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State Golf Status: North Carolina

by National Golf Foundation

April 2020


In golf-rich North Carolina, 94% of courses were open as of April 10 — 441 in total — with some scattered closures near Greensboro or in the Blue Ridge Mountains in the western part of the state. There is a state-wide stay-at-home order and a restriction on non-essential businesses, but golf courses are permitted to continue operations.


Amid the global coronavirus crisis, the National Golf Foundation has undertaken an ongoing and exclusive U.S.-based course survey that spans all types of facilities — daily fee, private, municipal, resort and residential communities — to provide perspective on the percentage of courses that are currently open or have temporarily suspended golf operations.

In an effort to better understand what’s happening in various regions, NGF has also expanded its course tracking efforts to periodically evaluate individual states. This undertaking involves contacting every golf facility in a given state, focusing first on states in the southern half of the country as they’re more likely to be “in season” and then expanding nationwide.

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