How many golf courses are there in the world?

Category: Golf Courses of the World
 How many golf courses are there in the world

Clue

It’s a popular sport

Answer

In 2019 there were close to 39,000 golf courses in the world.

More about the number of golf courses in the world

Approximately 80% of all the golf courses are located in just 10 countries: the United States, Japan, Canada, England, Australia, Germany, France, Republic of Korea, Sweden and Scotland.

Golf is now played in 206 of 251 countries. Almost 25,000 of worldwide golf facilities are open to public play.

Number of golf courses per country

  • USA - 16,752
  • Canada - 2,633
  • Japan - 2,500
  • England - 2,270
  • Australia - 1,616
  • Germany - 1,050
  • France - 804
  • South Korea - 798
  • Sweden - 662
  • Scotland - 614
  • China - 500
  • Spain - 497
  • Ireland - 494
  • South Africa - 489
  • New Zealand - 418
  • Argentina - 349

Golf courses per capita in 2007

  • Scotland (9,379 people per course)
  • New Zealand (10,374)
  • Australia (11,063)
  • Republic of Ireland (14,127)
  • Northern Ireland (14,353)
  • Canada (15,480)
  • Wales (18,321)
  • United States (18,514)
  • Sweden (21,295)
  • England (27,725)

Countries and golf courses