St Andrews, Scotland: St Andrews Links Trust has agreed a long-term contract extension for Club Car to provide a fleet of golf buggies, utility vehicles and transporters to service its seven public golf courses, including the Old Course.
St Andrews Links has received a fleet of 48 new Club Cars delivered and serviced by local dealer Carryway. The fleet includes Tempo hire carts, dependable Carryall utility vehicles and the Transporter series for taking golfers between the Links Clubhouse and the Old Course first tee.
The Tempo models are fitted with Visage, Club Car’s ground-breaking fleet management connected car technology which monitors the condition of the fleet, maintains course boundaries and allows staff to communicate directly with the vehicles.
An official supplier of the European Tour and Ryder Cup, Club Car has been the official supplier of St Andrews Links since 2016.
Danny Campbell, St Andrews Links’ Commercial Director, said: “We pride ourselves on working with the very best suppliers and since appointing Club Car as official supplier to the Home of Golf in 2016, their commitment to providing the highest quality of vehicles and service support has ensured we can deliver enjoyable and memorable experiences for every golfer at the Links as well as our teams who use them on a daily basis.
“We look forward to building on our recent success with a long-term extension of our relationship with Club Car which will enable us to maintain the impeccable standards of service for the thousands of golfers who visit the Home of Golf each year.”
Club Car’s innovative capabilities provide a range of benefits to the St Andrews Links operations team and maintenance staff, including car tracking and messaging, control features to reduce speeds or stop the cars entering specific areas and live battery diagnostics.
Established in 1974, St Andrews Links Trust oversees the management and maintenance of the Links courses at St Andrews – the Old Course, New Course, Jubilee Course, Eden Course, Strathtyrum Course, Balgove Course and The Castle Course – with more than 230,000 rounds played over them every year.
“It has been a pleasure to provide a top-class service and develop a trusted relationship with St Andrews Links Trust over the last four years, and we are delighted that that connection will continue,” said Kevin Hart, Sales Director, Golf, EMEA, for Club Car, an Executive Member of the Asian Golf Industry Federation.
“It is not only an iconic venue, but the largest public golf complex in Europe and Club Car is proud that its unrivalled technology and reliability helps the St Andrews Links team deliver unique, memorable experiences,” added Hart.