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April 2023 National Rounds Played

Rounds of golf for April 2023 were up almost 8% versus a year ago in large part due to more favorable golf weather in the Northeast and Midwest U.S. — golf-rich regions that had a slower start to the golf season in 2022.

Through the first four months of the year, rounds are up more than 3% compared to the same period in 2022, a year that finished among the top four all-time in total play. April 2022 rounds had been down 13% from the prior year because of colder, wetter weather that hampered the early part of the season in more northern parts of the country.

With generally more favorable golf weather this April, the biggest monthly gains were seen in the East North Central (+40%), which is home to more than 3,000 golf courses in the states of Michigan, Ohio, Illinois, Indiana and Wisconsin. The average temperature in the region was almost four degrees warmer for the month of April.

Play in the Mid-Atlantic (New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania) was up 33% year-over-year, while rounds saw a lift of almost 23% in the West North Central.

NGF provides facility-level rounds data to Golf Datatech in helping compile the free, monthly play reports on behalf of the golf industry. Click the image below to see the full report. ⬇

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