Best Golf Cart Fans – Top 10 For 2023

The best golf cart heaters are the perfect solution for maintaining your passion for cruising around the neighborhoods and golf courses in your favorite mode of transportation, even during the colder months. They are incredibly efficient and affordable, making them an excellent investment. Cold weather should not quench your enthusiasm for enjoying the great outdoors. After all, navigating in your golf cart serves as a fantastic remedy for cabin fever. These heaters, which are easily portable, are designed to keep the chill of winter at bay, ensuring the fun times continue to roll, no matter the season.

The Top Pick – Mr. Heater Golf Cart Heater F242010 MH4GC

The Mr Heater golf cart heater safely delivers a heat output of 4,000 BTUs, enough to keep you warm on the coldest days. The heater connects directly to a 1 lb LP cylinder and fits cupholders and locks into place on most golf carts. The unit is easy to operate…just push and hold the ignition button and the striking mechanism will kick in to finish the task. Mr Heater is the only golf cart heater with both a built-in oxygen depletion sensor (ODS) and a safety tip-over switch to ensure safe operation all day long, even traversing bumpy cart paths. Heat reflection is not as good as the previously reviewed units but is by far the safest unit for use in an enclosed cabin. Each propane charge is good for 5-5 1/2 hours and the included adapter allows refilling from a larger 20 lb. tank. The unit DOES have a good wind-resistant burner and pilot and stays lit in breezy conditions and when the cart is moving. The one-button operation makes it a foolproof choice for safe heat.

Pros for this unit

  • Having personally tried this heater, I can vouch for its certainly effective nature. Despite the nippiest weather, the golf cart's interior was snugly warm in a matter of minutes.
  • Easy to Use and resists breezes extinguishing the flame.
  • Push-button On/Off
  • Ergonomic carrying handle
  • Oxygen shut-off system to prevent carbon monoxide poisoning
  • The wind-proof burner is a particularly handy feature, ensuring the heater continues to function even in gusty conditions—your golf outings needn't be disrupted by the fickle British weather.
  • Protective Screen

Cons for this unit

  • The cup holder is not always universal. It sometimes requires wrapping the bottle to prevent wobble.
  • Admittedly, this heater doesn't offer auto temperature control, however, the level of warmth it produces leaves little to be desired. Plus, the lack of complex settings results in a simpler, user-friendly experience.

Note: This is my favorite propane-powered golf cart heater and adapts well for both gas and electric carts. It is larger than it looks in the advertisement photos. See the size comparison with my hand…

My Mr. Heater
Here's a snapshot of my trusty Mr. Heater, perfectly installed in my golf cart's beverage holder.

Mr. Heater F215100 MH4B Little Buddy 3800-BTU

Product details

  • Indoor-safe portable propane heater for rooms up to 95 square feet. Note: THIS UNIT IS NOT INTENDED FOR GOLF CART USE OR FOR MOTORIZED VEHICLES. Special Mounting Should be considered.
  • Continuous odor-free, 45-degree heating angle. Maximum Elevation (Ft) 7000 Feet. Automatic low oxygen shut-off system (ODS). Perfect solution for heating small enclosed spaces like tents up to 95 square feet
  • Simple on/off buttons; uses 1-pound disposable propane cylinder (not included). Run time at minimum BTU and maximum BTU is 5.6 hours. Do­ not­ operate­ heater­ in­ any ­moving­ vehicle. This ­heater ­requires ­a­ vent­ area­ of­ 4­ square­ inches­ minimum ­for­ adequate ventilation ­during­ operation
  • Low-oxygen sensor and accidental tip-over safety switch with auto shut-off for safety. THE USE OF UNAUTHORIZED ACCESSORIES/ATTACHMENTS WITH THIS HEATER IS EXPRESSLY PROHIBITED, MAY CAUSE SERIOUS INJURY, AND WILL VOID THE WARRANTY.
  • Recommended for emergency heat, tents, campers, workshops, job sites, porches, patios, decks, garages, storage buildings, picnics, tailgate parties, construction trailers, sporting events, barns, sheds, hunting blinds, shelters and ice fishing shanties

Mr. Heater F232000 MH9BX Buddy 4,000-9,000-BTU

Product Details

  • 4,000- to 9,000-BTU radiant heater for spaces up to 225 square feet. Approved for indoor/outdoor use; clean-burning; nearly 100-percent efficient
  • When operating the heater at altitudes over 7,000 FT above sea level the heater may shut off.
  • Auto shut-off if tipped over, if pilot light goes out, or if detects low oxygen levels. Fuel Consumption/Burn Rate (Gal/Hr) at 4000 BTU = 0.044 Gal/Hr, at 9000 BTU = 0.099 Gal/Hr
  • -A handy fold-down handle ensures portability is a cinch. -The swivel-out regulator makes adjusting settings a doddle. -Hooking it up to the propane tank is simple (please note: the tank doesn't come with the heater). -At maximum BTU, it boasts a commendable running time of 3 hours.
  • THE USE OF UN-AUTHORIZED ACCESSORIES/ATTACHMENTS WITH THIS HEATER ARE EXPRESSLY PROHIBITED, MAY CAUSE SERIOUS INJURY, AND WILL VOID THE WARRANTY.

