Accessible Golf Cars
|Stationary devices for use on the practice range|
Golf cars (or carts, as they are often called) have become more and more popular in recent years. In many cases, golf courses require golfers to use a golf cart to speed up play. While they are often a very efficient way for golfers with disabilities to play golf, the traditional golf car has not accommodated people who play golf from a seated position. In recent years, several companies have introduced devices often called "Single Rider Golf Cars". These have been designed to allow someone playing from a seated position to play an entire round of golf without having to leave the seat. Most models have swivel seats, bag holders, seat belts, hand controls and braking systems that can be operated without the use of one's legs. Other models also have seats that will raise the seated golfers into a more upright position to hit the ball.
Like other equipment and new technologies, some of these devices are no longer available while others have had issues with stability and reliable operation. However, there are still a number of models available. More and more golf courses are purchasing single rider cars for their golf car fleet, but the majority of golf courses in the country still do not have them available. In some cases, communities "pool" single rider carts and transport them to different golf courses on request. You should contact your local golf course to determine if they have single rider cars.
Commercial videos and information on single rider golf cars can be found at: