I’m pleased to announce the release of the 2019 annual Sydney Golf Survey published by HLB Mann Judd. This year we have been fortunate enough to collaborate with Golf NSW to bring you a more comprehensive report.

View the launch video

The main objectives of this report are to:

  • Inform Clubs on the performance of the industry as a whole over the past 12 months;
  • Serve as a benchmarking tool of useful information to compare the performance of your home Club against other Clubs in the Sydney Metropolitan area; and
  • Present our opinions on the direction of the golf industry for the coming 12 months.

The information in this report is taken from our sample of the 92 courses classified as being part of the Sydney Metropolitan Area. We have limited the scope of our survey to this area as it is our intention to provide informative results to the Clubs in the areas in which we ourselves work and play. Expanding the survey outside of these boundaries would have reduced the applicability of the results across the group as a whole. We understand the challenges faced by Clubs in the metropolitan area may not be applicable to those in country and rural NSW. We have however included some competitive round information Australia wide and for Rural NSW sourced from Golf Australia data.

There are new accounting standards that will impact your Club’s financial reporting. We have included some explanations at the back of this report as to what to expect. We have also included detail on tax and grant ideas that may be available to your Club.

During the production of this report we would like to thank Stuart Fraser, CEO of Golf NSW for his assistance in the collation of data and provision of information. Thanks Stuart, very much appreciated!!

We hope that you enjoy the Sydney golf survey.