Since its emergence as a major spectator sport in the 1920’s, golf has provided lifelong recreational opportunities and enjoyment for millions. Golf is also a major U.S. industry generating jobs, commerce, economic development and tax revenues for local communities.
By the Numbers
- $176.8 Billion – Total economic impact of golf in America, including direct, indirect and induced impacts.
- $68.8 Billion – Total size of the golf economy nationally.
- $55.6 Billion – Total wage income from about two million U.S. jobs.
- 15,000 – Approximate number of U.S. golf facilities, with more than 10,000 open to the public.
- $20.6 Billion – Total travel expenditures produced by the golf industry.
- $5.6 Billion – Total amount spent on golf supplies.
- $523 Million – Total spent on golf-related media including books, magazines, DVDs, etc.
- $26 – Median green fee in the U.S. Eight out of 10 golfers play public golf.
Read the Full GOLF 20/20 Report: 2011 Golf Economy Report