There was tremendous growth in Switzerland in 2009 with a growth of 37,12% compared with 2008. Figures grew from 52,967 to 72,626 golfers. A huge growth compared to previous years. In 2010, however, Switzerland returned to a growth of about 5%, which was the previous rate from 2004 until 2008. The participation numbers are still increasing but the growth rate percentage started to decrease since 2009. In 2012 the growth rate went from 4,11% to 3,65% leaving Swizerland above the European average of 0,65%.
The forecasts for 2013 show improvement in the increasing numbers of golf participation in Switzerland.