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There may be no better time to be a municipal golfer. The NGF’s recently-released 2018 Golf Facilities in the U.S. report counts a record number of 2,497 municipal courses in the U.S.
As some golf communities have matured, new generations of homeowners seem less interested in golf and, as a result, certain courses began to struggle. The number one issue now facing NGF’s consulting practice is helping to resolve conflict between golf community residents and course owners.
One in a series of informational NGF stories focused on industry exemplars that are designed to help readers Get Smart and Get Motivated.
While golf keeps introducing new players to the game, facilities need to do a better job making newcomers comfortable with the whole intimidating scene.
Golf remains one of the most popular U.S. participation sports and the number of green-grass players was 23.8 million last year. Like many forms of entertainment, however, the traditional game continues to evolve given the demands like work and family. It’s why off-course participation is growing.
The Bay Area of San Francisco is known for its exclusive private golf options and premium public facilities. In Bayland Golf Links, the area is finally getting the high-quality, affordable public option it has needed. NGF Consulting gives an inside look at a special municipal course rebirth.
The RTJ Golf Trail has helped boost the Alabama economy through golf tourism and travel. It’s also set the standard for dozens of golf trails that have followed across the U.S., marrying marketing efforts and co-opetition to boost visibility and, hopefully, the bottom line.
In order to appeal to a younger demographic, some golf companies and courses are taking a non-traditional approach with their events.
From Topgolf, Toptracer and Trackman to Arccos and 18Birdies, technology is helping golfers improve and have more fun.
Do you know which spot in the Northeast ranks fifth nationwide in golf course supply per capita? The NGF database has a wealth of information beyond the number of courses in a given region — from the number of golfing households and golfers to annual rounds-played projections.