Ideally located in west-central Florida, Sun City Center combines a small-town ambiance with big-city attractions in easy reach. We’re big enough to provide plenty of choices for shopping, dining and services, and small enough to make the golf cart a preferred choice for daily transportation.
We’re eight miles from sparkling Tampa Bay, and just 45 minutes from the dining, shopping and, entertainment offered by the cities of Tampa, St. Petersburg and Sarasota. The area also is home to the excitement of professional football, baseball and hockey.
GOLF CART USAGE
This page provides a brief explanation of Golf Cart Usage in and around the Greater Sun City Center Area.
For a more detailed look into Golf Cart Rules, Laws and Safety, please click here for a printable PDF of the Manual.
- Golf carts may be operated on all public streets within the Sun City Center community subject to certain constraints.
- It is unlawful to drive a golf cart along any state highway, which includes State Road 674 and Highway 301. A cart path exists along the south side of State Road 674 eastward from Kings Blvd to shops fronting Highway 301. Another cart path exists on the north side of State Road 674 westward from Del Webb Blvd-West via Haverford Avenue, to medical facilities, including South Bay Hospital, and shopping centers, terminating at the Beals & Home Depot parking lot.
- State Road 674 may be crossed only at three places designated by the Florida Department of Transportation:
- Valley Forge Drive/Kings Boulevard
- Trinity Lakes Drive
- Pebble Beach Boulevard
- Please note that El Rancho/Stonehaven Dr. is not an approved or FDOT authorized crossing. Using that intersection now may result in a traffic ticket.
- Golf carts may be used only between the hours of sunrise and sunset; never at night, even if the cart is equipped with lights.
- While a driver’s license is not required to legally operate a golf cart, it is classified as a motor vehicle and must be operated in full compliance with all motor vehicle laws. Thus, any improper operation is subject to criminal laws and liability claims. Signal all turns, keep to the right, obey all stop signs.
- Golf carts must be equipped with a rear view mirror, front and rear reflectors, and adequate brakes and tires. The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office conducts an annual golf cart safety inspection within the community. Although participation is voluntary, all golf cart owners are urged to have their cart inspected.
- Liability insurance is highly recommended.
- Children under the age of 14 are not permitted to operate golf carts, even if accompanied by an adult.