Not only is a golf cart an incredibly convenient way to get around Put-in-Bay, it’s also a part of the quintessential Put-in-Bay experience. Everyone who has ever been to Put-in-Bay knows that the golf carts on the roads are part of what makes Put-in-Bay so unique. Feeling the breeze on a summer weekend as you zip to downtown Put-in-Bay in your golf cart is an experience you won’t forget any time soon!
Yes. The golf carts on the island have restrictors on the engine, capping them at a safe operating speed. So not only can you feel safe operating your cart, but also comfortable in the knowledge that those around you have these same restrictors on their engines.
Absolutely. The Put-in-Bay police not only can, but will, give you a DUI if you are operating a golf cart while intoxicated on Put-in-Bay streets. Put-in-Bay golf carts are licensed and plated vehicles subject to the same laws and regulations as any other vehicle on the road.
Yes, the same information above regarding DUI applies here as well. When you are driving a Put-in-Bay golf cart, you are driving a licensed and plated state of Ohio vehicle. You must have a valid drivers license and obey all rules of the road such as stop signs and lights.
Some golf cart renters offer overnight rentals for an additional fee, while some do not offer overnight rentals. Island Club Golf Carts and Put-in-Bay Condo Golf Carts offer carts overnight for no additional fee, however at this time they only rent carts to registered guests of the Island Club or Put-in-Bay Condos.
You are able to bring your own cart to Put-in-Bay if it is a licensed and plated street-legal in Ohio vehicle. Unregistered golf carts used for other purposes are not permitted to be driven on Put-in-Bay roads. Any cart driven at Put-in-Bay must meet the same standards as the rental carts on the island.
All of the rental golf carts at Put-in-Bay have seatbelts, and in fact must have seatbelts to be allowed on the road. As for child seats, some golf cart rentals have them available on request but not all do.
You must be 18 to sign the necessary contract to rent a golf cart, so someone 18 or older must make the reservation. However, a licensed driver 16 years of age or older is permitted to operate the golf cart.
Golf cart rental fees vary by the renter, as most offer hourly rates as well as day long rates, and some renters have an overnight option as well. But as a general statement, you can expect to pay about $15-20 per hour for an hourly rental, and around $120 for a day long reservation.
This will depend a lot on how you intend to use the cart. Island Club Golf Carts and Put-in-Bay Condo Golf Carts offer overnight rental at no additional cost, which is an incredible deal, however at present their carts are only available to rent for guests of the Island Club and Put-in-Bay Condos. The Put-in-Bay Golf Cart Depot and A&B Golf Cart Rentals offer many different options and are good companies to do business with as well.