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A Publication of the National Golf Foundation

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

Facilities

One Hole at a Time

One of the oft-repeated problems affecting participation is the time it takes to play. A number of companies have introduced systems that allow golfers to pay by the hole. It’s a way for golfers to potentially squeeze in some golf when they have a window. For facilities, it’s a chance to boost incremental revenue. So,...

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R&A’s Golf Around the World Report

There are almost 39,000 golf courses worldwide, with a global reach into 209 of the...

2 min read

Inside an $11 Million Maui Makeover

Maui’s Plantation Course is shutting down for a nine-month renovation in February. In the short...

3 min read
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Weather to Play

Last year’s weather picture wasn’t a pretty one, particularly for golf. Rounds-played in the U.S....

5 min read

One Hole at a Time

One of the oft-repeated problems affecting participation is the time it takes to play. A number of companies have introduced systems that allow golfers to pay by the hole. It’s a way for golfers to potentially squeeze in some golf when they have a window. For facilities, it’s a chance to boost incremental revenue. So, are these “solutions” gaining traction?

5 min read

R&A’s Golf Around the World Report

There are almost 39,000 golf courses worldwide, with a global reach into 209 of the world’s 249 countries, according to the “Golf Around the World” report published by the R&A and based on NGF research.

2 min read

Inside an $11 Million Maui Makeover

Maui’s Plantation Course is shutting down for a nine-month renovation in February. In the short term, the Kapalua Resort will lose out on almost 30,000 rounds, approximately $8 million in playing fees and even more in retail and food & beverage revenue. Here’s a behind-the-scenes look at the decision-making process at one of the flagship public facilities in the Troon Golf portfolio.

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Weather to Play

Last year’s weather picture wasn’t a pretty one, particularly for golf. Rounds-played in the U.S. were down, year-over-year, in 10 of the first 11 months in 2018, affected in large part by colder weather and heavier precipitation than normal during the busiest months for golf.

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David Pillsbury – ClubCorp CEO

ClubCorp CEO David Pillsbury talks with the NGF about the company’s growth, non-traditional forms of golf and the future of the industry.

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