The may Golf Tourism Monitor has been published by Golf Tourism Scotland. The monitor which is being undertaken by GTS on behalf of VisitScotland offers an immediate insight into how golf business is shaping up in 2008 across Scotland. The full report is available for download from the Golf Monitor Website.
The key figure this month is that, for the 36 courses for which direct comparisons can be made, total visitor rounds in May 2008 were 3% up on average compared to May 2007.
This is a much better performance than in April 2008, when the latest Monitor figures (based on 42 courses for which direct comparisons can be made) show visitor rounds 14% down on average compared to April 2007.
84,176 visitor rounds were played in May 2008 at the 71 courses which have so far provided figures – an average of 1,186 visitor rounds per course. Average green fee revenue for the month was £45,710 per course (inclusive of VAT) at the 55 courses which provided revenue figures.
Visitor rounds and revenue per course in May were therefore more than double the levels recorded for April – a pattern broadly compatible with previous years.