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Golf Car

A typical golf car.

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Definition: "Golf car" refers to the gas- or electric-powered vehicles used on golf courses to transport both golfers and their golf bags. A golf car designed for use on a golf course usually has room for two golfers and for two golf bags to be secured in place on the back of the vehicle.

In North America, "golf cart" is the more common term; "golf buggy" is often used in the U.K., Australia and Europe; but worldwide, the term "golf car" is probably the more common of the three synonyms.

See our golf cars page for more info, including rules and safety guidelines, where to buy a golf car, and photos of customized carts.

Also Known As: Golf cart, golf buggy
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