Highly Anticipated Remote Controlled Electric Caddies for 2023

There was a lot of buzz at the 2023 PGA Merchandising show in Orlando, FL earlier this year. There are several new remote controlled electric caddies with cool features coming out in 2023. This is the year of the remote control GPS caddies. The first remote control caddie with GPS came out early this year with the introduction of the Powakaddy RX1 Remote Control Caddy w/ GPS (sold exclusively at Motogolf.com – Priced at $1,699 without GPS; $2,099 with GPS). Powakddy RX1 features a host of new technologies including ergonomic controls which deliver fast, instinctive responses, Slope Traverse Assist to keep the trolley on track and a stunning 3.5” full colour widescreen display. A bespoke hi-tensile, polymer low-profile PowaFrame® is cleverly sculpted around twin 230w motors and the powerful next generation Lithium 30v Max™ Plug 'n' Play™ battery. This battery is 40% smaller than the previous model and fully IP66 water and dust rated. The simplest 1-Click folding system folds 20% smaller than the previous Freeway whilst the brand-new handset provides the golfer with complete control of the trolley in all conditions. The RX1 Remote is the ultimate in responsive control.

Key Features of the new RX1 Remote

  • New High-Power Plug ‘n' Play™ 30v battery system
  • Intuitive ergonomic controls
  • IP66 water and dust rated
  • New battery top isolator switch with LED indicator
  • Powerful 30v 230w near silent motor
  • Electronic downhill control EBS™
  • Slope Traverse Assist (STA) - Controls the straightness
  • Swivel front wheel
  • Anti-tip rear wheel
  • Height adjustable soft touch handle
  • High performance low profile PowaFrame® Chassis
  • New Anti-Tamper Dial Control
  • Smartphone/GPS device USB Charging Port
  • ADF - Automatic Distance Function
  • Distance measurement function
  • 5 Year Pro-Rata Warranty on Lithium Battery
  • New high traction all-terrain wheels
  • Premium Stealth Matt Black frame colour
  • Exclusive trims

Key Features of the new Optional RX1 GPS Remote with Touch Screen

  • All the features of the RX1 Remote plus a fully integrated high-performance golf GPS
  • Intuitive ergonomic controls
  • IP66 water and dust rated
  • TFT Touch Screen Control
  • Delivers fast, accurate distances to greens and hazards
  • Automatically locates your course
  • Auto advance from hole-to-hole
  • Accurate distances to front, middle and back of green
  • Shows men and ladies stroke index
  • Measure your shot distances
  • Scorecard tracks your performance history
  • Active Green View – automatically updates green shape
  • Drop Flag technology for precise distance to hole
  • Preloaded with over 40,000 golf courses worldwide
  • Bluetooth Connected App for iOS and Android allows for quick golf course updates
  • No annual fees or subscriptions required
  • 2-year warranty on the trolley
  • 5 Year Pro-Rata Warranty on Lithium Battery
  • Remains on trolley when folded


One of the most anticipated Remote Control Caddies for 2023 is the MGI Navigator Ai GPS+ model. Initially, the follow and geo-fencing features were planned to be included in the 2023 model but MGI has announced that the geo-fencing feature will not be available until late 2024 and the follow feature will not be available until 2025. With luxury finishes and strikingly modern design, the new Ai Series is designed with an integrated GPS system built into a super responsive high-resolution 4” full color all-weather touchscreen display, that provides golfers with access to more than 40,000 pre-loaded courses worldwide. Highly anticipated and innovative geo-fencing technology which ensures that your electric caddy automatically stops if it drives close to a GPS identified mapped hazard, such as bunkers or water hazards on the course will not be available on the 2023 MGI Ai GPS+ model. 

MGI Ai GPS+ Features

  • GPS
  • Full Directional Remote Control
  • Wifi
  • Bluetooth
  • Quickfold
  • Patented Gyroscope
  • 40,000 Courses
  • Readable Display
  • USB Charging port and C connector
  • Parking Brake
  • On/off button on the Battery

Motogolf.com had a chance to review the MGI Ai GPS+ model first hand and was very impressed with the new design and features!  The Ai GPS+ has a one click Quickfold system which makes it very easy to fold and unfold the cart.

The display is very bright which allows golfers to see the screen clearly even in bright daylight. It has a bluetooth connection which allows text and emails to be displayed on the screen while you play.

The manual control now has 20 different speeds compared to 9 speeds available on the Zip Series models which make it easier to find the right speed for all golfers.  The remote control handset has been redesigned to be more compact than the previous models and the stop button has been moved to the middle for easier navigation.  It also comes equipped with an on/off button so you can turn off the handset.

The newly designed lithium battery is now located at the top (rather than the back on the zip series) between the two rear wheels for better weight distribution and has an on/off button so the battery does not drain while it's connected to the caddie. Screen also has a sleep mode so you can turn it off while you have a drink with your foursome after the round.

The Ai GPS+ also comes equipped with the parking brake so you can park on a hill.  This may be the first remote control caddie on the market to incorporate this feature.  Most of the remote control caddies on the market roll when parked on a hill unless you park it sideways.

Finally, the much anticipated GPS feature provides distances in yards or meters to front/middle/back of green and distances to all hazards.  Very responsive touch screen display allows the golfer to find the exact yardage to any point on the hole by just touching the screen. 

Overall, the MGI Ai GPS+ performed really well and it is sure to help golfers navigate the course with ease.

Motocaddy M7 GPS Remote Control Golf Caddy (Priced at $1,899)

Offering the ultimate in responsive control, the all-new M7 GPS is Motocaddy's first remote-controlled touchscreen electric caddy featuring quick and accurate fully integrated high-performance GPS for over 40,000 worldwide courses. It boasts one of the trolley sector's most sophisticated guidance systems, utilizing two motors to provide a combination of power and precision, plus an anti-tip wheel to ensure stability on the most challenging golf course terrains.

Developed to use the cutting-edge functionality of the powerful M-Series range, the brand new compact-folding M7 REMOTE boasts a rechargeable remote for the ultimate in responsive control.

Based on the same frame design as the award-winning S-Series range, it comes with a control system that allows golfers to adjust how much the trolley turns to the left or right simply by varying the pressure applied to buttons on the handset. A distance cut-out function stops the trolley from going out of range, while an innovative tilt function helps compensate for the effect of lateral slopes. The advanced electronics also make it possible to switch from remote to manual control if required.

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 trolley control from your first time behind the wheel.

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

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 car boot friendly design, high-power 28.8V system, easily-adjustable handle height and over-sized tubing for ultimate trolley stability. It also features a removable rear anti-tip wheel and automatic Downhill Control to traverse undulations with ease.

IDEAL FOR: Golfers looking for a small folding remote model with exceptional control