March 2022 National Rounds Played
Rounds this March were down in all eight geographic regions tracked by Golf Datatech, which incorporates facility-level data collected by NGF in its monthly reports.
The biggest year-over-year drop was seen in the East North Central (-46%), which includes golf rich-states like Michigan, Wisconsin, Ohio and Illinois, and experienced delays to the start of the spring golf season due to colder temperatures and a 64% increase in precipitation compared to March 2021.
Other regions/states in the Frost Belt saw noteworthy declines compared to last year that were at least in part weather-related:
- -41% — New England (Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont)
- -30% — West North Central (Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota)
- -22% — Mid Atlantic (New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania)
Through the first quarter of 2022, play is down just over 7% compared to last year, when there were more rounds played at U.S. golf courses than any other time in history.
For a historical archive of monthly rounds-played reports, CLICK HERE
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