Callaway Traverse Electric Golf Cart Review

Premium golf carts require a lot of research. After all, if you are going to spend upwards of a thousand dollars on a golf cart, it better be worth the price, right? That was our reasoning so we set out to find the best premium, automated golf carts on the market.

We wanted something that was at least nearly completely automatic so that our rounds would be more enjoyable and less taxing on our bodies. We wanted a cart that would last and wouldn’t be a pain to load and unload from the car.

So we tested out a few different golf carts in the premium price range and have come back with a review of the one that was the best. So if you are in the market for a premium, electric golf cart, we have done the research for you. Take a look at our review of the Callaway Traverse review.


First Impressions

They say first impressions last a lifetime and that’s why they’re so important. And if our first impression of the Callaway Traverse is any indication of how we will feel about it after a few years then the outlook is good.

We were really excited to use this fully remote control electric golf cart and were very impressed when we took it out of the box. It was surprisingly light for an electric golf cart that boasts twin electric motors. It only weighs about 44 pounds.

It was easy to unfold which is important for us. We hate fumbling around with push carts that take too much effort to unfold and lock into place.

But perhaps what struck us most as we handled this cart was the perception of durability. It feels sturdy when you unload or load it thanks to the aluminum frame. This is a cart that feels like it will last a long time.


Key Features

So what does the Callaway Traverse have to offer? Pretty much everything you could want from a golf cart. First of all, it is fully automatic. You can control which direction this cart goes and how fast it moves completely by remote.

It has full directional mobility (left, right, backwards and forwards). It is propelled by twin torque motors that are powered by a rechargeable lithium-ion battery.

The Callaway Traverse looks like a 3-wheel cart but there is actually a small fourth wheel that keeps it from toppling backwards when traversing hills. The wheels are made of cast, hardened foam so they require no inflation.

And as far as accessories go, you get a scorecard holder, compartment for golf balls, a beverage holder, an umbrella holder and an additional storage compartment for things like your phone and wallet.

When you unfold the Callaway Traverse, you have to lock it into place via the tightening screw on the side. It uses bungie cords to secure your bag to the frame.

There is also a preset distance mode which allows you to program the Callaway Traverse to move a certain distance and then stop.



  • Twin motors give it plenty of power
  • The battery lasts for about 25 holes
  • Fully remote control operated
  • Adjustable handle height
  • Sturdy aluminum frame
  • Runs pretty quietly


  • The bungie cords don’t hold some bags securely
  • It is a bit on the expensive side
  • Sometimes veers laterally
  • Programming it is a bit difficult


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Performance Review

So we’ve talked about all the perks and features of the Callaway Traverse but how did it actually perform on the golf course? First of all, we were impressed by how long this electric golf cart can run. On a single charge we were able to play a round and a half of golf.

The battery does take some time to fully charge though. It generally took about 6 hours to fully charge it. But the motors give plenty of power. We specifically tested it on hilly courses to A) see if it had the power to traverse inclines and B) to see if it would tip over on hills.

It was able to get up steep inclines without toppling backwards thanks to two powerful motors and a small, fourth wheel located in the back center of the cart.

We were afraid this thing was going to be a disturbance on the course but it ran pretty quietly. At least, it didn’t turn any heads. The storage space is a bit limited but most of us had no problem carrying our own phones and maybe a ball or two in our pockets.

Our only real gripes about the way the Callaway Traverse performed are the bungie cord system and the locking system. On cheaper push carts, you get a better and almost automatic unfolding system. The Callaway Traverse has to be tightened on the spine and near the handle manually.

The bungie cord securing system also seems a bit archaic for a modern electric golf cart of this price.


Honorable Mentions

As we stated erstwhile in this review, we tested some other carts. Here are a few of the honorable mentions:


Cart Tek Electric Push Cart

This was another good electric cart. We especially liked the convenient free-wheel, trolley and remote control modes.

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Bat-Caddy Electric Golf Caddy

Bat Caddy X4

We liked the smooth controls of this remote operated golf caddy with stainless steel appointments and aluminum frame

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NovaCaddy Electric Golf Trolley

Nova Caddy

This NovaCaddy cart ran exceptionally quietly and easily handled our heaviest golf bags.

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Final Words

There was very little downside with the Callaway Traverse. Sure, the restraint and locking system seemed a little low-tech for a product of this caliber, but it performed wonderfully in all the areas that mattered.

It has generous battery life, the controls are easy and most importantly; it made playing a full round of golf easy on our bodies. It is a great cart that can keep up with you no matter what your playing pace is like. If you have the money for it, the Callaway Traverse is great value.

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