On par: The industry will benefit from stronger consumer sentiment and a larger pool of wealthy consumers

Over the five years to 2019, the subpar performance of the Golf Courses and Country Clubs industry in Canada has been the result of declining interest in golf among a range of demographics. Recent stagnant growth in consumer confidence and increased competition from other leisure activities have also placed significant pressure on the industry during the period. The industry generates its revenue not only through annual membership dues, but from various meals, alcoholic beverages, catering and other services charged to golfers during their time on the course. With the number of avid golfers declining, golfers are visiting courses less often and spending less money on the industry's additional products and services...read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$3bn
Annual Growth 14-19
0.9%
Forecast Growth 19-24
Profit
Employment
41,615
Businesses
2,136
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share in this industry

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Despite the diminishing popularity of golf, the industry is projected to experience slow but steady growth
  • Establishments have invested more resources into attracting new patrons
  • The number of casual golfers and avid golfers is projected to shrink
  • Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

    The Canadian Golf Courses and Country Clubs industry’s establishments are largely dispersed according to the surrounding area’s population. Since consumers are the primary end users of golf courses and country clubs, heavily populated areas containing a high number of consumers with the means to afford annual memberships will generally yield a greater number of industry establishments. As a result, Ontario represents the most popular destination for country clubs and golf courses in Canada, accounting for an estimated 38.1% of all industry establishments, as well as an estimated 38.7% of the total Canadian population. Quebec has historically represented the second-largest province, both in terms of population and industry concentration. In 2019, Quebec is expected to contain 22.6% o...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Golf Courses & Country Clubs Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Golf Courses & Country Clubs Industry are

  • Easy access to further appropriate land for development
  • Economies of scale
  • Access to highly skilled workforce
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Leisure time and Consumer Confidence Index in the Golf Courses & Country Clubs industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Golf Courses & Country Clubs Industry?

    This industry operates golf courses as its primary activity and may also include country clubs that have private dining and recreational facilities. These establishments often provide food and beverage services, equipment rental services and golf instruction. Golf courses can be public, private, semiprivate or part of a country club. This industry excludes golf driving ranges, miniature golf facilities and golf courses located on resorts and hotels.

    Industry Products
  • Memberships
  • Green fees
  • Food and beverages
  • Rentals and other services
  • Industry Activities
  • Operating golf courses and country clubs
  • Providing food and beverage services
  • Providing golf equipment rental services
  • Providing golf instruction services
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Leisure time
  • Consumer Confidence Index
  • Number of households earning $100K or more
  • Per capita disposable income
  • Median age of population

  • Current Performance
  • Oversupply slows expansion
  • Engaging fringe golfers
  • Industry profit
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Slow growth
  • Profitability and landscape
  • Table: Golf Courses & Country Clubs Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Golf Courses & Country Clubs Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Civic, Social & Youth Organizations in Canada
  • Public Administration in Canada
  • Consumers in Canada

  • Key Selling Industries
  • ATV, Golf Cart & Snowmobile Manufacturing in Canada
  • Beer, Wine & Spirits Wholesaling in Canada
  • Farm Supplies Wholesaling in Canada
  • Footwear Wholesaling in Canada
  • Grocery Wholesaling in Canada

  • Products & Services
  • Memberships
  • Food and beverages
  • Green fees
  • Rentals and other services
  • Chart: Golf Courses & Country Clubs Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Infrequent golfers
  • Occasional golfers
  • Frequent golfers
  • Avid golfers
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Golf Courses & Country Clubs Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
    ProfitWagesPurchasesDepreciationOther
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Golf Courses & Country Clubs

  • Basis of Competition
    Internal competitionExternal competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Golf Courses & Country Clubs Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    There are no major players in this industry. This report includes analysis of other companies.
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Golf Courses & Country Clubs Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Golf Courses & Country Clubs Industry
    Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2010-2024)
  • Industry Gross Product (2010-2024)
  • Establishments (2010-2024)
  • Businesses (2010-2024)
  • Employment (2010-2024)
  • Wages (2010-2024)
  • Consumer spending (2010-2024)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Engaged Golfers
  • Those that play, follow, support and endorse the game.
  • Fringe Golfers
  • Golfers that play occasionally or infrequently and are not strong supporters or followers of the game.
  • Golf Carts
  • Propelled vehicles that are used on a golf course for short travel distances or for hospitality purposes.
  • Green Fees
  • Fees paid to play a round of golf at a course.
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