Rounds of golf played advanced 5.5 percent in June and are running up the same 5.5 percent for the first six months of 2023, according to Golf Datatech.

By region, in June, the most significant gain was in the Pacific, up 8.8 percent, followed by West North Central, 8.2 percent; East North Central, 6.4 percent; South Central, 5.8 percent; Mid-Atlantic, 3.4 percent; and South Atlantic, 2.2 percent.

In the year-to-date period, by region, the Mid-Atlantic led the increase, up 16.6 percent, followed by East North Central, 14.1 percent; West North Central, 13.6 percent; South Central, 6.5 percent; and South Atlantic, 4.4 percent. Declining regions were the Pacific, down 3.8 percent; Mountain, 3.0 percent; and New England, 6.1 percent.

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

Photo courtesy Bandon Dunes Golf Resort