Do You Need a Golf Cart?
If you own a home in a gated community, or if you often vacation in a gated community, a golf cart may be a fun and economical way to get around. There are two kinds of golf carts; electric and gas. Most people opt for the electric version because they are all-around less expensive and less environmentally damaging to operate. Electric golf carts have come a long way since their early predecessors. They hold charge much longer than they used to, are more powerful and have a longer operating time. If you’re just going to be toodling around the neighborhood or running light errands, an electric cart will probably suit your needs well. Gas carts are great for people who live on large properties, such as farms, but in the city an electric cart is usually more than sufficient.
One of the main benefits of golf carts is that they are easy to drive, easy to park and don’t take up much space. Additionally, as anyone who lives or vacations along the coast knows, they are easy to clean. We’re talking about sand here. It. Gets. Everywhere. In fact, that are cleaning stations specifically for golf carts around the area!
If you want the freedom of easy navigation without the high cost of a hybrid car, a golf cart might be the perfect choice for you.
Buy or Rent?
The answer here depends on how often you will be using the cart. If you only visit a few times a year it might be more cost effective to rent a cart. There are many businesses in the Myrtle Beach area that specialize in cart rentals. Second home owners who don’t want to deal with storing or hauling a cart back and forth may appreciate the ease and worry-free nature of a rental. Most companies will deliver the cart to you and pick it up when you are done.
For those who live in the area full time, or who own a vacation home but visit often, buying a cart is probably the way to go. Compared to a new car a golf cart is a very economical vehicle alternative. Want something extra unique? There are dealers who specialize in jaw dropping custom golf carts as well. Golf carts don’t have to be boring!
What Are the Golf Cart Laws in Myrtle Beach?
The rules governing golf carts in Myrtle Beach can be found here. What the law basically boils down to is this; you must be 16 years old or older to operate a golf cart, (which must be registered). Additionally, golf carts should only be driven during daylight hours on secondary roads with speed limits of 35 miles per hour or less. Carts should be driven no more than four miles away from the registered address of the owner or the entrance to a gated a community.
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