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A Publication of the National Golf Foundation

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

A Big Drop in Golf Course Closures

There was a 31% decline in 18HEQ course closures in 2020, the largest drop on record. Could golf be approaching the end of its 15-year market correction?

3 min read

U.S. Facility Financial Health Update

In 2009 and 2016, roughly a quarter of U.S. public golf courses admitted to being in bad shape, financially. The NGF has re-examined the subject of facility health amid the turbulence of 2020 and here’s where things stand now, among both public and private courses.

2 min read

With Restrictions Eased, Which Golf Courses Remain Closed?

More than a month after the remaining statewide bans on golf were lifted, over 98% of golf courses have resumed operations. So, which courses have yet to reopen?

3 min read

With 98% of Courses Open, What Remains Closed?

While almost all golf courses are back in business, some holdouts remain — from major metro areas and municipalities to a few resorts and military courses. Here are some examples:

3 min read

A Big Drop in Golf Course Closures

There was a 31% decline in 18HEQ course closures in 2020, the largest drop on record. Could golf be approaching the end of its 15-year market correction?

3 min read

U.S. Facility Financial Health Update

In 2009 and 2016, roughly a quarter of U.S. public golf courses admitted to being in bad shape, financially. The NGF has re-examined the subject of facility health amid the turbulence of 2020 and here’s where things stand now, among both public and private courses.

2 min read

With Restrictions Eased, Which Golf Courses Remain Closed?

More than a month after the remaining statewide bans on golf were lifted, over 98% of golf courses have resumed operations. So, which courses have yet to reopen?

3 min read

With 98% of Courses Open, What Remains Closed?

While almost all golf courses are back in business, some holdouts remain — from major metro areas and municipalities to a few resorts and military courses. Here are some examples:

3 min read

2020 Golf Industry Report Available to Members

The Golf Industry Report is now available to NGF members, offering a high-level overview of the business of golf and the health of the game in 2019.

2 min read

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