Pimped Out Golf Carts Nicer Than Your Car

Nick Dimengo@@itsnickdimengoFeatured ColumnistDecember 11, 2013

Pimped Out Golf Carts Nicer Than Your Car

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    I'm not sure about you, but I have no shame in admitting that the car I'm forced to push around town—almost literally, that's how bad it is—is a complete waste of space.

    Luckily for me, I live somewhere that allows me to walk nearly everywhere I want, saving me from the embarrassment of driving the thing anywhere for fear that an attractive girl might see me in it.

    Although a car isn't necessarily on my Christmas list this year—though maybe it should be—one of these pimped out golf carts might be.

    Putting my '98 Volvo to complete shame, these are some of the raddest rides I've ever seen—even if they were just made for the links.

    There's no need to take the governor out on these, because they already come fully equipped.

Deion Sanders' Mercedes Golf Cart

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    In case you're too young to remember just how brash and boisterous former NFL and MLB player Deion Sanders was, just take a look at this customized golf cart he had during the mid-90s while playing for the Dallas Cowboys.

    Complete with air conditioning and a stereo, I'm sure all of his teammates didn't care at all that he was whipping this around during training camp one bit.

    In his own words, Deion was, "an original," and this Mercedes-Benz golf cart definitely proved that.

Falken Tire Golf Cart

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    Of all the golf carts you'll see here, this one might be the most flashy of them all, thanks to its mirrored body and 22's.

    You might be a miserable golfer, but I guarantee that you'll be the talk of the course should you ever show up in one of these for your 18 holes. Everyone would be so distracted by your cart that they'll forget about the triple bogey you just shot on the last hole.

Motorcycle Powered Golf Cart

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    Although I drive like a bat out of hell, there are few times that I regularly get my crappy car to go as fast as 85 miles per hour at any point that I'm driving it—since it shakes and feels like it's going to blow up or something.

    Nevertheless, anytime I have gotten it to go that fast, I've at least been protected by a windshield in front of me.

    That's not the case with this golf cart, which allegedly got to the mid-80s, thanks to a little help in horsepower.

    Just insane.

The MetalTech Anti-Terrorist Assault Cart

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    Image via India Strategic

    Seeing that a golf cart is sturdy enough to withstand your drunk playing partners crashing into a tree without serious damage, the Indian special forces have decided that one was strong enough to hold up in case of an unexpected attack.

    While this ride—nicknamed A-TAC (Anti-Terrorist Assault Cart)—might not go any faster than 15 miles per hour, it packs some serious armor. It is able to resist grenade blasts and gun fire—and costs $45,000.

    Now that's one powerful golf cart!

Rolls-Royce Phantom Golf Cart

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    Anytime someone finds themselves riding around in a Rolls-Royce—a symbol of luxury for over 100 years—it's a sign that they've either made it or got lucky in the lottery.

    While this golf cart version of the company's Phantom model will still cost you a pretty little penny—try over $40,000—being able to tell people that you drive a Rolls-Royce might actually be worth ditching a normal car for, at least on the fairways.

Dodge Viper Golf Cart

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    I remember always sitting in a Dodge Viper on the showroom floor whenever my parents had to take in their Grand Caravan for maintenance while growing up.

    It was cool then, but being able to sit in one that is actually (somewhat) affordable and can be used for golf sounds a hell of a lot better to me.

    The only downside about this alternative compared to the original is the decreased horsepower, since I'm pretty sure the golf cart is carrying a V-10 in it.

Lincoln Navigator Golf Cart

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    It's hard to believe that this golf cart version of a Lincoln Navigator will actually set you back $30,000.

    I mean, sure, having a sick ride to roll around in is cool and all, but I'd prefer the car have four doors surrounding it, not the open-air seating of a cart.

    Needless to say, this thing is absolutely stuntin'.

Pennwick Luxury Golf Cart

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    For all those guys out there who have always wanted a convertible, well here's your chance to own one—just be prepared to get more laughs than stares from girls who want rides.

    The Pennwick luxury golf cart might have the appearance of a Ferrari F5, but it's not nearly as expensive—or fast.

    Sure, this golf cart might set you back nearly $16,000, but that's a small price to pay for a replica of one of the most prestigious sports cars ever—even if you can only top out at 20 miles per hour, right?

Hummer H3 Golf Cart

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    When a dude wants to make a statement, they often make sure they get the biggest, baddest car on the entire lot.

    But while you want to look like a baller, you don't always have the funds to support the ambition.

    No problem. As long as you have $11,500 to blow on a golf cart version of the Hummer H3, then you can still have legendary status. It just might not be street legal for you to boast about.

Monster Truck Golf Cart

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    This is just ridiculous, in a totally rad way.

    We've probably all seen midsized truck frames on top of oversized, off-roading tires, but I'm not sure I've ever witnessed a golf cart sitting on them while driving down the highway.

    Golf might not be the most macho of sports, so seeing this on the cart path would make it a little more badass.

Kandi Convertible Electric Golf Cart

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    More of a glorified golf cart than a practical one—where are my clubs supposed to go?—this electric-running car might not be able to squeeze more than just a few people in it, but it's definitely nicer than the car I mentioned I'm driving around right now.

    With a top speed of 35 miles per hour, if you are to use this on the golf course, at least you'll be able to track down your drive faster than anyone else. I just hope it's in the fairway.

The Garia Soleil De Minuit Golf Cart

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    There's a reason that the house in the background of the people sitting in the Garia Soleil De Minuit golf cart appears to be worth a hell of a lot of money. Anyone driving around in this cart has to make a pretty penny.

    Coming with a price tag of $52,000, anyone considering buying one probably has a number of cars that this baby would look just as stylish being parked next to in the garage.

    What does $52,000 get you? Rather than super speed or the frame to drive over any obstacle a course might throw your way, it has a built-in cooler—and that's about it.

    Driven out of the same factory as Porche's Boxster, I had hoped to get a little more than that!

Mercedes-Benz Golf Cart

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    As if riding up to the country club in a fat Benz isn't enough, the German car makers thought it only be fitting for their customers to ride around for 18 holes in one of their fancy designs as well by releasing this concept for a $58,000 golf cart.

    Powered by a battery that's kept continuously charged by a solar-paneled roof, the damn thing doesn't even use a steering wheel. It instead implements a joystick for those tight turns on the course.

    Your golf game might not get any better, but at least you'll look super-stylish riding around the course while trying to find all the balls that you hooked and sliced.

Batman Tumbler Golf Cart

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    Hopefully, you've heard the story about the city of San Francisco shutting down for Batkid to stop the evil crime wave from a few weeks ago.

    As fortunate as the little guy was to ride around town in a replicated Batmobile, I think giving him this golf cart as a ride would have been a hell of a lot cooler.

    Posted on Ebay last week, the sickest golf cart I've ever seen fetched $17,500. Now, that's a crime for someone to pay that much for a golf cart, no matter how cool it is.

The Hover Craft Golf Cart

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    Bubba Watson may have won the 2012 Masters by hitting one of the most memorable shots ever seen to capture a green jacket, but his hover craft golf cart that he showed off earlier this year might even be more impressive.

    Golf might be frustrating as hell at time, but being able to glide over almost anything you want would take your mind off the hundo you're sitting on after the first nine.

    If you want to know what it's like to be Marty McFly from Back to the Future, get yourself to Windy Knoll Golf Club in Ohio because they debuted them a few months ago.


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