Nov 27, 2015
Changing Golf Economics

(BOCA RATON, FL) There are more golf courses in Florida (1,000+) than any other state. As more golf courses continue to close than open in the U.S. each year, the Sunshine State particularly feels the effects of the changing economics of the game. A lengthy New York Times piece this week examines why some courses in Florida are closing (and being developed for other uses) and why some, like Boca West Country Club, have adapted well. The article quotes Michelle F. Tanzer, a Boca Raton lawyer and National Club Association board member, as saying he golf industry is actually “doing much better than it’s looked since 2009.” Tanzer told the Times that Boca West’s $50 million investment in its facilities “is a perfect example of adapting” to the changing economics of golf. “They’re spending a fortune on making the place family-friendly. It’s a home run.”

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