If you’re a frequent golfer, having access to a golf cart is an absolute must. Golf courses are massive! But before you can buy one for yourself, you’re going to want to do some research on the companies that sell them.
How else are you going to evaluate quality and figure out who you want to buy from? In this article, I’m going to be going in-depth into some of the companies that make their golf carts in the United States. I hope you find the information I’ve posted here useful!
Which Companies Sell Golf Carts Made in America (The Short Answer)
It’s not surprising that there are a fair few companies that manufacture golf carts in the United States of America. After all, Americans’ love of golf is well known. I’ve found five companies that manufacture their golf carts in the United States, and I’m sure you’ll love to read about them. The companies I’ve uncovered are Yamaha, E-Z-Go, Club Car, Advanced EV, and American Landmaster.
American-Made Golf Carts (5 Brands to Choose From)
Are you surprised that there are so many companies that produce their golf carts in the United States? I was, for sure. With so many choices on the market, you definitely shouldn’t have any difficulty finding what you’re looking for. Read on to find out more about these companies. I’ve done the research so you don’t have to.
This is probably one of the most surprising companies on my list. After all, Yamaha is a Japanese company, right? Well, it does have a subsidiary devoted to producing golf carts, specifically: Yamaha Golf-Car Company.
Its headquarters are located in Kennesaw, Georgia, and its products are manufactured in Newnan, in the same state. Yamaha is notable for having been the first to produce Electronic Fuel Injection technology for use with golf carts—which the firm claims produces “the best gas mileage and smallest carbon footprint.” The company was also the first to produce a golf cart with four-wheel suspension.
One of the more interesting things the firm has done is produce an autonomous golf cart, introduced in 1996. The product involves the use of electric cables buried underground. The cart senses these cables and follows them. In 2018, they introduced a variation on this concept: a golf cart equipped with a driving support system that can remember the routes that you take.
One tricky thing is that not all golf carts produced by Yamaha are actually made in the United States. However, as long as you are in the United States, you’ll be fine—all Yamaha golf carts that are sold in America are, in fact, produced in America.
I wasn’t able to find out a whole lot about E-Z-GO, which is surprising, since it is one of the most well-known golf cart companies on the market! E-Z-GO was founded by a team of two brothers in the summer of 1954. Those brothers were Beverly Dolan and Billy Dolan.
Despite its humble beginnings (the company originally operated out of a small one-room machine shop in Augusta), the company has in the decades since experienced great success. E-Z-GO was awarded the Shingo Prize for Operational Excellence in 2009.
The firm’s facility in Augusta has been named by Industry Week magazine as one of the Top 10 Manufacturing Plants in North America.
Currently, Textron Specialized Vehicles is responsible for the designing and manufacturing of E-Z-GO golf carts. Textron Specialized Vehicles is itself a subdivision of Textron, Inc., which is also responsible for manufacturing industrial utility vehicles, ground support equipment for the aviation industry, and more.
All E-Z-GO golf carts are manufactured in Augusta, Georgia.
This is one of the older companies. It was founded in Houston, Texas, in 1958. Originally, the company was christened “Landreath Machine,” however, it was purchased by Bill Stevens, Jr.
He renamed the company Club Car and moved its headquarters to Augusta, Georgia in 1962. The company changed hands once more in 1978 when eight executives opted to leave E-Z-GO and purchase Club Car, which they would establish as a direct competitor.
Particularly interesting is the fact that one of these eight executives was the cofounder of E-Z-GO, William Dolland. Club Car was purchased in 1995 by Ingersoll Rand, and again in 2021 by Platinum Equity for the eye-watering price tag of $1.68 billion. Club Car continues to operate as a subsidiary of Platinum Equity today.
Club Car produces all of its golf carts in Evans, Georgia. The company’s first product ever was a series of three-wheeled golf carts which it released in 1958. Some of the most notable products since then have included the DS golf cars, introduced in 1980, and the Precedent golf cars, introduced in 2004.
The Precedenti3 golf cart includes a system that can link an entire fleet of golf carts to a clubhouse, as well as a built-in score tracker. Most of the firm’s golf cart models are only made available to golf courses, but the Precedent i2 is available for purchase by private citizens.
Out of all of the companies I’ve listed here, this is the company I was able to find the least information on. I will share with you what I was able to find, though.
Advanced EV was founded by veteran golf cart dealers, describing themselves as having over three and half decades of experience in the golf industry. The goal of creating the company was to combine all of the best features from golf carts its founders had worked on over the years, while simultaneously trimming away all of the headaches and inconsistencies they had run into during that time, too.
Advanced EV manufactures all of its golf carts at a manufacturing facility that it owns and operates in Rosenberg, Texas.
American Landmaster was founded in 1967. One of the company’s main stated goals is the sourcing of components from domestic producers. It has done a decent job of meeting that goal, too—70% of the components for its golf carts come from the United States, and it seems that directors try to buy their parts from sources as close as possible to their manufacturing facility in Columbia City, Indiana.
American Landmaster has a long history. Upon its founding, its original name was Manco Products, and the company was dedicated to producing mini-bikes and go-karts.
Manco was purchased by a private equity firm in 1996. Manco partnered with external companies about a decade later in 2007, and the company was rebranded as American SportWorks. Another decade later, the company was renamed to American Landmaster, a name that the company continues to carry to this day.
It is worth noting that this is an extremely religious company. If you are a particularly religious Christian, you might be especially interested in buying from this firm.