May the Best Car Win

A GOLF CAR IS A GOLF CAR IS A GOLF CAR.

We’ve heard it before. You’ve likely said it before, especially since each of the three major golf car companies has introduced all-new models since 2004. Is there really any difference? Maybe it’s easier just to buy the golf car you bought last time, right? But wait. Let us ask you a question. How many new drivers or putters or golf shoes are introduced each year? If people just bought what they bought last time, we’d all still be hitting persimmon woods and wearing metal spikes. Leasing or buying a golf car fleet is one of the major expenses you face, so doing things the old way won’t cut it, not today. Now is the time to apply a little critical thinking to this process and ask yourself what it is that really matters to you, your course and your customers. Is it comfort, dependability, ease of maintenance? Whatever the criteria, put it down in writing. Then let’s put the three golf cars to the test. Your test. Will Yamaha win every challenge? Doesn’t matter. It’s not about us. It’s about you and, in the end, getting the most cost-efficient golf car for your course and the most enjoyable golf car for your customers.

ITS TIME TO CHANGE THE GAME

Here’s how it works. Visit a demo or call your local Yamaha dealer to schedule a visit at your course. Yamaha will then deliver all three vehicles so you can demo them all where you’ll actually be using them.
VISIT one of our demo events nearest you.  We’re always on the road, so keep checking this page for updates.
TEST DRIVE the latest models of the three top brands – Yamaha, E-Z-GO, and Club Car.
DECIDE what the best car for you and your fleet.  Our scorecard will help you figure it all out.

THE BEST CAR FOR THEIR FLEET?

Everyone has his or her reasons. Meet some who made the right choice for them.
  • "The Mission Inn is a family owned and operated resort celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. As one of the family, when it comes to choosing a golf car fleet that is best suited for our members and resort guests, we need a fleet that we can depend on. If you want to know why The Mission Inn chose Yamaha, call me I'll be glad to tell you. Yamaha, IT'S THE BEST DRIVE OF THE DAY."

    Bud Beucher
    Bud BeucherVice President and General Manager
  • "I've been here at The Reunion Resort since it opened and over the years, we've had all three major manufacturers' golf cars. Yamaha, with its comfort and styling, has proven to be the best car for our members and resort guests. It truly gives them THE BEST DRIVE OF THE DAY."

    Kevin Baker
    Kevin BakerDirector of Golf
  • "All Golf Cars are great in year one... but only Yamaha shines at the end of your lease! With my Golf Car Fleet, I wanted a partner who would be committed to our long term success, and with Yamaha, I found them to be THE BEST DRIVE OF THE DAY."

    Ron Hickman
    Ron HickmanPGA Master Professional, Timberton Golf Club
  • I would put the Drive up against any of the other cars on the market. Beyond looking good Yamaha offered better comfort and was more dependable providing more value for my course.

    Ben Burns
    Ben BurnsDirector of GolfCrown Colony CC, Lufkin, TX
  • We are all about creating and maintaining relationships with our guests. The golf car is an extension of the experience and we felt Yamaha provided the best overall car for our course. Their exceptional service allows us to always have cars ready to meet our needs.

    Bob Sykora
    Bob SykoraGeneral Manager Callaway GardensPine Mountain, GA
  • I believe Yamaha not only has the best product in the industry, but also has a wonderful dealer network and great maintenance and service programs. All these things make it a no brainer when it comes to what company to deal with when it comes to purchasing or leasing golf cars.

    Dick Smith, Jr.
    Dick Smith, Jr.Director of Golf Woodcrest CC, Cherry Hill, NJ
  • There are a lot of key factors to choosing the car that is right for your facility. For us maintenance costs was a big part of our final decision. Yamaha continues to show low costs in this area at our facilities.

    Jack Blythe
    Jack BlytheOwner Rivers Edge GC, Shalotte, NC Palisades Country Club, Charlotte, NC
  • I choose Yamaha because I believe you get what you pay for. I think you get a tremendous value with this car. Members love the ride and look of the vehicle but probably prefer The Drive's interior. They have more leg room, and more places to store their stuff, they don't feel cramped.

