EV Charging Solutions for Country Clubs & Golf Courses
From golf courses and tennis courts to swimming pools and fitness centers, country clubs often provide a wide range of exciting activities to keep members and their guests active and engaged. As the world continues to prioritize clean and sustainable energy options, parking lots at these locations will soon be filled with electric vehicles, and country clubs need to be ready for the impending transition. With members often spending hours on the premises during each visit, it’s time for country clubs and golf courses to embrace the EV revolution and invest in the next generation of infrastructure with electric vehicle charging stations.
Enhance Member Amenities Package
Keeping customers on location as long as possible is the name of the game for golf courses and country clubs. Everything from the food and drink offerings to playgrounds and activities for children is designed to keep guests entertained for hours at a time. As electric vehicle adoption continues to rise across North America, filling the parking lot with EV charging stations is the next step in providing the ideal amenities package for members.
While approximately 80 percent of EV charging takes place at home or work, drivers are still likely to utilize public charging stations when available, particularly when a longer dwell time is expected. The average round of 18 holes of golf takes more than four hours to complete, providing ample time for drivers to charge their electric vehicles while playing. Country clubs and golf courses that host EV charging stations can then boost revenue with a fee for charging or increase renewals and new memberships by including charging in the amenities offerings for no additional cost.
Stand Out From Competitors
Membership sales are the lifeblood of country clubs, but annual attrition rates can be as high as 15 percent at even the most successful and popular locations. That means it’s vitally important for clubs and golf courses to stand out from the competition and keep members renewing for years to come. Moving forward, hosting EV charging stations could mean the difference between retaining a member or losing them to a competitor with EV charging available.
Electric vehicle sales are expected to increase by more than 800 percent in the next eight years, and there’s often a correlation among customers with high discretionary income. According to a survey from Realtor.com, the combined median list price for the 20 zip codes with the most charging stations was $782,000, 1.5 times higher than the average home price. Given that country club members are also typically likely to have a higher disposable income, lacking charging stations could prove to be an expensive mistake for locations everywhere as EV adoption soars in the coming years.
Add EV Charging to Your Location with ACDI Energy Services
As a division that solely focuses on power through clean energy and sustainability, ACDI Energy Services is committed to making EV charging effortless for commercial environments. Much like arenas and hotels, we believe country clubs and golf courses everywhere can capitalize on booming opportunities in the EV charging space with the right tools and resources. That’s why we make it easy with a simple turn-key solution that drives differentiation and revenue. Contact us today to learn more about our mission to implement a North American charging station infrastructure and how you can be a part of it.