In this post, I’m going to be reviewing the Spin It Golf GC1R golf cart and sharing my honest thoughts after testing it out on the course. It’s priced to be a cheaper electric cart, but that being said, how did it perform?
The Spin It Golf GC1R wasn’t the worst electric golf cart on the market, but there were definitely things I didn’t like. It’s cheap and probably better than nothing, but it wasn’t reliable enough for me to feel confident in recommending it.
The things we look at when testing an electric golf buggy is how much power it actually had, how long the battery lasted, how durable the frame was, and the price tag it had. Continue reading if you want a more detailed review or other carts I’d recommend.
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My First Impressions
Over the last few weeks, I’ve tried and tested multiple different electric carts (and the GC1R was one of them).
It was one of the cheaper carts on the market and from what I could tell at first, it seemed pretty good…
The frame seemed to be sturdy enough and it was pretty simple to set up and takedown.
The plastic on it didn’t seem to be the greatest (kind of expected) and the wheels didn’t have as much grip and some of the others on the market.
How Was The Quality?
The quality of the frame seemed to be pretty well built and I didn’t have any issues there.
On the other hand, the battery definitely wasn’t as good as it should be (in my opinion)…
After a couple of months using it, the battery started lasting less and less (still lasted a full round at the time of writing this but the decline was noticeable).
Also, the strap that holds the bag actually ended up breaking.
We treated it pretty normal so there’s no reason it should have broke. But now the big question…
How Did It Perform?
I found the cart to be a lot easier to set up and take down compared to some of its competitors.
It worked pretty well for the first few months, but after that, we started to notice some issues with it…
One of the wheels seemed to turn slower than the other and it actually made the cart veer left all the time (others seemed to have this problem as well).
That along with the battery issue kind of made the thing hard to use.
How about some pros and cons…
- It’s a cheaper cart.
- The frame was solid and seemed to be durable.
- It was easy to set up and takedown.
- The wheels didn’t have as much traction as I’d like.
- The battery didn’t hold a charge after a few months (not for long anyway).
- The straps broke.
- It veered left.
- Performance Score: 6
- Price Score: 9
- Durability Score: 8
- My Personal Score: 7.5
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. How long does it take to charge?
A. About 4-5 hours.
Q. What’s the weight of the cart?
A. The cart weighs about 25 lbs and the battery weighs about 25 lbs.
Q. Can you push it like a normal pushcart?
A. Yes, but it’s not as smooth.
Is It Worth It?
Overall, it wasn’t the worst electric trolley on the market but there were definitely things I didn’t really like about it. It’s fairly cheap (compared to other electric carts) and probably better than nothing, but it wasn’t reliable enough for me to feel comfortable recommending.
Which ones did I like better? My 2 favorite carts (in the lower price range) would be the Motocaddy S1 and the MGI Zip X3.
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Last update on 2023-03-10 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API