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Best new golf carts 2021/2022

Best new golf carts 2021/2022

We are in the process of rounding out our reviews of the best new golf carts on market. While doing so, we generally break down the specific gear categories into top 3 rankings list. The breakdown is done in an attempt to align with more specific requests from certain golfers. Price ranges or specific features are examples of why we might segment into specific product category for golf carts.

Our specific gear categories do evolve over the time period under evaluation. This may result in some carts getting pushed down off the ranking list during the next year. This just depends if new carts come to market that are rate higher than the existing listed products.

We understand that some of the reasons of our ranking might not be the same as our readers. This was why we maintain a general list that includes all of the carts that we review and this is what our best new golf carts 2021/2022 represents. For example, we avoid brand affiliation being factored in our rankings. Instead for some golfers they just love certain brands and given the choice they would prefer to keep to them.

The other reason we like to keep the “master list” is our belief that these are quality carts. The fact that these products at some point where in the top 3 speaks to their merits. So, there is no reason that they anyway should not be considered. There may be an opportunity to grab one at a discount or promotion. If so this potentially would shift the quality vs price ratio in a favorable direction.

To help give you an idea of the factors we considered when ranking the best remote golf carts.

Quality 

It goes without saying that there needs to be an emphasis on quality to rank on the top. Materials, stability, durability and warranties are some examples of the aspects which we evaluate when coming up with our quality score.

Price

We don’t believe in a “price is no object”” mentality here. If you pay top dollar there needs to be a quality ratio that supports the investment. If the gear costs double then there should be a justification for it.

Features 

Beyond quality there are those add-ons that make the cart more appealing. Weight, size, power are all examples of features that may impact where a product gets ranked. At times the importance of a feature may be increased or lessened. For example, we would place less importance of the weight of an electric cart as compared to a pull cart.

Hopefully our efforts in tracking what is happening in the golf cart market can help you find a cart that makes your golf rounds more enjoyable.


Motocaddy M7 Remote DHC Electric Caddy

Motocaddy M7 Remote DHC Electric Caddy

Motocaddy has been a market leader in the electric cart industry for years. The new M7 Remote DHC Electric CaddyDeveloped just keeps on distancing Motocaddy from the rest of the field.

We can’t really say it any better than they can… 

Remote – Re-imagined

Following extensive development and testing, the M7 REMOTE’s powerful drive system has been completely redesigned to offer increased reliability, optimised battery efficiency, and instinctive caddy control from your first time behind the wheel.

Responsive Control

A new-look, rechargeable remote control handset conveniently clips to the caddy frame for easy access and storage. The upgraded handset provides golfers with new ergonomic controls, improving usability and precision when controlling the caddy.

Compact Folding, Simplified

The M7 REMOTE is the newest addition to the award-winning M-Series range. The sophisticated remote control model integrates all the cutting-edge M-Series functionality including the world’s simplest folding mechanism, innovative trunk friendly design, high-power 28.8V system, easily-adjustable handle height and over-sized tubing for ultimate caddy stability. It also features a removable rear anti-tip wheel and automatic Downhill Control to traverse undulations with ease.

FEATURES:
  • Rechargeable remote control handset
  • Forward, left, right & reverse controls
  • Pause & resume, plus emergency stop
  • Automatic Downhill Control
  • Easy manual control mode
  • Removable rear anti-tip wheel
  • 50m range cut-out
  • 120 second hibernation
  • Remote handset lock function
  • Simple, compact-folding system
  • SlimFold trunk friendly design
  • Next generation, High Power 28.8V system
  • Anti-glare LCD screen
  • Nine-speed settings, Speed indicator & Battery meter
  • On screen remote handset battery meter
  • USB charging port
  • Super‑lightweight, waterproof Lithium battery
  • On board charging
  • Oversize tubing for ultimate handle stability
  • Innovative inverting wheels
  • Convenient auto‑open stand
  • Simple, fully-adjustable handle height
  • EASILOCK™ compatible

There just is not a better remote cart out there so if you are looking for the best, here it is.

