Club Car Golf Carts
Club Car Precedent, Club Car DS to Club Car Onward

Club Car golf carts are one of the premier manufacturers of golf carts and a very popular golf cart in our golf cart community.  Having owned Club Cars for over 20 years, here are some things I've learned about owning and maintaining my cart.

Club Car golf cart models

Club Car Golf Cart Models

Club Car manufactures a wide range of gas and electric powered carts. Club Car is best known for its golf cars and utility vehicles but they also offer carts for commercial, industrial and recreational purposes as well.

Club Car golf cart models

The Corporate Headquarters and manufacturing facilities are located in Augusta, Georgia, USA.

Several of our local golf cart dealers prefer the Club Car over EZ-Go and Yamaha, stating that the Club car offers more value.  The three main models are Club Car DS, Club Car Precedent, and Club Car Onward.

Club Car DS

The DS from Club Car DS is in honor of Dom Saporito who joined the Club Car design group and was responsible for developing the then new  stylish look for golf carts. 

Club Car DS body

The DS model has been in production since the early 1980's with very little changes. They got it right the first time and are not replacing parts with cheap plastics, like some of the other companies. 

yellow Club Car DS with fender flares, brush guard and yellow enclosure

For several of our local golf cart dealers, Club car has become the cart of preference. 

As Brandon from Affordable Golf Carts states, "There are less issues with Club than with any other make."

Because the Club Car has pretty much stayed the same for the past 10-15 years, it makes it easier to replace Club Car parts.

Jazz up your Club Car DS with accessories like fender flares, brush guards and enclosures ....

Club Car DS Accessories

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Club Car DS Model Years

The Club Car DS model has been in production for three decades from the 1980's until 2014, with different model years introducing various updates and improvements. Here are some notable model years for the Club Car DS:

Club Car DS Model Years

  1. Club Car DS (1982-2000): This is the initial generation of the Club Car DS model. It was produced from 1982 until 2000, offering basic features and configurations for golf course use.
  2. Club Car DS (2001-2003): In 2001, Club Car introduced a new design for the DS model, featuring a more modern look and improved functionality. This generation continued until 2003.
  3. Club Car DS IQ (2004-2008): The Club Car DS IQ was introduced in 2004 and featured an improved electrical system called the IQ System. This system provided better performance and more efficient power management.

It's worth noting that Club Car has made numerous additional updates and variations to the DS model throughout the years, including special editions and customized versions for different purposes. The model years mentioned above represent significant changes and updates in the Club Car DS lineup.

club car electric golf cart

Club Car Precedent

Club Car came out with a new updated design in 2004 called the Club Car Precedent with its sleeker  rounded front cowl. 

club car precedent

I like the contemporary design of this electric golf cart which is the most obvious difference between the two models.

Find out what else Club Car did that makes the Precedent different from their DS golf cart.

Club Car Precedent

Club Car Onward

The Club Car Onward is available as a 2, 4 or 6 seat passenger golf cart.  This new Club cart golf is available in gas, standard electric, or AC-drive. An upgraded option is the no maintenance lithium ion battery.

club cart golf cart

Premium comfortable seats means you can go long and far in this golf cart in comfort.

If you select the Lifted Suspension option golf cart fender flares and brush guard are included in the base price.

Club Car Onward

Check out the custom options and performance features of the new Club Car Onward ...

Club Car Onward

Club Car Golf Cart Accessories

club car golf cart accessories

Club Car accessories include golf cart steering wheels, seat covers, windshields, heaters, wheel covers and storage organizers.

Some accessories are specific to a make and model of golf cart, and others are considered universal - meaning they will fit on any manufacturers cart depending on if its a 2 or 4 seat golf cart.

To find out some of your Club Car golf cart accessory options click here:

Club Car Golf Cart Accessories

Used Club Car Golf Carts

Consider a used Club Car golf cart if you are wanting to buy or replace your existing golf cart.

used club car golf carts

I bought our Club Car used 14 years ago and it has been very low maintenance even with lots of personal use and use on the golf course.

To learn more about what to look for in a used Club Car click here:

Used Club Car Golf Car

Club Car Parts

I maintain and do most of the repairs on my Club Car.  We use it of course for golfing, but is our mode of transportation in the golf cart community we live in.

Club car golf cart parts

It has been a great electric golf cart for us, requiring very low maintenance. We've replaced batteries and parts and have had it painted. So it looks and runs like new.

Club Car golf cart parts are easily purchased online through several different websites. You might even want to consider buying used club car golf cart parts. I've done both.

Most recently I replaced a solenoid that wasn't working with a used one and my cart works great.

Find out what you need to know before ordering parts for your Club Car.

Club Car Golf Cart Parts

Club Car Service Manual

Club Car service manual

The Club Car Service Manual is not available from the Club Car website or online as a pdf file.

At their website, you are instructed to contact your local Club Car Dealer. However, when I checked around, none of our dealers keep them in stock, but they can order one for you.  If you want to save some money on golf cart repairs, a Club Car Service Manual is worth the cost. 

Club Car Battery

club car battery

If you have a Club car golf cart, you may be wondering what is the best deep cycle battery to use for your Club car.

There is no one specific Club Car battery, but rather several different manufacturers you can choose from.

What is the most important thing to know is whether you need 6 volt golf cart batteries or 8 volt golf cart batteries.

Find out the best way to charge your golf cart batteries, how to maintain them and the most recommended golf cart battery makes.

Club Car Battery

Club Car Battery Charger

club car battery charger

We own a 1985 Club Car that of course came with a Club Car battery charger. It has performed very reliably for many years.

Normally, if your golf cart battery charger is not charging - the problem is usually not the charger.

Here are some tips from the Club Car Service Manual:

Club Car Battery Charger

Serial Number

club car serial number

It is important to know the golf cart serial number for your Club Car.

It provides information on the make, model and the year the golf cart was manufactured.

This information is necessary when buying Club Car parts or if you need to register your golf cart.

Club Car Serial Number

Club Car Wiring Diagram

club car wiring diagram

The Club Car Service manual is not available as a free download from the manufacturers website (like other golf cart companies).

They request that you purchase it from your local Club Car dealer.

However, if all you need is a diagram of the Club Car wiring click here:

Club Car Wiring Diagrams

Club Car golf carts have a long history of being one of the premier golf cart manufacturers for performance, style and durability.

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