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A Longer Look at Short Course Supply

The U.S. has more Par 3 courses and executive courses combined – over 1,600 – than the total number of golf courses in every other country in the world except Canada, the U.K. and Japan. It’s an abundance of so-called short courses, the kind of golf offering often lauded as being more affordable and appealing for golfers regardless of ability or experience. Yet amid the ongoing market correction (with more closures than openings every year since 2006), it's been short courses that have closed in the U.S. at a more rapid clip than regulation courses. This is particularly true with Par 3 ...

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Erik Matuszewski
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