Friday, May 20, 2016

Golf Cars all in a Row



The Villages, as most of my readers know, is a fast-growing adult (+55) community located in central Florida (about 70 miles northwest of Orlando and 30 miles south of Ocala).  

At present there are over 157,000 residents in three major sections:  Spanish Springs, Lake Sumter Landing and Brownwood.  Each of these sections has a "hometown," consisting of shops and restaurants, with a town square where music is performed live every evening of the year barring inclement weather.

Most residents have a golf car.  Many of these cars are customized to suit their owner's tastes.  Some run on gasoline, others on batteries.  The Villages provides golf car paths throughout its 20,000 acres!  Golf cars that run on gasoline may drive on local streets provided they have the proper safety equipment such as lights, turn signals, etc. 

There are so many golf cars running about the hundreds of miles in The Villages that it can be downright dangerous for bikers or pedestrians.  Remember that many of the residents are old and shouldn't be driving a bicycle much less a golf car.

The pictured golf cars are "plain Janes."  Most, if not all, are made by Yamaha. So far as I know, these are not sold to residents but rather to the numerous golf courses in The Villages.  This is their "storage lot" in Lake Sumter Landing.

The Villages website is here.


Note:  The above has been cross-posted to The Villages (Florida) Photos.

15 comments:

William Kendall said...

Legions of carts, like soldiers on parade, serving officers with really funny pants.

Marleen said...

Wow I have never ever seen so many!

Taken For Granted said...

Back when I played golf as a teenager, we always walked the course. Apparently no one walks any more. So, how do golfers get any exercise?

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Golf cart traffic can be a hazard in any retirement community. One winter we stayed at a resort in SoCal called "Fountain of Youth" where you didn't dare go outside when it was bingo time or time for the daily mail. That place had steep hills too, unlike any here in Florida! (We were barely 60 at the time and we laughed at the 'old' ladies driving those carts.)

Now, I drive a tricycle ;>) (and a car occasionally, when I'm feeling young-at-heart!)

PS: Obviously, the "Fountain of Youth" didn't work as advertised-- there either! .

Linda said...

Wow, a neat line of many golf carts!

magiceye said...

Beautifully composed and shot!

Kay said...

Sorry but the image of all those golf carts buzzing about seems like a bad dream to me.

Suza said...

so funny, all the cars. Very nice
Best
susa

Ralph V. said...

Never seen a golfcar. Great photo.

GreensboroDailyPhoto said...


If we sign up, can we get you a commission. Seems like a great life!

Janis
GDP

Sharon Anck said...

Holy cow, that is a lot of golf carts. I can't imagine if all of those were on the road at the same time.

Small City Scenes said...

A plethora of carts as you might say.
MB

Optimistic Existentialist said...

Do any of them have cruise control? :)

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Do you have a golf car Jacob? If so does it express your super sense of humour 😃

Karl Demetz said...

Wow, so many !

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