The Evolution of Miniature GolfJune 23, 2022
It’s more than windmills these days. We weigh in on the mini golf movement, Millennials, latent demand and… Winston Churchill?Read More
That’s a Bit of a Reach…June 9, 2022
Almost 1-in-9 Americans are active golfers, whether that’s playing on a golf course, hitting balls at a driving range, or swinging and socializing at golf entertainment venues. More people played golf in some form last year than participated in basketball, baseball, tennis, soccer or skiing.Read More
Is Golf’s Pandemic Dividend Slipping Away?May 26, 2022
The latest monthly rounds played report it out and shows a 10% decline in play year-to-date. Is it a sign that golf’s pandemic dividend is eroding?Read More
Golf’s Big InvestmentMay 12, 2022
For anyone who suggests the relatively limited number of new course openings in recent years speaks to golf’s overall health and points to limited investment in the game, the research tells a far different story.Read More
How Does 2022 Rounds Momentum Compare to Pre-Covid?A member-only look at rounds comparisons to previous years
June 24, 2022
In assessing play levels, it can be helpful to look beyond year-over-year comparisons. Here’s how May 2022 stacks up against recent years just before the pandemic-driven play surges.
May 2022 National Rounds PlayedA year ago, May rounds were +18% across the U.S.
June 24, 2022
Rounds of golf were down slightly, again, on a nationwide level in May. How did they compare to 2021?
Can Mini Golf Influence Interest in Traditional Golf?Like other aspects of golf, mini golf is evolving – with new forms and concepts
June 22, 2022
As new golf entertainment versions of mini golf crop up, with investment from prominent names like Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy, it leads to inevitable questions about the impact these kinds of ‘golf’ experiences might have on interest in playing on a real golf course.
A Slower Start to the SeasonLess favorable weather in several notable regions hampers early-season play
May 26, 2022
April rounds were down on a national level, but in several well-supplied regions it’s a change that operators attribute largely to unfavorable golf weather.
April 2022 National Rounds PlayedCooler, wetter weather takes toll in several key regions
May 25, 2022
April play follows March’s trajectory, with the third year-over-year decline through the first four months of 2022.
U.S. Golf Facility Investments Total Nearly $1.8B AnnuallySpend is almost split between public and private, but share is not
May 12, 2022
Beyond the exciting (but limited) number of new golf courses we read about, the real industry investment is in upgrades, improvements, renovations and restorations at existing facilities. And it’s significant.
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