Below we will break down the likely fees you will pay if renting a golf cart for a day or week based on the size you want.
We will also delve into hidden fees you need to be aware of before you make a deal.
Let’s get into it.
How Much to Rent a Golf Cart?
While each area has a different price, the average cost to rent a golf cart is $80 a day, or $400 a week for a four-passenger golf cart.
A two-passenger golf cart will be less at the daily or weekly rate, by about $10 a day, and $50 or more a week.
The cost of a golf cart rental depends on several factors:
- How long do you plan to rent the golf cart
- How many seats do you need for your rental
When you contact a rental company for a golf cart, they will be asking questions about these different needs. You need to be prepared to answer them and budget for how long you plan to have the rental.
💡 Golfible Tip: If you need the golf cart for most of the days, it may be a good idea to go ahead and reserve it for the week instead of multiple daily rates.
Rent By Day
There are some companies that will allow you to rent the golf cart you need by the day. Based on the size, the rates can vary, but you can get a daily price instead of being forced to rent for the entire week.
These rentals are ideal if you are going to be in a location for a single day or having a short weekend getaway.
However, these rentals are usually obsolete once you get into summer months in high tourist areas.
Rent By Week
If you are planning to be in the area for at least a week and want to use the golf cart for the majority of that time, then take on a weekly rental. Some areas have peak seasons where tourists and traffic are high.
The demand for golf cart rentals may be high, so you could be paying a substantial cost for the rental.
At a certain time in the season, rental companies may only offer weekly rates for their golf carts, no matter what days you are planning to stay.
In some areas where families come to stay for several weeks or a month, there is a possibility to rent a golf cart out at a monthly rate.
You will need to speak to the representative when you make the golf cart reservation.
This is ideal if you are planning to stay for several weeks so that you do not have to keep calling and reserving your golf cart every week.
Rent By Size
When you are looking to rent a golf cart, you want one that will fit your party. Golf carts can be rented in most places in the following seat options:
- 2 passengers
- 4 passengers
- 6 passengers
- 8 passengers
There are not always a lot of 6 or 8-passenger golf carts available. You want to call ahead and reserve these if you are looking to rent these sizes.
The most common are 2 and 4-passenger golf carts.
Your party may need to rent multiple golf carts for the group if the larger ones are not available. However, you want to go for the larger ones if they are available to save cost.
💡 Golfible Tip: By renting multiple 2 or 4-passenger golf carts instead of a larger 6 or 8, you may pay more for golf carts at the daily or weekly rate. While the rate for the larger ones is more, it is not often double the amount.
Parking is also something to consider when you are renting your golf carts. You need to make sure you have a place to park them where you are staying.
When you are traveling in public with the golf cart, you want to reduce how much space you need to park by choosing the larger golf cart.
When you are searching for golf cart rentals, you may come across other rental options such as golf cart accessories.
If you are looking to rent a golf cart with a utility box, you will need to include that cost in your overall rental budget.
For those who rent electric golf carts for weeks, there is a need for chargers and to make sure the golf cart has power for traveling.
You can rent charging accessories to keep the golf cart powered up while you are sleeping and getting it ready for the next day.
Since many of the golf carts rented are gas, you may be charged a mileage fee. Depending on your contract, you may only be allowed to travel so many miles daily or opt for unlimited travel time.
These mileage fees can add up, as well as gas costs at the pump.
If you are responsible for refilling your rented golf cart with gas, you will have to assume that responsibility.
💡 Golfible Tip: Always check if you need to return the cart with a full tank at the end of your rental.
How Old Do I Need To Be To Rent a Golf Cart?
Street-legal golf carts require a driver’s license in order to navigate acceptable highways and streets.
Just because you can get a golf cart license at 15 or 16 does not mean that rental companies will sign a contract.
Most require their renters to either be 18 or 21 before they can rent a golf cart of any size. This is related to the insurance policy that they are carrying on their golf carts and they need to stay compliant.
How much is it to rent a golf cart in Florida?
The cost of renting a golf cart in Florida varies depending on the rental company, location, and duration of the rental. Generally, the daily rental cost ranges from $40 to $100, and weekly rentals can cost anywhere from $200 to $500. It’s best to check with local rental companies for specific pricing and availability.
Is it illegal to drive a golf cart on the street in Florida?
It is legal to drive a golf cart on the street in Florida under certain conditions. These conditions include crossing certain parts of the highway, obeying the speed limit, and following any local ordinances related to golf cart operations.