    Jerry Briele
    Jerry BrieleDirector of Golf Emerald Club, New Bern NC
  • Our members love the overall comfort and design of the Yamaha car. But for us the fleet service that we receive helps to set Yamaha apart from the other guys. I think it's the best value of any golf car on the market.

    Kevin Batton
    Kevin BattonHead of Golf Onion Creek Golf Club, Austin TX
  • We went with Yamaha because of the overall comfort, style and
    performance of The DRIVE. Yamaha is saving the club money with the superior fuel economy and the overall durability of the car. This is a fleet car that can last our club for 5 years and we
    feel that the resale value of this fleet will put us in a great
    position for the future.

    Lamar Carter
    Lamar CarterGeneral Manager Cider Ridge Golf Club, Oxford AL
  • Yamaha has been a good choice for our 36 hole, open to the public golf course, pushing close to 90,000 rounds of golf each year, with no cart paths. From the quality sales department to the service dependability, we are very pleased.  

    Rex Cole
    Rex ColeDirector of Golf, Manager Cottonwood GC, San Diego CA
  • From entry to exit, The Drive offers a better experience than any other car on the market. This car provides a better experience for our members which is very important to me.

    Janet Dobson
    Janet DobsonGeneral Manager Kemper Lakes, Kildeer IL
  • Switching to Yamaha made perfect sense for us at Goose Pond Colony/Plantation. A better car, a good price and great service made our decison to change very easy.

    Ryan Patterson
    Ryan PattersonDirector of Golf Goose Pond Colony, Scottsboro, AL
  • We have the best of both worlds, by having both the Gas and Electric Yamaha's; that along with Yamaha Financial Service's Program we were able to get an affordable Lease to match our budgets.

    Shawn McGuigan
    Shawn McGuiganManaging Partner Clubs at Pelican Bay, Daytona Beach FL
  • This was my first time looking at golf cars for lease or purchase and having talked to all three golf car companies Yamaha came out on top. We found the Drive to be extremely comfortable, easy to handle, store and clean & detail. The financing arm of Yamaha was incredibly helpful and supportive. After reviewing all three proposals it was a no brainer for us to choose Yamaha.

    Tom Powers
    Tom PowersHead of Golf Menifee Lakes CC, Sun City CA
  • Following a trial period with a Yamaha golf car we decided to change our fleet of rental cars to Yamaha. We have received positive feedback from our members and players regarding appearance, efficiency and performance of the Yamaha golf cars. We have even had homeowners purchase personal cars after riding in ours.

    Jeff Martin
    Jeff MartinOwner/ Head Golf Professional Cedar Valley and Cimarron National Golf Clubs, Guthrie, OK
  • Yamaha offered a great look at a wonderful value. Their customer service is also by far in a league of it's own.

    Sean Renaud
    Sean RenaudHead Golf Professional Coweta Club Newnan, GA
  • We chose Yamaha's new DRIVE Golf Cart due to our relationship with our dealer and Yamaha along with their commitment to excellence. We have been in these since February of 2007 and so far they have proved to be everything that Yamaha told us they would be.

    John Gray
    John GrayHead Golf Professional Ol'Colony Golf Complex Tuscaloosa, AL
  • Yamaha has been a part of Newnan Country Club for many years. Their service and attention to detail is very important to us in trying to provide our membership with the best golfing experience possible. Yamaha carts cover every area in customer satisfaction.

    Louis McHughes
    Louis McHughesHead Golf Professional Newnan CC, Newnan, GA
  • Having had experience with all three major golf car companies I have found Yamaha Golf Car Company to be the leader in their industry. It starts with the relationship, and it is a true relationship, from sales, to service, from the local to national levels Yamaha is unsurpassed with their dedication to their customer. The product is unsurpassed as well, some of the observations my golfers make are the user friendly console, contoured seating, sleek design, large bag well, and the tight ride". When you get feed back like this, its easy to chose Yamaha for your golf car investment.

