I've stayed at Portofino several times, it is extremely lovely. Very nice and you CAN get a golf cart there, we get one every time. It is a bit bumpy though. It isn't a problem going into town to eat but you will be coming back by golf cart in the dark, we have done this many times. OR you can take a ferry back. There are several lovely restaurants up that way and if you are springing for the $$ to stay at Portofino it will be no problem for you to eat dinner up on the North side. It is quiet and serene and really beautiful on the North side. No golf cart fumes, no noise from anything. Very nice.