UNDATED (WJON News) -- The Minnesota Golf Association credits favorable weather for an increase in the number of rounds this season.

The M-G-A's annual facility rounds study shows golf courses statewide reported an average increase of two percent over last year.

Rounds were up three percent at municipal courses, more than five-and-a-half percent at executive and par 3 courses, but down about one percent at private golf clubs.

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It was a cold, wet start to the 2023 season followed by a dry summer and courses staying open into November. Some golf courses in central and southern Minnesota were open on Christmas Day this year.

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