On-cart GPS provides golfers with information on yardage and hole layout, and allows them to see if they are keeping up with pace of play.
By Bill Jankowski, General Manager, Columbia Country Club, Chevy Chase, Md.
On-cart GPS is a game changer for private clubs. At Cattail Creek Country Club, we made the investment to convert to on-cart GPS back in 2019 where we partnered with Club Car to offer our members the Visage Shark experience. The Visage Shark experience has many benefits for both the member and the operator. Not only will members have precise yardages and hole layout, but they can also order food from the turn directly from their cart and play music by pairing the cart to their Bluetooth! Members can also view how they are keeping up with pace of play and receive important messages such as inclement weather alerts.
The Visage system offers a real-time two-way communication between the player and the operational team. The professional staff has an array of new tools with the Visage system such as cart tracking, pace of play monitoring, and the ability to mark off boundaries to restrict cart traffic away from hazards and greens as well as reduce heavy traffic patterns for carts entering and exiting the cart path. The professional team can also utilize visage for live tournament scoring and marketing for the events and specials property wide.