U.S. rounds played falls in February
Monday, April 13, 2009
In February, rounds played volume fell 4 percent in the U.S., with public and private facilities reporting declines for the month, according to an industry report.
For the year to date, however, rounds played volume is up 1.6 percent compared with the same period a year ago, according to the National Rounds Played Report, a joint effort of Golf Datatech, National Golf Foundation, PGA of America and National Golf Course Owners Association.
In February, public courses reported a 4.8 percent decline compared with a 2 percent dip for private course. On an year-to-date basis, rounds played at public courses increased 1 percent while private course reported a 3 percent gain.
The findings represent 3,425 reporting courses.