48% of US Golf courses are open for play (NGF Survey*).


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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