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Golf Carts: The Way Of The Future? - GOLFCARTSTUFF.COM™

Golf Carts: The Way Of The Future?

Author Photo: Christian AttleseyAuthor: Christian Attlesey
Read Time: 2-4 Minutes

 

 

 

For years golf carts have been a staple of golf courses, offering players an easy way to get around. But recently, golf carts have become more than just golfers' transportation. They're becoming the go-to choice for a low-speed mode of transportation.

People across the Southern United States are turning to golf carts as an alternative to cars, and the golf cart culture is growing.

Not only are golf buggies becoming more popular, but urban planning is also adapting to this trend. Authorities are providing the infrastructure changes necessary to accommodate golf carts. With so much potential in store, could golf cars be the way of the future?

The Rise of Golf Carts

Golf Cart Growth

The golf buggy's popularity is rising, mainly due to its ease of use and low cost. It requires no special license or insurance (though this varies from state to state), allowing more people access to golf cart transportation. With a golf cart, you can get around quickly without dealing with the traffic associated with cars.

In addition to golfers, golf carts are becoming increasingly popular among retirees and those looking for something different than the standard car option.

People in golf communities across the Southern states have embraced golf carts as an alternative form of transportation. As a result, they're popping up everywhere, from Atlanta to Palm Springs.

The golf cart culture isn't just about golfing; it's about lifestyle. According to golf cart enthusiast Bill Smith, "It's a whole different way of life; you get out and meet your neighbors and make new friends. It just has that feel-good factor."

Advantages offered by Golf Carts

Golf carts offer several advantages over traditional cars when it comes to convenience and affordability:

Low-Speed Vehicle (LSV)

With a top speed of 12 to 14 mph, golf cars are classified as Low-Speed vehicles. This means they can be used on roads with speed limits up to 35 mph. As golf carts become more widely accepted as an alternative form of transportation, cities are beginning to pass ordinances allowing LSVs on their roads.

Cost-Effective

Golf carts can cost less than a traditional car and require less maintenance. The average golf cart battery only needs to be replaced every 3-4 years compared with the yearly service typically required for vehicles.

Green Transportation

Although there are gas-powered buggies, a majority of them are electric. This makes them environmentally friendly, requiring no emissions testing. They get around quietly and use minimal energy compared to traditional gas-powered vehicles.

Accessories

Golf carts can be customized with various accessories, including golf club holders, cup holders, GPS systems, and even golf cart covers. This allows golfers to personalize their golf carts for optimal performance.

Affordability

An average golf cart can cost between $2,000 - $20,000, which is much cheaper than purchasing a new car. The initial investment may seem high, but golf carts are far less expensive to maintain and insure than conventional cars—making them an affordable mode of transportation.

Various Communities That Use Golf Carts as a Primary Means of Transportation

Golf buggies are a force for good and are here to stay. From golf cart paths to golf cart lanes, they have slowly become a part of everyday life in several cities and areas.

The Villages, Florida, is a well-known community that has embraced golf cars as its primary form of transportation.

Location of the Villages, FloridaAccording to The Villages, "over 50% of households own golf carts". Residents use golf carts for everything from grocery shopping to socializing with friends.

 

 

 

Gulf Shores, Alabama, is another city with an uptick in golf cart usage. In 2018 Gulf Shores passed an ordinance allowing LSVs on all public roads with speed limits up to 25 mph. This ordinance has made golf carts a popular form of transportation in the area.

Similarly, Peachtree City in Georgia is the golf cart capital of the world. This golf course community has over 100 miles of golf cart paths that wind through the city and connect residents to shopping, restaurants, parks, and schools.

Peachtree City even offers golf cart rentals for visitors who want to explore the area by golf cart.

How Using the Proper Golf Cart Accessories Can Make Using Your Golf Cart Much More Enjoyable and Safer

Using golf carts for transportation can be enjoyable and convenient. However, ensuring you have the proper accessories for safety and comfort is crucial. Some popular golf cart accessories include:

Golf cart rear seats are a great accessory if you use your cart to transport other people or use your cart for light yard work. Seat covers provide additional cushioning and protection from the elements while keeping the golf car looking sharp. New wheels and tires can totally transform the look and feel of your cart.

LED headlights are essential for driving in low light conditions or at night. Mirrors and golf cart GPS systems are also helpful for navigating residential golf cart paths or unfamiliar roads.

The right golf cart accessories can make your buggy much more enjoyable and safer. They also help owners personalize their golf cars for optimal performance. When it comes to golf cart accessories, the options are endless. To see some of your golf cart accessory options, click the launch button below!

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With research and creativity, you can customize your golf carts for maximum fun and efficiency.

Redefining The Way, We Get Around – Golf carts For The Win

Just as the automobile transformed transportation in the 20th century—golf carts are doing the same in the 21st century. The golf car culture is growing, and buggies are becoming a popular alternative to traditional vehicles for short-distance transport.

They're affordable, easy to maintain, and can be customized with accessories to make exploring even more enjoyable. As we move toward a greener, more sustainable future, golf buggies may become an even more significant part of our transportation ecosystem.

So, if you're looking for a cost-effective and environmentally friendly alternative to traditional cars, consider investing in golf carts. It could just be the perfect solution for your transportation needs.

[ Want more info on golf carts and accessories? Check out our article on buying and modifying a golf cart ]

 

Author Photo: Christian Attlesey

Christian Attlesey is the Marketing Manager here at Golf Cart Stuff™, and, in addition to the marketing department, he oversees our website and advertising responsibilities.
 

...You probably know him as the humorous & relatable host of our YouTube channel!

Prior to taking on marketing, however, Christian honed his industry knowledge as our Customer Service Manager. Fast-forward to present day: it’s his mission to deliver the best and most current products, resources, and overall expertise to Golf Cart owners everywhere.

 

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