A golf cart is a self-propelled vehicle with 3 or more wheels that:
- is designed to carry golfers and their equipment through the golf course
- cannot exceed 24 km/h (14.9 mph)
- weighs less than 590 kilograms
- is not defined as an all terrain vehicle in The All Terrain Vehicles Act or a
low-speed vehicle, defined in the Motor Vehicle Safety Regulations
Each municipality is responsible for submitting their own bylaws to SGI with respect to golf carts operating on public roads. New bylaws will need to comply with best practices and will not be deemed in force unless approved by SGI. If a municipality chooses not to allow golf carts on public roads, then no golf cart bylaw is required.
Bylaws will only be approved if specific conditions are met:
- Golf carts can be used for transport only to and from a golf course, and drivers must access the golf course using the most direct route.
- All drivers must carry a minimum of a valid Class 7 driver's licence.
- Owners must carry a minimum of $200,000 in third-party liability insurance.
- Daytime operation only.
SGI will work with municipalities to ensure the risks and hazards associated with operating golf carts on public roads are properly identified and managed, and included in the bylaws.
Municipalities are required to submit bylaws to:
Manager, Vehicle Registration Policy & Permit Services
Saskatchewan Government Insurance
2260 - 11th Ave
Regina, Sask S4P 2N7
Golf course rules
Each golf course may have its own rules regarding age and/or driver's licence requirements. As golf courses are on private property, the operation of a golf cart on a golf course does not fall under provincial legislation.