    Brett Miller
    Brett MillerGeneral Manager/Part Owner Broadmoor Golf Links
  • Yamaha golf cars have been an integral part of our club since 1985. We run the gas version of the car because of the limited staff and budget here at the club and have been extremely pleased with the performance of the new 2008 cars. Yamaha's service after the sale is second to none and truly sets them apart from the competition. We tried a competitor's car for a couple of years back around 2001. After that experience, we could not wait to get back to the Yamaha cars for the great reliability that we have come to expect from them.

    Johnny Brownell
    Johnny BrownellGeneral Manager Prattville Country Club Prattville, Alabama
  • In 2006, Timberton Golf Club undertook an extensive review of the "BIG THREE" golf cart manufactures and Yamaha was the clear winner. Three years later our decision is validated by the fact that our Yamaha fleet reflect superior body integrity and has proven to reduce our operating cost by 65%.

    Ron Hickman
    Ron HickmanMaster PGA Professional/Owner Timberton Golf Club Hattiesburg, MS
  • After using Ezgo cars for 20 years, it was a very difficult decision to make a switch. Fortunately for us we chose Yamaha and we have been extremely satisfied. I love the new styling and the car is extremely rugged and dependable. I give Yamaha an A+!

    David Good
    David GoodGeneral Manager, Head Professional Nature Walk Golf Course Lynn Haven, Florida
  • The Capstone Club needed a dependable, stylish, and customer friendly fleet car with superior service. An after reviewing all three brands, Yamaha was the clear choice for us. We not only switched from EZGO, but also went from an electric fleet to a gas fleet. Our members have really enjoyed the stylish design and automotive style dash. Our staff is very happy with the quality of the engine as it not only provides superior fuel economy but also provides a very quiet ride verses other gas fleet cars we tested before making the switch.

    Jason Hofuis
    Jason HofuisGeneral Manager/PGA Head Professional Capstone Golf Club Brookwood, AL
  • Exceptional riding, outstanding service, and optimum salesman response are a few of the many qualities that Yamaha possesses. We are very happy having the Yamaha fleet on our course.

    Pin Scott
    Pin ScottGeneral Manager Tallapoosa Lakes Golf Club Montgomery, AL
  • The reason I love Yamaha golf cars is the service. I have never had a problem that Yamaha did not resolve quickly. My mechanic never has a problem getting in touch with the service department and they ALWAYS handle the problem.

    Shane Allen
    Shane AllenHead PGA Professional Gulf Pines Golf Course Mobile, AL
  • Lake Forest Yacht and Country Club is finishing up its 4th lease agreement with Yamaha. Based off the excellent service and products that Yahama has provided, it is without hesitation that Lake Forest Yacht and Country Club will soon be setting up our 5th lease. Many thanks goes out to Jeff Jungers and entire staff for making transitions from lease contract to lease contract smooth and easy. Of course it helps when their golf carts are exceeding expectation.

    Steve Jernudd
    Steve JernuddGeneral Manager/PGA Professional Lake Forest Yacht & Country Club - Daphne, AL
  • We have been very pleased with our decision to go with Yamaha Golf Cars. The service has been excellent. My service rep has been by at least every 7-14 days and provides great help. It's good to know that if there are any problems that you don't have to "run down" a technician. They really keep us up and running which helps us make money. It doesn't hurt that the fleet price is very competitive.

    Kent Smith
    Kent SmithHead Golf Professional Clear Creek Golf Club Vicksburg, MS

THE VIDEOS

Take a video tour of some of the key features. Compare the three major golf cars and make your decision. Which is the right one for you?

GET IN TOUCH

Ready to decide? Have a question about The Drive? Let us know and we will be sure to get back in touch as soon as possible with more information to help you select the golf car that is right for you. Remember, it’s not which car we say that matters. It’s what you say. May the best car win!

MAY THE BEST CAR WIN