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Club Car Connect Proves A Huge Win At Els Club Dubai

1.12pm 15th June 2022 - Course Development

The Els Club Dubai is capitalising on its new 80-strong fleet of vehicles equipped with Club Car Connect technology, as demand continues to surge for rounds of golf in the UAE.

The Els Club, managed by Troon Golf International, personalised its new Tempo vehicles with premium sports seats and a distinctive blue metallic finish, to meet growing customer demand for first-class experiences.

“Golf is in high demand currently and at The Els Club we have always looked to select the best-in-class products for our members and guests,” said General Manager Tom Rourke.

“As long-standing Club Car customers, we know we are getting market-leading vehicles that are sturdy, reliable and perform well in the Middle East’s testing conditions. We are already receiving incredible feedback from both visitors and members over the quality, performance and additional accessories, including the cars’ Bluetooth speakers and USB ports.

“Club Car Connect allows us to monitor in real time where golfers are on the golf course and to communicate directly with the vehicles out on the course, as well as allowing golfers themselves to contact the pro shop and clubhouse while out on their round.

“From pace of play to the golfers’ needs, this makes the player assistants’ role on the course considerably more efficient. It really is the next level of fleet automation and optimisation.”

Club Car’s Tempo vehicle at The Els Club Dubai

In addition to providing a personal user experience, the Connect GPS-based technology also enables clubs to define course boundaries, geofencing out-of-bound zones and no-go areas, as well as monitor each car’s battery life and the overall health of the fleet.

Tom Rourke praised Luxury Carts, Club Car’s Middle East distributor, for the team’s assistance, support and going “above and beyond when the new fleet was delivered, meticulously readying the vehicles to go into operation.” 

Designed by four-time major champion Ernie Els and opened in 2007 as part of the $3 billion Dubai Sports City project, Dubai’s The Els Club quickly received worldwide acclaim for its playability and conditioning, US magazine Links naming it ‘best new international course’.

Club Car, the world’s largest manufacturer of small-wheel electric cars, supplies many of the world’s leading golf destinations with its wide range of vehicles, and is an official supplier to the DP World Tour, the 2023 Ryder Cup, the Professional Golfers’ Association (PGA) and St Andrews Links Trust.

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