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Our annual Golf Club Survey is open to both proprietary and members clubs. The survey has been running for more than 10 years and is one of the largest golf industry surveys, run in association with The Golf Club Secretary newsletter, and the UK Golf Federation.

Annual Golf Club Benchmarking Report

Our annual Golf Club Survey is open to both proprietary and members clubs. The results provide valuable comparative data and trends in the sector and act as a benchmarking document for clubs.

The survey has been running for more than 10 years and is one of the largest golf industry surveys, run in association with The Golf Club Secretary newsletter, and this year we are also delighted to be working with the UK Golf Federation to gain an even wider perspective from their members. The survey is completed by golf club secretaries and managers from right across the country. The resulting benchmarking reports are a valuable resource in the management of golf clubs.

See below our golf club benchmarking report

Headline findings from 2022 Members and Proprietary Golf Clubs Survey:

  • 70% of golf club members are aged over 50, up from 68% in 2020.
  • 80% of clubs report they are planning to increase membership subscriptions this year.
  • 60% of clubs now have a waiting list to join, up from just 45% in 2020.
  • 79% of members clubs reported growth in the last year – the highest level in the last 6 years.
  • 83% of clubs have a dress code, fewer than the 92% last year
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Golf Club benchmarking report archive

If you would like to view more of our previous annual Golf Club benchmarking reports, click here.

Superb guide and reference to the latest trends at golf clubs

"We are delighted to have been associated with this invaluable survey and report since its inception more than ten years ago and believe it to be a superb guide and reference to the latest trends at golf clubs and within the game. The goals of the survey very much mirror the ethos of The Golf Club Secretary. We firmly believe that no golf club can ever have too much information."
Jeremy Ellwood, Editor of The Golf Club Secretary newsletter

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