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Best Golf Cart GPS Trackers

Last Updated: Jun 23, 2022

Many golf carts are stolen every year.

In addition to theft recovery you may want to track where the golf cart is on the course, or area.

A real-time golf cart GPS tracker gives you all of this, as well as geo-zone, motion alerts.

You can get an alert when the golf cart has left a certain area. or has returned in an area.

In this article, I’ll discuss the different devices you could use for tracking as well as the costs.

Install a GPS Tracker in your Golf Cart

You can put any one of the trackers mentioned below in your golf carts by hiding it, but most likely you would want to hardwire the tracker so it is permanent and you won’t have to take it out to charge it.

It would be best to hook it directly to the battery system of the golf cart.

First Install a Voltage Reducer

If you have an electric golf cart, then you have a 36, 48, or 75 volt battery system. You will need a converter to provide 12 volts for the GPS tracker.

HOMELIFE 10A 120W Golf CART 48V 36V to 12V Converter

Your golf cart may already have a fuse panel with the correct voltage, maybe the cart has a USB connector to plug your phone in.

If you have a gas cart, then you have a 12v battery just like a car. You could connect the GPS tracker power cable directly to that battery or fuse block.

Best GPS Trackers for Golf Carts with Reviews:

Spytec GPS GL300 Real-Time GPS Tracker

spytec gps trailer trackerPower Source: Battery or Mini-USB
Battery Life: up to 10 days
SIM Card: Yes, built-in
Data Updates: 5 minutes
Monthly Fee: $30
Operating Temperature: -40 to 140°F
Waterproof: No
Mobile & Desktop App: Both, Free
Dimensions: 3.5 x 1.42 x 1.23 inches

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Setup & Install Experience:
Following the setup instructions, we were finally able to get the blinking lights to go out and we could start tracking. You need to select your monthly plan after you set up the account.

Note that battery life depends on the amount you drive the golf cart around as all these trackers are motion activated.

Pros

  • Easy Setup;
  • Alerts when loses connection;
  • Unlimited data storage;
  • 3 Year warranty;
  • Text and Email alerts included;
  • 10-12 Day Battery life;

Cons

  • High monthly subscription;

Performance & Overall Experience:
The spytec works great, but we changed the default reporting from 1 hour to 15 minutes. Once per hour is too long.

We set up alerts for when the geo zone was out of range and got the emails as expected. The alert was set for loss of internet connection and that worked also. Take note that if the power goes your wifi router also goes out, this will send the loss of communication alert.

With all of those amazing features, you’ll rest easy knowing that, if something happens to your golf cart you’ll have a much better chance of recovering it from a possible disaster.

There is an optional external power cable.

Tested Features: 

  • Range tested to ~250 feet.
  • Alerts sent to multiple people.
  • Not waterproof.
  • Historical Data export (CSV format).
  • Mobile and desktop apps are full featured.
  • Connected to 2 different MiFi hotspots (for wifi link)

Technical Details:

Dimensions2.25 x 2.25 x 0.8 inches
Weight3.4 ounces
Model numberGL-300
BatteriesInternal Lithium provided

LandAirSea 54 GPS Tracker

landairsea-54 trailer trackerPower Source: Battery or Mini-USB
Battery Life: up to 10 days
SIM Card: Yes, built-in
Data Updates: 3 minutes
Monthly Fee: $20
Operating Temperature: -40 to 140°F
Waterproof: Yes
Mobile & Desktop App: Both, Free
Dimensions: 2.5 x 2.5 x 1 inches

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Setup Experience:
Following the setup instructions, we downloaded the app and then were able to connect the LAS sensor to our phone. It uses a bar code to scan for quick activation.

It gives you payment and update options, we selected the cheapest plan which gives a ping every 3 minutes for $20/mo.

Pros

  • Quick Setup;
  • Unlimited data storage;
  • Very accurate;
  • In-App alerts included;
  • 14 Days Battery life;

Cons

  • High monthly subscription;
  • No direction or heading on the map 

Performance & Overall Experience:
The LandAirSea 54 works great, and with sensor updates that default to 3 minutes.

We set up alerts for when the geo-zone was out of range and got the notification on the phone. LAS 54 will not send email alerts unless you have.

We did like the accuracy of the sensor, and it’s a tiny device. So, you’ll rest easy knowing that, if something happens to your golf cart, you’ll have a much better chance of saving it from a possible disaster.

There is an optional external power cable.

Tested Features: 

  • Range tested to ~150 feet.
  • Alerts to phone app.
  • Splashproof.
  • Attaches easily to the equipment frame.
  • Mobile app is full featured.
  • Battery life

Technical Details:

Dimensions1.57 x 1.57 x 0.6 inches
Weight2.8 ounces
Model number54
Batteries1 Lithium-ion battery included.

Apple or Android Phone with Trakkit App

Power Source: Battery or USB Cable
Battery Life: up to 6 days
SIM Card: No
Data Updates: 1 minute
Monthly Fee: $7.99
Operating Temperature: -40 to 140°F
Waterproof: No
Mobile & Desktop App: Both, Free
Dimensions: 5.5 x 2.8 x .25 inches

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Setup & Install Experience:
Most people don’t realize a cell phone makes a superb GPS tracker. If you have an old one around use it and get a cheap data plan. See more details below.

If you get a $7/mo data plan with a SIM card, you are ready to track.

Just install the Trakkit app on that phone and install the phone somewhere on the golf cart.

See details on installing the phone tracker in a car.

Pros

  • Low monthly subscription;
  • Unlimited data storage;
  • Best performance;
  • In-App alerts included;
  • 2+ Years Battery life;

Cons

  • Hardwire kit recommended;

Performance & Overall Experience:
The Trakkit App works great, and with location updates that default to 2 minutes.

We set up geo-zone alerts for when the golf cart was out of range and got the notification on the phone. Trakkit will not send email alerts unless you have

The accuracy of a cell phone is very good, even in the worst installation parts of the vehicle. So, you’ll rest easy knowing that, if something happens to your golf carts, you’ll have a much better chance of saving it from a possible disaster.

See more details on a cheap data plan for the tracking cell phone.

Tested Features: 

  • Range tested to ~150 feet.
  • Alerts to phone app.
  • Splashproof.
  • Attaches easily to the equipment frame.
  • Mobile app is full featured.

Technical Details:

Dimensions1.57 x 1.57 x 0.6 inches
Weight2.8 ounces
Model numberNA
Batteries1 Lithium-ion battery included.

How to Mount the GPS Tracker

If you are using a phone as a tracker you could use a waterproof case that also has strong magnets like the one below:

Cell Phone Waterproof & Magnetic Case

Then you could put the case just about anywhere, cell phones will even track inside metal boxes, unlike other GPS trackers.

Here is a link to the waterproof case.

When you hardwire the phone to the golf cart battery system, you would just drill a small hole in the waterproof case to not pinch the USB cord.

Conclusion

There are many options when selecting a golf cart GPS tracker. Size, features, and cost. Many people were surprised when they realized they could use their old cell phones and get a cheap data plan.

With a voltage converter you would connect the tracker to the fuse panel just like a car GPS tracker.

FAQs

How does GPS Work in Golf Cart

You can install a GPS tracker for a golf cart the same way you would in a car. You could place it under the seat, or in the battery box.