What Is the Hover Golf Cart?

As of typing this, low speed vehicles are available in a wide range of designs, and each of these variations provide powersports machine fans with a unique riding experience. For example, those seeking a wheelless LSV may be interested in owning a hovering low speed vehicle, such as The Golf Cart Hovercraft. Find out more about this unusual motorized device down below.


Non-Cheap Golf Carts


Oakley, Neoteric, and Bubba Watson, a professional golfer, revealed their hovering LSV on Youtube back in 2013. For those unfamiliar, the floating low speed vehicle in question is known as “Bubba’s Hover”, or “BW1”, and allegedly, the prototype of the powersports machine was going to be the only one in existence.


Nevertheless, after the reveal video went viral, the three collaborators decided to make the unique golf cart available to the public for $20,000. And although we do not know exactly how many floating LSVs were sold, we do know the “BW1” gradually lost popularity until this year.


Hovering Low Speed Vehicles


So what changed? Upon doing a quick Google search, curious low speed vehicle fans may be surprised to find out a 174 year old company named Hammacher Schlemmer, or HS, is selling hovering LSVs. However, instead of referring to the BW1s as Bubba’s Hover, HS has opted to sell the double Oakley-branded low speed vehicles under the name “The Golf Cart Hovercraft”. 


Furthermore, the nearly two-century old business states the floating LSV “glides over sand traps and water hazards on a cushion of air” thanks to nine-blade, axial-flow, ducted fans that propel the hovercraft about 9″ off the ground.


Other noteworthy details about the hovering cart are highlighted below.


  • Leaves terrain below the low speed vehicle virtually untouched
  • Able to seat up to four golfers
  • Equipped with a twin-cylinder Hirth engine
  • Generates about 65 HP
  • Gets up to 45 miles per hour in the forward direction
  • Can go in reverse at a top speed of 25 miles per hour
  • Almost silent
  • Lift-up roof
  • Rear compartment has enough room for two golf bags
  • LSV fans can steer the powersports machine via motorcycle handlebars
  • Aerodynamic frame reduces drag and improves stability
  • Made of fiberglass composite and urethane foam
  • Weighs 600 lbs
  • Dimensions are 13’L x 7’W x 4’H


Golf cart fans that opt to purchase the hefty, four seater low speed vehicle may be delighted to know the powersports machine also comes with a trailer designed to house the LSV. That said, it is important to note the hovering golf cart does not have the same price tag as it did back in 2013, even after adjusting for inflation. Be sure to take this into consideration prior to purchase.


How to Buy a Hovering LSV


Unfortunately, HS does not provide any additional information about the hovering golf cart on their website. Low speed vehicle enthusiasts eager to see the Oakley-branded powersports machine in action are encouraged to check out the original reveal video here.


Bintelli Powersports, located in Charleston, South Carolina is your one stop shop for golf carts, LSVs, motorcycles, atvs, dirt bikes, scooters, mopeds, go karts, and more. Nationwide shipping and financing is available! Give them a call at (843) 405-8366 or visit them online!