Golf is a lifelong sport played by people of all ages for fun, plus it also promotes improved stamina, flexibility, enhanced circulation, and social activity. Golfers are able to enjoy the surroundings in a relaxed atmosphere with family, friends and business acquaintances. Thanks to guidance from federal agencies and follow-up commentary from the Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund, many golf courses have started adding accessible golf carts to their rental cart fleets to comply with Title II (government-owned or operated facilities) and/or Title III (public facilities) of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Some golf courses are accessible to all golfers, including those who must play from a sitting or standing position while in the accessible cart. The American Lake Veterans Golf Course in Lakewood, Washington — affiliated with the rehabilitation program at the local Veterans Administration hospital — has a number of accessible carts on hand, mostly ParaGolfer and SoloRider models. Also, all bunkers and traps have been designed without steep sides so that golf cars with wider tires can drive through them. Wide-tire models can also be driven on the greens.