Golf Cart Speakers & Golf Cart Sound Bar Guide

When shopping for speakers for a golf cart, there are a few questions you are going to want to answer before you buy! We’re breaking it down here in a helpful article based on thousands of sales on our website.


Who likes to party? Let’s be real, everyone likes to party in some way shape or form. Playing your favorite music, talk show, or videos in your car is an American past-time. And when you drive your golf cart around, it should be no different! And in today’s technology forward day-and-age, now you can have great sound on the go in your golf cart any time!

We’re breaking down the best golf cart speakers, sound bars, and more in this article to help you get the most out of your cart’s sound system.


Types of Golf Cart Speakers

Golf cart speakers are a popular accessory for golf cart owners, providing the ability to enjoy music or other audio while on the course (if permitted) or out on the go around the town. There are several different types of golf cart speakers available, each with its own unique features and benefits (and installation timelines). In this article, we will take a look at some of the different types of golf cart speakers and the benefits they offer for your cart! The types of Golf Cart Speakers we'll cover include:

  • Traditional Speakers for a golf cart: Think Wet Sounds, Polk Audio, or any other major speaker brand you would find in a car or a boat. Typically include a radio function as well.
  • Golf Cart Sound Bar: Nearly instant to install on any car, typically fixed onto one of your inner roof supports. Modern sound bars can really pack a punch for sound on the go.
  • Portable Bluetooth Golf Cart Speakers: Portable, not attached/fixed to you cart. Can take this type of speaker with you anywhere.

Traditional Speakers for a Golf Cart

One type of golf cart speaker is the traditional, standalone speaker system. Just like in a regular car, these high-power speaker systems typically consist of a set of speakers mounted to the dash (or inner roof of the golf cart), along with an amplifier and a Bluetooth or auxiliary input for connecting your phone or other device. The advantage to traditional speakers for a golf cart are that these systems can provide powerful, high-quality sound (depending on how much you’re willing to spend on your system). A full custom system from JVC or [brand] will really make your cart standout among the rest, and give you impeccable sound quality on the go.


While not as easy as other wireless options, golf cart speakers are fairly easy to install overall. Many aftermarket golf cart dashboard offerings already have speaker cutouts and Golf Cart Radio cutouts built into them! And once you mount your amplifier/control unit, you just need to run a bit of wiring to your speaker locations to get awesome sound wherever you take your cart.

But not everyone feels like cutting up their dashboard and running speaker wire all over their cart. And that is where the most popular type of golf cart speaker comes to save the day: the golf cart sound bar.

Golf Cart Sound Bar

A golf cart soundbar is one of the most popular speaker systems found on golf carts today. They are easy to install, relatively inexpensive, and provide powerful sound on the go.


A golf cart sound bar is a long, narrow bluetooth speaker system that is typically mounted to the inner-front roof or inner-rear roof of your cart. Soundbars are a good option for those who want a compact, space-saving audio solution for their golf cart, with bluetooth or wireless connectivity. Soundbars are powered by a built-in amplifier and can be connected any phone, iPad, or other device with Bluetooth compatibility or an auxiliary input jack.

In terms of overall benefits, golf cart soundbars offer many of the same advantages as other types of golf cart speakers. They allow you to enjoy music or other audio while out and about or on the course. Golf cart soundbars can also be a useful way to stay connected to your favorite sports broadcasts, newscasts or to safely take phone calls while driving your cart (keeping your hand on the steering wheel instead of your phone).

When choosing a golf cart soundbar, it is important to consider the size and power of the system you purchase, as well as the type of inputs it supports. Make sure you choose a sound bar with a minimum of 150 Watts of power, and one from a brand you trust. Many soundbars are equipped with advanced audio technologies, such as Dolby Atmos or DTS:X, which can provide a rich, immersive listening experience. High-quality soundbars even have built-in subwoofers, which add depth and bass to the music you’re listening to.

Here at the Golf Cart Tire Supply, we only carry the best brands of golf cart soundbars on the market from high quality companies like Kicker Audio and EcoXGear.

Bluetooth Golf Cart Speakers

For those who don’t want to shell out on a Golf Cart Soundbar, portable bluetooth golf cart speakers are another option for you. Portable, wireless speakers have taken over the world since 2010 (brands such as Jawbone, Bose, etc.). These speakers are small and lightweight, making them easy to take with you wherever you go. They are typically powered by a rechargeable battery and can connect to your phone or other device via Bluetooth. And many people use these types of speakers in their golf cart by placing them in their cupholder or front storage cubbies.


Portable speakers are a good option for those who want a more portable and flexible audio solution for their golf cart, without shelling out money for a real speaker system.

The drawbacks to using a plain bluetooth speaker in your cart are that you won’t get the power and sound quality that you would out of a real golf cart soundbar or set of golf cart speakers. Another potential drawback is damage occurring to your portable bluetooth speaker (since they are not fastened/secured to your cart).


So What are the Best Golf Cart Speakers?

After talking with thousands of customers over the past nine years (and advising them on the audio setups in their golf carts), we have a conclusion on the most convenient and popular setup for your cart: the golf cart sound bar.

A golf cart soundbar is a great option for those who want a compact, space-saving audio solution for their golf cart. Relatively cheap, easy to install and operate, and more powerful than portable bluetooth speakers; soundbars are extremely effective noisemakers for your cart. Some golf cart manufacturers (such as Club Car) are now even offering their new carts with soundbar options directly from the factory!

Adding speakers to you golf cart is one of the best upgrades you can possibly make to your cart. Keep yourself entertained on those solo rides home, keep your passengers entertained on those group rides into town, and be the life of the party wherever you go by adding some speakers to your golf cart today!

If you have any questions about Bluetooth golf cart speakers, parts or accessories – please give us a call at 1-844-422-7884 or email us at

Published: 1/9/2023 | Read Time: 4 mins

Article Author

Written by Alex Sturwold

Alex Sturwold is the President of Golf Cart Tire Supply, and founder of the Golf Cart Sellers marketplace. Alex is a lifelong gearhead and vehicle expert, bringing over two decades of practical experience to GCTS including serving major industrial companies, such as Carlisle, during his years as an investment banker at Merrill Lynch. A resident of beautiful Arizona, Alex enjoys hitting the trails in side-by-sides, hiking, shooting guns and driving anything with a motor strapped to it. You can find him on LinkedIn