The best Hilton Head Island purchase we ever made was “Ol’ Bessie”.  That is what my wife and kids named our 1991 club car golf cart.  When we purchased her in 1993, she had already been set out to pasture by a golf course in the north east and we were told because the seasons were shorter up there, she still had a lot of life in her.  We added the back seat kit and the top and she is still going strong.  Besides golf, there are many reasons to own or rent a golf cart in the Hilton Head or Bluffton areas.

Places on Hilton Head where you can own a private golf cart

The very large golf-cart friendly communities in the area include Sun City Hilton Head and Daufuskie Island.  Some of the gated communities that allow private golf carts include Wexford, Palmetto Hall, Spanish Wells, Windmill Harbour, Haig Point, Indigo Run, Colleton River, Berkeley Hall, Belfair, and Leamington.  I have also spotted some golf carts in Folly Field, Forest Beach, Jonesville Road, Spanish Wells Road and other secondary road areas.

Private Golf Carts in South Carolina

South Carolina law says licensed drivers can operate golf carts with a special permit on secondary roads or to cross a primary road during daylight hours less than Four Miles from their residence or vacation property.  Beaufort County Sheriff’s officials also said it is not safe to take a shortcut across a 55 mph highway in an electric cart.  Golf carts definitely fit our town’s “eco-friendly” efforts.

Ol’ Bessies life on and off the golf course

Ol’ Bessie, our golf cart, never really had a life on the course after her retirement except when a neighbor borrowed her.  Some of the many uses have been with toddlers strapped in their car seats as we drove around and discussed our busy day, trick or treating, progressive dinners, going to a friends home, the pool, the tennis courts, to explore, landscaping, to stop and chat with a neighbor or we have even used Bessie to take our dog out for a walk (she loves the rides).

Looking for your very own golf cart?

Golf Cart RentalsWhether renting a golf cart for your vacation or buying a golf cart for your new Hilton Head or Bluffton home, contact Damien Gourlay at (843)815-2203 or visit their site  Please be sure to check whether the community allows golf carts before renting or purchasing in the Hilton Head Area.  These guys do a great job with golf carts and are now renting them in Bluffton and Port Royal Village.  If you would like to see one of their carts in action stop by the furnished model at Ocean Palms in Port Royal Village.  While we are not ready to turn Ol’ Bessie in for a fancier new version, 3D carts have headlights, turn signals, seat belts and beach toy carriers! Sure beats holding a flashlight!