Des Moines residents turn to golf as COVID escape

Linh Ta
·1 min read

Data: Des Moines Parks and Recreation; Chart: Danielle Alberti/Axios

Des Moines' three golf courses experienced a significant surge in business in 2020, a financial report sent to the city council last week shows.

The reason is no surprise: It’s an activity where social distancing comes naturally, Parks and Rec director Ben Page said in a memo to the DSM City Council.

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The big picture: DSM’s increase in rounds played — 31% — was more than double the national figure (14%), according to The National Golf Foundation.

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