Looking for the best push golf trolley I’ve tested a lot over the past few months. In my research, I found some decent options, some really bad options, and a few units that stood above them all.
Those are the trolleys that we will be looking at today. But for shoppers that only want to hear about the best of the best, I can say that the CaddyTek SuperLite Deluxe Golf Push Cart was the best pushcart I found.
The combination of value, handling, and ruggedness all accounted for a product that just couldn’t be beat.
- 1 TOP CHOICE: CaddyTrek SuperLite Golf Push Cart
- 2 Runner Up: Clicgear Model 3.5+ Golf Push Cart
- 3 For the Golfer that Needs Extra Durability: Sun Mountain 2017 Speed Golf Cart GT
- 4 For the Budget Buyer: TANGKULA Golf Cart Swivel Foldable 3 Wheel Push Pull Cart
- 5 For Maximum Maneuverability: Caddymatic Golf 360° SwivelEase 3 Wheel Folding Golf Cart
- 6 Conclusion
TOP CHOICE: CaddyTrek SuperLite Golf Push Cart
Let’s just start with the best of the best, shall we? Like I said in the introduction, the combination of features that you get with the CaddyTrek Superlite Deluxe Golf Push Cart simply couldn’t be beaten.
Benefit: Great Maneuverability
In terms of sheer maneuverability, this trolley is very nearly peerless. When they say Superlite, they definitely are not kidding. The entire trolley weighs only twelve pounds which means it will be easy to transport, and easy to handle once you are on the course.
This may not sound all that important, but golf equipment can get heavy. While each club weighs only a pound the bag itself with all of its accessories can tip the scales at 50-60 pounds. You won’t want your pushcart piling on to that total.
Of course, weight is not the only factor that accounts for good maneuverability. You also need a smart design, which the CaddyTrek also features.
The wheels are optimized for easy alignment and rapid breaking for complete control on the course.
Benefit: High Quality Accessories
The CaddyTrek also goes to lengths to ensure that you are comfortable on the course. It comes with cup and umbrella holders so that you can be at least somewhat prepared for unexpected weather events.
Of course, buyers should understand that this is not the most rugged trolley on the market. There are certainly carts out there that look like they could be thrown out of a plane and survive the fall.
This isn’t one of them. It is durable enough for many seasons of regular use on a moderate course, but it won’t be as suitable for players that need unrelenting ruggedness.
Pros and Cons
- Great Handling
- Not Suitable For Extreme Conditions
Runner Up: Clicgear Model 3.5+ Golf Push Cart
If you aren’t extremely worried about budget with this purchase, you may find lots of appeal in the Clicgear Model 3.5+ Golf Cart. This unit is actually very similar to the last trolley that we saw, but it is substantially more expensive.
As I see it, the differences between the Cilcgear and the CaddyTrek don’t at all account for such a big discrepancy in price. But hey, maybe you will feel differently.
Benefit: Rich in Accessories
It really is a good cart. It is comfortable to use, with accessories to store tees, balls, drinks, and umbrellas. It is also easy to get around with. The hand break ensures tight stops, and the overall interface makes it easy to stay on track.
You also get several spaces dedicated to the application of aftermarket accessories, also offered by Clicgear.
The capacity for accessories is one of the biggest differences between this cart and the last that we saw. If you like having the spacious compartments of a golf cart, you will appreciate all the add-ons that come with this push trolley.
In terms of concerns, there was not much to speak of. I did find that the Clicgear is a little bit heavier than the CaddyTrek. At eighteen pounds, it isn’t exactly tipping the scales, but it will be a little bit harder to get around with.
Ultimately, most buyers should find plenty to like in the Clicgear. However, my guess is that price will be an obstacle for some buyers.
Pros and Cons
- Maximizes Accessory Options
- Handles Well
- Expensive/Lacks Value Relative to CaddyTrek
For the Golfer that Needs Extra Durability: Sun Mountain 2017 Speed Golf Cart GT
The Sun Mountain 2017 Speed Golf Cart GT is an option that might be a little bit better for the golfer that needs something really rugged.
Every pushcart is designed for durability, but some are more optimized for it than others. This seems to be one of them. The durable frame is twenty one pounds, which is the heaviest that we have seen so far. However, that extra weight has seemed to been applied to fortifying it.
