Weather Dictates Play in March

Our National Rounds Played report with results for March 2023 is now published, with year over year results for eight regions, all states and several metropolitan areas. 

For March, total rounds were down 2.3%, while YTD they’re flat.  Continuing poor weather hampered rounds in the west, as rain, cold and wind plagued areas that are typically “golf friendly” during March.  On the plus side, the Southeast, with the exception of parts of Florida, enjoyed exceptionally good weather and rounds surged there. April is really the first month where the bulk of the US is open to play, and now that most the courses in the north are open, we’ll be able to get a better feel for how the year will shake out.

Said GDT co-founder John Krzynowek, “March proved that rounds played are very similar to real estate – it’s all about location, location, location.  Where you are and what the weather is outside your door has a very significant impact on whether a golfer tees it up or not”.