If you think about it in the literal sense, golf carts can’t actually be considered as “carts.” Golf carts could either be powered by an electric motor or a gas engine while regular carts do not have the capacity to move on their own. For this reason, golf carts fall under the category of “low-speed vehicles” (LHVs).
With a speed of only 20 mph to 25 mph, golf carts aren’t that quick but they could also be modified to go at a faster speed. But what set golf carts apart are their energy-saving qualities.
Gas engine-powered golf carts automatically turn off when the foot is off the pedal and electric motor golf carts have batteries that could be charged. Furthermore, you can even install solar panels on the golf carts to help charge batteries.
Golf carts were first introduced in the 1930s but it is only in the 1950s when Merle Williams and his company, Marketeer, introduced it to the public for the purpose of golf. Six decades later, golf carts have grown into a $7 billion industry with models being priced at about $1,000 to $30,000 with some new ones even going above that price range. This is not at all surprising since golf is considered as the sport of the gentleman.
But in this article, we will only be talking about the most expensive golf carts and the defining qualities that make them so valuable.
Hummer 6 Pack Limo H3 – $22,600
Licensed by General Motors, the Hummer 6 Pack Limo H3 features a 48-volt A/C drive, a regenerative brake system, and 15-inch real Hummer wheels. This golf cart model is not just about its aesthetic, it’s also about convenience as it is able to seat up to six people when it runs through the golf course.
This sweet ride is a $4,000 upgrade from the Hummer H3 golf cart and is produced by Bad Ass Golf Carts, a company known for their custom built seats.
F5 – $23,800
Brought to you by Luxury Carts, this classic golf cart model is modeled after its namesake Italian sports car. The F5 golf cart is an eye-catching ride and it features a chrome tilt steering column, 15-inch custom rims, and an Alpine AM/FM/CD player.
Furthermore, the F5 also comes with a fiberglass body, head and tail lights, a battery charge indicator, side mirrors, and a 48-volt charging system. The candy apple red color gives the F5 a blast-from-the-past feeling. The F5 golf cart is definitely dressed to impress.
Royal Limo – $25,449
The golf cart model perfect for royalty, this classic model comes from Luxury Carts and features six-seater leather seats, an uncommon quality in the world of golfing since most carts only seat up to four.
The Royal Limo golf cart also boasts an Alpine AM/FM/CD player, a hard top, and 15-inch polished billet rims.
Garia Edition Soleil De Minuit – $52,000
This breathtaking golf cart model comes in second and features a wishbone front end suspension which makes it appear highly similar to high-end F1 cars.
Not only that, the Garia Edition Soleil De Minuit also came from the same factory that brought the world the Porsche Cayman and the Porsche Boxter and also includes a carbon roof, custom paint, a two-colored hand-stitched seat and even a built-in refrigerator among other exceptional features.
The Garia Edition Soleil De Minuit is made using the aluminum frame which came from the same company that distributes to big-name car producers such as Aston Martin and Jaguar.
Garia Mansory Prism Golf Cart – $69,999
This is presumably the most expensive model out there. Born from the collaboration between Garia and Mansory, this handsome golf cart can reach a speed of 60 km/hr (37 mph) and only takes two seconds to reach an acceleration of 25 mph owing to its Samsung lithium batteries and the enhanced Curtis Controller.
The Garia Mansory Prism offers drivers three programs to choose from: golf, street, or race.
This model is not just the fastest model out there as it is also the lightest weighing only 550 kg, a significant 150 kg reduction from that of the Garia Monaco Roadster. Furthermore, all of its parts were made of the highest quality and could be often seen only in supercars.