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A Publication of the National Golf Foundation

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

Municipal Golf

With 97% 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

97% of U.S. Golf Courses Are Open

The NGF’s latest nationwide survey of U.S. golf facilities shows that 97% were open to play as of the week ending May 17, just over a month after half the courses in the country were closed. 

2 min read

How A Montana Muni Created a Year-Round Draw

An obstacle turned into an opportunity for this Montana municipal course, which re-imagined its clubhouse to create year-round revenue and engage the local community.

5 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

With 97% 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

97% of U.S. Golf Courses Are Open

The NGF’s latest nationwide survey of U.S. golf facilities shows that 97% were open to play as of the week ending May 17, just over a month after half the courses in the country were closed.

2 min read

How A Montana Muni Created a Year-Round Draw

An obstacle turned into an opportunity for this Montana municipal course, which re-imagined its clubhouse to create year-round revenue and engage the local community.

5 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

A Texas Muni Back from the Brink

Rockwood Park appeared headed for the same fate as two other Fort Worth municipal golf courses that closed, with no significant capital improvements over its 80-year history and deteriorating conditions that led to declines in revenue and rounds-played. Today, a $5 million renovation project is paying off — both for the city and golfers in the community.

5 min read

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