Rounds of golf played in April 2023 were up 7.8 percent on a national level year-over-year and up 3.1 percent for the first four months of 2023, according to Golf Datatech.

By region, in April, the most significant gains were seen in East North Central, up 40.1 percent; Mid-Atlantic, up 33.0 percent; West North Central, up 22.6 percent; Mountain, increased 2.1 percent; and South Central, up 0.8 percent.

Declining regions in April included New England, down 18.5 percent; Pacific, down 2.3 percent and the South Atlantic, down by 0.6 percent.

The pace of golf rounds played continues to normalize after receiving a surge during the earlier stages of the pandemic. Golf rounds played were down 3.7 percent in 2022, grew 5.5 percent in 2021 and jumped 13.9 percent in 2020.