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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

What Should Operators Consider in a Golf App?

Gallus Golf CEO Jason Wilson opines on the most important things course operators should consider before telling golfers to download a golf app.

4 min read

Course Openings That Bucked the Trend

It’s undeniable there have been more golf course closures than openings in the U.S. over...

7 min read

A Texas Muni Back from the Brink

Rockwood Park appeared headed for the same fate as two other Fort Worth municipal golf...

5 min read

Better Understanding Municipal Golf

There’s often surprise expressed by journalists, politicians and the general public that a municipal golf...

4 min read

What Should Operators Consider in a Golf App?

Gallus Golf CEO Jason Wilson opines on the most important things course operators should consider before telling golfers to download a golf app.

4 min read

Course Openings That Bucked the Trend

It’s undeniable there have been more golf course closures than openings in the U.S. over the past 13 years. But do you realize that more than 720 golf courses have opened around the country during that period? That total, during what’s looked at as a “down period” for the industry, is more than the entire golf course supply in nations such as Scotland, Ireland, Spain and South Africa.

7 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

Better Understanding Municipal Golf

There’s often surprise expressed by journalists, politicians and the general public that a municipal golf course, or system of courses, might actually “lose” money for a government entity. But making money isn’t the primary motivation that drives a municipality to offer golf as recreation for its residents. Still, the reality is that the majority – about 67 percent — of public-agency golf courses and facilities report making enough revenue to cover all on-site operating expenses.

4 min read

NGF’s 2019 Golf Facilities Report

The NGF’s annual Facilities Report provides a comprehensive overview of golf facility supply in the U.S., the world’s best-supplied golf market.

3 min read

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