There’s no better feeling than cruising around the golf course on a beautiful sunny day in a golf cart, especially if you own the cart. My home golf course has stunning ponds and lakes on nearly every hole, and the scenery is spectacular.
But with the lakes and ponds come the inevitable bridges, which in some cases are barely wide enough to walk across, let alone drive your golf cart. So if you’re thinking of purchasing an electric golf cart but aren’t sure how wide there are, then you better keep reading because the last thing you want is to waste your money on a golf cart you can’t drive.
Standard Dimensions Of A Golf Cart
Generally speaking, the typical golf cart is about 4 feet wide and 8 feet in length. The vast majority of the well-known golf cart brands are roughly 6 feet in height and weigh approximately 1,000lbs or 450kgs.
It’s important to note there are several different types of golf carts, so it’s absolutely paramount that you double-check the dimensions before spending your hard-earned cash. For example, a limo-golf cart can be up to 4 feet longer than your standard golf cart, so you must ensure you have the space to store it safely.
What Is The Width Of Golf Course Paths?
There is no straightforward answer to this question purely because every golf course is different; that being said, it goes to reason that most golf courses are built with cart-specific paths in mind.
Take my home course, for example, it probably has close to 15 bridges that need to be crossed to get to the next hole, and while most are narrow at best, you can drive your golf cart across them; just be careful of who’s behind the wheel though.
Some of the bridges also have an enclosed underpass, and at least a couple of them actually run through incredibly narrow tunnels, which is not great if you’re claustrophobic. So you can see why it’s essential to check the dimensions of your home golf course and the electric golf cart you’re thinking of purchasing before deciding on your final choice.
Average Measurements For Golf Carts
An average 2-seat electric golf cart has dimensions of 92in x 48in x 75in, but again, please note that these are “general” dimensions, so you’ll need to check with your dealer before purchasing.
The number of seats your golf cart has is probably the biggest determining factor when it comes to the width, length, and height of your golf cart.
Now, while the number of seats affects the dimension of your golf cart, it doesn’t affect them as much as you think. Generally, the width of most golf carts, even fleet, and limo carts, only differ by a couple of inches. To go along with that, the height of most golf carts also only varies slightly from model to model.
Some golfers love to “pimp their ride,” and many golf carts now come with custom lifts and suspension, making the carts ride much higher than when they arrived from the factory floor. In this case, you’ll need to check the dimensions of your garage before thinking about spending $2K to transform your cart into a show winner.
Will Your Golf Cart Fit On A Trailer?
If you’re buying a golf cart, you’ll also need to think about how you’ll transport it? Many pickup trucks have abundant space where you can drive your golf cart straight up on the flatbed and tie it down with room to spare.
The standard golf cart measures a little over 6 feet or about 73 inches, and when you consider that most flatbed trucks are 80 inches, you should be able to fit your cart on without any problems.
Not everyone owns a pickup truck, so you’ll need to consider purchasing or renting a trailer to transport your golf cart to and from the course. You will need a hitch to attach the trailer, and depending on how often you play, it might be better to buy a second-hand trailer instead of renting.
Where Will You Store Your Golf Cart?
If you’re spending upwards of $10K on a golf cart, you’ll want to make sure you’re storing it in a safe place and, more importantly, an area with ample space to move around.
Most people only have room for one car in their garage; if this sounds like you, you’ll need to consider alternative options. Unless you’re driving a tiny “smart car,” you’ll probably be forced to choose between storing your golf cart inside or out.
All is not lost if you have no other option other than outside. You can purchase golf cart covers that will help protect your cart from the elements such as the sun, wind, and rain. Golf cart covers are relatively inexpensive, and most are waterproof, making them perfect for golfers who live in cooler climates.
Another option that my home club offers is to store your cart at the golf club. There is a monthly storage fee, but in my opinion, this is the easiest way to store your golf cart. There is no need for trailers or having to make expensive renovations to your home garage; Simply arrive at the club, pull your cart out, and away you go.