The top-10 list of countries with most golf courses per capita

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Golf Digest compiled a list of all the world’s golf courses in 2007 and came up with some interesting facts about the modern game including countries with the most golf courses per capita.

Barnbougle Dunes 13th

  1. Scotland (9,379 people per course)
  2. New Zealand (10,374)
  3. Australia (11,063)
  4. Republic of Ireland (14,127)
  5. Northern Ireland (14,353)
  6. Canada (15,480)
  7. Wales (18,321)
  8. United States (18,514)
  9. Sweden (21,295)
  10. England (27,725).

(countries with fewer than 500,000 people were excluded).

It’s be interesting to see average green fees for public courses and perhaps a list that only included public access courses.

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3 comments on “The top-10 list of countries with most golf courses per capita

  • February 18, 2009 at 8:39 pm
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    I was at a tournament recently and there were big horn sheep hanging out on the course, so I think you’re on to something. I like your blog! I hope you don’t mind that I liked to you from mine.

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  • April 25, 2011 at 11:37 am
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    i live in Scotland and have never seen a sheep on a course , plenty off course though lol

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