If you are planning on buying a golf cart – or simply transporting one around, you do need to be aware of the dimensions of this vehicle.How wide is a golf cart? What is the height?
At the very least, you should be able to answer the question how wide is a golf cart. Interestingly enough, even people in the industry know very little about these carts.
Dimensions of a Golf Cart
There is actually quite a bit to understand about the dimensions of a golf cart. To make it easier to comprehend, the details have been broken down into several sections. Here is a compilation of what you should be aware of several factors.
How Wide Is A Golf Cart?
A typical golf cart – that is meant to seat two people – will be around 4 feet wide or 48 inches.
Here are all Golf cart sizes:
- width: 4 feet / 1.2 meters
- height: 6 feet / 1.8 meters
- length: 8 feet / 2.4 meters
Golf carts that have been designed to hold four or more people would naturally be wider than this.
Now, usually, a golf cart is a little narrower in the front than at the back. As a result, the spacing between the front wheels is around 33.5 inches. The distance between the rear wheels is about 38 inches. Therefore, it is the seat or the gear platform that is around 48 inches.
As mentioned, the above widths are the industry average. However, if you were to look at the carts that are offered by popular manufacturers, there is quite a bit of fluctuation here. For instance, the narrowest golf cart that you can find will be about 47 inches. The widest is around 58 inches.
What are the dimensions of a standard golf cart seat?
This depends on the model. Our tested seat is like this -> bottom: 38 x 19 x 4.5
Can a golf cart fit in a truck bed?
If your truck is big and wide enough then probably yes.
Can a golf cart pull a trailer?
Are you interested in towing with your golf cart? This depends on the size and weight. A golf cart can carry 4 or 6 people so there is no reason why it shouldn’t be able to pull an empty trailer as well.
Understanding Average Golf Cart Size
In many instances, golf cart dimensions are discussed in terms of “average”. This means that, for the most part, manufacturers rely on a certain set of measurements when building their carts. At the same time, though, there is quite a bit of variation among the models.
So, if you were to make comparisons, you would discover that the average golf cart size and dimensions will vary depending on a number of different factors. This could include engine type, cart weight, or overall carrying capacity. Thus, it is important for you to always check the individual measurements of any car that you wish to purchase or move.
How Long is a Golf Cart?
Above we’ve already answered how wide a golf cart actually is. Lets see how long it is.
The average length of a golf car is about 8 feet or 96 inches long. Once again, this is the measurement for a two-seater cart. Since there are carts that can seat up to 6 people – and carry equipment as well – these would be considerably longer.
There are actually quite a number of different things to consider when looking at the length of a golf cart. These measurements need to be in line with the rest of the dimensions to ensure that the cart is stable and steady, especially when there are people or cargo on board.
Typically, the distance between the front and the rear wheels are about 65.5 inches. On the other hand, the actual length of the vehicle from the front wheel to the back seat is around 92.5 inches. Now, in many instances, there is some form of barrier that helps to keep the equipment stable. When these are present, the length of the golf cart is pushed to 96 inches.
If you were looking for a smaller cart, then you would discover that one of the shortest models that manufacturers offer is around 94 inches. On the other end of the spectrum, there are six seat carts that measure around 160 inches.
How Tall is a Golf Cart?
The height of a golf cart is measured in two ways. The first is from where the tire touches the ground to the steering wheel. The average height for this element is 47 inches. The other height is from the ground to the uppermost part of the golf cart roof. This measures in at around 67 inches.
It should also be noted that there are some golf carts that don’t have roofs. In these instances, the manufacturer will mention the distance from the ground to the steering wheel only. These golf carts are usually between 46 inches and 50 inches off the ground.
The golf carts with roofs have quite a bit more options than this. It is not unusual to have golf carts that be as tall as 82 inches.
What Size Are Standard Golf Cart Tires?
This is the information we found on this site:
Most tire sizes are in the following format: 18×8-10. The first number, 18, is the full diameter of the tire – how tall it is in inches from top to bottom. The second number, 8, indicates how many inches wide it is. The last number, 10, is the size of the center of the tire – in other words, what size wheel will fit the tire. Therefore, an 18×8-10 tire is 18″ tall, 8″ wide, and can fit a 10″ wheel.
Another size format you may encounter is the automotive format, which looks like 205/50-10. In this case, the first number, 205, is the tread width in millimeters. The second number, 50, is the aspect ratio (the side-wall measurement), and the third number, 10, is the size of wheel it can fit in inches.
Golf Cart Ground Clearance
There is one dimension of golf carts that typically doesn’t have an “average” measurement. This is for ground clearance. As the name suggests, ground clearance is the distance between the ground and the floorboards of the cart.
Usually, most golf carts have a ground clearance of around 4.5 inches. However, this can go up over 5 inches, depending on the make and model. You should also be aware that golf cart owners have the options of “lifting” their carts to increase this ground clearance even further.
This lifting can be done when drivers wish to ride on rougher terrain. Or when golf drivers would like to increase the overall stability of the cart. In this case, these individuals have the option of raising their cart around 3 to 6 inches further off the ground.
Golf Cart Garage Dimensions
Depending on the size of your gold cart you can easily calculate the dimensions you need for the golf cart garage. Take the size of your golf cart and add 2 meters to each side.
Don’t forget to leave some space for your golf irons.
Golf Cart Weight and Weight Capacity
Finally, there is the golf cart weight. Here, there really isn’t an industry standard. The weight of a golf cart will depend on the materials used, any accessories added, and how many people the cart is supposed to hold.
Therefore, most carts can hold between 500 and 1000lbs in weight. As a result, these carts are capable of holding up a combined weight of around 600 to 800lbs. Of course, this is for smaller golf carts that are meant to hold 2 to 4 people. Make sure the cart is big enough if you have several golf travel bags.
If the golf cart were built to hold around six individuals or lots of equipment, it would have a greater capacity. Thus, it wouldn’t be unusual to find golf carts that are capable of carrying over a 1000lbs in weight.
Standard Golf Cart Dimensions
There you have it. Now you know how wide a golf cart is.
These are the most important dimensions of a golf cart that you need to be aware of. These will come in useful whether you would like to purchase a golf cart or simply wish to transport one. Either way, you should make it a point to pay attention to the information mentioned above.