U.S. rounds played stays flat in July

The number of rounds played in the U.S. remained flat in July and increased marginally, up 0.2 percent, for the year-to-date period, according to the most recent national survey.

At public-access courses, rounds played increased O.1 percent in July and 0.5 percent for the year-to-date period. Rounds played, however, dropped at private facilities: It declined 0.4 percent and 0.9 percent, respectively.

The National Golf Rounds Played Report is a collaborative effort released by Golf Datatech, PGA of America, National Golf Course Owners Association and the National Golf Foundation. The report represents data from 4,025 courses.

The following provides a regional breakdown:

Region: July / Year-to-date

Pacific......................... -1.7 percent / +0.6 percent

Mountain..................... -1.5 percent / -0.7 percent

West North Central..... +0.5 percent / +6.7 percent

East North Central...... -0.3 percent / +2.0 percent

South Central.............. -2.5 percent / -0.5 percent

South Atlantic............. +2.4 percent / -3.8 percent

Mid Atlantic................. +4.3 percent / +1.4 percent

New England................ -3.8 percent / -1.9 percent

United States.............. 0.0 percent / +0.2 percent

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