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provision should be made for accommodating carry bags or pull carts as the golfers go into
the golf shop.
The staging area may be one large area or a set of paths. For daily operations, the staging
area should be large enough to handle between one to two hours worth of tee times. To
accommodate tournament cart staging, the golf paths extending to the first and tenth tees
should be widened.
2-2.6 Golf Cart Storage
[Programming Note: Golf Cart Storage Facilities are a separate category code from Golf
Clubhouses. The following information needs to be considered because of their close
relationship to the Golf Clubhouse.]
The golf cart storage area should be provided to store and maintain the fleet of golf carts. It
should be located far enough from the Clubhouse so that it may be built of utilitarian
construction. However, it should be close enough to the Clubhouse so that the carts can be
shuttled to the staging area by a minimal staff. As a utilitarian structure, it needs to be
obscured from the sight of patrons perhaps by taking advantage of plantings or changes in
It should be a completely enclosed space large enough to shield the carts from inclement
weather to fulfill its purpose of lengthening the life of the carts. The overall area in square
feet can be calculated by dividing the number of carts to be stored by .014. The space
should contain a wash rack for cleaning the carts and a secure parts storage area. It should
be furnished to maintain the fleet, for example by having charging stations for electric carts or
gas-pumping apparatus for a gas-powered fleet. The facility shall be designed to meet
environmental, safety, and force protection standards.
An alternative location would be to place the golf cart storage facility on a lower level of the
Clubhouse. Such an arrangement is usually more expensive than the utilitarian structure
mentioned above. However, some conditions may make a basement facility a good location,
particularly if the site is sloping, foundation walls are required, and/or the course layout does
not provide for alternative locations.
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