Golf carts, also known as electric golf carts, steam-powered golf carts or golf sightseeing cars, are vehicles designed for transporting passengers on golf courses and are short-distance transportation vehicles.
Golf carts come in various forms such as 2-seater, 4-seater and 6-seater, and usually transport small numbers of passengers at speeds below 24 kilometers per hour. They are powered by either four-stroke engines or electric power.
A golf cart is a type of transport mainly used for carrying passengers and often used on golf courses. So, what are the specific uses of golf carts?
Electric golf carts are mainly used to transport golfers on golf courses, making it easy for them to quickly play their shots and save energy. In addition to golf courses, golf carts are also used as transportation vehicles in resorts, villa areas, garden hotels, tourist attractions, and other areas.
Golf carts are specifically designed for golf course terrain vehicles, and the main characteristics of golf sightseeing cars are as follows:
The chassis is low, making it easy for golfers to get on and off quickly.
The front axle and rear wheel axle use MacPherson independent front suspensions, providing a large driver cabin space, high handling stability, and strong controllability. The height and tilt of the steering wheel can be adjusted, with small turning radius and flexible operation.
The vacuum wide tire has excellent shock absorption performance, smooth driving and comfortable driving. It is equipped with a movable top window and an emergency closing handle for comfortable activity.
Drivers who drive electric golf carts on golf courses do not need a driving license, but the precondition is that they have basic knowledge of driving on golf courses, do not damage the turf, and do not affect others.
When driving an electric golf cart, you should maintain a steady speed to avoid making significant noise. When driving, you should always pay attention to the players around you. Once you find that someone is ready to play, you must stop driving until they hit the ball.
Due to different seasons and golf course conditions, golf courses have different regulations for golf carts. The following are the two most common situations.
This rule applies to golf courses with wet and soft surfaces to avoid damaging the turf of the fairways.
The 90-degree rule requires the golf cart to drive on the fairway, reach the landing area of the ball, turn 90 degrees, cross the fairway directly to the side of the ball, hit the ball, and then drive back along the original path to the fairway and continue to move forward. The 90-degree rule allows players to drive to the ball position with minimal damage to the fairway.
It must be remembered that under any circumstances, golf carts and hand carts are not allowed to drive (push) onto the greens and tee boxes of any golf course, as this will cause serious and unforgivable damage to the course. Golf courses usually have signs indicating the driving and parking areas for electric golf carts. Players should strictly follow these signs.