Motocaddy M7 Remote DHC Electric Caddy
  • ELECTRIC GOLF CADDY: Compact, easy-to-fold motorized golf cart caddy follows your every direction with the push of a button; Dimensions (L x W x H): 16.5 x 18.5 x 25.6 inches; Weight: 36.7 pounds
  • RECHARGEABLE REMOTE: Rechargeable remote control handset can be conveniently stored on the caddy frame or in your pocket while locked to avoid accidentally pushing a button
  • EASY TO DRIVE: Forward, left, right, reverse, pause, resume, and emergency stop buttons make maneuvering instinctive and easy; Remote's range of 150 feet allows you to safely operate from a distance; Manual control mode can be switched on if your battery drains
  • DOWNHILL CONTROL: Downhill braking technology automatically maintains a constant speed while moving down a gradient, preventing runaway caddies; Removable rear wheel offers extra balance over rough terrain to prevent tipping
  • FULLY ADJUSTABLE: Simple-to-fold, 2 step system collapses the caddy into a compact size for easy storage and transportation; thick, ergonomic handle adjusts to perfectly fit your height


Motocaddy M5 GPS DHC Electric Caddy

Motocaddy M5 GPS DHC Electric Caddy - Electric Golf Cart

Motocaddy has been a market leader in the electric cart industry for years. The new M7 Remote DHC Electric CaddyDeveloped just keeps on distancin

Motocaddy’s M series continues to dominate across all categories. Building on a superior core design has allowed Motocaddy to tweak their cart’s so to meet the specific niches in the golf cart market. The M5 GPS DHC Electric Caddy is no different.

Short of having the remote control like the M7, the M5 is packed with everything else you could want from an electric cart and more. 

Again, we can’t say it any better than the market leader does so….

«Compact and easy-to-fold, the M5 GPS DHC is the world’s first compact caddy to offer fully‑integrated GPS built into a super-responsive 3.5” touchscreen display. Easily viewable no matter the weather, the screen can be easily controlled in all conditions – even while wearing a glove.”

Power at your fingertips

Boasting 40,000 pre-loaded courses with distances to the front, middle and back of the green, plus hazards, the M5 GPS DHC offers the ability to move the flag position for more accurate shot preparation. Packed with features, the high-resolution touchscreen display also includes a Clock, Round timer and Score tracking, plus the par and stroke index of each hole, shot distance measurement, automatic hole advancement and a battery meter.

Smart Connectivity

The M5 GPS DHC can also be connected via Bluetooth to the free Motocaddy GPS app to offer a wide-range of smartphone notifications including missed calls, texts, emails and range of app alerts, including WhatsApp and Facebook. In another industry first, the caddy also offers built-in WiFi for super-fast Over‑the‑Air course and system updates.

Keep Control

Developed with our award-winning DHC technology, the caddy can also maintain a constant speed while moving down a gradient – thanks to a special single motor that offers downhill braking, coupled with an electronic parking brake. It also comes with specialised all-terrain DHC wheels.

FEATURES:
  • Automatic Downhill Control
  • Simple, compact-folding system
  • SlimFold trunk friendly design
  • Next generation, High Power 28.8V system
  • Nine-speed settings, Speed indicator & Battery meter
  • USB charging port
  • Super‑lightweight, waterproof Lithium battery
  • On board charging
  • Oversize tubing for ultimate handle stability
  • Innovative inverting wheels
  • Convenient auto‑open stand
  • Simple, fully-adjustable handle height
  • EASILOCK™ compatible
  • Electronic Parking brake
  • All terrain DHC wheels
  • World’s first compact touchscreen caddy
  • High resolution 3.5” LCD touchscreen display
  • Fully integrated, high-performance GPS
  • 40,000 pre‑loaded courses ‑ no subscription
  • Distances to front, middle & back of green, plus hazards
  • Drag & drop pin positioning
  • Smartphone alerts (missed calls, texts, emails & apps)*
  • Score tracking
  • Shot distance measurement
  • WiFi powered, Over‑the‑Air updates**
  • Clock & Round timer
  • Adjustable Distance Control (up to 60 yards/metres) 
  • Powerful, whisper-quiet 230W DHC motor

You will be hard pressed to find an electric cart on the market with more

Motocaddy M5 GPS DHC Electric Caddy
  • ELECTRIC GPS GOLF CADDY: Compact, easy-to-fold motorized golf cart caddy with fully-integrated GPS effortlessly moves around the course and ups your golf game; Dimensions (L x W x H): 16.1 x 18.5 x 25.6 inches; Weight: 28.4 pounds
  • DYNAMIC TOUCHSCREEN: 3.5-inch touchscreen display is easily viewable and controllable in all weather conditions or while wearing a glove; Innovative system features clock, round timer, score tracking, and course metrics to help record and compare your results
  • KEEP CONTROL: Downhill braking technology maintains a constant speed while moving down a gradient, preventing runaway caddies; 3 all-terrain DHC wheels provide traction on all types of terrain and invert when the frame is folded
  • FULLY ADJUSTABLE: Simple-to-fold, 2 step system collapses the cart into a compact size for easy storage and transportation; Thick, ergonomic handle adjusts to perfectly fit your height
  • RESPONSIVE GPS FEATURES: 40,000 pre-loaded courses contain valuable distance data; Reposition the flag to plan your shot; Optional smartphone alerts ensure you don't miss important life events off the course


Alphard Golf eWheels Club Booster V2

Alphard Club Booster V2 E-Wheels – Convert Your Push Cart into a Motorized, Electric Remote-Controlled Golf Caddie

It is not often that there are products that are truly innovative come to market. Yes, there are gradual improvements with advances in technology that keep things moving forward.  Instead, we find it far more interesting when gear comes along where people started looking at finding solutions in a completely different way. And that is exactly what the Alphard Golf eWheels Club Booster V2 does.

