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NGCOA Canada Releases the Real Data on Rounds Played

2021 Season Ends on Another High Note!

The National Golf Course Owners Association Canada’s monthly Research Reports, presented by Club Car, show that the increased popularity of golf continued in 2021.


The national year-to-date (YTD) average rounds remained at unprecedented levels; up a further 9% from the record-breaking 2020 season and 24.1% better than the 5-year average. This growth was evident across the country where YTD numbers for all regions increased with Québec (+22.9%) significantly ahead of the record-setting 2020 levels of play. 

When comparing pre-pandemic rounds played to today, rounds have grown by 30% over 2019 which is considered tremendous growth in an industry that had been described as flat or even declining prior to the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.


Year-to-date revenues are showing an increase of 20% over 2020 which exceeds the growth in rounds. The likely contributors are increased ancillary product sales over last year and improved average rates due to the maximization of tee sheets.


NGCOA Canada's Weather Impact Report shows that weather has also contributed to the continued success for golf. Tracked regionally, the year-to-date weather scores in all regions were considerably better than the 5-year average.

The NGCOA Canada Research Reports include monthly weather score and revenue tracker data in addition to rounds. The NGCOA Canada Research panel, consisting of 709 golf courses that accurately represent all segments of the Canadian golf industry, power the data behind these monthly reports.  

Nathalie Lavallée
Chief Operating Officer
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