According to Golf Datatech, golf rounds played in the U.S. were down 0.6 percent in July compared to the year-ago month.
Regions seeing gains include West North Central, up 2.3 percent; Mountain, also ahead 2.3 percent; New England, 1.6 percent and Mid Atlantic, 0.2 percent. Declines were seen in East North Central, -2.7 percent; Pacific, -2.1 percent; South Central, -1.2 percent and South Atlantic, -1.1 percent.
Public access play was down 0.4 percent and private course activity was down 1.1 percent. In the year-to-date period, rounds played are up 2 percent.
There were 2,980 contributing golf courses used in this report.