The multibillion-dollar golf course maintenance industry is focused on managing the approximately 16,000 golf courses in the U.S. as important environmental assets for business owners. Even though golf course development has slowed during the past few years, development continues in many markets throughout the country. Additionally, millions of dollars are being pumped into existing facilities to improve them and help expand owners’ businesses. Once looked at as just a sport, those on the business side of the industry promote the various benefits of the game and its significant contribution to the U.S. economy. Golf Course Industry reports on and analyzes the business of maintaining golf courses, as well as the broader business of golf course management in this thriving industry.