There are many different types of golf carts. These range from hand and pull carts, to electric and gas ride-on carts. All of them can suit someone in any price range.
These affordable models are probably the most popular “golf cart” on the market since they are inexpensive and easy to control.
Most of them have three wheels and are slightly bigger than pull carts. This makes them take up more storage space in your garage, just something to consider.
Pull carts are two-wheeled models that you can drag behind you. They're great for young kids and new golfers who don't yet have a lot of clubs to carry.
Pull carts are lightweight making them super easy to bring to the course and they also are easy to fold and reassemble later so you can save precious space in your garage.
Gas carts are more powerful than electric because they have engines that are similar to a car's, rather than running on battery alone.
They are also noisier than electric carts and need steady maintenance the same way you do for your car. That means regular oil changes, tire rotations, and engine upkeep.
But if you play on a large golf course with a lot of space between holes, then there is no beating the speed of a gas cart.
The electric cart is today's standard ride-on option, and for good reason. They're quiet on the course, need little maintenance, and save you money on gas and repairs. They use batteries to run an electric motor.
The batteries are charged when you plug the cart into the wall, though some new models on the market have advances like solar panels on the roof.
Diesel carts are similar to gas carts in that they are noisy and create pollution. But they are preferable to some people since they get better gas mileage and can provide more power on the course. This is good if you are going to be going over a lot of hills or traveling long distances.
Diesel carts can be outfitted with the most powerful motors. They can also have their suspension beefed-up. They can even be four-wheel drive. These options give them most of the features of a four-wheeler, except with more space to ride.
If a pushcart sounds like a good idea to you, but you aren't sure if you have the strength to get it up all of the hills at your local course, you should consider buying a remote controlled option. These carts are powered by a battery and need to be charged while they are not in use.
On the course, they can move in any direction with the click of a button allowing you to save all your strength for the game. They're designed to handle all terrain, so no worries if it gets a little rainy and muddy outside.