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A Publication of the National Golf Foundation

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

Facility operations

GolfMAP – Explained

GolfMAP is one of the most robust data-driven analytical tools available to NGF members, delivering detailed information about golf micro-economies across the country. Here’s a look at how GolfMAP works and how it can help your bottom line.

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One Hole at a Time

One of the oft-repeated problems affecting participation is the time it takes to play. A...

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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

November 2018 National Rounds Played

Rounds of golf for November 2018 dropped 18.8% nationally compared to a year ago as...

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GolfMAP – Explained

GolfMAP is one of the most robust data-driven analytical tools available to NGF members, delivering detailed information about golf micro-economies across the country. Here’s a look at how GolfMAP works and how it can help your bottom line.

3 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?

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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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November 2018 National Rounds Played

Rounds of golf for November 2018 dropped 18.8% nationally compared to a year ago as four of eight geographic regions had precipitation levels surge more than 200% during the month compared to last November.

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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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