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poromo 08-15-2007 08:20 AM

Golf Cart Rentals
 
We will be previewing the lifestyle at the TV at the end of August and want to rent a golf cart. Does anyone know where we can rent one and the cost? Any recommendations?

nanci2539 08-15-2007 10:15 AM

Re: Golf Cart Rentals
 
Can I tag on to this with another question????

First of all, there's a golf rental place in Sumter Landing. If I recall, it's pretty reasonable. But I don't remember what the day rate was.

My question is when we rented the cart last year, I found it incredibly uncomfortable. I was squirming around the seat and couldn't wait to get out!

Are the rental carts different from the type you purchase? Is the comfort level better or are the rentals made the same way as a purchased cart?

Villages Kahuna 08-15-2007 10:23 AM

Re: Golf Cart Rentals
 
Probably the easiest and most convenient rental location(s) are Villages Golf Carts in Lake Sumter Landing as well as next to Publix in the shopping center on 441 just outside Spanish Springs. Don't know the cost. My only complaint about their rentals is that they're all stinky, noisy gas carts. If they have any electrics, I haven't seen them.

I've found that almost all golf carts fell the same "on your butt", except those with premium seat upgrades. None of the rentals are so equipped that I've seen.

One thing you should do in renting is not make any moves on the town squares during the nightly music that might be interpreted by the powers-that-be as a rain dance. None of the rentals come equipped with rain enclosures.

handieman 08-15-2007 10:43 AM

Re: Golf Cart Rentals
 
Nanci's question and many other questions asked here on this website are all very important to the new person unfamiliar with the "ins and outs" of TV. That being said, I cannot emphasize enough the value of scanning the Village Sun newspaper available on line. The on line version is not all inclusive, but it does allow one to see many available services in the area. I'm sure once you read the local edition on the morning of your arrival, it will become your everyday bible, to whats going on, when and where. Last I knew it was available by mail for $48.00 per month. I subscribed to it the month before I closed and when I arrived I had some clue as to where to turn.
Golf cart rentals are available in Sumter Landing and Spanish Springs at The Villages Golf Cart Sales Store. $ 15.00 per day or $75.00 week comes to mind. Don't quote me I'm doing this from memory. There are many other golf cart rental places also, some even by local Villagers. The ones i rented from the Village Store were all gas and SLOW (14 max). The ride in a golf car is not the equivalent of a Lexus trust me on this one.
Where was this web site when I bought down here wow you newbies got it easy.
Handie :joke:

nanci2539 08-15-2007 10:54 AM

Re: Golf Cart Rentals
 
It would be interesting to read the creative things people do to make their carts more comfortable!


golfnut 08-15-2007 10:55 AM

Re: Golf Cart Rentals
 
You should be able to find something in the $75 per week range for a speedy electric through a Villages resident, check the classifieds in the Daily Sun.

Indy-Guy 08-15-2007 11:05 AM

Re: Golf Cart Rentals
 
For the rental or purchase of a used golf cart I would call Jim Followell at cell 317-258-1241 or home 352-259-7525. He rents carts that go faster than the ones The Villages rents and his all have side curtains also which The Villages carts don't have. He also has 4 seat carts. Good person to work with.

kar guy 08-15-2007 11:25 AM

Re: Golf Cart Rentals
 
ALL THE ABOVE REPLIES JUST GOES TO SHOW EVERYONE WHAT THIS SITE IS FOR. A QUESTION WAS ASKED ON GOLF CARTS AND MANY RESPONSES CAME TO THEM. THE PERSON FOUND OUT APPROXIMATE PRICING ALONG WITH PHONE NUMBERS.. AS MENTIONED IN OTHER THREADS THERE MAY BE SOME NEGATIVE ISSUES THAT ARE BROUGHT UP BUT MOSTLY IT IS ALL OF US JUST LOOKING FOR THE RIGHT INFORMATION. WAY TO GO JAN FOR STARTING THIS WEB SITE. TAKE CARE THE KAR GUY

jjdees 08-15-2007 12:56 PM

Re: Golf Cart Rentals
 
The rental carts at the Villages store at Sumter are about $90 for a week. They're Yamaha gas models, very basic and pretty slow. No side curtains so you will get wet if it rains.

Russ_Boston 08-15-2007 01:01 PM

Re: Golf Cart Rentals
 
Thanks for the info Indy - I'm keeping that name and number in my contacts!

bamafan 08-15-2007 04:13 PM

Re: Golf Cart Rentals
 
:agree: with Indy. We rented a cart from Jim Followell last month. We used it from Sat to Sat and his fee was $75.00. Much faster (but legal) than Villages golf cars. Others charge around $85.00 for the week. I will definitely rent from Mr. Followell again.

bamafan 08-15-2007 04:22 PM

Re: Golf Cart Rentals
 
Also the cart we rented from Jim did have a sunbrella rain enclosure. So you could do a rain dance around the square if desired. :hot: :2excited:

Indy-Guy 08-15-2007 08:38 PM

Re: Golf Cart Rentals
 
Glad to see others have rented from Jim and were happy. He is a good guy and a pleasure to work with.

LG 08-17-2007 01:43 PM

Re: Golf Cart Rentals
 
CHECK OUT HAYWARD LUTHER 205-5340 HE HAS SEVERAL AND PRICED PRETTY GOOD.

BETHPAGE BLACK 08-17-2007 07:04 PM

Re: Golf Cart Rentals
 
Rented a golf cart in June this year and it cost $20 per day and if you rented for 5 days they gave you two days free. They only rent Gas, they are slow smelly and noisey but still gives you a good feel on how it is to ride arount the Villages. I wound up purchasing a brand new electric yamaha "drive" which feels like a Caddy next to the rented one. The rde is very smooth and quiet. The Golf cart store in Sumter was very accommodating..The rented carts dont have rain enclosures so you may want to scan the clasifieds to see if anyone is renting one with enclosure if you choose to..Hae fun.... :'(


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