Yamaha Golf Cars – More Power, Better Looks


When it comes to high quality golf cars, there’s nothing better than a Yamaha, especially when it’s equipped with their Drive technology. The company has been around for over 130 years and in driven not only by a dedication to high-quality performance but also a keen focus on luxury and comfort. Their superior lineup of Drive cars are equipped with numerous cutting-edge features, many of which can be customized to meet your needs. Their electric PowerTech AC Drive model offers rapid acceleration and exceptional battery strength, topped off with a 6.5 horsepower motor. This car seems to gain speed as you go uphill.

The gasoline-powered QuieTech EFI model was recently named the Best Gas-powered Golf Car by Golf Digest for the third year in a row. QuieTech sports a 357cc Yamaha-built low-emission single cylinder engine with forced cooling It has a 261-mile range on a single tank of gas and comes fully equipped with Independent Rear Suspension and all while being the quietest and most comfortable golf car on the market. The QuieTech EFI is also an environmentally friendly vehicle and produces fewer hydrocarbon emissions than other gas carts. No matter which cart you choose, Yamaha’s quality design and craftsmanship comes shining through. Their constant and consistent innovation, reliability and an unparalleled commitment to luxury has made them one of the leading brands in the industry.

I am partial to an electric cart and having been using a Yamaha AC Drive model ever since they came out. The Toyota Industries-built motor controller unit provides reliability and proven performance and the Trojan batteries have 25,000 amp hours in them. My Yamaha AC Drive has a smooth ride even over rough terrain and it doesn’t just go up hills, it attacks them! With the AC Drive, acceleration is smooth and battery power has become synonymous with horsepower.

Another move Yamaha made this year was to offer the Drive2 models five colors not seen in the golf car market before. The color lineup now includes Arctic Drift – the industry’s first factory matte finish on a fleet car, and Mica (a bronze metallic) for Drive2 Fleet models, plus Atomic Flame, Graphite, and Mica. All of these are matte finishes for the Drive2 PTV models.

These new matte colors will also be available for the Concierge 4, Concierge 6, and the Adventurer Sport 2+2 models, adding even more to Yamaha’s breadth of product options.

All Yamaha golf cars have features such as an automotive style dash, USB ports; the YamaTrack GPS system is optional. The steering wheel has been raised slightly and will eliminate those black dimple marks you get on your pants when rubbing the golf ball in your pocket up against it. Yamaha Golf Cars also have the widest most ergonomic contoured seat in the industry and the storage compartments are larger and lined with no-slip mats. The automotive-inspired head lights offer better visibility while using less energy.

In this age of customization and have it your way, you can share in the design and build of your new Yamaha PTV. Simply go to their website listed below and click on Build Your Own. This will allow you to select gas or electric, the car color, seat color, sun top color and the wheels and any accessories you want to include. Members of the LPGA Amateur Golf Association – formerly the EWGA – are urged to go on the www.YamahaGolfCar.com website and fill out a form that will earn them a $250 rebate.

David Theoret

David Theoret has been in the golf and golf travel industry for over 12 years, primarily selling online advertising. For the past seven years, he has also been a golf writer, reviewing golf courses, resorts, destinations, equipment, golf apparel, and training aids – the latter of which never seems to help. What started as a dream years ago, by God’s grace, became a reality in 2015 when The Golfin’ Guy editorial marketing company was founded. Working together with golf course designer Ron Garl; David’s articles and reviews have been posted on many golf travel, equipment, and apparel websites.

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