67% of Golf Courses in Northeast Are Open
As the coronavirus continues to have an affect on businesses across the country, 67% of golf courses in the Northeast are open, according to the National Golf Foundation (NGF).
That number is up 31% from last week when just 37% of courses were open for play.
“The New England region also saw a noteworthy increase after the reopening of Vermont and Massachusetts courses on May 5,” writes NGF.
New Hampshire was the last state in New England to actually open for golf, though the state had a plan in place weeks prior.
However, the New England region still has the lowest percentage of golf courses open in the country.
Golf Across the U.S.
Across the U.S., 91% of U.S. golf courses are open for play, up fro 79% the prior week and 48% a month ago.
The biggest jump came in the west where California’s open rate went from 46% to 86% and Washington courses wee allowed to open.
“California, with the second-most golf courses of any state in the country, went from 46% of courses open to 86% open in the past week after several major counties cleared golf operations to resume, leading a notable surge in the Pacific region,” writes NGF.
The National Golf Foundation projects that 95% of courses will be open by May 17.