Michigan Golf Industry Struggling due to ‘Over-Saturation’ of Courses

The National Golf Foundation says Michigan’s golf industry is on a down swing.

The foundation says it could be due to an over-saturation of courses.

In the early 2000’s, the state had more than 970 golf courses.

But by early 2015, that number dropped to 790.

In response, some Michigan golf clubs have lowered their membership fees or run promotions to bring in more members, with many of them targeting younger golfers.

Over the next two to three years, golf course architects expect about 30 courses to close per year.