When it comes to the game of golf, one of the most prominent images that comes to mind is the classic golf cart. Although these vehicles are nearly ubiquitous on courses the world over, the conveniences that golf carts can potentially offer players are much more varied across price ranges and individual models than most consumers may be aware of. We've taken a look at a few of the models currently available on the market from several different manufacturers and compared their pros and cons, with a specific focus on Refresher FS4 EZ GO golf carts.  


What Are Refresher FS4 EZ GO Golf Carts?

Refresher FS4 EZ GO Golf Cart

The Refresher FS4 EZ GO golf carts are a series of display and hospitality minded vehicles designed for more than just carrying a high number of things. With a unique display case style rear storage configuration, you can carry a group's worth of refreshments and snacks, or even a selection of merchandise. It's an excellent way to cater to a group of golfers, or to boost on-site sales by contributing to a marketing presence by bringing wares onto the golf course itself.

Product Specs  

Refresher FS4 EZ GO golf carts make use of event-minded functionality, with a feature set that boosts convenience as well as increased sales at the business end of golf cart management. This is made possible with a unique module-based system of compartments, which are easily removable and replaceable, and each serve a specific storage oriented purpose.

All of these features make Refresher FS4 EZ GO golf carts an excellent way to bring a concession-stand level of variety and convenience right to the ones who'd most want to make use of it, whether you're managing a course or looking to add to the luxury of your party's golf outings personally.

Refresher FS4 EZ GO golf carts are constructed with a welded steel frame, powder coated with DuraShield for long lasting performance, with an injection molded TPO and steel base coat at the rear. The overall length of the unit is 147," the overall width is 54," and the overall height with canopy is 80." The wheel base of Refresher FS4 EZ GO golf carts is 93.5," and the front wheel track is 39.63," with the rear wheel track measuring 39.5." Refresher FS4 EZ GO golf carts have a ground clearance of 4.5," and a gear selection of forwards and reverse, with a continuously variable transmission.

Refresher FS4 EX GO golf carts seat up to 2 people, with a vehicle load capacity of up to 1015lb. Its maximum forward speed is 12mph +/- 0.5mph, with a maximum reverse speed is 11mph +/- 0.5mph. It features a mechanical hand parking break. Refresher FS4 EZ GO golf carts make use of a 4 cycle 24.5cu in, 401cc power source, with 13.5hp, exceeding SAE J1940 standards.

Pricing

The golf carts and small work vehicles on this list range in price from $$, with increased price usually coinciding with increased quality of materials used, additional convenience based features, and a more powerful engine.

How It Compares

We've looked at multiple models available on the market from a variety of manufacturers to see how they compare at different price ranges.     

  • SHUTTLE 6

  • CARRYALL 550

  • Workman HDX Auto


Refresher FS4 EZ GO Golf Carts

Refresher FS4 EZ GO Golf Cart

This is an excellent model to bolster a pre-existing selection of golf-carts, but it isn't likely to serve well as a first golf cart purchase. Its prohibitive price and deeply specific features may make it an inaccessible option for most consumers, but for those who can afford it, it brings a high degree of versatile convenience and hospitality in spades.

Price                                             $$$

Refresher FS4 EZ GO golf carts are available nationwide from specialty dealers, which can be conveniently located via the manufacturer's website, at a price point of $$.

Horsepower                                 

Refresher FS4 EZ GO golf carts possess an impressive but perhaps not top of the line horsepower of 13.5, which is more than enough for comfortable and uninhibited driving whilst carrying a significant amount of wares.

Capacity                                      

Due to the significant amount of space devoted to storage and display modules, Refresher FS4 EZ GO golf carts make use of only a driver's and passenger's seat.

Design                                        

A powder coated steel frame and insulated interior compartments make Refresher FS4 EZ GO golf carts long lasting and durable in any situation. 

Features                                      

The unique, easy to manage, and useful module centric storage system allows for customizable functionality and maximized storage space, with display, dispensing, and cooling all accounted for in Refresher FS4 EZ GO golf carts. 

Pros

  • Highly customizable modules for storage and display  
  • Good amount of horse power
  • Durable design

Cons

  • Low number of seats 
  • Expensive model with limited usage scenarios

This model can be purchased at https://cushman.txtsv.com/.


SHUTTLE 6

shuttle 6 golf cart

This model is what the name implies, a spacious and powerful golf cart that can move up to six people easily and quickly. It features continuously variable speed controller for accurate acceleration and deceleration, as well as a dash-mounted direction selector switch, covering forward, neutral, and reverse, situated for easy access.

The model is protected with anti-stalling and anti-rollback to ensure the maximum safety of all passengers. Its power source is a 72 Volts DC engine with rechargeable battery. Six ergonomically designed seats are present, in rows of two, with the rear-most row facing backwards, with a load capacity of up to 1200lbs.

The length of the unit is 136," the width is 48.5," and the height with canopy is 72." The wheel base is 93.5," with the front wheel track measuring 34.2" and the rear wheel track measuring 38." The motor sports 22.4 horse power, making it more than powerful enough to carry a group of people, with self-adjusting dual rear mechanical drum brakes on call.

The frame of this model consists of welded steel reinforced with DuraShield powder coat, with injection molded TPO and thermoform ABS seat pods. This model makes for an interesting counterpoint to the Refresher FS4 EZ GO golf carts, with a drastically increased carrying capacity and power but more limited feature set.

Price                                             $$$

This model is available nationwide from specialty dealers, which can be conveniently located via the manufacturer's website, at a price point of $$.

