The Mozingo Lake Golf Course now has patrons rolling down cart paths in new rides.
According to Assistant City Manager Ryan Heiland, the city opts to lease as opposed to buying because it saves money on maintenance and allows the course to keep the equipment up to date.
Instead renewing the lease with the EZ-Go company, which featured Kawasaki-made engines, the city chose to enter a four-year lease with Yamaha.
"That was a difficult decision to go away from a local company," Heiland said.
But both Heiland and Course Manager Ron Darnell said that problems with the older carts were immediate and continued to cause headaches for the course's maintenance crew.
"We didn't have all 50 carts running ever," Darnell said. "We weren't pleased with the way they held up."
The new carts are covered by a warranty, which pays for any parts that may need replaced.
City employees do the work themselves in order to save the cost of transporting a cart to Omaha for repair, except for instances when a problem is beyond the crew's ability to fix.
A new beverage cart and range picker also came on the two double-decker semi trucks that hauled the carts from Georgia to Maryville.
The cost of the new carts is included in the city's budget annually, and the course is one of the city's biggest money-makers every year.
They've been pretty popular so far, since golfers had frequently been stranded out on the course and had to have Mozingo workers go out to pick them up.
"They're fantastic, they ride much better," course employee Jon VanCleave said. "From a maintenance standpoint, they'll be much easier to deal with.
"They are really well-built, I think they'll be a good addition to the course."