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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

Breaking Down Barriers to Golf Participation

The biggest obstacles to golf participation remain cost, time, concern about ability and a lack of people to play with. Here’s what some facility operators are doing to break down participation barriers.

5 min read

Golf Under the Lights

NGF research shows that 50% of golfers express some interest in playing golf at night. Could a lighted course be an option for some operators?

6 min read

Retirees Save the Day for These Course Maintenance Staffs

While the age 60-and-over set has traditionally served as starters or marshals at the golf course, this demographic is filling a vital maintenance need for part-time and seasonal work at facilities in the Midwest and beyond.

4 min read

July 2019 National Rounds Played Report

The number of golf rounds played nationwide during the month of July was essentially unchanged, down 0.1% year-over-year.

1 min read

Breaking Down Barriers to Golf Participation

The biggest obstacles to golf participation remain cost, time, concern about ability and a lack of people to play with. Here’s what some facility operators are doing to break down participation barriers.

5 min read

Golf Under the Lights

NGF research shows that 50% of golfers express some interest in playing golf at night. Could a lighted course be an option for some operators?

6 min read

Retirees Save the Day for These Course Maintenance Staffs

While the age 60-and-over set has traditionally served as starters or marshals at the golf course, this demographic is filling a vital maintenance need for part-time and seasonal work at facilities in the Midwest and beyond.

4 min read

July 2019 National Rounds Played Report

The number of golf rounds played nationwide during the month of July was essentially unchanged, down 0.1% year-over-year.

1 min read

Motor City Magic

The story of public golf in Detroit hasn’t been so rosy in recent years, but three area courses are rewriting their history. At Rackham, Chandler and Rouge Park, revenue is up 27% since last year. Here are some reasons why.

8 min read

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