On par: As a result of slowing demand for the game, several operators have closed courses

The Golf Courses and Country Clubs industry in California achieved slow revenue gains over the five years to 2018. As a result of the state's strengthening macroeconomic climate, including 3.7% annualized growth in per capita disposable income throughout the period, more Californians were able to splurge on golf course memberships, green fees and lavish country-club meals. However, establishment closures, which were underpinned by declining consumer interest in the sport, pressured industry demand. As a result, total industry revenue in California increased at a slow annualized rate of just 0.3% over the five years to 2018, totaling $2.9 billion. This includes a 0.3% contraction in 2018...purchase to read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$3bn
Annual Growth 13-18
0.3%
Forecast Growth 18-23
Profit
Employment
35,100
Businesses
642

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • The sport has struggled to attract younger players, since many find the game’s etiquette too demanding
  • Additional Insights for the Golf Courses & Country Clubs in California Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Golf Courses & Country Clubs in California Industry are

  • Easy access to further appropriate land for development
  • Economies of scale
  • Access to highly skilled workforce
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Per Capita Disposable Income in California and Number of adults aged 50 and older in the Golf Courses & Country Clubs in California industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Golf Courses & Country Clubs in California Industry?

    The Golf Courses and Country Clubs industry is primarily engaged in operating golf courses and country clubs that have dining and recreational facilities. These establishments typically provide food and beverage services, equipment rental services and golf instruction. Golf courses can be public, private, semiprivate or an extension of a private country club. This industry excludes golf driving ranges, miniature golf courses and resorts and hotels that have on-site golf courses.

    Industry Products
  • Memberships
  • Green fees
  • Food and beverages
  • Equipment rentals and sales
  • Industry Activities
  • Operating golf courses and country clubs
  • Providing food and beverage services
  • Providing golf equipment rental services
  • Providing golf instruction services
  • Similar Industries
  • Amusement Parks
  • Ski & Snowboard Resorts
  • Bowling Centers
  • Golf Driving Ranges & Family Fun Centers
  • Hotels & Motels
  • Casino Hotels
  • Bed & Breakfast & Hostel Accommodations
  • Gym, Health & Fitness Clubs in California
  • Golf Courses & Country Clubs in New York
  • Gym, Health & Fitness Clubs in New York
  • Golf Courses & Country Clubs in Illinois
  • Gym, Health & Fitness Clubs in Illinois
  • Golf Courses & Country Clubs in Texas
  • Gym, Health & Fitness Clubs in Texas
  • Golf Courses & Country Clubs in Florida
  • Gym, Health & Fitness Clubs in Florida
  • Golf Courses & Country Clubs in Massachusetts
  • Gym, Health & Fitness Clubs in Massachusetts
  • Golf Courses & Country Clubs in Ohio
  • Gym, Health & Fitness Clubs in Ohio
  • Golf Courses & Country Clubs in Pennsylvania
  • Gym, Health & Fitness Clubs in Pennsylvania
  • Golf Courses & Country Clubs in New Jersey
  • Gym, Health & Fitness Clubs in New Jersey
  • Golf Courses & Country Clubs in Georgia
  • Golf Courses & Country Clubs in Michigan
  • Gym, Health & Fitness Clubs in Michigan
  • Golf Courses & Country Clubs in Wisconsin
  • Gym, Health & Fitness Clubs in Wisconsin
  • Golf Courses & Country Clubs in Washington
  • Gym, Health & Fitness Clubs in Washington
  • Golf Courses & Country Clubs in Virginia
  • Gym, Health & Fitness Clubs in Virginia
  • Golf Courses & Country Clubs in Tennessee
  • Gym, Health & Fitness Clubs in Tennessee
  • Gym, Health & Fitness Clubs in Missouri
  • Golf Courses & Country Clubs in North Carolina
  • Gym, Health & Fitness Clubs in North Carolina
  • Golf Courses & Country Clubs in Minnesota
  • Gym, Health & Fitness Clubs in Minnesota
  • Golf Courses & Country Clubs in Maryland
  • Gym, Health & Fitness Clubs in Maryland
  • Golf Courses & Country Clubs in Colorado
  • Gym, Health & Fitness Clubs in Colorado
  • Ski & Snowboard Resorts in Colorado
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Per Capita Disposable Income in California
  • Number of adults aged 50 and older
  • Corporate Profit in California
  • Time spent on leisure and sports
  • Households earning more than $100,000

  • Current Performance
    Industry Outlook
    Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Golf Courses & Country Clubs in California Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Civic, Social & Youth Organizations
  • Public Administration
  • Consumers

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Beer Wholesaling
  • Car & Automobile Manufacturing
  • Farm Supplies Wholesaling
  • Footwear Wholesaling
  • Grocery Wholesaling
  • Sporting Goods Wholesaling
  • Wine & Spirits Wholesaling

  • Products & Services
  • Memberships
  • Green fees
  • Food and beverages
  • Equipment rentals and sales
  • Other
  • Chart: Golf Courses & Country Clubs in California Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Major Markets
  • Consumers aged 35 to 44
  • Consumers aged 18 to 34
  • Consumers aged 45 to 54
  • Consumers aged 55 to 64
  • Consumers under 18
  • Consumers aged 65 to 74
  • Consumers aged 75 and older
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Golf Courses & Country Clubs in California Industry

  • Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Golf Courses & Country Clubs in California

  • Basis of Competition
    Barriers to Entry
    American Golf Corporation, Century Golf Partners Management, ClubCorp Inc., CourseCo, EGI Corporate, Troon Golf LLC,
  • Table: American Golf Corporation - financial performance
  • Table: Century Golf Partners Management - financial performance
  • Table: ClubCorp Inc. - financial performance
  • Table: CourseCo - financial performance
  • Table: EGI Corporate - financial performance
  • Table: Troon Golf LLC - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Golf Courses & Country Clubs in California Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Golf Courses & Country Clubs in California Industry
    Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2009-2023)
  • Establishments (2009-2023)
  • Businesses (2009-2023)
  • Employment (2009-2023)
  • Wages (2009-2023)
  • Consumer spending in California (2009-2023)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Green Fee
  • A fee paid to play a round of golf at a course.
  • Occasional Golfer
  • A golfer who only plays up to seven times a year and does not have a significant impact on industry revenue levels.
  • Regular Golfer
  • An avid golfer who plays at least 25 rounds annually, accounts for most golf-related spending and tends to have a greater influence on the industry.
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