Michigan Golf Courses in Crisis?
Michigan's golf course business has been trapped in a bunker lately as the baby boom generation gets older and millennials seem less interested in the time commitment of 18 holes.
Although Michigan still ranks in the top 5 nationwide for number of golf courses and is the top state for public courses, each year more course owners are selling to real estate developers or are forced to close for financial reasons.
In fact, very few new golf courses are getting built. Kevin Frisch, who works with Travel Michigan to promote golf said, "some of these clubs that are struggling and losing members want to get the young members in, but they're not the same young members that they were 30, 40 years ago." Here's more from the Lansing State Journal.