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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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June Shows Momentum in Key Golf Markets

Initial data regarding play for June continues to be very positive in key golf markets across the country as the industry seeks to offset the loss of 20 million rounds in March and April.

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D.C. Municipal Golf: New Lease, New Life?

In a significant boost for public golf in Washington D.C., the National Links Trust (NLT) has been selected to negotiate a long-term lease for the three municipal facilities in the nation’s capital with backing from architects Tom Doak, Gil Hanse and Beau Welling, developer Mike Keiser and Troon Golf.

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20 Million Lost Rounds?

The coronavirus and associated shutdowns slowed a strong start to the year, resulting in the loss of as many as 20 million spring rounds. Can they be recouped?

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New Course Opens in Coronavirus Era

The Sheep Ranch not only is among a limited number of new courses to open in the U.S. this year, but made its debut amid a pandemic that contributed to more than half of the nation’s courses being temporarily closed just two months ago.

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With Restrictions Eased, Which Golf Courses Remain Closed?

More than a month after the remaining statewide bans on golf were lifted, over 98% of golf courses have resumed operations. So, which courses have yet to reopen?

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98% of U.S. Golf Courses Are Open

The NGF’s latest nationwide survey of U.S. golf facilities shows that 98% were open to play as of the week beginning June 1, just 1 1/2 months after half the courses in the country were closed. 

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Historical Tracking of Government Orders and Golf Course Status

At one point in mid-April, as many as 19 states had restrictions on golf, either at a statewide or local level. The following is an overview of how governmental executive orders affected golf operations nationwide.

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With 98% 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:

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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 24, just over a month after half the courses in the country were closed. 

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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. 

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