Cairo, Egypt: Egypt’s most anticipated new golf course, NEWGIZA, as well as luxury hotel, Marriott Mena House, both located within sight of the Giza Pyramids, have invested in new fleets from Club Car, the Official Supplier to The Ryder Cup.
The world-leading manufacturer of small-wheel, zero-emissions electric vehicles has enjoyed a 100% share of the golf car market in Egypt since 2012, while its utility vehicles are also proving valuable in numerous leisure venues.
An Executive Member of the Asian Golf Industry Federation, Club Car supplied 70 of its Precedent vehicles to NEWGIZA, a 200-acre, 18-hole golf course designed by Lobb & Partners on the highly desirable NEWGIZA real estate development that overlooks the Giza Plateau.
Official Club Car distributor, Hydroturf Egypt, delivered the cars, along with 10 Carryall 500 utility vehicles, one Carryall 1700 and two Onward Lifted passenger vehicles to assist with the venue’s day-to-day operations, course maintenance and customer transport.
“We evaluated several brands, really testing the vehicles and pushing them to their limits,” said Amr Khaled, CEO Senior Technical Assistant at NEWGIZA Golf Course. “Club Car simply outclassed its competitors in both performance and reliability.
“Club Car’s excellent range of golf, utility and passenger vehicles also meant we could get everything we needed from one supplier. Most importantly though, it is the service and after-sales care provided by Club Car and its local dealer that are unmatched in our experience.”
A new fleet of Club Car utility vehicles was also installed by Marriott Mena House Hotel. Built in 1869 at the foot of the Great Pyramid of Giza, the historic establishment has played host to such noteworthy guests as Sir Winston Churchill, former American President Richard Nixon and King George V.
Following a major refurbishment of the hotel, Hydroturf Egypt delivered a fleet of Villager 4 vehicles powered by Club Car’s IQ Plus electric engine and a new Transporter 6 to escort guests around the lavish resort, as well as Carryall 2, Carryall 6 and Carryall 500 vehicles to assist staff with daily tasks.
The golf and utility vehicles for NEWGIZA and Mena House are all equipped with Club Car’s ERIC power system, which is designed to allow better connectivity between the charger, the car and the controller.
Lighter and smaller than its predecessor, the charger is equipped with a sealed aluminium housing, enabling it to better withstand dust, humidity and water, while an external AC and DC plug allows for ease of charging and straightforward replacement if damaged.