[Tagging] Feature Proposal - RFC - Tag:golf=cartpath

Graeme Fitzpatrick graemefitz1 at gmail.com
Sat Jun 1 06:15:35 UTC 2019

On Mon, 27 May 2019 at 23:43, Paul Allen <pla16021 at gmail.com> wrote:

> I don't see a golf cart path on a golf course as being a highway as most
> people understand
> the word.

I'd agree with you there

Now for an expert golfer to chip in (hah!)

That I certainly aren't! (haven't played the game since my teens, & that's
a loooonnnngggg way back :-()

> and tell me how I have it completely wrong.

Actually a mixture of right & wrong :-)

> I am still unsure that golf cart paths on golf courses actually exist: my
> (very) limited
> understanding is that there are large areas of the course where carts can
> travel with limited
> exclusion zones (such as the greens).  I don't think there are (on most
> courses) delineated
> paths (there may be minor cases on any given course, but for the most part
> it's an area with holes
> in).

Most major courses that I have seen, have a sort of ring-road for carts to
use, such as:

My understanding is that you use the path to get up close to your ball,
then drive out onto the fairway to take your stroke, then back to the path
& so on, but I've also seen carts driving happily down the middle of the
fairway, so I guess it may be optional, probably depending on Club rules?

As you said though, greens are definitely out-of-bounds :-), as well as

There will also usually (?) be a garage facility of some sort to store
carts that people leave at the Club, or that the Club owns & hires out. I
guess they would then be building=garage/s? Would they also need a
golf_cart tag?


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