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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. Our 2022 survey is now open.

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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 previous golf club benchmarking report

Headline findings from 2021 Members and Proprietary Golf Clubs Survey:

  • 68% of golf club members are aged over 50, up from 63% in 2019.
  • Just 13% of club members are aged under 30.
  • 59% of clubs report increased membership in 2020.
  • 45% of clubs now have a waiting list to join, up from just 22% in 2019.
  • The average number of people on a waiting list is 34, up from 22 in 2019.
  • Male members (75%) outweigh female members (17%)
  • 92% of clubs have a dress code, with 69% saying they are planning to modernise their rules.
  • The average number of rounds played in 2020 has plummeted to 780 compared to 1,542 in 2019.
  • Average weekend green fees have increased to £27.20 from £22 in 2019
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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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