As you probably know, golf carts are a way of life for most Villagers. Predictions are by the end of 2011 there will be more than 50,000 golf carts putting around The Villages. Even non-golfers find it more convenient to hop in their golf cart to get around The Villages than in their cars. It’s easier to park a golf cart too, as most of the shopping centers, entertainment venues, town squares and medical facilities are considered “golf cart approved” or “accessible”. Many Villagers end up getting rid of one, or sometimes both family cars because the golf carts are so much cheaper and easier.
As you can imagine, golf carts are a VERY big industry in The Villages. There are companies that sell and service carts, companies that rent carts, companies that insure carts, and even companies that provide roadside assistance for golf carts.
If you’re in the market, here are a few places we know of that sell carts. Please note that we do not recommend or endorse any place over another, and we don’t accept advertising, so we have no preference. The best advice: narrow it down to a make/model you like and shop around.
The Villages Golf Cars recently opened their third and newest showroom at La Plaza Grande. The 14,000 square foot showroom is the largest in Florida and is the largest Yamaha showroom in the country. You can reach them at 352-750-3410
If you’re looking to go all out and really turn heads driving through The Villages, Streetrod Productions of Florida claims to have the “World’s Finest Kustom Golf Cars”, and they sure are fancy! They are located in Palm Ridge Plaza. Their Streetrod Club now has more than 600 members! You can reach them at 352-751-3953.
Other places to consider:
The Villages Golf Cart Man – Showroom is at 110 LaGrande Blvd. in the Historic Side of LaGrande Plaza near the Post Office across 441 from Spanish Springs.
Phone is 352-674-9400
Discount Golf Cart World – Located on 441 south of Lady Lake. Their address is 2826 Sunrise Rd Lady Lake, FL 32159. Their phone number is 352-753-9920
Golf Cart Connection – Located in the Best Buy Shopping Center, next to PetSmart, across from Home Depot on US 27/441 in Lady Lake. Phone number is 352-259-0545
Carts & Clubs in Ocala – Located at 4450 South Pine Avenue, Ocala, FL 34480-7116. Phone number is (352) 351-2278
Town and Country – Located in La Plaza Grande, their phone number is 352-753-9392
Cart World – Located in Lady Lake on Highway 441/27, approximately 5 miles north of Leesburg and 22 miles south of Ocala. About 2 miles south of The Villages’ golf car bridge. Phone number is 352.753.1800