Yorkshire is certainly the biggest of the six areas in the north of England in size and as well with golf courses . There are around 190 courses located within its borders.
Yesterday saw a press release from GolfNorth, the owner of numerous mid-tier courses in Southern Ontario, turn up in my in-box. The company is owned by RIM co-CEO Jim Balsillie , but is now run by new CEO Shawn Evans, who replaced former top dog and company co-founder Al Kavanagh.
Residential adult members pay R15,000 to join with a non resident/outside member paying R25,000 to join the cub. Once a member, you pay a subscription fee of R7,700 and then green fees of R200. ‘Social’ golfers can pay a subscription of R1,400 and hack a round of golf for R450 in Winter and R720 in the summer.
2,270 golf courses
Since 2003, there has been a consistent annual decline in the number of golf players. There were 6.8 million fewer golfers in 2018 compared to 2003 — a loss of 22 percent. This resulted in a net reduction of 1,243 18-HEQ courses between 2005 and 2018.
Average net profit margins for privately owned golf courses and country clubs (NAICS 713910) have been negative for several years. Over the last 12 months, for example, golf courses and country clubs lost about 2 cents for every dollar of revenue generated by memberships, club shop sales and restaurant meals.
The cost to achieve the condition players expect — or will tolerate — ranges from about $500,000 a year for a daily-fee course to $1,000,000 a year for a private club, estimates Bob Randquist, chief operating officer of the Golf Course Superintendent’s Association of America.
Weekends tend to be more expensive . According to a Golf Channel survey, the median cost for an 18-hole round at a public golf course is $36 including cart. Private clubs are costlier with annual membership dues and additional fees and range anywhere from moderately-priced to six-figure initiation fees.
Royal Cape Golf Club
Europe : numbers of golf courses in 2018, by country In 2018, England was the leader in number of official golf courses in Europe with 1,888 out of 6,859 golf courses. Second and third come Germany and France with 730 and 607 official golf courses.
Blackheath Golf Club
Japan, Canada and England each have 2,000+ golf facilities, though with different land masses and population distributions. Australia is the only other country to have over 1,000.