The game of golf dates way back to the 15th century in Scotland, but we didn’t start seeing golf carts being driven around the courses until the 1930s.
Tired of walking from hole to hole, an engineer named Lyman Beecher is credited with building the first ride-on cart, which was pulled around by caddies. Beecher eventually added electric batteries to his cart, although it took 6 batteries to complete an 18-hole round.
Fast forward to the 1950s, when both electric and gas-powered golf cart manufacturers began to emerge like Marketeer, Golfmobile, Cushman, Club Car, etc.
Popularity grew quickly, but most golf courses banned carts — until they realized the money they could make from renting them to golfers.
Today, golf carts aren’t just for carting your clubs around but feature high-tech amenities to keep you on you’re A-game, as well as luxury amenities, and can be customized to reflect your personality.
Check out these expensive, custom golf carts that’ll have you golfing in style and luxury:
The sports car of the golf course, these teched-out carts are designed with both comfort and style in mind.
They’re equipped with a carbon fiber body, peaked rear spoiler, leather lounge-style seats and, our favorite feature, a built-in fridge. There’s even a touchpad on the dash where you can keep track of your score throughout the game.
Powered by a lithium battery, these carts reach a max speed of 25 miles per hour.
Who wouldn’t want to feel like James Bond on the golf course?
Inspired by the original white and blue Moke James Bond drove through the streets of San Monique in the 1973 film Live and Let Die, this cart features the same design with more modern upgrades.
The cruiser comes with a wood steering wheel, rear tire cover with “San Monique” artwork, white rims, backup camera and a Bluetooth radio.
Get carted around the course in style with this custom Phaeton-inspired car covered in gold metallic paint.
It comes custom with a digital LED speedometer, backup camera, modern radio with Kicker speakers and LED backup lights.
Built and customized by Streetrod Golf Cars, this cart will cost you $25,700.
If you really want to make an impression on the course, check out this F5-inspired cart custom-made by Luxury Carts.
It features the iconic Ferrari body style, tan leather seats, 15-inch custom rims, a chrome tilt steering column and a motor that gets this cart up to 24 miles per hour.
When you order the cart for a base price of $23,800, you can choose any color you’d like.
Picture yourself playing a round of golf behind the wheel of a Shelby Cobra. Great, right?
Officially licensed by Shelby, this Cobra-inspired cart built by Caddyshack features a hand-built fiberglass body, white Cobra stripes, vinyl and Ultrasuede seats with the Cobra logo and Shelby signature and original Shelby-style 12-inch wheels.
It’s available with both electric and gas motors with a top speed of 25 miles per hour.
For the classic car enthusiast, you can bring the style of your classic onto the golf course.
Built by Luxury Carts, the red fiberglass body is built on a Club Car Precedent chassis and features chrome bumpers and a wood grain dashboard.
This electric classic will set you back $22,000.
An official licensed GM product, this H3 Limo cart comes with a certificate of authenticity from Hummer.
The 124-inch-long fiberglass body features a genuine Hummer chrome grille, 15-inch custom Hummer wheels and a rubberized diamond plate floor.
Battery-powered to reach a max speed of 19 miles per hour, the base price is $16,299 but has a long menu of additional options you can add on.
Not for the shy, this hot pink mini Mercedes-Benz cart won’t go unnoticed on the green.
Powered by a 3.8 horsepower motor, the heavy-duty fiberglass body features a tinted windshield, side mirrors, front grille and “Daytona Style” steering wheel.
And if the pink is a bit much for you, the maker, Luxury Carts, offers a selection of other colors.
You can own your own limo for just $13,595, but it’ll only take you 45 miles on one charge.
This California roadster limo 4-seater cart features a proportionally correct composite body, tan vinyl interior, custom polished aluminum mirrors and a color-matched dash built on an all-aluminum chassis.
It comes in four other colors (red, yellow, white and blue) and has a long list of upgrades, including a Sony sounds system, custom hard top and mobile video system.
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