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This is a collective website of KPMG's golf industry research. Our Golf Advisory Practice strives to continue delivering market intelligence studies for the global golf industry on a regular basis.


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Golf Course Development Cost Survey 2014

Based on the responses of owners and developers of over 100 recently constructed/under development golf facilities, our latest report provides information on the planning and construction costs of golf courses in various locations of EMA, as well as typical development timeframes.

Round and Revenue Trends in EMA
This new report is based on a questionnaire-survey of over 250 golf course operators in the EMA region about their business performance in 2012, the measures they have taken to improve profitability, as well as their future expectations.

Golf participation in Europe 2013

After two consecutive years of decline, a slight increase was recorded in the number of registered players in Europe in 2013. Which countries have contributed to this growth and how? This snapshot report provides an insight into recent trends across Europe.

Golf Travel Insights 2013
According to our recent survey among 110 golf tour operators worldwide, golf tourism was up again in 2012. Spain and Portugal remain the strongest destinations, followed by Scotland and Turkey, while Bulgaria is considered to be Europe’s key emerging hot spot.

Country snapshot: India

Our country snapshot reports provide insight to various international golf markets. Read this country snapshot to learn more about golf in India.

The Value of Golf to Scotland’s Economy
Golf in Scotland is now a £1 billion industry, according to new research conducted by KPMG in association with Oxford Economics.

Interview - The Value of Golf to Scotland's Economy

Hamish Grey, Chief Executive of Scottish Golf Union talks about the findings of Value of Golf to Scotland's Economy report at the Golf Business Forum 2013.

Golf Benchmark Survey in Italy
The report is based on operational data from more than 80 golf courses surveyed during the summer of 2012, based on their business performances in 2011.

Golf development trends in Russia and the CIS region

With a 20-year history in golf course development, Russia and the CIS region is now home to nearly 30 regular golf courses and more than 6,000 golfers. Many see tremendous opportunities for development in the region, with 5 to 7 golf courses expected to be opened annually between now and 2020.

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