Texsport Sportsmate Portable Propane Heaters

Product Details

The Propane Heater is convenient and compact but it still brings the heat. It fits any 16.4 oz or 14.1 oz disposable propane fuel cylinder.

  • Includes molded plastic cup holder and large paddle foot plastic base for greater stability
  • Auto shut-off valve shuts off fuel if the flame goes out
  • Pressure regulator on/off control valve adjusts burner up to 3,000 BTUs

TSI Products, INC SCC7701 Climate Caddy 48V Electric Golf Cart Heater and Fan, White, Large

Product Details

May be available at a lower price from other sellers, potentially without free Prime shipping.

  • Patent Pending 48 Volt PTC electrical heater that produces 100 degree plus warm air and also has a fan to cool you off on warm days.
  • Bi-Level vent system points air exactly where you need it and attachment arm points the unit at the perfect angle toward the driver.
  • Install is easy. Simply slip the unit into the cup holder of the cart and connect to the battery with easy to use alligator clips (portable version)
  • This heater is hard-wearing, made from a resilient UV-resistant plastic, bearing up under the challenges of outdoor usage. It also offers weatherproofing protection to ensure its longevity and performance—whether the weather is positively glorious or somewhat dreary, this heater won't let you down.
  • Specifications: Voltage: 48 Volts; Current: 1. 3 to 13. 6 Amps @ 48 Volt DC; Power Consumption: 63 to 655 Watts; Fan Rating: 700 to 900 F/M; Weight: 1. 1 lbs.
  • fit type: Universal Fit
  • Dimensions:4.215 × 10.87 × 11.7 in
  • Needs 48 volts of battery for power.

Red Hawk Propane Heater for Golf Carts/Marine with Cup Holder by Transport

Product Details

  • Coleman propane gas bottle recommended, match required for ignition.
  • Durable stainless steel burner.
  • Auto shut-off valve shuts off fuel if flame goes out.
  • Regulator knob adjusts up to 2,890 BTUs of heat.
  • Includes cup holder which fits in most golf cart dashes.

Performance Plus Carts Propane Golf Cart Heater with Cup Holder Adapter and Stand EZGO, Club Car, Yamaha Golf Cart Models

Product Details

  • Includes Cup Holder Adapter and Table Stand
  • Supplies up to 3000 BTUs of heat
  • Lasts up to 7 hours with one 16.4 oz propane fuel cylinder
  • Stainless steel regulator
  • Safety protective screen and auto shut off valve

3G Portable Propane Heater for Golf Carts

Product Details

  • Includes (1) Portable Propane Heater (Propane NOT included)
  • 3,000 B.T.U. ceramic heater element
  • Stainless steel regulator with safety grid, auto shut-off valve
  • ***PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU GO THROUGH INSTRUCTIONS STEP BY STEP AND WATCH OUR “HOW TO” VIDEO, AS BOTH OF THESE WILL HELP WITH ANY LIGHTING OR MAINTENANCE ISSUES YOU MAY EXPERIENCE***

Propane Heater Or Electric Heater- Which Is Best For You?

Running down the list of pros and cons, you can get a pretty good idea of which type of heater is right for your golf cart.

Propane Heater Pros

  • More efficient at heating
  • Can be moved from golf cart to golf cart, rented or personally owned
  • Least expensive: the cost of propane is low

Propane Heater Cons

  • Inexpensive heater models lack wind protection and have to be re-lit often
  • They require adequate ventilation
  • The cost of a new propane tank for the heater is an ongoing expense
  • No heater temperature control..they are either on or off
  • Some risks with an open flame in a moving golf cart, especially if a tip-over switch is not included

Electric Heater Pros

  • No extra expense for fuel – runs off your golf cart batteries
  • No open flame to be extinguished by wind
  • No fumes
  • Usually includes a variable temperature control
  • Safe to use – no open flame

Electric Heater Cons

  • A more expensive up-front cost
  • In some models, requires permanent mounting
  • Fan-driven heaters make minimal noise while operating but constant bouncing around while driving on a rough surface could loosen up fan parts causing them to make a rattling noise.
  • Most efficient on newer golf carts
  • Doesn’t work without a compatible power source on gas-powered golf carts

Another Handy Titbit About Golf Cart Heaters

Final Thoughts

While shopping for a heater to keep your golf cart cosy, consider if you're utilising an enclosure. Typically, with an enclosure in use, the cabin's temperature is roughly 20 degrees toastier. Just remember, when using an enclosure alongside a propane heater, there's a requirement for adequate ventilation. You may need to leave one of the golf cart enclosure flaps partly open if you don't have built-in fresh air vents installed.

Make sure to check the specifications for the electric heaters, as some of these will not adapt to certain electrical systems, i.e. 48-volt in a 36-volt or gas-powered cart.

Heater manufacturers often have accessories available for their products, so always refer back to the home page, if available, and see if there are any add-ons to improve your current setup.

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