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A Publication of the National Golf Foundation

Questions, Answers and Insights for Everyone Interested in the Business of Golf

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National Golf Foundation

The National Golf Foundation is driven by its mission to foster the growth and vitality of the game and business of golf. The NGF holds a unique position as the most trusted and preeminent provider of market research, marketing databases, business insights and programs that support every segment of the industry.

National Golf Foundation's Recent Articles

44% of U.S. Courses Are Open to Play

The NGF’s latest facility surveys show that approximately 44% of golf courses are currently open nationwide, with significant regional differences.

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February 2020 National Rounds Played

National rounds played jumped more than 19% in February compared to a year ago, with play up significantly in seven of eight regions for the month before the coronavirus outbreak resulted in the temporary suspension of golf operations at a growing number of U.S. golf facilities in March. 

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State Golf Status: Louisiana

To better understand the effect of the coronavirus in various parts of the country, NGF has expanded its course tracking efforts to periodically evaluate individual states in addition to ongoing national surveys.

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State Golf Status: Oklahoma

To better understand the effect of the coronavirus in various parts of the country, NGF has expanded its course tracking efforts to periodically evaluate individual states in addition to ongoing national surveys.

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How State Executive Orders Are Affecting Golf

A growing number of states (and counties) have either instructed residents to stay at home except for non-essential outings or mandated the shutdown of all businesses not deemed essential during a crisis. The rules on what is considered “essential” varies from state-to-state — from governmental services, law enforcement and emergency services to grocery stores, banks, pharmacies, utilities and even golf courses, which in a number of cases are given an exemption.

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