Keeping Score

Number of U.S. rounds played continues to rise

In September, play increases 25.7 percent compared with the same month in 2019 as golfers flock to the game during the pandemic

25.7: Percentage increase in rounds played in the U.S. in September, compared with the same month last year, according to Golf Datatech’s monthly National Rounds Played Report. Every region of the country recorded double-digit increases, regardless of local weather conditions, as the golf economy continued to register a surge amid the coronavirus pandemic. Play at public-access courses and private courses rose significantly, at rates of 24.8 percent and 28.4 percent, respectively, compared with September 2019. The September bump boosts the 2020 total to an 8.7 increase compared with the first nine months of 2019.

Sign up to receive the Morning Read newsletter, along with Where To Golf Next and The Equipment Insider.

Related Stories