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Update: State Supply Standouts

March 23, 2023 Update: State Supply Standouts

Which states have the most golf supply? Which have the most public courses? Which have the most golfers per public course and, generally, see stronger demand and tee time competition?

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Are We There Yet?

March 9, 2023

The annual tally of golf course closures in the U.S. dropped again last year. Which raises the question: Has supply and demand finally returned to a reasonably balanced state?

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Golf’s Biggest Participation Jump

February 23, 2023

As participation levels have increased in recent years, this particular segment has seen a 36% increase in on-course golfers since the start of the pandemic.

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2022 Rounds Played Wrap Up: Weather Takes Its Toll

February 9, 2023

Rounds of golf played nationally in 2022 didn’t measure up to the record-setting totals of 2021. Weather played a role in the downturn, especially in the shoulder months of this past year.

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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.

State-by-State Golf Reports Available

One-page state level overviews on supply and demand, rounds played and more
March 22, 2023

NGF Member Exclusive: state-level snapshots of golfers, golf courses, rounds played, price point, facility types and the estimated economic impact of the golf business.

Golf Supply Reports Now Available

5 Numbers to Know About U.S. Golf Course Supply
March 9, 2023

The latest industry data points on the U.S. golf market — from course openings and closures to total supply, facility health, municipal golf, short courses and more.

January 2023 National Rounds Played

Play gets off to a stronger start than in 2022
February 27, 2023

Several regions in the Frostbelt saw far less snow than January of 2022, yielding more playable days and a boost in play to kick off the year.

8 Numbers to Know: Participation Segments

Golfer overviews, from beginners to Baby Boomers
February 23, 2023

In addition to the annual Golf Participation in the U.S. Report, members can access one-page summary reports focused on various participation segments. Here’s a sampling: 8 notable golf participation datapoints across various groups.

December 2022 National Rounds Played

Colder temps across U.S. lead to decrease in play to close out year
January 28, 2023

One year after an unseasonably warm December yielded strong end-of-year play totals, national rounds to close out the final month of 2022 saw a fairly significant year-over-year drop. Find out how much:


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