Are you thinking about buying yourself a golf cart? Even if you never go near a golf course, there are a number of reasons you may want to look at buying one. Golf carts can reach speeds from 15 to 25 miles per hour and are allowed on some roads around America.
- Your retirement community is a large place. If you live in a retirement community, you may not want to have to drive your car to the main building or over to a friend\’s house but the distance is too long to walk. Golf carts are perfect ways to get around larger retirement and other communities. One such community where residents take advantage of their golf carts is the Villages. Located in north central Florida, this community is home to more than 70,000 people. It boasts around 100 miles of trails for golf carts and residents can ride them on many of their roads. This can be great if you are going over to a friend\’s place and want to bring something like a card table or snacks for everyone.
- Many areas let people drive their golf carts on the road. Many states have a minimum age for driving golf carts. If you live in Georgia, Alabama, California, Florida, Kansas, Kentucky, Rhode Island, Vermont, and South Carolina, you have to be at least 13 years old. Some other states require people be 14 or 15 years old before they can drive them. Golf carts are cheaper than cars and can take you around your area easier than a bike or walking. Some golf carts run on gas and get better gas mileage than most cars. Others run on electricity. They can go up to 2 miles between charges. Many states allow people to drive their golf carts on streets where the speed limit is 35 miles per hour or slower. You should check with your state or local government about the rules and regulations for golf carts on the local streets and roads.
- Some people buy golf carts to use at their businesses. Do you manage a large property? Getting around on a golf cart may be your best bet. If your employees have to get around a large area, you may want to invest in some golf carts to increase their productivity. Then they will not spend all of their time getting from place A to B to C. What kinds of businesses can benefit from buying golf carts? Any business that has a lot of land that is needs to take care of. These include: college campuses, country clubs, hotels and resorts, equestrian centers and stables, cemeteries, campsites, parks, amusement parks and, of course, golf carts. Your workers will be able to get a lot more done if they have golf carts to get them and any equipment they need around your property.
- Golf carts are affordable. Whether you are looking at pre-owned golf carts, used golf carts or even new golf carts, they are all more affordable than a car. They run around $5,000 for the average golf cart. Of course, you can spend a lot more on tricked out golf carts but you do not have to. If you want all of the bells and whistles, you should look at the used golf cart options. These are very affordable ways to get around.
- They are fun to drive. You do not need to spend any time on a golf cart to get the most out of owning and riding around in one. You can even get larger golf carts to carry more people. They make golf carts that can carry up to ten passengers (these are used in cities like Washington, DC to ferry baseball fans from restaurants and bars to the Nationals games). They can be used by just about everyone in your family and are super fun to drive and ride in.
You have a lot of options when it comes to your golf cart purchase. Golf carts do not always have some of the features that are standard on cars so you should ask about what is included or has been added to the golf cart before you buy it.