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How long does it take to golf 9 holes with a cart

How Long Does It Take To Golf 9 Holes With A Cart

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Some golfers never play golf without a golf cart because it's faster and more convenient. Are you one of them?😊 There are a few factors on how long does it take to golf 9 holes with a cart. For example one with a golf cart is much faster than 4 golfers with two carts. Not to mention pace of play of the front group etc.


How long does it take to golf 9 holes with a cart

The average play time of 9 holes with a cart is 1 ½ hours to 1 ¾ hours. Keep in mind that this is an average game time in a flight of 4 golfers with carts without excessive ball searching, slow play etc.


Number of players Lowest 9 hole avg. time with cart Highest 9 hole avg. time with cart
1 40min 2h 30min
2 1h 2h 40min
3 1h 20min 2h 50min
4 1h 30min 3h


There are also many other factors that affect the speed of play and the total time that takes to golf 9 holes with a cart.


What affects the 9 hole play time with a cart - TOP 4 reasons


Golf course occupancy

The time of play with a cart depends heavily on how crowded the course is that day. Sometimes on a busy day a golf cart doesn't help you even a little because there are plenty of people in front of you and you just can't play faster even if you would want to. One option is to overtake the group in front of you, but if there are 4 or 5 slow flights in front of you there's almost no reason to rush and it slows you down a lot.

Golf carts in a row at the golf course


Number of players

As you may imagine, you're the fastest if you play alone with the cart. It's different if you play 9 holes with a cart with 2 or even 3 other players. Especially if they don't have the accuracy to hit fairways and you need to search for the ball on every second hole. But despite the lost balls you can have fun and be fast at the same time as long as you don't search for the ball for more than 3 minutes.


Difficulty of the golf course

You can play 9 golf holes with a cart pretty fast if the golf course isn't too difficult. The difficulty can heavily affect your time of play. For example if there are many trees, high rough and many bunkers on the golf course, the time of play will be of course longer.

Sometimes you're faster on foot on an easier golf course than with a cart on a difficult golf course. I'm sure you've all experienced this before...


Skill level

The forth main factor is of course the skill level of golfers. You don't have to hit it far, or as consistent as possible, but at least know how to avoid the main hazards and spots on the golf course where the ball can be lost quickly. I'm sure that every golfer with a handicap below 40 can play with proper speed, especially with proper course management and golf strategy. Sometimes a bad shot can leave you in a better place for your next shot than a good shot with poor anticipation.



If you're a passionate cart guy you need to know that you can be fast through 9 holes if all the other conditions are met. But still, it's nice to have a cold beverage on hand and don't have to carry or push the golf bag, right?


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