Golf Rounds Slide in March

According to Golf Datatech, rounds on a national level were down 23.0 percent March 2013 compared to March 2012.

Public access play was down 23.1 percent and private course activity was down 22.7 percent. There were 3675 contributing golf courses used in this report.

By region, the biggest declines came in East North Central, 76.2 percent; West North Central, down 71.0 percent; Mid Atlantic, 60.6 percent; New England, 53.0 percent; South Atlantic, 13.4 percent; South Central, 11.9 percent; and Mountain, 5.5 percent. The one positive region was Pacific, up 20 percent.

In the year to date period, national rounds played are down 15.4 percent.

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Thomas J. Ryan

Thomas J. Ryan Senior Business Editor | SGB Media tryan@sgbonline.com | 917.375.4699

Golf Rounds Slide in March

According to Golf Datatech, golf rounds played in the U.S. were down 5.9 percent in March compared to March 2010. Public access play was down 6.8 percent for the month and private course activity was down 3.1 percent. 

A total of 3470 courses are represented in the report.
 
By region, the biggest declines were seen in New England, down 41.7 percent; East North Central, 38.7 percent; West North Central, 25.7 percent; Pacific, 15.5 percent; and Mountain, 5.5 percent. Gains were seen in South Central, rising 8.4 percent; and South Atlantic, 5.0 percent.

About The Author

Thomas J. Ryan

Thomas J. Ryan Senior Business Editor | SGB Media tryan@sgbonline.com | 917.375.4699

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