Benefit: Super Durable
The Sun Mountain truly is rugged. I also found that the wheels handle hills really well. If your home course is hilly (kudos to you for still deciding to walk it, by the way) this cart may be a little bit more comfortable for you.
Benefit: Accessory Rich
And of course, like all of the carts that we will see today, it is accessory rich. It comes with cupholders, a place for your umbrella, a slot for the scorecard, and a place for your tees.
One thing that I didn’t like so much was that the cart is a little bit top heavy. This means that in hilly positions, it can tend to top over when left unattended. Granted, this is a fairly common issue for a push trolley, but for a unit in this price range, one would hope to avoid that particular con.
Pros and Cons
- Accessory Rich
- Top Heavy/ Prone to Tipping
For the Budget Buyer: TANGKULA Golf Cart Swivel Foldable 3 Wheel Push Pull Cart
If you found the price tags of some of the other options daunting, you will be pleased to see that getting a push trolley does not need to cost a fortune.
Budget shoppers will want to pay careful attention to the Tangkula golf cart Swivel Foldable 3 Wheel Push Pull Cart. I’ll admit that this cart isn’t quite as sturdy as some of the other options that we have seen. If you want a cart that will last forever, this isn’t it. However, if you want something that will get you from the first tee box to the eighteenth green without issue for a few seasons, this will be a suitable option.
Benefit: Feature Rich
It is worth noting that, for a budget buy, it is surprisingly feature rich. You get the standard umbrella slot and cardholder, but what I liked the most was the presence of a small retractable stool on the side. The stool allows you to pop a squat while you wait to hit into a fairway or green.
Benefit: Smooth Riding
The Tangkula also handles pretty well, brakes smoothly, and it won’t be terribly hard to move around with either. These attributes are largely thanks to the lightweight design that you get here. At eighteen pounds, this is one of the lighter push carts that we have seen today, which does make it naturally easier to maneuver with.
The principal issue is definitely sturdiness. Particularly in the wheel region. I gathered from my own experience with the cart that this region was vulnerable and have since heard from others using it long term that that is indeed the case.
Like I said, this probably is not your forever push cart. However, if you are looking for something to last a few seasons, this will be quite suitable.
Pros and Cons
- Accessory Rich
- Good Handling
- Sturdiness is an Issue
For Maximum Maneuverability: Caddymatic Golf 360° SwivelEase 3 Wheel Folding Golf Cart
We end with a cart that puts a premium on maneuverability. The Caddymatic Golf 360 SwivelEase 3 Wheel Folding Golf Cart maintains their promise of being one of the most maneuverable golf carts on the market, by featuring a front wheel with complete 360-degree rotation. Let’s dive in with a quick look at some important features.
Benefit: Maximum Maneuverability/Storage Friendly
The manufacturer uses lots of sales jargon to talk up this feature, but it actually does work quite nicely. The rotational range of the wheels makes it about as easy as possible to turn the cart abruptly.
What I liked even more than the handling though was this pushcarts compactness. It folds up quickly, and to a size that is so small you won’t have any trouble stuffing it in the trunk with your clubs at the end of the round.
Benefit: Onboard Accessories
It sounds almost redundant to mention at this point, but of course, the Caddymatic also features an accessory rich push bar. You get the same seemingly mandatory cup, car, ball, umbrella holder here that you get with all of the other options.
There are problems, of course. For one thing, this cart is heavier than most that we have seen today. At almost twenty-five pounds, some golfers will have trouble getting around with the Caddymatic.
It also features a footbrake instead of a handbrake.
Granted, this isn’t a huge problem, but it is a departure from the trends that we have seen with most of the other carts. A handbrake makes it infinitely easier to stop on a dime when the need presents itself.
Pros and Cons
- Easy to Store
- Great Maneuverability
- Onboard Accessories
- Footbrake Instead of Handbrake
As you hopefully realized, all of the push trolleys on this list are good in their own way. Whether you are a lover of value, accessories, or sheer ruggedness, there is something on this list for everyone.
In terms of what push trolley to buy, you will have to be the one to make that decision. Like I said at the beginning of the article, I found the combination of quality and value presented in the CaddyTrek to be tough to beat.
However, at the end of the day, you should just go with the push trolley that suits your needs.