Land development

New Golf Courses for 2019

A new year is a time for optimism and to look forward to what’s to come in the months ahead. The NGF’s facility database shows at least 18 U.S. facilities are scheduled to open either 9- or 18-hole courses this year. Here are some of the notable openings scheduled for 2019.

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Texas Opens First New Public Golf Course in Six Years

Kissing Tree Golf Club in the Texas Hill Country of San Marcos is the state’s first brand new 18-hole public course in six years. It’s also just the second new 18-hole course to open this year in the United States.

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When Golf Course Closures are Driven by Higher and Better Uses

As the supply and demand of golf courses continues to self-balance, some owners are taking advantage of the current real estate market—by choosing to sell.

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Facilities and Land Get New Life After Course Closures

It’s been more than three years since the last round was recorded at Ocean Meadows Golf Club in Goleta, California. Birdies, no. But there are birds galore.

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Topgolf CEO Dolf Berle Talks New Augusta Venue Concept

Topgolf CEO Dolf Berle discusses the company’s new one-floor venue concept that will debut in Augusta during Masters week, including what prompted the approach and how it will impact engagement in the golf industry.

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December 2019 National Rounds Played

Rounds of golf for December 2019 rose 8.3% nationally compared to a year ago, putting the year-end rounds played total at +1.5%.

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Talking ‘Golf Biz’ at the PGA Show

Quick question: are there more McDonald’s, Starbucks or golf courses worldwide? NGF’s Greg Nathan gives that answer and more in this Golf Channel appearance, discussing the golf business and golf travel alongside Ship Sticks CEO Nick Coleman.

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Q&A: Golfballs.com Founder and CEO Tom Cox

Over the past 25 years, Tom Cox has grown Golfballs.com from a startup that sold used golf balls found in lakes to a world leader in the online sale of customized golf products – most notably, new golf balls. Golfballs.com now exceeds $33 million in annual sales, with 80% of its business customized in some way.

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Introducing ‘The International 25’

The ‘International 25’ is an extension of the NGF’s recognition of the top businesses and organizations in golf, further demonstrating the size and scope of the industry.

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