Miami Office Managing Partner Neisen Kasdin was quoted in a South Florida Business Journal article discussing the renewed thirst for golfing during the COVID-19 pandemic that has boosted South Florida courses in a way that could slow a year's long trend of closures. However, golf’s revival does not change the dynamic that caused so many South Florida courses to be redeveloped over the years.
“Golf courses going offline is pure economics,” Kasdin said. “A club community with 500 homes might have had 200 homeowners be regular golfers at one point, and now that community may have 50 golfers and it can’t afford to maintain the golf course. Some courses may be able to open to the general public, but most will not be able to.”