ore than two-thirds of U.S.
public golf courses raised their green fees in 2021 as demand increased during
the pandemic, according to research by the National Golf Foundation. During the
past two years, golfers are playing more often, former golfers have returned to
the game, and beginners have flocked to the fairways in an optimistic side
effect of the Covid-19 era.
Despite the hike in prices, the
average rate for a round of golf at a public course in the U.S. remains
affordable at about $38, according to the NGF. Even better (and quicker!) is
the average price for a nine-hole round is just $21.
When you compare those costs to
other outdoor experiences, such as skiing, attending theme parks, concerts or
professional sporting events, golf stands tall as an affordable option in
addition to being a healthy pursuit.