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A Publication of the National Golf Foundation

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

Golf Courses

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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.

3 min read

Protecting Golfers and Course Staff Amid Coronavirus Outbreak

Amid the growing Coronavirus threat, golf has shown it can provide an escape. Here’s a rundown of efforts and protocols to keep golf courses open and provide a safe environment for customers and employees.

3 min read

How Is Golf Responding To the Coronavirus Pandemic?

With more golf courses throughout the U.S. than Starbucks stores and an appeal that that spans generations, the game has shown it can offer valuable physical and mental respite during the coronavirus pandemic with safe operation and proper protocols. That said, the situation is changing continually, and often rapidly.

6 min read

NGF Research Snapshot: Par 3 Courses

This infographic examines how many par 3 courses there are in the U.S., which states have the most and highlights other commonalities that give them appeal with golfers of all skill levels and ability.

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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.

3 min read

Protecting Golfers and Course Staff Amid Coronavirus Outbreak

Amid the growing Coronavirus threat, golf has shown it can provide an escape. Here’s a rundown of efforts and protocols to keep golf courses open and provide a safe environment for customers and employees.

3 min read

How Is Golf Responding To the Coronavirus Pandemic?

With more golf courses throughout the U.S. than Starbucks stores and an appeal that that spans generations, the game has shown it can offer valuable physical and mental respite during the coronavirus pandemic with safe operation and proper protocols. That said, the situation is changing continually, and often rapidly.

6 min read

NGF Research Snapshot: Par 3 Courses

This infographic examines how many par 3 courses there are in the U.S., which states have the most and highlights other commonalities that give them appeal with golfers of all skill levels and ability.

< 1 min read

Short and Sweet: Par 3 Golf Courses

Del Ratcliffe fully appreciates the benefits of a Par 3 golf course. He grew up playing one his father built in 1960 on a farm about 10 to 15 miles outside of downtown Charlotte. Today, Ratcliffe owns or operates five facilities in the Charlotte area – four of which feature a Par 3 layout of some fashion.

4 min read

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