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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

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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Golf Is Open in All 50 States, But It’s Not Business as Usual

Golf courses are allowed to be open in all 50 states, but that doesn’t mean it’s back to “business as usual.” Operational rules and safety protocols vary from state to state and, in some instances, from county to county.

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Over 90% of Golf Courses Now Open

The NGF’s latest nationwide facility surveys show that more than 90% of golf courses are now open for play as all state restrictions are lifted.

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79% of U.S. Golf Courses Now Open for Play

The NGF’s latest nationwide facility surveys shows that almost four of every five U.S. courses are open for play, and the trajectory continues upward.

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All 50 States Allow Golf Courses to Reopen

Golf has always been well-positioned as a safe, healthy activity during this time of crisis – provided safeguards for golfers and golf course employees are in place. Its why all 50 states have approved golf operations in some form.

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58% of U.S. Courses Are Now Open to Play

The NGF’s latest facility surveys show that approximately 58% of golf courses are currently open nationwide, and the number continues to trend upward.

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How State Executive Orders Affect Where Golf Is Played

All but five states 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.

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49% of U.S. Courses Are Open to Play

The NGF’s latest facility surveys show that approximately 49% of golf courses are currently open nationwide, with significant regional differences.

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