The year 2020 was an extraordinary one for the golf industry worldwide. In Germany it was exceptionally successful. This emerges from Dr Falk Billion’s new report Golf Market Germany 2021
“What happened after the reopening following the corona lockdown in March / April 2020 exceeded all expectations,” says Dr Billion, Germany’s veteran golf expert and certified golf course valuer – www.billion.de – in his new 2021 report on the German golf market. Those interested in golf flocked to the courses, significantly more rounds were played than in previous years, the majority of golf clubs had newcomers.”
As a result, the number of organized golfers in Germany rose by 8,740 to 651,417 in 2020, an increase of 1.36% and thus the highest increase in a year since 2012. Compared to 2019, approximately 8% more rounds were played in 2020, and more than 50% of the clubs held significantly more beginners’ golf lessons.
In addition to looking at general developments and special corona numbers, the golf market report also sheds a light on the topic of “Golf & Health“. According to Dr Billion’s report, there is great potential here, since the sport is not only largely harmless from an infectious point of view but can also contribute to increased life expectancy and improved well-being through exercise in the fresh air.
Further measures, however, are necessary to raise awareness of the positive health effects of golf, but Dr Billion is convinced: “Golf courses that successfully implement golf and health for the benefit of their customers will undoubtedly enjoy a competitive advantage.”
Dr Billion’s report, Golfmarkt Deutschland 2021 (in German) is published by Sommerfeld AG, a leading German golf course construction and maintenance company. The report can be downloaded free of charge