Effect August 2016:
The Town no longer requires that residents register their golf cart with the Town of Trophy Club for “in town” operation.
The Town of Trophy Club follows the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles Golf Cart regulations.
The following information comes directly from the TXDMV website.
A vehicle is classified as a golf cart if it:
- has no less than three wheels,
- has a maximum speed of between 15-25 mph, and
- is manufactured primarily for operation on golf courses.
TxDMV does not register or title golf carts.
Registration is not needed to operate your golf cart on a public road. State law allows for use of golf carts with a slow-moving vehicle emblem in the following situations:
- in master planned communities with a uniform set of restrictive covenants in place,
- on public or private beaches,
- during the daytime and no more than two miles from where the owner usually parks the golf cart and for transportation to or from a golf course, or
- to cross intersections, including a road or street that has a posted speed limit of no more than 35 miles per hour.
A city can pass a local ordinance allowing for the use of golf carts on certain roads. The road must be within the boundaries of the city and have a speed limit of 35 mph or lower.
In these cases, the golf cart must be insured and have the following minimum equipment:
- tail lamps,
- parking brake,
- mirrors, and
- a slow-moving vehicle emblem.
The state, a county, or a city may prohibit golf cart operation on all or part of a public road in the interest of safety.