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Exclusive NGF Articles and Reports

February 26, 2024

January play got off to a sluggish start compared a year ago, as colder temperatures contributed to rounds declines in six of eight regions.

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January 2024 National Rounds Played
Examining ‘Pandemic Era’ On-Course Participation Changes
February 16, 2024

The 2024 Participation Report is out, featuring the latest year-end 2023 data on various segments and age groups, along with information on off-course only participants, interest in the game among non-golfers, and much more.

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December 2023 National Rounds Played
January 26, 2024

Play climbed to record levels in 2023 as December rounds finished with a late surge.

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Graffis Report on State of the Golf Industry Now Available
January 25, 2024

NGF’s annual golf industry report is now available for member download.

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Noteworthy Number of New Course Openings for 2023
December 28, 2023

The pandemic era uptick in golf popularity and play has meant some property owners and visionaries are actively building golf courses – much more so than a decade ago or so. This development looks quite different than it did during the boom era of golf course construction, however.

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November 2023 National Rounds Played
December 27, 2023

While November, on a national level, is a low-volume month with rounds largely dependent on golf-friendly weather and seasonality in many parts of the country, it saw the second-biggest YOY jump of any month in 2023.

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Examining Rounds Sustainability
December 14, 2023

Here’s what the latest Core golfer surveys reveal about “itch” and intent to play, trends in post-pandemic rounds growth, and potential obstacles to future play – including full tee sheets and rising green fees.

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