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Around 200 golf courses were under construction worldwide in 2019. Here are 10 top layouts set to open this year that might have an impact on the $21 billion golf travel market.
Almost two-thirds of golfers say they played a round of golf with a family member last year.
While investment in the U.S. golf market is focused almost entirely on golf course renovations and restorations, a limited number of new courses are being built. Here’s a closer look at some layouts that debuted in 2019.
An obstacle turned into an opportunity for this Montana municipal course, which re-imagined its clubhouse to create year-round revenue and engage the local community.
The number of off-course golf participants and off-course venues continues to grow, from golf entertainment facilities like Topgolf, Drive Shack and BigShots to commercial simulator locations popping up around the country. So, how big can the off-course golf market get?
The Carolina Panthers have an agreement to buy a public golf course near the new headquarters they’re planning in Rock Hill, South Carolina. The NFL team envisions the 1997 Hale Irwin design not as just a team amenity, but an opportunity to create stronger ties with the local community.
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.
When you’re the one deciding where to play golf, how do you pick a course? This infographic mines NGF research to examine the decision-making process.
Given the popularity of alternative night golf activities like Topgolf and the affordability of LED technology, the interest in lighted courses may continue to increase – particularly with smaller courses (9-hole, par-3, executive) or perhaps the final few holes of a traditional 18-hole layout. Learn more about the logistics behind it.
NGF research shows that 50% of golfers express some interest in playing golf at night. Could a lighted course be an option for some operators?