golf carts on balboa island Golf carts are encouraged on the island. All drivers MUST BE licensed drivers. Minors are not permitted to operate golf carts in Newport Beach.

In California, golf carts may NOT be operated on streets where the posted speed limit exceeds 25 miles per hour. Generally, golf carts do not have to be registered; however, you should check with the local DMV. Golf cart laws are changing and vary from state-to-state.