Club Car off the Golf Course

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Golf Carts, there’s a lot of them. Club Car, EZGO, Yamaha, etc.

So often only thought of as the fleets you see every day on golf courses. Shuttling players and crews around the course and improving efficiency.

We oftentimes don’t think about the impact these carts have outside the course. Do they serve any other purpose than to provide transport to golfers and grounds teams? Is there a practical use in other industries?

Put simply: Yes!

The use of golf carts has been expanding into various industries for a while now. And while they may not be on the forefront, they are the transportation backbone for a lot of organizations.

Today we’re going to take a look at the practical use of golf carts, specificially Club Car, outside of Golf Courses.

Club Car Golf Carts outside of a clubhouse.

Club Cars Beyond the Golf Course

College Campuses: A Higher Standard for Higher Ed.

As college campuses expand and become more complex in layout, the utilization of golf cars to expedite travel has expanded as well. From people movers to to utility vehicles, Club Car is uniquely equipped to provide solutions to the new challenges that universities face. Taking families on campus tours has never been easier than with a Club Car Villager. Similarily, the Club Car Carryall is a powerful utility cart that makes equipment transport fast and reliable.

The improving technology behind electric powertrains on golf carts has also provided campuses with an option for a quieter, cleaner campus.

Club Car for Campuses Highlight: The Villager 6

A Club Car Villager 6 is parked on a curb at a College Campus.

The Club Car Villager 6 is a powerful and impressive people mover that makes a strong first impression. With a top speed of 17 mph, the Villager 6 quickly gets you to where you want to go. Its six comfortable seats allow for passenger comfort, and a choice between an electric or gas-powered drive train gives you the choice of the best fit for your campus.

Gas Specs:

Engine429 cc Kohler, Overhead Valve (OHV) with EFI
Horsepower14 hp (10.3 kW) rated @ 3600 RPM
per SAE J1940
Batteries12V 500 CCA 105min Reserve 
Max Speed17 mph (27 km/h)

Electric Specs:

Motor48V DC / 48V AC
Horsepower3.7 hp(2.7kW), Peak 20 hp (14.9kW) /
8 hp (6kW) rated, Peak 16 hp (11.7kW)
BatteriesEight (8) 6V flooded lead acid
ChargerOnboard, automatic, computer-controlled
48V DC, 17 amp, UL and CUL listed
Max Speed16 mph (26 km/h) / 15 mph (24 km/h)

Resorts: Pairing Luxury with Luxury

There’s one word that is synonymous with resorts: Luxury.

Over the past 50+ years, Club Car has built their reputation on building luxurious, quality golf cars. This value on quality has made Club Car a natural partner for resorts that are looking to make lasting impressions on their guests. Whether you’re shuttling visitors from the pool to the lobby or across sprawling estates, a Club Car will safely, reliably, and comfortably get your guests where they need to be.

Like with campuses, the improved battery technology also has greatly improved operations at resorts. This is because it comes with less noise polution and cleaner air.

Resort Highlight: The Onward 4 Passenger

An Onward 4 Passenger sits next to a swing near a lake.

Sleek, fast, and stylish, the Club Car Onward 4 Passenger is the perfect golf cart for resorts to have in their arsenal. Compact enough to navigate even the tightest of paths, this cart prioritizes safety, comfort, and efficiency. As with most Club Cars, the Onward comes with both a gas powered and electric option. It also comes equipped with premium tires, luxury seating, and LED Headlights and turn signals.

Lithium Specs

Motor/ Engine  375 Amp AC Motor Controller
Horsepower29 hp (21.4 kW) Peak
Batteries (std)3.1 kWh Lithium-Ion
Batteries (XR)7.0 kWh Lithium-Ion
Charger650W HF Li-Ion (Shelf / onboard);
900W HF Li-Ion (Shelf only)
Speed Range19 mph (30 kph)
Fuel CapacityN/A

Gas Specs

Motor/ Engine  429 cc Kohler, Overhead Valve (OHV) with EFI
Horsepower14.0 hp (10.3 kW) rated @ 3600 RPM per SAE J1940
Batteries12-volt (1)
Speed Range19 mph (30 kph)
Fuel Capacity6.0 gal (22.7 L)

Club Car for Municipalities: An Asset for any Team

As the demands on municipalities has grown, Club Car has grown as well. Club Car has spent a lot of time and resources on developing utility vehicles that are powerful, compact, and productive. These carts, like the Carryall, play an integral role in keeping grounds crews and municipal teams on the move. With unmatched performance and tons of customization options, Club Car has designed carts specifcially with work in mind.

