These scary photos of forlorn golf courses exhibit a new normal in America


Apple Ridge Country Club 7495This northern New Jersey nation bar and golf march has been sealed for over a year.Sarah Jacobs

Once a village staple in suburbs opposite America, a golf march is now a solemnly failing breed.

According to new information from Foursquare, a plcae comprehension company, feet trade to golf courses has left down in a final year. While altogether visits to golf courses were adult 8% year-over-year in a initial entertain of 2017, a series of singular visits also decreased by 11% in a same time period. 

This could meant that while unchanging golfers are stability to suffer a sport, a series of occasional or new players — who are perplexing it out for a initial time — is going down. The Foursquare information was drawn from both substantial and pithy visits to golf courses, compared to a same duration in 2016. 

Over 800 golf courses have shuttered opposite a US in a past decade, and information from a Sports Fitness Industry Association has shown that millennials between a age of 18 to 30 have a miss of seductiveness in personification a game. From Las Vegas, Nevada, to Mahwah, New Jersey, many courses are being transposed with housing developments.

We recently explored dual sealed golf courses in northern New Jersey, both of that are being incited into housing developments, to see firsthand what courses opposite a nation demeanour like as they turn abandoned.        

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