Date: Thu 16 Dec 2010

Golf participation in Europe is slowing

KPMG's Golf Advisory Practice has published its Golf Participation in Europe 2010 survey, which highlights significant demand and supply changes in the European golf market.

Golf Participation in Europe

Among a number of interestings findings, the survey highlights that the UK and Ireland experienced a 4% decrease in the number of players last year.
While the number of registered golfers grew by 5% annually across Europe until 2005, our research suggests that since then, demand growth has slowed down in the second half of the decade to 1-2% per year. The current global economic pressures have also affected many European countries, with nine having suffered a decrease in participation over the past 12 months.

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