After years of building golf courses, the golf industry suddenly finds itself in crisis. Golf’s popularity is on the wane and operators are being forced to use gimmicks to lure people onto the greens.
Here, Maclean’s senior writer Chris Sorensen explores how the industry ended up in such a sorry state. And since seeing is believing, we took a quick tour over the Toronto area for a first-hand glimpse of Canada’s golf course glut. Special thanks go to Google Earth’s flight simulator.