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A Publication of the National Golf Foundation

Questions, Answers and Insights for Everyone Interested in the Business of Golf

Rounds Played

August 2021 National Rounds Played Report

August rounds were slightly down nationwide compared to last year’s summer surges, as expected.

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July 2021 National Rounds Played Report

Rounds played continued to see strong momentum during July even though year-over-year play was actually down compared to last year’s pandemic-fueled summer surge.

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Rounds Played Continue at Elevated Levels

Golf’s most-asked question is whether the elevated level of golf activity would maintain in 2021. June was our first real test – comparing peak season months without operational restrictions – and the results look pretty good.

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June 2021 National Rounds Played Report

In the first real test of the sustainability of the 2020 summer surge, June 2021 rounds were essentially equal to June of last year.

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May Rounds Climb as Summer Months Loom as Measuring Stick

May rounds were up year-over-year. Now, with summer upon us, is when it really starts getting interesting – in terms of comps – for the golf industry.

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May 2021 National Rounds Played Report

National rounds played for May 2021 were up over a year ago, when golf operations were still limited due to the coronavirus in some parts of the country.

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April Rounds Surge 81% YOY, Stay In Line With Pre-Pandemic Average

While April’s rounds this year are obviously up dramatically due to last year’s course shutdowns, here’s how they compare to the pre-pandemic numbers.

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April 2021 National Rounds Played Report

The question for April 2021 wasn’t whether rounds played would be up, it was how much after more than half of the nation’s courses were temporarily closed a year ago due to the coronavirus. The results are in.

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Expanding Rounds Played Research

NGF and Golf Datatech heighten efforts to recruit more courses and operators for vital rounds data. See how you can help your industry.

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March 2021 National Rounds Played

National rounds played for March 2021 were up an estimated 45% over the same period a year ago, when the coronavirus first started impacting golf operations throughout the U.S. 

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