Golf rounds in May recovered to show a year-over-year gain of 6.2 percent as golf courses reopened across the country, according to Golf Datatech. For the year-to-date period, rounds played are down 8.0 percent.

Rounds had declined 42.2 percent in April and 8.5 percent in March due to course closures.

In May, the healthiest gains in rounds played were seen in South Central, up 19.2 percent; Mountain, 21.1 percent; and West North Central, 14.2 percent. Other regions showing improvement include Mid-Atlantic, up 5.8 percent; South Atlantic, ahead 5.1 percent; and New England, increasing 2.7 percent. Declines in rounds played were seen in East North Central, down 6.3 percent; and Pacific, off 4.6 percent.

Image courtesy Kiawah Island Golf Resort