Golf Courses & Country Clubs in the US: Market Research Report

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Golf Courses & Country Clubs Market Research Report | NAICS 71391 | Aug 2015

Stable course: Healthier disposable income levels will assist industry revenue growth

IBISWorld’s Golf Courses & Country Clubs market research report can be used to help you: understand market size and growth potential; major companies; draft business plans and pitch books; and conduct benchmarking and SWOT analysis. Our industry analysis highlights macro industry trends in the overall sector and micro trends faced by companies that do business in the industry. The industry report also provides key industry statistics and 5-year forecasts to anticipate future industry prospects so you can decide with confidence.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 10-15
Annual Growth 15-20
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Over the five years to 2015, the Golf Courses and Country Clubs industry has struggled to make par due to the lingering effects of the recession and a decline in golf participation. High unemployment and lower consumer spending pushed down membership and golf course usage through 2011, limiting industry revenue growth. In the coming years, the industry will return to moderate growth due to high corporate profit, rising disposable income and increased consumer sentiment. These factors will likely stimulate demand for industry clubs as people return to the golf courses and country clubs... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter

The industry's barriers to entry are high. There are substantial costs for new entrants that occur through purchasing land and developing a golf course or country club. Courses are very costly to design, build, and maintain, and associated country club facilities, lounges, pro shops, amenities and greenskeeping costs represent continually high expenses. Large plots of land can be acquired and golf courses can be established through substantial debt servicing, although it is generally easier for prospective entrants to partner with real estate developers that can more readily finance these projects. The complexity of golf course and country club design and construction can be avoided if prospective entrants choose to purchase preexisting courses rather than build entirely new facilities... purchase to read more


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What is the Golf Courses & Country Clubs Industry?

This industry is primarily engaged in operating golf courses and country clubs that have dining and recreational facilities. These establishments often provide food and beverage services, equipment rental services and golf instruction. Golf courses can be public, private, semiprivate or part of a country club. This industry excludes golf driving ranges, miniature golf courses and golf course resorts and hotels.

Industry Products
MembershipsGolf course green useFood and beveragesEquipment rentals and salesOther sales and services
Industry Activities
Operating golf courses and country clubsProviding food and beverage servicesProviding golf equipment rental servicesProviding golf instruction services

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