When you have this type of innovation it is even hard to find a category that it fits into and such is the case here. We have decided that it best belongs in the remote electric cart category but it actually is not one. It just transforms your existing cart into one.  Alphard Golf has also done their due diligence offering versions to support the vast majority of push carts on the market. So, you are more likely than not to find one that fits for you.

What was most impressive to us was that it was not a second-best solution to just going out and getting a remote cart. It actually delivered and lived up to the full expectations of what would be considered the industry standard. The craftsmanship and materials are top notch. With and aircraft grade extruded aluminum body and wear resistant polyurethane wheels the eWheels Club Booster V2 is rugged enough to handle all terrain you may encounter on the course and keep on moving forward.

The next worry we had was would it require complicated and painful assembly. Again, a big surprise that we had this integrated with our cart in no time and no fuss. Definitely it did not rival my Ikea furniture building experiences. There is a benefit here also in that you are giving yourself the option of using a motorized cart when you feel like and not on those rounds you feel like a little more exercise. Maybe that second round of the day needs a little boost, problem solved!

The price runs somewhere around half of what the other leading remote-control carts are selling for on the market so there is some savings to be found as well. While the warranty is only one year so is a little on the short side it is a durable product. And also, the individual components are separately sold at fair prices so if somewhere down the line there would be a need for some tunning up your whole investment is not lost.So, if you are considering upgrading your current cart in favor of an electric cart this really is a product that you should be considering. It gives you complete flexibility, quality at a justifiable price.

Alphard Golf eWheels Club Booster V2
  • TRANSFORMS YOUR PUSH CART INTO A MOTORIZED ELECTRIC CART
  • REMOTE CONTROLLED – Effortless smooth steering with multiple speed and distance timer settings. Send your cart 15 or 30 yards out with a single press of a button. Even pair your smart phone for convenient control that’s always with you
  • 6 AXIS GYROSCOPE – Automatically detects terrain and adjusts to keep your cart tracking straight and rolling at a steady pace even as it traverses bumps and slopes
  • LOADED WITH FEATURES – Weatherproof, long lasting detachable lithium-ion battery, electronic parking brake, virtually silent brushless motors, smart phone app enabled control, customization, and firmware updates. INCLUDES WHEELIE BARS to prevent tipping on hills
  • EASY INSTALLATION AND OPERATION – Club Booster can be installed on your cart quickly and the intuitive controls can be mastered in minutes


MGI  Zip Navigator


MGI Zip Navigator Remote Control Electric Golf Caddy

I had the opportunity to play a round with a friend earlier in the year who had just purchased the MGI Zip Navigator. He had only played a few rounds with it at that point of time but was managing without any visible issues. Even if I was thinking it would have been quite a laugh to watch the cart race off into a water hazard with him panicking with the remote uncontrollably. Unfortunately, no such luck:)

Since we were in the process of product discussions, I caught up with him to check up on how the Navigator was holding up. He without blinking began to rave about it and how it has made his golf rounds more enjoyable. No longer did he need to walk the cart around the green but for example but let the cart go do the wandering while he made a straight line to the ball with putter and remote in hand.

Given he is on the course for about 5 rounds a week and no flaws or product issues are reported it seems to be holding up very well. And with a 3-year warranty there is little need to worry any time soon.

Some additional product hightlights:

  • Full directional remote control allows for left, right, forward, reverse and speed control
  • Patented Gyroscope Straight Tracker technology automatically keeps the cart on track across any terrain
  • Downhill speed control minimises your effort and maximises control
  • Twin 230-watt calibrated motors for supreme power and agility
  • Powered by the largest capacity Lithium 24v 380Wh battery
  • All terrain tread rear wheels help handle all conditions
  • Swivelling front wheel
  • Fully foldable rear fourth wheel for added stability
  • 3 year warranty

We are being a little lenient including the Zip Navigator since it is a little earlier product release than what we intend to track with our new rankings. We give this one a veto purely based on our first-hand knowledge of the product and the fact that we did not manage to get our “best of” cart lists out earlier in the year.