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.