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Golf Participation in the U.S.


2015 Golf Participation in the U.S.: Participation Remains Steady; Interest Rises

Golf participation in 2014 remained equal to the previous 12 months, marking the third consecutive year that roughly 25 million people played at least one round of golf. Participation appears to have found its post-recession footing, while positive signs with respect to utilization and interest in playing among non-golfers, show that golf remains attractive and aspirational to multiple segments of the population. READ MORE



  • Summary of Golf Participation in the U.S. 2015

    This one-page summary shows how the number of golfers has changed from 1985 to present. It includes breakouts for Occasional, Core, Avid, Female, Junior and Minority golfers.

    PDF: 152 K / 1 page
  • Golf Participation in the U.S. 2015

    This report provides a detailed profile of U.S. golfers in 2014. It includes the participation rate and number of golfers by gender, age, income and education. Segments profiled include Core golfers, Occasionals, Juniors and Beginners. Also shown is the trend in the number of golfers by segment from 1985 to present. A rounds played profile shows average and total rounds by demographic segment. A regional summary shows the number of golfers and rounds by U.S. census region. In addition, for the first time, the Participation report includes a measure of “latent demand” for golf (or, interested non-golfers). NGF began to formally track interest in playing among non-golfers in 2010.

    PDF: 1458 K / 13 pages

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