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For 2013, rounds played were down 4.8% and days open were down 6.9% compared to 2012. When measuring last year, which was an exceptional year for golf due to record breaking weather, it was expected that we would see decreases in 2013. Despite this, more rounds per day open were played in November 2013 than during November of 2010 or 2011. Thus far through 2013, rounds played were down 4.6% and there were approximately 16.7 fewer days open than YTD 2012. Despite the drop in rounds played for the year, facility operators reported growth in three of the four YTD revenue metrics including Merchandise (+2.5%), Food & Beverage (+2.2%) and Total Facility Revenue (modest +0.3%).
There were six states with YTD December rounds played increases: Maine (4.1%), Oregon (3.2%), Hawaii (2.3%), California (1.9%), Washington (1.8%) and Idaho (1.4%). Additionally, Florida posted a modest increase of 0.4%.
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