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Female On-Course Golfer Trend






In 2020 and 2021, the number of female on-course golf participants in the U.S. topped 6 million for the first time since 2007. Since dipping…







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Highest Proportion of Private Golf by State






Approximately 25% of U.S. golf facilities are private, with the other three quarters open to public play. These 10 states have the highest proportion of…







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Highest Public Golf Percentage by State






Approximately 75% of overall golf supply, whether facilities or courses, is open to public play. These 10 U.S. states have the highest proportion of public…







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Total Golf Participation






Over the past eight years, golf’s overall participant pool in the U.S. has grown by over 7 million. The biggest driver is the proliferation in…







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2021 Play Looks to Finish on December Upswing






What do early returns on December’s nationwide play show after the final month of 2020 had a 37% jump?







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