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The Golf Benchmark is a set of our market intelligence studies, designed to collect and share comparable golf industry benchmarks about golf course operation, golf and real estate development, golf tourism, the economic impact of golf and other golf-business related topics.

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Read more Round and Revenue Trends in EMA 2012

26.11.2013

This new KPMG 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.

Read more Golf Participation in Europe 2013

23.07.2013

Following 20 years of stable growth, Europe’s golf market experienced its first downturn in golf participation in 2011. The decrease in the number of registered golfers can be partially attributed to the economic crisis but also to the change in golfing patterns. In some countries, where players don’t need to be registered to play, many club members changed to casual players.

Read more The Value of Golf to Scotland’s Economy

03.06.2013

Golf in Scotland is now a £1 billion industry, according to new research conducted by KPMG in association with Oxford Economics.

Read more Golf Development Trends in Russia and the CIS region: Recent Trends and Future Outlook

16.04.2013

Given that golf course development took off only 20 years or so ago, Russia and the CIS region is now home to nearly 30 regular golf courses and more than 6,000 golfers. It is expected that between 5 and 7 golf courses will be opened in the region between now and 2020. In his latest interview, Dr. Andrea Sartori provides insight into the key trends, current challenges and opportunities faced by the golf industry in these markets.

Read more Golf Travel Insights 2013

02.04.2013

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.

Read more Golf Benchmark Survey in Italy 2012

18.09.2012

With the golfing world having turned its attention to Italy for the Tour’s BMW Italian Open as well as the annual KPMG Golf Business Forum, our Golf Benchmark Survey in Italy shines a light on a country that could be European golf’s sleeping giant. The report – prepared with the support of Fondazione Campus Lucca – reveals the number of golf courses and golfers in Italy has doubled in the past two decades. And while the number of golfers in Italy continues to rise, the established tourism market could convert more of the country’s 35 million foreign visits per year into higher-yielding golf holidays.