If you’ve got a lot of discs, carrying them around the course can be a real hassle.
Even with a backpack, for experienced disc golfers, it’s very tiring to have everything on your back all the time.
In this guide, we’ve reviewed the best disc golf carts for sale in 2020.
Best Disc Golf Carts
Let’s begin our reviews.
Here are the 5 best disc golf carts for sale in 2020:
- Zuca EZ Disc Golf Cart
- Rovic RV1D Disc Golf Cart
- MVP Rover Disc Golf Cart
- Zuca LG Disc Golf Cart
- Zuca Compact Disc Golf Cart
This is probably the best value disc golf cart you can buy right now.
It’s got basically everything you need, all at a pretty reasonable price.
The EZ is a very sturdy cart. The tires don’t have air in them, meaning you don’t need to be afraid of them popping, and the metal frame is very strong.
Zuca’s cart also has a wide, open-access design, making it really easy to put your bag in place and take it out again when needed. The wheels are also really easy to attach and detach, and the telescopic handle ensures that the cart isn’t too bulky in transit.
On the whole, this is a versatile bag – it’ll work on nearly any terrain and with nearly any disc golf bag – no matter how big or small.
The only thing it’s missing is some extra storage compartments and water bottle pockets. Although there is some additional storage space under the bag, you’ll be keeping most of your gear inside the backpack with this cart.
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2. Rovic RV1D
Unlike the Zuca cart we just looked at, this product from Rovic has three wheels instead of two.
This design actually does improve stability quite a bit. The downside though is that the cart is a lot bigger – even though it does fold down when not in use.
The other thing to note about this cart is how it stores your gear – the design is very smart.
Rather than leaving space under the bag, Rovic have included a storage pouch, umbrella holder, and cup holder near the handle for easy access to your stuff. There are also extra bag handles to carry anything else you might need.
As you’d expect at this price point, Rovic’s cart is very durable (including the wheels) but also extremely lightweight.
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This is another cart in a similar sort of price range to the Zuca. However, it’s much lighter, at 11 pounds (the Zuca weighs 13.5).
As a result of the low-profile design, this is one of the smallest full-scale disc golf carts you can buy. When folded down, it’ll fit in even the tightest of spaces.
The downside to the Rover is it’s a bit more of a basic option. While you still get the same sort of durability as with the two other carts we’ve looked at, it doesn’t have any extra storage space, apart from inside the actual backpack.
What’s great about this cart is how it feels to wheel around. Since the center of gravity is so low, it feels really stable and easy to push, and is extremely unlikely to tip over.
While this is a great cart, we really wish it had more storage space.
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Zuca’s LG cart is quite similar to their EZ cart we looked at earlier. However, the LG is a more expensive option.
In return for the extra cost, the first thing you’ll notice is the included seat. There’s a metal ledge above the backpack area, which is rated to be able to handle up to 300 pounds.
If your course has very few break areas, this seat is a great thing to have. Unlike with most other carts, the LG’s seat is already fixed in place – no need to install it yourself.
The other difference with this cart is it offers a wider but shorter design. Meaning, you get a lower center of gravity, but the same amount of storage space. This makes it slightly easier to wheel around.
However, this isn’t a cheap cart – it costs a decent bit more than most other options on the market.
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What makes this cart unique is its included disc pouch, which comes with XL-sized water bottle pockets.
You don’t need to bring your own backpack with this cart, which is great if you don’t already have one (or have one but don’t want to keep using it).
Apart from this, the Compact is quite similar to the other two Zuca products we’ve looked at. It’s very durable but also light, and is easy to fold down.
In fact, as a compact option, it’s a little smaller than most other carts out there, making it great for those looking for something that will fit in a small space in your car.
The size does limit the amount of stuff you can transport, but it has plenty of space for the average player.
What’s more, considering that this cart is the complete package, it’s pretty reasonably priced.
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Disc Golf Cart Buyer’s Guide
In this part, we’ll discuss some key things to consider when buying a cart for disc golf.
How do disc golf carts work?
Essentially, a disc golf cart is a small trolley that you can push in front of you (or pull behind you) to transport your discs, water bottle, and anything else you need with you on the green.
Normally, the cart is meant to be used with a disc golf backpack, which is where you put your discs. This means that you may need to use the cart with your existing backpack – and ensure that it fits in the cart before buying.
Good disc golf carts will be nice and light, to allow for easy pushing. However, your cart must also be durable, to ensure it can handle the uneven terrain of your disc golf course.
What makes a durable disc golf cart?
There are a few things to look for to ensure your disc golf cart will last a really long time.
- Extremely tough wheels. The last thing you want is a rock deflating a tire. Most disc golf carts have airless tires that are designed to withstand any type of terrain.
