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Golf Participation Update — Bigger, Younger and Cooler

February 15, 2024 Golf Participation Update — Bigger, Younger and Cooler

(🔉 Click to listen to the audio version) NGF’s research on golf participation primarily focuses […]

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A Record for U.S. Rounds?

February 1, 2024

Thanks to one final late-season surge in December – which incidentally was the warmest ever in the U.S. – play levels at U.S. golf courses finished in uncharted territory in 2023.

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Golf’s State-of-Industry in 3 Minutes

January 18, 2024

Assessing the state of the golf industry in 2023 reveals increases in participation and play, a healthier balance between the number of golfers and courses, and an evolution of a traditional game that’s positively affecting golf demand. Read more…

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A Developing Situation

December 28, 2023

New golf course construction has been on an upswing since the pandemic. NGF’s database team is currently tracking more than 100 new course projects under construction or in planning.

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January 2024 National Rounds Played

February 26, 2024

January play got off to a sluggish start compared a year ago, as colder temperatures contributed to rounds declines in six of eight regions.

Examining ‘Pandemic Era’ On-Course Participation Changes

2024 Golf Participation in the U.S. report now available for NGF members
February 16, 2024

The 2024 Participation Report is out, featuring the latest year-end 2023 data on various segments and age groups, along with information on off-course only participants, interest in the game among non-golfers, and much more.

December 2023 National Rounds Played

Year is capped by biggest jump for any month in 2023
January 26, 2024

Play climbed to record levels in 2023 as December rounds finished with a late surge.

Graffis Report on State of the Golf Industry Now Available

January 25, 2024

NGF’s annual golf industry report is now available for member download.

Noteworthy Number of New Course Openings for 2023

December 28, 2023

The pandemic era uptick in golf popularity and play has meant some property owners and visionaries are actively building golf courses – much more so than a decade ago or so. This development looks quite different than it did during the boom era of golf course construction, however.

November 2023 National Rounds Played

December 27, 2023

While November, on a national level, is a low-volume month with rounds largely dependent on golf-friendly weather and seasonality in many parts of the country, it saw the second-biggest YOY jump of any month in 2023.


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