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Par 3’s Have Record Representation Among 2023 Openings

Golf is experiencing a short course movement… of sorts. If it seems like Par 3 courses are increasingly common among new course openings, that’s because they are. Especially relative to their positioning among overall U.S. supply. Last year, short courses accounted for almost half (47%) of all new courses. Over the past five years, Par 3 courses have comprised 34% of openings. Overall, however, Par 3 courses make up 5% of U.S. supply, with just over 700 in total.   While the 34 course projects that opened in 2023 were the highest U.S. total in more than a decade, development remains relatively limited. What’s ...


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