2012. Public access play was down 13.9 percent and private
course activity was down 18.1 percent
There were 3775 contributing golf courses used
in this report.
By region, the biggest decline came in the West North Central, down 41.2 percent; followed by East North Central, down 30.1 percent; South Central, 14.7 percent; New England, 14.5 percent; Mountain, 13.5 percent; Mid Atlantic, 11.3 percent; and South Atlantic, 4.7 percent. The Pacific region was the one area showing a gain, up 2.4 percent