How many golf courses are closed each year?



How many golf courses are closed each year?

According to the National Golf Foundation, the number of course closures has outweighed new openings every year since 2005. Closures have exceeded 100 "18-hole equivalents" every year since 2006 and at least 150 every year since 2011, statistics that are seen as a "market correction".

What’s happening to Texas’ popular golf courses?

Golf course closures have outpaced new course openings for the last several years. Certain areas are being hit hard. Here’s where they are. Another Texas course is set to close, and it’s another one with historic relevance: The Pioneer Golf Course at Texas Women’s University in Denton, which opened in 1939.

Will the trend of course closures continue in 2017?

The trend of course closures will continue for the foreseeable future. It’s becoming a morbid annual holiday tradition of mine every December. Jason Scott Deegan looks at 12 of the top U.S. courses to close in 2017. Lost were former Top 100 facilities and a Gil Hanse design. Golf Advisor weighs in on top courses closed since 2005.

How many public golf courses are there in the US?

Total golf courses, public and private, in the U.S.: 15,500 (approximate) Public-access courses: 11,581. Municipal courses (owned and/or operated by a city, county or township): 2,449. Total number of golfers (2011): 25.7 million (down from a high of 30.6 million in 2003)