In these days of social distancing – even on the golf course – there might not be a better way to play a round than with a Phat Scooter. The single-rider, all-electric scooter is good for on-course and off-course short-distance transportation, and over the past three years has gained popularity thanks to use at golf resorts such as Omni La Costa in Carlsbad, Calif., and Monarch Beach in Dana Point, Calif., as well as posh Isleworth in Orlando and the Tiger Woods-designed Bluejack National near Houston.
The Phoenix-based company, which produces six models of Phat Scooters, also has partnership agreements with Troon Golf and Blue Star resorts.
“Our scooters, no doubt, are the best single-rider options on the market,’’ said Monique Breault, director of golf sales and events at Phat Scooters. “We’ve been selling for several years, but 2020 in particular has been a year of growth for us. We’re seeing more and courses coming on board with something that’s not-so traditional. And the idea of a two-wheeled scooter is becoming more acceptable even in traditional settings.’’
Phat Scooters’ HD golf model features front and rear suspension, a removal battery and golf bag rack. Its range is touted as between 30 and 50 miles per charge. Well-balanced and easy to ride, the HD golf model carries price tag of $3,650.
“You can fit two scooters in the place of one golf car,’’ Breault said. “Our primary market is high-end golf course communities. People can ride them to the course or the clubhouse or the pool. That’s what makes them unique.’’