General wear and tear, upgrades in comfort, and new technology opportunities are all variables that should be considered by a club leader when assessing how often a fleet of golf carts should be replaced.
By Bill Jankowski, General Manager, Cattail Creek Country Club, Glenwood, Md.
A four-year lease is standard in many clubs but an ideal amount would be a two to–three-year lease. The general rule for replacement would be based on general wear and tear, upgrades in comfort, and new technology opportunities.
Ultimately, you want to keep your product looking fresh and appealing to all member needs. Maintaining a cart fleet beyond four years can lead to significant deprecation such as worn tires and seating as well as poor battery life.
Some clubs prefer to replace their cart fleet every year which can be costly but a great amenity for your members if your budget allows for it.