If you’ve ever spent any time at a golf course as either a player or a spectator you have likely noticed golf carts go whizzing by. Most of the time these golf carts are carrying two players and their clubs around the course. Having a golf cart does several things for golfers. It lets them play a full round of golf in a lot less time than it would take to walk the course and carry their golf bags. In addition to making the round go more quickly, it is simply easier to drive the distance of the course and play each stroke than it is to walk and carry a heavy golf bag.
For the golf course owners, finding a good golf cart dealer to supply them with quality golf carts will allow them to gain more revenue. The more golfers the can get around the course per day means more in the coffers. Also, with golf carts, the course itself can be maintained more efficiently if the carts are kept on the designated, usually paved cart paths.
Golf carts are not only found on golf courses, however. In many new and existing communities, golf carts are used by residents to get from one place to another. It is a more inexpensive way to move around the community. Used golf carts and refurbished golf carts have found a life after the golf course in the employ of many retirees who live in communities where golf carts are welcome.
The average golf cart is not much in the way of a muscle car. They are typically eight feet long by four feet wide by six feet high. These are the type you are likely to find on a golf course. Most of them average a top speed of anywhere between 15 and 25 mph. If you find a modified cart at a golf art dealer or if you modify one yourself, you might be able to get it up to 40 or 45 mph, but don’t make any plans for the Daytona 500 next year.
A good golf cart dealer will be able to sell you a quality cart for a very reasonable price. Prices can range from around $3,000 to upwards of $30,000 for luxury models. Think Rodney Dangerfield’s cart in Caddy Shack and you can get an idea of what can be done. Most regular golf carts weigh in at about 1,000 pounds and come with a 4-stroke engine. This won’t allow you to spin doughnuts at the 19th hole, but it will get you and a buddy around the course a time or two.
These days, there are many communities where golf carts are being welcomed more and more. A good number of these communities are retirement communities, and they are mostly in climates where year-round outside activity is constantly happening. In some of these retirement communities, there are even trails and roads specifically designed for the golf cart driver and passengers. A golf cart dealer in your area or in the area where you might go to retire can steer you in the direction of what model might be right for you. Depending on how often you plan to use you golf cart, certain models might be better than others. You don’t have to settle for the basic, regular model.
The golf cart is enjoying a surge in popularity these days. manufacturers are seeing the need for different types of vehicles and are producing plenty to go around. Talk to you neighborhood golf cart dealer and get out on the side of the road!