This report provides information on the number of adults playing golf during
2020, and details the level of participation in golf on full length courses,
driving ranges and alternative golf venues.
Golfers are also split according to their play frequency and a range of demographic factors.
Additional questions were added this year to assess the impact of the
pandemic on participation. We have provided extrapolated figures based on
the full sample as well as figures based only on those who self-identified as
being golfers before the pandemic for additional comparison.
The 2020 results are based on online interviews with a sample of 3,932
residents of Great Britain aged at least 15.
Sports Marketing Surveys has run the golf participation programme for 25 years.