Frequently Asked Questions
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO host ROVERs AT MY COURSE?
There are absolutely no upfront payments or "out of pocket" costs required to enjoy Rover at your club.
Who takes care of the maintenance?
The Rover Team will perform and pay for all routine maintenance work. Your club only needs to perform daily cleaning and recharging, similar to any golf cart.
How many holes can the unit follow on one charge?
Rover will complete at least 36 holes on a single charge and it has been tested successfully through 40+ holes on several occasions
What if our course is really hilly?
Rover has been extensively tested on Blue Ridge Mountain courses, and can climb virtually any hill a golf cart can.
Can i pick what charity the donation goes to?
Currently we support two very worthy charities, "The First Tee" and "LPGA Girls Golf". We are always open to expanding our contributions to worthwhile organizations.
How many rovers can we get for our course?
Most clubs start with 4 Rovers, but we can increase this amount as course demand dictates.
Will adding Rovers effect our cart rentals?
The majority of Rover renters are already walkers (87% of renters switch from carry or push-carts), so any reduction in cart fees is minimal. In addition, the incremental income from walkers switching to Rover exceeds this amount multiple times over.
Can Rover go out on cart path only days?
Yes, unless the course is extremely wet (i.e. lots of standing water). Rover is lightweight at less than 100 lbs. and comes equipped with wide turf tires, so it has virtually no impact on the course.
What if we already have caddies?
This may seem counter intuitive, but clubs with caddy programs are our most active courses. We believe this is because the membership is already accustomed to walking with a caddy. Rover plays a complementary role at these clubs filling in when caddies are unavailable, like late afternoons and when students return to school. A good example would be Westwood CC in Rocky River, Ohio. They have an excellent program with over 200 caddies, and the club and membership love having Rovers!
how MUCH PROFIT CAN YOU EXPECT WITH THIS PROGRAM?
This depends greatly on the amount of walkers at your club, but generally speaking from $3,000-$10,000 in incremental income per year depending on how many Rovers are placed at the course.
How much Space will rovers take up in the cart barn?
Each unit has been designed to sit up on its back side, so we can fit 4+ Rovers in the space of 1 golf cart.
What unit colors are available?
Rover comes standard with a black bottom and a choice of white or black tops. We can make the tops into other colors like blue, red and green for a slight up-charge.