Saved From the Chopping Block

In an era when golf course closures far outweigh new openings – a market correction that’s the result of oversupply in the industry coupled with a strong demand for real estate — here’s a look at facilities that have escaped the chopping block. From the posh Wynn Golf Club on the Las Vegas Strip to a 9-hole layout in Nebraska that costs just $9 to walk on weekdays.

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Professional Course Management: Growing Market has Ample ‘White Space’

The number of U.S. golf facilities working with professional management companies has increased from 10.6 percent in 2006 to about 16 percent currently.

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Creating a Community: How Course Operators Are Connecting Golfers and Driving Business

In a competitive golf marketplace, retaining existing customers is critical. Here’s how management companies are engaging golfers.

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Picture This! How Photography Sells Golf

From stills to drones, golf photos not only capture attention but can spur golfers to play more, take a special trip or become a loyal customer.

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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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