Martin Hopley
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The GoKart Electric golf trolley is certainly different.

We like the quirky design and the colour options and the fact that it folds down much smaller than most other trolleys. You can see a lot of thought has gone into the design. It folds out easily and all you have to do once that is done is to click the 18 or 36 hole battery in place and you are ready to go.

No wires to connect, just the elastic bag strap at the bottom (which has to be the way to do this) and the adjustable fabric strap at the top.

On the move the GoKart is one of the easiest trolleys we have tested to control with either hand. The ergonomic handle is very comfortable and you have one switch to turn on and off and a roller to control the speed which could not be easier to use.

Because the frame is essentially plastic, it is much lighter than a metal frame trolley and this makes it very easy to manoeuvre and results in less drain on the battery. The power to weight ratio means the motor has plenty of oomph to get you moving without any power delay. The slight downside to this is that if you are going downhill and then turn a corner too quickly the inside rear wheel may lift off the ground more easily than other trolleys, but take it easy and it won't turn over.

The GoKart can easily fit any size of bag up to a tour bag and the scorecard, pencil, tee and ball holders build into the handle are a clever touch and perfect for this end of the market.

The plastic looks may put some off but it looks a lot better with a bag on than off and the effortless ease of use and unique styling more than makes up for this. If you want a simple stylish trolley to just go forward for a good price then this is the one for you.

The only downside we found was the high pitched whine from the motor, especially at lower speeds, which may not bother some, but was quite annoying to us and could put other golfers off as you are going past while they are playing.

It's a real shame as otherwise the GoKart is one of the best electric golf trolleys we have tested.

Golfalot Rating: 4 stars
Overall Rating - 4 stars:
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GoKart Electric Golf Trolley

GoKart Electric Golf Trolley - Product Details

GolferMens
Trolley TypeElectric
Wheels3
Manufacturer's WebsiteGoKart Website

User Reviews

Iamcola
December 2012

Had my Go Kart Automatic for a couple of weeks now and have to say that from ordering to using the quality and service has been fantastic. Used it for a couple of rounds and very simple to set up and use, accesories are great and with the December deals has to be the best priced model on the market. Looking forward to testing it at Celtic manor next week.

Matty Boom Boom
November 2012

The initial set up is easy; a couple of clicks and you're pretty much ready to go. The instructions are very simple to follow but be prepared to allow the battery a full 8 hours to charge, it will flash green when it's ready to go, go go!! and you can then get out on the course.

On the course it's a dream, I tested it in extreme conditions and it tackled thick wet rough and standing water like it wasn't even there. The GoKart standard speed control model has a simple roller on the handle to adjust the speed, which makes it really easy to make the trolley match your walking pace and with completely variable speed it was just as easy going up hills as it was going down them.

At the end of the round, it didn't take long to remove the battery, fold down and get it back in its case. (Which was great because it was raining heavily and I was in a hurry to jump into the car!)

What I love about the GoKart is its simplicity in design, set up and in use including the shift up for speed up, shift down for speed down. It also folds neatly and compactly, is easy to pick up, easy to carry and it really is a delight to use.

With a choice of 6 different colours, 18/36 hole battery options (weighing 6.5kg or 8.5kg), there is something to suit everyone. GoKart also offer additional accessories that are also available in the same colours which include umbrellas, hedgehog wheels, bags, bag rain cover and travel cover, or maybe the seat takes your fancy?? Admittedly there are lighter trolleys on the market but this will be overlooked, as previously mentioned it's so easy to carry.

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