New Club Car Fleet to Pay Dividends

Kouklia, Paphos District, Cyprus: Aphrodite Hills Resort has received 72 new Club Car golf vehicles, replacing a fleet that has clocked up around 1.8 million kilometres since 2010.

The five-star Cyprus venue estimates a 10-fold return on investment for the Club Car Precedents bought 14 years ago, with each of the 72 cars having between 25,000 and 30,000 kilometres on the clock.

Andrew Darker, Aphrodite Hills’ Director of Golf, said: “Lots of venues lease their buggies but we decided to purchase ours all those years ago and it has proved a very shrewd move.

“The cars have delivered exceptional longevity. We are buggy-mandatory here as it’s a very hilly course on tough terrain. We’ve always had our own mechanic on site who does all the servicing and preventative maintenance, and it has been an excellent investment.”

Aphrodite Hills Resort is a PGA Partner venue and the first and only golf, leisure and real estate development in Cyprus. It is built on two plateaux, separated by a dramatic ravine with stunning views over the Mediterranean.

A 130-metre gorge separates the signature seventh hole, meaning the golf cars have to navigate a steep descent before climbing back up the other side to the green.

After driving the equivalent of 45 times around the globe, the old fleet has been replaced by Club Car’s state-of-the-art Lithium-Ion Tempo model complete with Visage GPS technology.

“To have a fleet drive 1.8 million cumulative kilometres is phenomenal and just demonstrates the quality of our vehicles,” said Tony Swinnerton, EMEA Sales Director at Club Car, an Executive Member of the Asian Golf Industry Federation.

Darker added: “The new fleet is enhancing the experience for our golfers. As a big resort the geo-fencing function is a great asset to have, and the lithium batteries are making a huge difference with shorter charging time, lasting longer and being more powerful, which is a big plus on our terrain.

“It was a no-brainer to buy rather than lease the new vehicles again and to stick with Club Car because we know how reliable and durable they are.”

Club Car’s acclaimed Tempo model comes with 3.3 hp motor and 375 Amp controller as standard to deliver outstanding hill-climbing power and acceleration. It also has many customisable options including colour, seats, storage, wheels and three programmable drive modes to maximise performance.

The Lithium-Ion-powered model is more efficient than standard batteries, with shorter charging time, longer lifespan and zero maintenance. It is also lighter, resulting in less impact on turf.

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