With Club Car’s commitment to developing greener vehicles, the electric features not only keep your city cleaner, but it also lowers your overhead. Electric vehciles require next to no maintenance and with Club Car’s cutting edge electric technology, batteries last longer and perform better than they ever have.

Club Car Municipal Highlight: The Carryall 500

A Club Car Carryall 500 gets loaded up with a String trimmer

The Club Car Carryall 500 is a powerful utility vehicle perfect for any municipality crew that needs powerful and efficient transport. This cart comes equipped with a rustproof, aircraft grade aluminum frame, a cargo box, comfortable seating, and plenty of horsepower!

The Carryall series is a perfect line of utility vehicles for any municipal crew that’s looking for long lasting, powerful utility carts.

Li-Ion Specs

Engine:48-volt AC
Horsepower:7.4hp (5.5kW) rated; Peak 21.4hp (16kW)
Batteries:Vanguard Lithium-Ion
Charger:High Frequency DeltaQ 650W (upgrade to 900W optional)
Speed Range:  5-19 mph (8-31 kph)
Fuel Tank:N/A

Gas Specs

Engine:429 cc Kohler, Overhead Valve (OHV) with EFI
Horsepower:14.0 hp (10.3 kW) rated @ 3600 RPM per SAE J1940
Batteries:One 12-volt 500 CCA; 105 min Reserve
Speed Range:  15-17 mph (24-27 kph)
Fuel Tank:5.5 gal (20.8 L)

Neighborhoods: Bringing Communities Together

The use of golf carts and personal carts in neighborhoods is a market that Club Car has been filling for a long time. As innovators in the cart industry, Club Car has manufactured several personal transportation vehicles that have encouraged community and togetherness. Whether it’s a classic, like the Onward series, or new like the CRU, Club Car has always valued community and has developed products that reflect that.

Club Car Neighborhood Highlight: the CRU

The Club Car CRU is a Neighborhood Electric Vehicle that is also a LSV (more on that below). Designed to encourage local exploration and community. The CRU is completely street legal neighborhood vehicle. The CRU has an 800 lb capacity and can carry up to 6 people. Designed for comfort, safety, and style, it comes with seatbelts, luxury seats, space for a table, and an unbelievably smooth ride.

What is a Low Speed Vehicle?

Low Speed Vehicles (LSVs) are vehicles that have a top speed of 25 mph and gross weight of under 3,000 lbs. These LSVs are street legal and able to drive in areas with lower speed limits. Club Car offers a variety of LSVs within their product lines to help provide greater efficiency and performance.

According to Club Car’s website, “Club Car’s LSVs meet not only FMVSS500 LSV standards but also fully comply with the more stringent automotive SAEJ2358 standards with the inclusion of Occupant Protective Structures on all cars.

To learn more about LSVs, you can use the button below.

Beyond Golf

The evolution of every day life has created a greater need for golf carts across various industries. Luckily, Club Car has answered the bell and has developed amazing vehicles that span numerous industries. While many industries may be facing evolving transportation challenges, we know that Club Car will continue to be on the front line of innovation.

Creating carts suitable to whatever need may arise, always with luxury and quality as highest standard.

Turf Star Western

Turf Star Western proudly sells Club Car to the West Coast (Washington, Oregon, California, Idaho, and Nevada). Reach out to us if you’re interested in scheduling a demo or learning more! If you’re looking for low-speed vehicles, Club Car has you covered as well! Follow this link to learn more about Club Car LSVs.

Live outside the West Coast? You can follow this link to Club Car’s website!

We proudly provide amazing equipment, such as Club Car to the West Coast.

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