MORE THAN A GAME
Since its emergence as a major spectator sport in the 1920s, golf has provided millions with lifelong recreational opportunities and enjoyment. 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.
- 75 – One in 75 jobs in the U.S. is impacted by the golf industry (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics).
- $37 – Median green fee in the U.S. Eight out of 10 golfers play public golf.
- 1.98 Million – Number of U.S. jobs impacted by the U.S. golf industry