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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

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

Wet, But Not So Wild

Rounds played in the U.S. were up 1.5% last year despite the second-wettest year on record. Here’s what some operators in different parts of the country experienced.

5 min read
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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

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

Wet, But Not So Wild

Rounds played in the U.S. were up 1.5% last year despite the second-wettest year on record. Here’s what some operators in different parts of the country experienced.

5 min read

10 Top Golf Course Openings for 2020

Around 200 golf courses were under construction worldwide in 2019. Here are 10 top layouts set to open this year that might have an impact on the $21 billion golf travel market.

6 min read

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