Contextualizing the U.S. Golf EconomyMay 18, 2023
You want economic proof that golf is not just a game, but a lifestyle? Here it is.Read More
Q1 Rounds Played: Demand Continues to HoldMay 4, 2023
With the first quarter of 2023 in the books, it appears the pandemic demand surge continues to hold. But the most critical months for rounds are ahead.Read More
Golf Course Supply: The Long ViewApril 20, 2023
There have been only two sustained periods of golf course supply contraction in the United States. They’ve ended in two very different ways.Read More
An Impact Unlike Any OtherApril 6, 2023
When it comes to online search activity and golf, the first week of April is indeed a time unlike any other. Thank The Masters Tournament (and the unofficial start of the golf season).Read More
April 2023 National Rounds PlayedClick here to get access to free three-page report
May 24, 2023
April play was up nationally compared to a year ago thanks to more favorable golf weather in a number of golf-rich Northern states.
Get Golf’s Newest Economic Impact ReportsClick here for PDF links to the latest national and state-level golf impact reports
May 18, 2023
The first new report of its kind in six years reveals that golf now has a direct impact of almost $102 billion on the U.S. economy, a 20% increase over 2016. Several individual states have commissioned economic impact reports as well.
Rounds Roundup: Weather-Related Risers and Fallers
May 4, 2023
While rounds on a national level are relatively level year-over-year, there’s been some significant swings based on geography… and weather.
March 2023 National Rounds PlayedClick to access PDF of three-page report
April 24, 2023
Play on a national level was relatively stable for March 2023, a normalization for what’s been one of the most inconsistent months for U.S. rounds in recent years.
Tracking “Resurrections” – Closed Courses Get New Life
April 20, 2023
New golf course openings in the U.S. remain limited, averaging about 13 over the past decade. But the number of “new-to-you” properties in the U.S. market is considerably higher when considering renovations, reconstructions and another category: “resurrections,” or closed courses given new life.
February 2023 National Rounds Played
March 27, 2023
Despite significant weather-related swings in a number of golf-rich regions, February play was down only minimally compared to a year ago.
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