- A sturdy frame. While it’s important that your cart isn’t too heavy, it’s also important that the frame won’t bend over time, or crack when faced with extreme temperatures. The best frame material is aluminum, but the quality of the craftsmanship is also important.
- Strong wheel bearings. Few people consider this, but the quality of your wheel bearings is very important. If really cheap bearings are used, they could seize up over time, preventing your wheels from rolling smoothly.
- A durable stand. Like the frame, you also want the stand to be nice and strong, so that it doesn’t bend. This is especially important if you’re carting a large number of discs with you.
Some carts will also have terrain fenders to protect them from water, rocks, and mud. However, these are quite rare to see, and are normally sold as a separate accessory.
Size and shape
Different disc golf carts come in different shapes and sizes.
The most important thing is that you can fit all the gear you need onto your cart, and that the shape works with your disc golf backpack.
However, you also need to think about the cart’s center of gravity.
Ideally, the center of gravity, or where most of the weight is, should be as low as possible. This reduces the likelihood of the cart tipping over, and also makes it easier to wheel about.
Also consider what shape and size the cart is once folded down. Many products have detachable wheels which make it easier to fit the cart in your car.
How many wheels should a disc golf cart have?
Most disc golf carts have two wheels. They’re supported at the front by the stand, which forms part of the frame.
Having fewer wheels makes it easier to disassemble your cart, because you only have to take two wheels off.
However, there are now also three-wheeled carts you can buy.
The benefit of these options is they can have better stability. They sometimes perform better on extremely tough terrain, because there are more wheels in contact with the ground.
In general, the number of wheels doesn’t make a big difference, as often on the three-wheeled varieties the front wheel doesn’t swivel. Therefore, it’s also important to look at other aspects of the cart when choosing what to buy.
What features should I look for?
There are a number of features that are really good to have on a disc golf cart.
- An included seat. This allows you to sit down and take a break with your cart – no need to go and find a park bench. Some carts include a seat, and with some others you’ll have to buy it separately.
- Drink/cup holders. All disc golf carts will have something to hold your water bottles on the course. What matters is the size and accessibility of the cup holders. It’s important to check that they will fit your bottle, and that they’ll keep it within easy reach. Bonus points if they keep the drink out of the sun as well.
- Some carts have storage pockets which are really handy for storing things like your keys, wallet, or snacks.
- Umbrella holders can also be very useful if you’re often playing when it’s raining.
- As well as a place to put your backpack, some carts will have separate bag hooks. These can be useful when playing with friends, or if you have extra items you need to carry with you.
Which bag should I get?
If you don’t have a bag already that you want to use with your disc golf cart, this can actually be a good thing, because you can choose something that fits perfectly.
For example, if you’re getting a cart with lots of water bottle storage already included, then your bag doesn’t really need to have drink pockets. This means you just need to think about storage for your discs, towels, and other essential items.
Remember, it’s not just your cart that should be durable – your bag needs to be tough as well.
Waterproofing is a great feature to have, and lighter backpacks can make your life a lot easier.
Other than traditional-shaped backpacks, there are also more square-shaped bags designed specifically for disc golf. These options are meant to store just discs, and are worth considering if you don’t need a ton of space.
Whatever you do, don’t go for a normal backpack. Disc golf bags exist for a reason – they help to better-organize your belongings, and make it much easier to find everything you need once you arrive at the course.
How much should I pay for a disc golf cart?
A disc golf cart is one of those purchases that you shouldn’t cheap out on.
Less expensive options are often flimsy, won’t fold down or disassemble as easily, and won’t last for as long as a more expensive option.
However, this doesn’t mean that you have to break the bank.
From the list of accessories above, think about what you do and don’t need when picking what disc golf cart to get. If you don’t need things like bag hooks, then you should be able to save some money by going for a slightly cheaper option.
When shopping, the most important thing is whether or not your bag fits in the storage area. However, it’s also really important to get a high-quality, durable, disc golf cart.
Do I need a disc golf cart?
Many disc golfers simply carry around everything they need in a backpack. However, there are a number of reasons why having a cart can be really useful.
- You play disc golf frequently, and would like to make it easier to carry your discs and other items.
- You have kids with you, and want an easy way to carry stuff for multiple people.
- You play on really large courses, with long walks between holes.
- You like to carry extra water, snacks, a disc retriever, or other items that can add a lot of weight to your backpack.
- You are starting to notice back/shoulder pain from carrying around your discs in a backpack.
Evidently, there are a lot of good reasons why disc golf carts are becoming so popular. Think about your specific needs when considering how beneficial having a cart would be for you.
That’s the end of our buyer’s guide!
Still not sure which disc golf cart is best for your specific needs? Leave a comment below and we’ll get right back to you.
About the author
Tom is an accomplished writer, with years of experience producing buyer’s guides and tutorials for athletes online.
And it goes without saying – he’s sports-mad.