Exclusive NGF Articles and Reports

May 12, 2022

Beyond the exciting (but limited) number of new golf courses we read about, the real industry investment is in upgrades, improvements, renovations and restorations at existing facilities. And it’s significant.

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U.S. Golf Facility Investments Total Nearly $1.8B Annually
Golf Destinations Anticipate Strong Travel Season
May 1, 2022

After some understandable limitations on golf travel the past two years, particularly in 2020 after the initial coronavirus outbreak, indications are that golf travel in the U.S. is poised for a strong season. 

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Overview: Golf’s $20B U.S. Travel Market
April 28, 2022

Want to know how many traveling golfers there are in the U.S. or which state has the most golf resorts? Look no further.

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A Longer Look at Short Course Supply
April 14, 2022

Short courses have accounted for over 1/4 of new course development over the past decade – a number of highly-visible examples at resort properties – despite accounting for 10% of overall supply.

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Record Beginners: Opportunities and Obstacles
March 31, 2022

A record 6.2 million beginners have taken up golf in the U.S. over the past two years of the coronavirus pandemic. Overall participation has grown over that time, but not nearly to that extent.

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February 2022 National Rounds Played
March 23, 2022

Buoyed by strong play totals in the South and parts of the Northeast, February 2022 rounds rose on a national level compared to the year prior.

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NGF Responds to California’s ‘Public Golf Endangerment Act’
March 3, 2022

Municipal golf is under fire in California, misguidedly so. See the attached PDF for NGF’s full response.

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