Reports & Publications

NGF’s reports and publications are free to members, providing data and intel to make better-informed decisions. Browse our catalog, from annual reports on participation and golf course supply to more focused reports on key golfer segments and business categories.

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Golf Instruction Report

An inside look at the $1 billion golf…

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Off-Course Golf Specialty Retail

NGF’s annual update on off-course golf retail store…

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Summary of Golf Participation in the U.S.

This one-page summary of consumer engagement in golf…

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Golf Participation in the U.S.

The NGF has surveyed Americans regarding golf participation…

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Summary of Golf Facilities in the U.S.

This one-page summary includes a look at golf…

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Golf Facilities in the U.S.

This comprehensive report provides an overview of golf…

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Rounds Played Summary

The National Rounds Played Summary provides an overview…

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Golf Industry Report

The Golf Industry Report compiles many of the…

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Golf Media – Consumer Engagement

The NGF’s latest study finds that one in…

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Golf Travel Report

Some golfers travel near and far to find…

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Technology and Golf’s Best Customer

Changing and emerging technologies are affecting golf in…

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The Future of Off-Course Participation

As franchises like Topgolf, Drive Shack and indoor…

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NGF State of the Golf Industry

From golf course supply to consumer demand, NGF’s…

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Golf and the Millennial Generation

NGF’s Golf and the Millennial Generation, a comprehensive examination…

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The 2016 U.S. Golf Economy Report

The game of golf drove $84.1 billion of…

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Golf Around the World

There are golf courses in 209 of the…

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