There is nothing more exciting than visiting a campground for a vacation, whether alone or with friends and family. However, it gets more fun when you can comfortably get around the campground with a golf cart.
Golf carts help to improve your adventure, move around with friends and family, and also access different locations within the campground easily.
The hitch to having golf carts with you while you are camping is that many campgrounds in the United States don’t allow golf carts on their premises. It can be quite difficult to find campsites that offer golf carts, making it a tedious search for you.
However, we’re here to make things easier for you by giving you a list of the 15 best campgrounds for golf carts when you go on your next camping adventure.
Campground Golf Cart Rules
There are some general rules you find across virtually all golf-friendly campgrounds in the United States, and there are also some rules specific to the campsite in question.
Drivers of golf carts must obey the basic rules of driving, such as driving on the right side of the road, using turn signals, and giving wheelchairs, pedestrians, scooters, and horses the right of way. No drinking and driving also apply to golf carts on campgrounds.
The general rule is that golf cart operators need to be 21 years and above, and also possess a valid driver’s license to drive a golf cart. However, some campsites reduce the age to 18 and 16 respectively, provided the driver has a license.
Overloading your golf cart is an offense, and all passengers must be seated, except for kids who might need to stand.
Golf cart drivers must obey the given speed limit as different campgrounds have their different rules (most campgrounds set 5mph as their speed limit)
Every campground has its golf cart usage curfews which are just after sunset. Although the time differs, it ranges between 8 pm and midnight. Some campgrounds make an exception to riding golf carts at night provided the cart has a head and taillights and a reflector sticker.
Drivers of golf carts must stay on the roads and pathways designated for the carts. Many camps don’t allow carts to be driven on the grass to avoid leaving mud on the grass.
In many cases, there are designated golf cart parking spaces at every campsite, and campers must pack their vehicles there.
There are fines for damaging any property using your golf carts. Some campgrounds even require the camper to make a security deposit in case they damage any property with their cart.
It is important to find out the rules applicable to the campsite you’re visiting because they often differ in one way or the other.
Top 51 Golf Cart Friendly Campgrounds in the USA
|1||KOA Circle Pines||Arizona||Electric and Gas Golf Carts are allowed.|
|2||Calico Ghost Town Regional Park||California||Registration, license, and proof of insurance are needed.|
|3||Oceano Dunes at Pismo Beach||California||Golf cart speed must be under 15 mph when riding near campsites or people.|
|4||South Toledo Bend State Park||Louisiana||Golf carts are subject to a $10 daily fee for each cart. Insurance and license are mandatory.|
|5||Genesee-Otter Lake||Michigan||Only electric golf carts are allowed|
|6||Disney’s Fort Wilderness||Florida||Drivers must be 16 years and above and licensed. Off-road driving is prohibited.|
|7||Oregon Dunes KOA||Oregon||Only licensed drivers can use golf carts.|
|8||Sutters Campground||Michigan||Both electric and gas golf carts are allowed.|
|9||Blue Lake Campground||Indiana||Campers need to pay a seasonal golf cart registration fee of $10.|
|10||Weslyan Woods||Wisconsin||All Golf Carts must be registered along with a valid driver’s license or ORV safety certificate.|
|11||Hidden Creek Camping Resort||North Carolina||Golf cart rentals are available.|
|12||Walnut Creek Campground & Resort||Ohio||You can bring your own cart. Rentals are available, but carts cannot be driven on the wooded trails.|
|13||Berwagana Campground||Michigan||Golf Carts are allowed only for seasonals.|
|14||Kiesler’s campground and RV resort||Minnesota||Golf carts are only allowed for seasonal campers.|
|15||River’s End Campground||Georgia||Only electric Golf Carts are allowed on the site.|
|16||Gulf Shores / Pensacola West Koa Holiday||Alabama||Golf cart rentals are available.|
|17||Catherine’s landing||Arkansas||Rentals are available.|
|18||Jellystone Park||Colorado||No private carts; only rentals.|
|19||Salem Farms Campground LLC||Connecticut||Seasonal campers can use golf carts.|
|20||Sun Outdoors Rehoboth Bay||Delaware||Golf cart rentals are available at the campground.|
|21||Garden RVValley Park||Idaho||Golf cart-friendly.|
|22||Mendota Hills Campground||Illinois||Golf cart rentals only.|
|23||Cutty’s Des Moines Camping Club||Iowa||Golf cart-friendly campground.|
|24||Flagstop Resort & RV Park||Kansas||Campers can come with golf carts.|
|25||Diamond Lake Resort and Campground||Kentucky||Personal and rental golf carts are available.|
|26||Acres of Wildlife Campground||Maine||Campers can bring and rent golf carts at a fee.|
|27||Sun Outdoors Ocean City Gateway||Maryland||Golf cart rentals are available at a fee.|
|28||Pine Acres Family Camping Resort||Massachusetts||Golf cart rentals are available.|
|29||Paradise Ranch RV Resort||Mississippi||All 4-person golf carts are available to rent.|
|30||Mark Twain Lake Jellystone Park||Missouri||Campers can get golf carts upon arrival.|
|31||Finley Point||Montana||Golf carts need to be registered to use the trail. Registration lasts for 2 years.|
|32||Zephyr Cove RV Park and Campground||Nevada||Only rented golf carts are permitted on the camping site.|
|33||Friendly Beaver Campground||New Hampshire||Seasonal campers can bring golf carts.|
|34||Beachcomber Camping Resort||New Jersey||Golf cart rentals are available.|
|35||Grants KOA Journey||New Mexico||Golf carts are available for rent.|
|36||Jellystone Park™ Camp-Resort: Lazy River in Gardiner||New York||Golf cart reservations and rentals are available.|
|37||Pelican Point Campground||North Dakota||Campers can bring their own golf carts.|
|38||Fun Town RV Park at WinStar||Oklahoma||Golf carts are available for rent.|
|39||Drummer Boy Camping Resort||Pennsylvania||Campers can bring their own golf carts.|
|40||Timber Creek RV Resort||Rhode Island||Residents can use golf carts.|
|41||Lakewood Camping Resort||South Carolina||Only disabled and residents can bring golf carts, and insurance is needed.|
|42||Jellystone Park of Sioux Falls||South Dakota||Golf cart rentals are available for campers.|
|43||Greenbrier Campground||Tennessee||Golf cart rentals are available to licensed drivers 16 years and above.|
|44||Sun Outdoors Salt Lake City||Utah||Golf cart-friendly with rentals available.|
|45||Abel Mountain Campground||Vermont||Campers can rent golf carts.|
|46||Sun Outdoors Cape Charles||Virginia||Golf carts are available for rent and recommended to get around.|
|47||Chehalis RV & Camping Resort||Washington||Golf cart rentals are available with a license.|
|48||Lost Creek Campground||Wyoming||Golf carts are available for rent on a first-come-first-serve basis.|
|49||Wapocoma Campground||West Virginia||Only electric golf carts are allowed.|
|50||Great Escapes||Texas||Drivers must be 18 years and above and licensed.|
|51||Jellystone Park||Texas||Drivers must be 21 years and above and licensed.|
Although there are so many campgrounds for golf carts across the United States, we prepared a list of the very best of them for you.
Please ensure to visit the websites and make further inquiries before visiting any of these sites because rules and policies are likely to change from time to time. Have fun!