Did you know that more than 90% of the WORLD’S golf carts are made in Augusta’s River Region? Thanks to Textron Specialty Vehicles in Augusta and Club Car in neighboring Columbia County, the majority of the golf carts made on the globe are designed and put together right here!
Destination Augusta is on a mission to see Augusta become a region utilizing this authentic mode of transportation to create a unique experience in our city by providing shuttling capabilities, reducing emissions and traffic, and cultivating and environment of FUN as visitors and locals traverse downtown.
In 2018, the City of Augusta enacted an ordinance allowing for Personal Transportation Vehicles (PTV’s) to be operated in downtown Augusta. With minimum safety requirements on the cart and an official permit from the City, a business or a resident may operate a golf cart in downtown. The permit is only $15 and is good for 5 years. Find more information on the requirements and City of Augusta process here.
Destination Augusta’s mission is to develop and promote our community inspiring people to have unforgettable experiences. Creating a culture of golf cart transportation gives our community an asset that is unique to Augusta, helps set us apart from other cities, and is authentic to us as the global leader in golf cart manufacturing.
Embracing Augusta’s trademark transportation is a recommendation from Destination Blueprint, a quality of place plan for the City. To learn more about this recommendation and more, please review Destination Blueprint.
Join Us With Your Own Ride
Buy it. Brand it. Drive it.
Destination Augusta is driving this initiative with the FUNKY BUGGY we branded to draw attention to Augusta & Co., the experience center for Augusta. We encourage you to follow our lead and get your own golf cart and come along for the ride.
For businesses, branding a golf cart can draw-in additional customers, create brand awareness, and become an employee appreciation tool - allowing employees to drive the vehicle for lunch, errands, or after-hours events. For downtown residents, owning your own golf cart can ease transportation logistics and allow you to show off your own personality with customization.
Our Funky Buggy
Our golf cart was built locally in Augusta, Georgia by Textron Specialized Vehicles. The design for the vehicle wrap was created by the team at Wier/Stewart, and the artwork was produced and installed by Keen Signs.
Tell us the story of your golf cart on social media and use the hashtags #golfcartaugusta and #loveaugusta.
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