolley. Like pretty much every golfer who decides to purchase an electric golf trolley, you'll wonder why you hadn't done sooner. Without having to push and pull your cart or worse, carry you'll notice the difference when it comes to swing and the little aches and pains will disappear. It really does make that much of a difference.