Getting your first golf cart can be an exciting experience, and besides choosing which make, model, color, accessories, and decals you are going to plaster all over it, you will need a place to store it, which will typically be your garage. But what size door do you need?
A golf cart will need a small garage door measuring at least 5 feet in width and 7 feet in height for popular models of golf carts such as Club Car, E-Z-GO, Yamaha, and for other standard versions. This is because most golf carts average 4 feet in width and 5 feet in height.
We will go through the proper logical steps to determine what size garage door you will need for the golf cart you are interested in, no matter if it is a popular or some form of a standard variant golf cart.
What Size Garage Door Do You Need For A Golf Cart?
You might be in the market to purchase your first golf cart but are wondering how big it is and how large your garage door needs to be for your cart to fit. Many people punch an extra garage door on the side of their garage for the cart to get in and out.
Luckily, enough there are many “standard” size garage doors explicitly made for golf carts. Even better than that, most sizes can be “custom sized” from a foot to three inches wider or taller.
This all sounds good and well, but you will also need to consider the size of your cart. For the most part, many golf carts are made to specific sizes, but you do get a couple that are not. This all boils down to the manufacturer and their design techniques.
Thus, we will first look at what garage door sizes are standard and if you can custom size it to the height and width of your cart; for that, we will need to look at typical and popular golf cart sizes to know what dimensions are applicable.
What Are The Standard Golf Cart Size Garage Doors?
Manufacturers produce a standard size door, and this is understandable because of the logistics involved in custom cutting and fitting every garage door to its owner’s specifications. However, they do make multiple “standard” sizes which means you will probably be able to find one that fits your situation almost perfectly.
The Standard Sizes For A Golf Cart Garage Doors
|Dimension||Small Garage Door||Medium Garage Door||Medium/Large Garage Door||Large Garage Door|
|Width||5 feet||6 feet||5 feet||6 feet|
|Height||7 feet||7 feet||8 feet||8 feet|
It will help if you remember that you are able to modify these doors slightly (as we stated above) between 1-foot and 3 inches. This applies to both the height and width of the door. For example, you are able to purchase a small garage door with a reduced height of 1-foot.
- Width – 5 feet
- Height – 6 feet
Or if you need to, you are able to purchase a wider garage door even if its only three inches wider;
- Width – 6.3 feet
- Height – 8 feet
Take into consideration that even though these sizes are said to be within the “standard” limit, you will need to pay extra to have them modified or made to these specifications, or rather the specifications that you need.
Another thing to think of is the future. If you want to upgrade your golf cart to a UTV in the future, you may want to purchase a larger garage door to fit the size.
What Are Typical Golf Cart Sizes?
We will need to take into consideration that even though there are standard sizes, each make and model from different manufacturers can vary slightly. Additionally, the dimensions will also change depending on how many people it can seat.
The standard average size for a typical golf cart is:
- Width – 4 feet
- Length – 8 feet
- Height – 5.5 feet
Larger golf carts that can seat up to four and six people will have a longer length and typically the same width and height. The dimension for larger golf carts are;
- Width – 4 feet
- Length – 11.5 feet
- Height – 5.5 feet
These are general sizes, but the most popular golf cart manufacturers like E-Z-GO, Club Car, and Yamaha don’t conform to these specific sizes. Moreover, if you are looking to purchase a cart, the chances are that it is probably made by one of these manufacturers. So let’s look at their popular golf cart sizes to get a better estimate.
Also, you will need to account for the height of the canopy if you are opting to pick one that has it.
Popular E-Z-GO Golf Cart Sizes Chart
|Dimension||E-Z-GO Freedom TXT:||E-Z-GO RXV:||E-Z-GO Hauler Pro Electric:|
|Width||3.9 feet||3.9 feet||4.1 feet|
|Length||5 feet||5 feet||9.5 feet|
|Height (Without Canopy)||3.6 feet||3.8 feet||3.6 feet|
|Height (With Canopy)||5.6 feet||5.7 feet||5.8 feet|
Popular Yamaha Golf Cart Sizes Chart
|Dimension||Yamaha Umax Two||Yamaha Drive 2 Fleet||Yamaha Concierge 6|
|Width||4.1 feet||3.9 feet||3.9 feet|
|Length||10 feet||7.8 feet||13.4 feet|
|Height||6 feet||5.8 feet||6.2 feet|
We can now tell from viewing the golf cart garage door sizes along with the sizes of standard golf carts and the more popular versions that for the width, you won’t need a garage door that is more than 5 feet wide for any golf cart, no matter the make or model.
This is because if we take a look at the maximum width of any golf cart, we can see that it is only 4.1 feet wide for the Yamaha Umax two. We now know that we need either a small garage door or a medium/large garage door because their widths are 5 feet. What about the height?
Taking a look at the tallest golf cart from our charts, we can see that the Yamaha Concierge 6 is a staggering 6.2 feet tall.
Lucky enough, this cart still does not reach the height of a small garage door that sits at 7 feet tall. Not even the standard sizes or the models from E-Z-GO with a canopy reach 6.2 feet, let alone 7 feet tall.
Hence we can conclude that you will only need a small garage door for almost any golf cart that is on the market.
What Else To Consider With Golf Carts And Garage Doors
The only other factor you will need to consider in regards to the size of the cart is the length. Many people forget that besides measuring the width and height of the golf cart and garage door, the length of carts varies drastically (especially if they seat four or more people).
You don’t want to head out and purchase the golf cart of your dreams only to discover you did all the research necessary to get the correct golf cart garage door, but you never considered the length of your garage.
We discovered that you would only need a standard small garage door with the dimensions of 5 feet by 7 feet if you plan on purchasing almost any golf cart on the market.
We came to this conclusion by deducing the various sizes of garage doors and then applying them to the dimensions of standard golf carts and popular golf carts.
In no situation did any golf cart have a height of 6.2 feet or above or a width larger than 4.1 feet. Thus a small garage door would be big enough for almost all golf carts.