When you think golf, the first thing that probably comes to mind is the comical “Four!” yelled out across the comedy genre. Either that, or you think about your grandparents, or friend who plays. But there’s more to golf than leisure and comedy! It’s all about strategy, endurance, and traveling across that golf course in as few strokes as possible.
The easiest way to do that, of course, is with a gas engine golf cart. The average golf cart averages at about four feet wide by eight feet long, and can carry anywhere from two to ten passengers, depending on the seating inside. It’s the most convenient and efficient way to travel across the green during a game of golf, and most golf courses have them available to rent out, or they can be used free with a membership.
Don’t play golf? There are still uses for a gas engine golf cart outside of the golf course! Depending on the state or county, golf carts may be allowed to operate on streets where the speed limit is less than 35 MPH. In this way, golf carts that have been modified to reach speeds over 20 MPH are treated as motor vehicles when out on the streets. Of course, that means that any golf cart in the streets must operate under the same laws and policies that a regular motor vehicle operates under. In order to drive a golf cart on the street, you must have a valid license and registration for the vehicle. The minimum age requirements differ in some areas because golf carts are most often driven on golf courses, and off of main roads. In some communities in Florida, there are golf trails stretching over 100 miles, which people drive down frequently.
If you’re not looking into buying a brand new golf cart, a refurbished golf cart is less expensive, and about the same quality. Pre-owned golf carts can be refurbished to look and drive like they’re brand new, at about half the cost of a brand new cart. In addition, you may look into the debate between a battery powered golf cart and a gas engine golf cart. Battery powered carts charge quickly, but the battery lasts about half as long as a tank of gas does. Although depending on how much driving you plan on doing, a battery powered cart may be right for you.
No matter if you’re an avid golfer, or want a leisurely way to put around the side streets, golf carts are a great mode of transportation. Why not look into test driving a small, efficient vehicle today?