18-Hole vs 36-Hole Electric Golf Trolleys - Clarkes Golf

18-Hole vs 36-Hole Electric Golf Trolleys

So, you’re toying with the idea of investing in an electric golf trolley.

Unlike push carts, these use a battery to power them around the golf course – taking the strain off your muscles and allowing you to move your golf clubs from one hole to the next with ease.

Whilst there’s no denying that an electric golf trolley will preserve your energy for the game, one of the most important factors you need to consider is what kind of battery capacity is required.

Allow the team at Clarkes’ Golf Centre to explain more about the different battery capacities to help you make an informed decision.


Golf trolley batteries

There are two common types of batteries used for electric golf trolleys – lithium and lead acid.

Lithium batteries are strong and long-lasting. They only add approximately 5kg to the trolley, making it easy for you to lift them in and out of your car boot for storage and charging purposes, compared to lead acid batteries that weigh around 11kg.

Although lithium batteries can be expensive, they are the most cost-effective option for electric golf trolleys. They’re smaller, lighter, and take less time to charge up.


Golf trolley battery capacities

Whilst all of the trolleys we supply at Clarkes’ Golf Centre incorporate a lithium battery, they are available in 18-hole and 36-hole battery setups.


·         18-hole electric golf trolleys

An 18-hole battery is designed to last one round of golf before it needs charging up – regardless of the course’s length and gradient.

If you’re a casual golfer, an 18-hole electric golf trolley will be more than suitable. You’ll be able to cart your clubs around the course without worrying about the battery running out mid-way through the round. When you get home, you can simply pop it on charge and relax knowing that it will be ready to use for your next round of golf.


·         36-hole electric golf trolleys

36-hole batteries are designed to last 36 holes before they need plugging in and charging up, which is perfect if you regularly play two rounds of golf in one day.

Lasting twice as long as their 18-hole counterparts, a 36-hole electric golf trolley will give you the security of being able to play for longer whilst saving you the hassle of recharging the battery after every single round.

You will pay slightly more for a trolley with a 36-hole battery, but it’s well worth the extra expense if you regularly play golf and want to make things more convenient for yourself.


Which is the best option for you?

An electric golf trolley is a significant financial investment to make, so it’s only natural that you want to choose the most suitable one for your needs.

As a general rule of thumb, the best one for you will depend on how many holes you want the battery to last for and how much you can afford to spend.

For example, an 18-hole electric golf trolley is the cheapest option available and will enable you to (comfortably) complete 18 holes before it needs recharging. However, if your budget permits, you may consider opting for a 36-hole trolley – benefiting from more flexibility and reliability on the course.

If you’re unsure which electric golf trolley to choose or you need an expert opinion, don’t hesitate to get in touch with the team at Clarkes’ Golf Centre.

We’re always on hand to help and will be more than happy to share our expertise. Either give us a call on 01744 419 914 or email admin@clarkesgolf.co.uk, and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.