If you have limited mobility, DCR's golf courses offer specialized single-rider golf carts that you can rent to use on the driving range or the green.
- This page, Adaptive golf carts, is offered by
- Universal Access Program
- Department of Conservation & Recreation
Adaptive golf carts
There are two types of carts available: the ParaGolfer power wheelchair and the SoloRider single-user golf cart. Leo J. Martin Memorial Golf Course and Ponkapoag Golf Course each have 2 ParaGolfer chairs and 1 SoloRider cart available to rent on a first-come, first-served basis. You will need to pay cart rental fees and green fees to use these carts on DCR golf courses.
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The ParaGolfer is an all-terrain power wheelchair that raises you into a standing position. It allows you unrestricted shoulder movement and a more conventional golf swing. People with high level spinal cord injuries often use this type of golfing wheelchair, but anyone with mobility or stability limitations can use it.
The ParaGolfer has a quick-adjust seat with a 10-second stand-up function, a luggage bin, and a golf bag holder. It can reach speeds of 6 mph, and has a joystick for navigation.
The ParaGolfer handles differently than conventional golf carts. You will need to be trained before you can use the ParaGolfer on the course. The training will teach you how to drive the wheelchair, make personal adjustments, and golf using the wheelchair. The Massachusetts ParaGolfers Association and Spaulding Adaptive Sports Centers offer this training at both DCR golf courses. You can schedule a training by contacting the Leo J. Martin Memorial Golf Course or Ponkapoag Golf Course.
The SoloRider is a single-user golf cart that you operate with hand controls. You can either use both hands or a single hand to operate the cart. The pivoting seat turns 230 degrees and lifts you up to 12 inches, letting you swing from a seated or lifted position. The SoloRider can reach speeds of up to 13 mph, and has a golf bag holder and cup holders.
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|Date published:||September 15, 2022|
|Last updated:||September 15, 2022|