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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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2020 Golf Industry Report

Golf Industry Report

The Golf Industry Report compiles many of the…

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Rounds Played Summary

The National Rounds Played Summary provides an overview…

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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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NGF Reads

NGF’s 2017 Golf Facilities Report

By National Golf Foundation | March 20, 2017

The correction in golf course supply continues while renovations spur investment.

Golf’s Biggest Investment is the Growing Trend in Course Restorations

By Ted Eleftheriou | February 10, 2017

Over the past 10 years, one course management company has upgraded more than 2,000 holes of golf.

The Changing Face of Junior Golf

By Erik Matuszewski | May 15, 2016

At this year’s Golf Business Symposium, the NGF presented its latest findings on the junior golf market, a segment that is bigger and more diverse than many observers realize. And a group that should give us reasons to be optimistic about the game’s future. Today, the number of junior golfers—defined as individuals between the ages…

Six Changes to Golf’s Brand that Will Engage Millennials

By Erik Matuszewski | July 8, 2015

Golf has potential to grow among the vital 18-to-34 age group. However, the NGF’s Millennial Report tells us that golf requires a modernization of its brand.