Horsepower                                 

This model has a powerful 22.4 horse power, allowing it to quickly and smoothly transport its passengers. 

Capacity                                       

Perhaps this model's most impressive aspect is its high passenger capacity of up to 6 people, allowing you to carry yourself and a whole group of peers quickly and comfortably.

Design                                          

With ergonomically designed seats, highly durable materials, and intelligent design decisions such as the easily accessible dashboard switch for controlling acceleration direction, this model is made for immediate convenience and lasting reliability.

Features                                 

Although the high number of seats is certainly a feature in and of itself, there aren't many other convenience boosting features to speak of.

Pros

  • Six seating capacity
  • High amount of horse power
  • Durable design

Cons

  • Low number of wholly unique features
  • Expensive model 

This model can be purchased at https://cushman.txtsv.com/.


CARRYALL 550

caryall 550 golf cart

This model is a work vehicle, meaning it lacks many of the design flourishes and conveniences incorporated into golf and leisure specific models. However, with a no-frills design comes a cheaper price, as well as  decidedly more rugged performance. It sports an aircraft grade aluminum frame, chassis, and cargo box, keeping the entire unit steady over bumpy terrain, which is entirely possible to traverse even with a small vehicle such as this due to its unusually high 6.4" of ground clearance. A high turning radius allows for accurate and responsive navigation.

This model makes use of a 48-volt DC engine with rechargeable battery, and its speed range is 5-17mph. It has 4-wheel mechanical drum brakes, as well as a foot operated multi-lock park break. It is 118" in length, 50.3" in width, and 51.2" in height, with a wheelbase of 78.1." The bed of the vehicle is large and ideal for storage, measuring 44.2" in length, 47/5" in width, and 10.5" in height. It has a peak 20 horse power. Although it may be light on conveniences, it's certainly a more versatile and sturdy small vehicle than most competing models. 

Price                                            $$

This model is available nationwide from specialty dealers, which can be conveniently located via the manufacturer's website, at a price point of $$.

Horsepower                               

Although certainly not the most powerful, 20 horsepower is more than adequate for a small, work oriented vehicle.

Capacity                                   

This model's maximum seating capacity is two, although it's certainly not impossible for one or two people to sit (somewhat uncomfortably) in the bed of the vehicle. 

Design                                         

A dramatically increased ground clearance over competing models make traversing unusual terrain without damaging the cart easy. Aircraft grade aluminum used in almost all areas of the unit ensures durability.

Features                                      

Although relatively bare-bones with regards to convenience boosting functionality, this model makes up for it with its large and multifunctional storage bed.

Pros

  • High ground clearance
  • High turning radius
  • Large multipurpose storage bed

Cons

  • Only two seats
  • Somewhat lower horsepower

This model can be purchased at https://www.clubcar.com/.


Workman HDX Auto

workman hdx auto

This small, work oriented vehicle has functionality oriented towards heavy-duty construction, and thusly boasts increased power and a high amount of versatility. It makes use of an automatic transmission, eliminating the need to shift sometimes found in such work vehicles. It sports the most powerful and energy efficient engine of the list, with 28 horse power.

It has a high payload capacity of up to 1498kg, with a toughly designed trussed frame designed to take up a minimal amount of space. An impact bumper on the front of the vehicle prevents damage from accidental impacts, and a rear axel borrowed from automotive design isolated crucial components of the vehicle from the strain of the load it's carrying.

Advanced, 4-wheel hydraulic disk brakes provide better stopping power than traditional drum brakes. Onboard are conveniences such as easy-to-read instrumentation, a high amount of leg room, beverage holders, easy to reach controls, and a large box for storage.

Although this model is designed for hard work of the sort found on farms and construction sites, its high amount of power, general durability, and convenience based functionality in the driver's seat make it easy to recommend to those who are more concerned with usefulness over looks and have a degree of purchasing power to wield.

Price                                              $$$

This model is available nationwide from specialty dealers, which can be conveniently located via the manufacturer's website, at a price point of $$.

Horsepower                                  

This model sports the most power of any model on the list, at 28 horse power.

Capacity                                        

This model's maximum seating capacity is two, although it's certainly not impossible for one or two people to sit (somewhat uncomfortably) in the bed of the vehicle.

Design                                           

This model's smartly rough and tumble design allows for it to be both powerful and durable without being too large to leave the construction site. 

Features                                        

Convenience oriented features such as an easy-to-read interface, expanded leg room, and storage options at the driver's seat keep this multifaceted unit versatile enough to be useful even to golfers.  

Pros

  • Highest horse power of its class
  • Large storage space at the drivers' seat
  • 4-wheel hydraulic disk brakes

Cons

  • Highly expensive model
  • Functional but unadorned appearance might not be to taste for most consumers

This model can be purchased at https://www.toro.com/

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DETAILS

Refresher FS4 EZ GO Golf Carts

Refresher FS4 EZ GO Golf Carts

SHUTTLE 6

SHUTTLE 6

CARRYALL 550

CARRYALL 550

Workman HDX Auto

Workman HDX Auto

Conclusion

Buying a golf cart allows one to put emphasis on the specific features they most desire out of their small vehicle experience. Although more traditionally luxurious golf carts offer up features in spades, they also cost significantly more than your run of the mill small work vehicle. If such convenience oriented features aren't precisely what you're looking for with a purchase, it's reasonable to look into less specifically designed small work vehicles to accomplish the same tasks at a lower price point. All in all, we give the FS4 Golf Cart 4 out of 5 stars as a good workhorse at a reasonable price for the market.