How do I choose a golf cart?
Golf cart rentals are CRITICAL for families vacationing on Daufuskie Island. A 5 x 3.5 mile long island may seem small, but everything is spread out and our sand roads are VERY tough by bike. In other words, you have to have a golf cart to fully enjoy all of Daufuskie Island. There are several providers to choose from and it’s super important to make sure you know what to look for in a provider. You want your rental safe and dependable so you are able to maximize your stay. Below we have provided a few tips on how to choose a golf cart rental provider on Daufuskie Island.
If you’re staying overnight, ask if a golf cart is provided through your rental home. Sometimes they are, sometimes they are not. As soon as you book your home, check to see if a golf cart is provided. Plan ahead, especially during weekends and holidays.
Ask about the age of the golf cart fleet. The older the fleet, the greater the chance for mechanical issues, which cut into your time for fun. Tour Daufuskie golf carts are never older than 3 years and are all meticulously maintained.
Ask the provider what happens if the cart has issues. The most dependable golf cart providers on Daufuskie have extra back-up golf carts, staff, trucks and trailers always ready to make sure your “golf cart swap out” happens as soon as possible. Even after hours.
Make sure the company is licensed and insured.
Ask about after hour policies for break downs. If you’re out exploring Daufuskie at night and your cart breaks down, what does the company’s policy state about helping you out? The smaller one man rental operation can have a tough time with this, for obvious reasons.
Why are gas carts more dependable than electric golf carts? Tour Daufuskie’s golf cart rental fleet is made up of all gas carts. For good reason. We don’t recommend electric golf cart rentals on Daufuskie Island because they are difficult to maintain, loose battery power quickly, and are complicated to keep charged. Daufuskie’s sand roads drain the energy from the electric batteries incredibly quickly. When you run low on fuel, Tour Daufuskie has representatives that will deliver gas to you, another time saving service that few golf cart providers offer.
And of course, check reviews! Take a look at the reviews of the rental or tour company. And if no reviews, website, or online presence? Take caution. Credible, licensed, insured, reliable companies have an excellent online presence.
We at Tour Daufuskie truly want all visitors to have a fun filled, stress free vacation and we know that the golf cart rental is one of the most important parts of making or breaking your stay on Daufuskie Island. Follow our tips and we believe you will be thankful you did.