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Positive end to summer rounds

The latest Golf Datatech National Rounds Played Report, with results for August 2023, is now published.

In summary, U.S. rounds were up +0.1% for August 2023 and +4.1% YTD, when compared to August 2022. What’s more, five out of eight regions saw improvements over 2022 rounds for the month.

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Rounds played at public access courses were up 0.4% for the month while private courses were off -1.4%.  Interestingly, on a YTD basis, public courses are performing much better than private, +4.6% vs. +2.2%.

On the latest figures, GDT co-founder John Krzynowek said, “August rounds played managed to squeak out the smallest possible increase, +0.1%, even though the weather turned against many parts of the country with weather disturbances ranging from hurricanes to extreme heat to floods.  On a YTD basis, rounds remain up a healthy 4.1%.”

As always, we are very grateful to the courses who participate each month by submitting their rounds played information. If you would like to know more, please email For more information on our consumer insights, including Golf Datatech’s latest analysis, Distance Measuring Device Study 2023, please visit GDT’s Consumer Research page here.

Jules Appleby  |  Marketing Consultant
Tel 07968 508856