KPMG announces golf industry benchmarks

By Sean Dudley

KPMG has conducted its first Golf Benchmark Survey in the EMEA region, collecting comparable information regarding the operational and financial performance of 800 golf courses in 27 countries. The survey has been issued as seven regional reports and a summary of the overall findings. Andrea Sartori, head of KPMG's Central and Eastern European Travel, Leisure and Tourism practice said: "A key goal of the survey is to determine trends impacting the golf industry in different geographical region. The annual Golf Benchmark Survey will support golf course owners, operators and developers in their future decisions." For more details on the survey, see the article on page 39 of this issue, and visit the survey website at