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The 5 Best Golf Cart Speakers - Spring 2023 Reviews

Best Golf Cart Speakers

If you're looking for a speaker to take along with you on the golf course, you may prefer a smaller speaker that may fit into the cup holder of your golf cart or that you can attach to your bags. You probably also want to look for a well-built speaker that has an IP rating for dust and water resistance to ensure that it can withstand the elements while you're outdoors. While we have yet to test many speakers designed to clip onto golf carts, we'll keep updating this article as we review new units.

We've tested over 110 speakers, and below, you'll find our recommendations for the best Bluetooth speakers for golf cart use that we've tested. If you want more options, check out our picks for the best Bluetooth speakers, the best waterproof Bluetooth speakers, and the best outdoor speakers.

  1. Best Golf Cart Speaker

    The best golf cart speaker we've tested is the Bushnell Wingman. This portable Bluetooth speaker is designed with golfers in mind, so it has many extra features to make the most of your next day out on the course. It's compatible with the Bushnell Golf app, which you can use to load your golf course, record your scores, and create statistics to track your game. Its built-in GPS lets you track the distance to the next hole, which is a nice touch. Using the magnet on the speaker, you can easily secure it to the metal frame of your golf cart to enjoy your favorite tunes on your next outing.

    The speaker's solid build is designed to withstand the elements, too. It's sturdy and is rated IPX6 for water resistance, so it doesn't get damaged with light exposure to water. Since it gets loud, you don't have any trouble hearing your music, even on a windy golf course. You can also use its 'Outdoor' preset to adjust its audio reproduction for outside and switch it back to indoors if you want to take the party back home. While its features make it a great pick for golfers, it's missing quite a bit of bass, so you don't feel as much rumble with bass-heavy music genres like EDM and hip-hop.

    See our review

  2. Best Mid-Range Golf Cart Speaker

    If you're looking for a more affordable option to bring to the golf course, check out the Ultimate Ears WONDERBOOM 3. Unlike the Bushnell Wingman, it's not designed specifically for golf, so its app doesn't have any golf-related features. Still, it's one of the best outdoor speakers we've tested, and it's great if you aren't interested in those extra features. Overall, this speaker offers great sound quality at an affordable price for your next trip to the golf course. Its sturdy build is designed to withstand drops and falls, and it's even rated IP67 for dust and water resistance—plus, it can float in water.

    This portable Bluetooth speaker is a great choice for music, reproducing voices and lead instruments with great clarity. Like the Bushnell, it has a specific preset for outdoor use, boosting vocals to make them easier to hear you're listening on a windy course. With an over twenty-two-hour battery life, you can stay out all day without worrying about recharging the device. When you're done on the course, you can switch the outdoor mode off to enjoy your favorite tunes inside. It's a versatile pick that can please many listeners and is great for golfers.

    See our review

  3. Best Budget Golf Cart Speaker

    Looking for a more budget-friendly option? Check out the Sony SRS-XB13. Though it's not specifically designed for golf carts, this small and compact speaker is still a solid pick for listening to your favorite tunes while on the course. It's a small and compact speaker, even compared to our top picks, so it's no trouble carrying it with you wherever you want. The built-in carrying strap lets you attach it to your golf cart or bag. Since it's rated IP67 for dust and water resistance, it can also handle some light exposure to the elements while you're out on the course.

    With over eleven hours of playback time, you can rock out to your favorite tunes without worrying about a recharge while on the go. Despite its small size, this speaker still offers solid sound quality. Voices and lead instruments are clearly reproduced, so it's suitable for many different genres, both on and off the course. That said, given its small size, it doesn't get as loud as some of the other models we've tested and doesn't bring as much rumble in the low-bass. Its battery life isn't as long as with the Ultimate Ears WONDERBOOM 3. Still, if you want a budget-friendly pick that goes wherever you go, it's worth checking out.

    See our review

  4. Best Cheap Golf Cart Speaker

    The Anker Soundcore 2 is the best cheap gold cart speaker we've tested. It isn't designed exclusively for use with golf carts, but that versatility is a great benefit if you want to use the speaker elsewhere, too. It stands out compared to other models in its price range thanks to its impressive sound quality, which is suitable for listening to many different music genres. With a clear and even sound, voices and other instruments in the mix are accurately reproduced. No sound customization features are on hand, but you don't need them.

