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Who Can Have the Coolest Golf Cart

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July 5, 2019 — What you drive says a lot about you. And if you live in a big retirement community where the preferred way of getting around is by golf cart, why not drive something that reflects your personality?

That is what is happening in places like The Villages,where many of its 120,000 residents are getting around in golf cars that look like Corvettes, Hummers, and even 18 wheelers. It has spawned a cottage industry that customizes them into all kinds of fantasies. While an ordinary golf cart might sell for $11,000, a specially tricked out version can go for $20,000 or more, some retired couples have two of them in their carports.

Ordinary golf carts are not legal on most roads. But golf cars,which have bumpers, lights, seatbelts, etc. are legal at speeds up to 35 MPH. Not that it is the best idea to use them on ordinary roads, since they lack most of the basic crash protections that have been built into cars for the last 50 years. Electric models are gaining in popularity over gasoline models, which are much noisier. See NY Times article “From Tee to Green to Market” for more.

Source: Pinterest
Source: Pinterest

To see more exotic golf carts check out this fantastic Pinterest board.

Comments: Do you have a hankering for a custom golf cart? If you had your druthers, what would it look like? Please share your comments below.

Posted by Admin on July 5th, 2019

5 Comments »

  1. As for street legal carts, no thanks. After living in an area that allows them and tying to drive behind fully loaded carts not to mention reading the regular news items about car/cart accidents I’d rather walk or bicycle a couple of miles in nice weather or drive in a heated or air conditioned car if the weather (or time) would make getting someplace using my own energy impractical.

    by jean — July 6, 2019

  2. I can’t wait to buy a golf cart when I relocate to AZ from NY. A golf cart is a must have for me even though I do not golf.

    by Chris — July 7, 2019

  3. We love our golf cart, just standard, battery powered, with seating for four, and an attachment to add our golf clubs, and a small trunk. At our local golf courses, personal golf carts are not allowed, but so much easier running to the course in the golf cart. Nice to run to the grocery store or restaurants for a bite and they are green and energy efficient. Carts in our community are only allowed on streets with posted speed limits of 35 mph or below. We have discussed getting rid of our second car as we use the cart so much. Love decorating it for those special events and holidays,

    by Bruce — July 7, 2019

  4. Now this is way cool transportation/enthusiasm. I totally agree with jean that they are generally not for the open road or even typical city streets, but in a retirement community, some small town areas and comparable places, they are ideal. After years of research, exploring and visitations, we have finally decided that our 10 acres of the Southern part of Heaven is our final home. Unfortunately, that means I may not get to jump into this parade. One concern I always had about retirement communities is “what would I do?” — too much time on my hands (my hobbies are not golf or pickleball oriented). But as a skilled do-it-yourselfer, a golf card mania would perfectly fill the bill! Our hilly gravel roads may not be perfect and the base $10K cost is difficult to justify, but who knows? I may join in yet.

    by RichPB — July 7, 2019

  5. i am interest in different designs of golf carts

    by Michelle M Moore — July 10, 2019

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