A golf cart enclosure extends the number of days or months that your golf cart can be used. For over 10 years we did not have an enclosure for our cart. Now that we have invested several hundred dollars in a Sunbrella cover, we enjoy using the cart all year round.
Drivable golf cart covers keep the rain out on rainy days and keeps the cart warmer during the cold winter months. On warmer days, the sides easily roll up and are out of the way so you can enjoy a nice summer breeze. When summer comes around, we normally keep our our enclosure on with the sides rolled up.
You can buy enclosures specific to your golf cart make and model or for a better price, purchase a universal enclosure based on whether it is a 2, 4 or 6 passenger cart.
We have had custom and universal golf cart enclosures for our 2 seater golf cart and 4 seater golf carts.
There are many ways of attaching the enclosure to your cart.
1. Fits over the Roof
As you can see from this picture, the cover is simply placed over the golf cart roof.
The sides roll up so that the enclosure can be kept on your golf cart year round. Decorative fabric hides the rolled up plastic making it look more attractive.
Find a colored fabric that coordinates with the color of the golf cart body.
2. Attaches to a Track
It does not go over the roof but instead a track is attached to the perimeter of the roof like this picture and the enclosure fits into the track.
This type of enclosure costs more than the universal one as it is a custom made cover specific to your golf cart make and model.
3. Comes in Many Colors
There are a lot more color choices for golf cart covers than white or off-white.
Many golf cart owners in Peachtree City color coordinate their cover with the color of the golf cart body.
A custom golf cart enclosure allows you to select the color and design of the top valence. You can choose a solid color or one with stripes.
The best fabric to choose is Sunbrella. We keep our cover on year round so it gets exposed to lots of sun and rain. There are no sign of fading, stains or mildew.
4. A Universal Enclosure
A Universal golf cart enclosure is one that can be used on any make or model golf cart. The size of the cover is determined by whether the cart is a 2, 4 or 6 passenger cart and if the top is an extended top on the 4 passenger cart.
A 4 sided golf cart enclosure is common with universal covers.
However if you do get a 4 sided cover be sure that you zip down the front panel so you can see your best.
It is really hard to see out of an acrylic windshield that is then covered with another piece of plastic. Ask me how I know :)
Classic Accessories Fairway Golf Cart Deluxe Enclosure offers the option of:
SHORT ROOF for TWO PASSENGER
LONG ROOF for FOUR PASSENGER or
EXTRA LONG ROOF for SIX PASSENGER
Color choices are black, khaki or navy
It does not matter whether it is a Club Car, an EZ Go or a Yamaha golf cart. These enclosures are less expensive than the ones that are specific to your make and model cart.
5. Length of your top
The length of your golf cart roof will determine which size enclosure ill work for your golf cart.
Here is a drivable cover for for 4 passenger golf carts with an extended top:Golf Cart Cover Enclosure - Extended Roof Drivable 4-Sided Cart Cover w/ 80” x 48" Standard Fit – Fits EZGO Golf Cart Cover ,Yamaha Drive, Club Car Precedent (Tan)
6. Sunbrella Golf Cart Enclosure/Cover
A Sunbrella golf cart enclosure indeed provides a more custom look to your golf cart along with a custom price.
While these golf cart covers are more expensive they are made of a durable fabric that is fade and mildew resistant.
If you pick a dark color - like black, navy blue or forest green - the color will stay vibrant and not fade even if it sits out in the sun. Sunbrella fabric offers lots of choices for not only the main part of the enclosure but for the valance as well. There are literally hundreds of combinations to choose from.Custom Golf Cart Enclosures
7. Easy access to golf clubs or rear storage compartment
While color is important to my wife, easy access to my golf clubs is important to me. Here is a picture of a clear back panel of a golf cart enclosure with two heavy duty zippers.
This 2 seater golf cart enclosure provides easy access to the rear storage compartment.
8. How the cover attaches to the bottom of the golf cart
There are two ways that the golf cart enclosure keeps attached at the bottom - so it doesn't start flapping in the wind. One is with snaps and the other is with a small hook that fits under the body of the cart.
My friends that have the snap system are not happy with this system - the cover can shrink and then it is so taught that it's hard to get the cover to snap in.
The hook provides more ease and flexibility. The strap on my Sunbrella cover is elastic and stretches making it really easy to fit the hook under the frame.
Snaps present a problem because the fabric often shrinks making it almost impossible to get the snaps to work. Hooks attached to a small piece of elastic have some give and flexibility making it easy to attach or remove the cover. Keep the sides of your golf cart enclosure rolled up when they are not needed to keep you warm or dry. Why is that? Well the constant flapping of the enclosure fabric on the golf cart body, dulls the finish.
While it may not be noticeable to anyone else, I can see where the finish has dulled on my newly refurbished Black Pearl paint job.
9. Rear Panel
There are lots of options when it comes to the rear panel of a golf cart enclosure.
It can be clear vinyl so that those sitting in the rear seat have good visibility. It also means that when the rear lights are on, they can be seen by a golf cart behind you.
This enclosure has two clear plastic inserts so that the rear lights are visible.
This is the back of my Club Car cover - not great visibility if you have rear passengers and no one can see the rear lights when the rear panel is down.
For golfers with a two seater golf cart who want their clubs protected but have easy access to them, a club canopy is a welcome accessory.
The canopy can be purchased for those with Club, Yamaha, Star and EZGO golf carts. A Sunbrella fabric option means your fabric is really durable - it won't fade, stain or mildew. Choose between jet black, green, linen and toast.Golf Cart Club Cover - DryClub Canopy
Investing in a golf cart enclosure or drivable golf cart cover will help maximize the days and months that you can use your golf cart while staying comfortable on cold days and dry on rainy days.
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