Without access, the new generations will just go and do other things
Access is the best way to create new and keep golfers, without access the new generations will just go and do other things. On our existing 18 hole golf courses we have one starting point, the 1st tee. It takes 4 hours to fill up the golf course. If you have 2 nines that come back to the club house it would take 2 hours to fill up the golf course, if there is a willingness to use both 9’s. But there may be many reasons not to do that.
So the industry will have to build access into the new designs and into the renovations of older golf courses. The bad news it will take time, the good news you get to build new golf courses as well as redesign old ones. You can use less land, reduce cost and save time when playing and bring in new players.