Kissing Tree Golf Club in the Texas Hill Country of San Marcos is the state’s first brand new 18-hole public course in six years. It’s also just the second new 18-hole course to open this year in the United States.
The NGF’s first Travel Report in 11 years finds that a total of 8.2 million golfers played 57.6 million rounds of golf while traveling for business or leisure in 2017.
What’s in a name? The Shore Club, Cobblestone Creek and Bluestone are among a host of aging private facilities that underwent a full re-brand, and substantial investment, in order to appeal to wider pool of golfers and entice the next generation of members.
A month after the release of the new Golf Industry Report, the NGF has issued the 2018 editions of Golf Participation in the U.S. and Golf Facilities in the U.S. are now available for download.
As some golf communities have matured, new generations of homeowners seem less interested in golf and, as a result, certain courses began to struggle. The number one issue now facing NGF’s consulting practice is helping to resolve conflict between golf community residents and course owners.