When visiting The Villages, you might want to rent a golf cart. It is after all the primary mode of transportation around here with almost 50,000 carts zipping around the neighborhood.
If you are visiting on The Villages Lifestyle preview program, your rental will come with a golf cart. However, as many people have written in to me about, you might be disappointed with the performance:
Our lifestyle preview included a golf cart that was governed to not exceed 12MPH. What a joke! Golf carts were tailgating us and passing us left and right the entire week.
Fortunately, there are several alternatives, some of which I list below. Keep in mind that several factors go in to what you will end up paying to rent a golf cart and the choices available to you.
These factors include time of year (during the busy season Jan-April many places don’t have carts available), how many seats you need (2 or 4 usually), the speed of the carts, whether or not they have enclosures (tip: you definitely want enclosures), and how long you want to rent for.
Most companies rent on a weekly or monthly basis, but some rent by the day if that’s what you need. Call and see what you can work out.
In no particular order (and remember, we do not represent or endorse any of these companies) here are some potential options for you:
Jim Followell – 352-259-7525
Foremost Carts & Accessories – (352) 638-1618
Grandpa and Grandma’s Villages Buggies – 352-552-8478
Villages Golf Cart Man – 352-674-9400
If all of the above fail, The Villages Golf Cart Store usually has rentals available, but keep in mind that most of their rentals will be the slow kind that you get through the lifestyle preview program.