Golf economy is not looking good

What is happening to golf participation in Florida is happening around the country.

Like orange groves, royal palms and Disney World, golf has long been part of Florida’s identity, and municipal golf courses have provided locals with affordable opportunities to play. But as golf and local demographics change, many municipal courses are struggling with declining participation and revenue.

That change is forcing local governments to re-evaluate what role, if any, they should play in running golf courses. Florida’s municipal golf courses have lost nearly $100 million over the past five years, an investigation by USA TODAY Network-Florida revealed.


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