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Contextualizing the U.S. Golf Economy

May 18, 2023 Contextualizing the U.S. Golf Economy

You want economic proof that golf is not just a game, but a lifestyle? Here it is.

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Q1 Rounds Played: Demand Continues to Hold

May 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.

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Golf Course Supply: The Long View

April 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.

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An Impact Unlike Any Other

April 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).

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April 2023 National Rounds Played

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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 Reports

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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 Played

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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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