According to Golf Datatech, golf rounds played on a national level were up 1.1 percent during July compared to July 2013.

Public access play was up 0.4 percent and private course activity was up 4.3 percent.

By region, gains were seen in New England, ahead 7.9 percent; Mid Atlantic, up 1.4 percent; South Atlantic, 1.1 percent. South Central, 3.4 percent; West North Central, 1.1 percent; and East North Central, 1.0 percent. Declines were seen in the Pacific region, down 4.4 percent; and Mountain, 5.8 percent.
Year-to-date rounds are still off 1.4 percent.