    The speaker's battery life lasts fifteen hours, so it's more than suitable for listening to your music during longer outings on the golf course. The IPX7 rating for dust and water resistance comes in handy if exposed to the elements. While it lacks a built-in strap like the Sony SRS-XB13, it's still small and lightweight enough to throw into your golf cart or bag without taking up too much space. Its large controls make it easy to adjust the volume while on the go, so you aren't distracted from your game. For an affordable price, it's a great way to listen to music outdoors.

    See our review

  5. Best Sounding Golf Cart Speaker

    Music lovers who want to prioritize sound quality on the course can check out the Ultimate Ears MEGABOOM 3. It's one of the best portable Bluetooth speakers we've tested and stands out with your favorite music. Right out-of-the-box, voices and lead instruments reproduce with clarity, and you get extra punch in the bass range to bring bass-heavy genres to life. The speaker's wide array of customization tools makes it stand out. In its companion app, you have a graphic EQ to switch up its output across the range and some presets.

    Its portable design lets you easily take the party with you on the go, meaning you can listen to all your favorite songs while on the course. The speaker is very well-built, so it feels sturdy, and the manufacturer says it can withstand some bumps and drops along the way. It's rated IP67 for dust and water resistance, meaning it can withstand some exposure to rain. It's larger than the Bushnell Wingman, though, and it likely won't fit in your golf cart's cupholder. Still, you can use its small hook to attach it to your bag, which is nice. If you're okay with the lack of golf-related features, it's a great pick with a versatile performance.

    See our review

Notable Mentions

  • Bose SoundLink Flex: The Bose SoundLink Flex is a very well-built portable Bluetooth speaker with a neutral sound profile that can produce a more extended low-bass than the Bushnell Wingman. However, it's a bit larger and isn't likely to fit as easily in your golf cart's cup holder. See our review
  • JBL Charge 5: The JBL Charge 5 is a portable speaker with a neutral sound profile, suitable for many music genres. It produces a deeper bass than the Bushnell Wingman. However, it's a bit larger and isn't as portable. See our review
  • Bose SoundLink Micro: The Bose SoundLink Micro is a compact portable Bluetooth speaker with a built-in carrying strap to secure it onto your bags. It's smaller than the Bushnell Wingman and offers a better-balanced sound profile. However, it doesn't get as loud, and its battery life doesn't last as long. It also doesn't come with any golf-related features. See our review
  • JBL Clip 4: The JBL Clip 4 is a similar portable Bluetooth speaker to the Sony SRS-XB13 that comes with a built-in carabiner hook to clip it to your bags or somewhere in your golf cart. However, its sound profile isn't as balanced as the Sony and doesn't produce as deep a bass. It also has a much shorter battery life. See our review
  • Ultimate Ears BOOM 3: The Ultimate Ears BOOM 3 is a portable Bluetooth speaker that's similar in size to the Bushnell Wingman. This stereo speaker offers a wider and more immersive soundstage and has less compression at max volume, so your audio sounds cleaner as you bump up the volume. However, it doesn't come with golf-related features like the Bushnell. See our review

Recent Updates

  1. May 25, 2023: Confirmed product picks. Minor text changes for clarity.

  2. Mar 30, 2023: Product picks remain widely available. Small text updates for clarity.

  3. Jan 30, 2023: We've confirmed that our picks are still relevant, and made some minor changes to the text for clarity.

  4. Dec 01, 2022: No changes in product picks after verifying their accuracy and availability.

  5. Oct 04, 2022: Replaced the Ultimate Ears WONDERBOOM 2 with the next generation Ultimate Ears WONDERBOOM 3 and updated the text for consistency.

All Reviews

Our recommendations above are what we think are currently the best Bluetooth speakers for golf carts for most people to buy, according to their needs. We factor in the price (cheaper speakers win over pricier ones if the difference isn't worth it), feedback from our visitors, and availability (no speakers that are difficult to find or almost out of stock everywhere).

If you would like to choose for yourself, here's the list of all our speakers sorted by their score for outdoor use. we've prioritized smaller, more portable options. Be careful not to get caught up in the details. There are no perfect speakers. Personal taste, preference, and listening habits will matter more in your selection.