Driving and parking power carts “on the pavement”, and not on the sides or edges of cart paths, can make a huge difference to the appearance of the course around tee boxes and greens. Unfortunately if your ball ends up on one of these worn areas you are supposed to play it where it lies, as these compacted and damaged areas are not part of the cart path or marked as ground under repair.
As you drive on or off a cart path, try to vary the point of your approach or departure. This helps reduce repetitive degradation and distress to the adjoining fairway grass.
Maintenance staff also place cart directional arrows or barriers in specific areas to reduce ground compaction near bunkers and greens; and as you know, this is where ball lie is often crucial for golfers.