Yamaha Golf-Car Company reports that it has been chosen as the golf car provider to the four courses at the Jekyll Island Golf Club in Georgia, according to company president Tom McDonald.
Yamaha recently installed 180 of its innovative new Drive2 electric golf cars at all three 18-hole courses at Jekyll Island – Pine Lakes, Indian Mound and Oleander – plus the nine-hole Great Dunes course just in time for the 37th Annual Georgia-Florida Golf Classic where 200 players got the chance to experience the brand new fleet equipped with the all-new YamaTrack GPS system. Additionally, Yamaha will provide 18 multi-passenger, beverage units and utility vehicles as part of the agreement.
Jekyll Island, whose golf heritage dates back to 1898, is the southernmost in a string of barrier islands called the Golden Isles, located off the Atlantic coast of southeast Georgia. Recognizing that Jekyll Island’s natural beauty and vibrant history set it apart from any other coastal retreat, in 1947 the governor and the Georgia State Legislature established the island as a state park and entrusted its care to the Jekyll Island Authority. Today, the Jekyll Island Golf Club is a vital department of the Jekyll Island Authority.
In addition to golf, the amenities on Jekyll Island include 10 miles of pristine beaches, tennis, croquet, miles of biking trails, fishing and boating, horseback riding, dolphin cruises and a variety of ecotourism options. The island boasts a rich history, including the Jekyll Island Club, the original winter retreat built in 1886. It served as a private retreat for such influential families as the Vanderbilts, Rockefellers and Pulitzers. Today, the Queen Anne-style structure is nestled in the heart of the Jekyll Island National Historic Landmark District.
Yamaha President Tom McDonald was quoted, “We are so pleased to welcome Jekyll Island to our growing golf car family. Both Yamaha and Jekyll Island are excited to work together towards the common goal of providing an unforgettable experience for people who play at this wonderful facility.”
The golf cars installed at Jekyll Island’s 18-hole courses are equipped with Yamaha’s innovative new YamaTrack GPS high-resolution touch screen system, which provides vivid hole diagrams, precise golf course yardages, two-way messaging with the golf shop and a menu from McCormick’s Grill in the clubhouse. Future software updates will include the ability to order food in advance.
YamaTrack is a cloud-based fleet management utility that allows the course to monitor pace-of-play, ensure proper fleet rotation and security and even set geofences to control golf car traffic around greens and tees, as well as around Jekyll Island’s many eco-sensitive areas.
For more information about Yamaha Golf-Car Company, call 770-254-4154 or visit online at www.yamahagolfcar.com.