13 April 2020

As of week ending April 12, 48% of U.S. golf courses were open for play, up a bit vs. prior week (44%).

  • Based on phone surveys of 1,753 golf facilities, conducted April 7 – April 10, accurate to +/- 2%.
  • 4,565 unique facilities verified to date re: COVID-19

Note: There are tremendous variables in the local situations. We therefore acknowledge that the final decisions are down to the county level in most states.

As of April 13, 2020, 45 states have some kind of Stay-at-Home order in place for residents. There are currently


Google search data offers an unfiltered look into the human psyche – our fears, concerns, desires and everyday questions. For golfers, there’s a growing need for information on open local golf courses.

Despite restrictions on play, no state currently has an executive order that disallows minimum basic golf course maintenance.

The GCSAA and USGA recently released joint guidelines outlining the minimum, basic practices for golf course maintenance during the COVID-19 outbreak. Even if a course is closed, a minimum maintenance regimen will help keep turf healthy and “standing by” for when the facility is able to resume standard operations. Click link to access a PDF that details the suggested minimum maintenance practices.

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About Tagmarshal

Tagmarshal has tracked over 10 million rounds of golf. Real-time data collected by the system using small “tags” clipped onto golf bags, installed in buggies or offered on handheld or cart-installed proprietary 2Way screen devices, transmits information to on-course staff or personnel in the pro shop identifying groups that are out of position before issues arise. Player assistants can then support in a proactive, objective, non-confrontational manner resulting in improved player experience, consistent round times and player time freed up to enjoy on-site food and beverage items as well as opportunities for additional tee sheet capacity. 

More than 25 of the top 100 US courses partner with Tagmarshal including over 250 leading courses globally.    

To learn more about how Tagmarshal improves the golfer experience, through on-course optimization, watch the free demo here.