Resorts such as Bandon Dunes were nearly full last year and are essentially booked for 2022. Photo: Jonathan Ferrey, Getty Images
As devastating as the pandemic has been to so much of the world, it quite ironically fueled an unprecedented boom in golf, thanks largely to it being one of the few, truly safe spaces in the age of COVID-19.
Rounds played over the past two years have risen 20 percent, while revenues for the biggest equipment makers in the game, among them Callaway Golf and Acushnet, increased at a comparable clip. Resorts such as Bandon Dunes, Sand Valley and Streamsong operated more or less at full capacity last year and are essentially booked for 2022. And if golfers have any interest in taking a foursome to one of those spots next year, they had better call now for reservations.
Much the same thing is happening to tour operators such as PerryGolf, especially as it relates to teeing it in the Old World. Demand in that realm is being stoked by golfers who are finally embarking on trips they had to postpone in 2020...
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