Golf Gab

January 1, 2014, Department, by NRPA

We searched through hazards and bunkers to come up with this list of nifty golf facts.15,522: Approximate number of all golf facilities (public and private) in the United States.

11,691: Number of public golf facilities in  the U.S.

3,831: Number of municipal public golf facilities in the U.S.

33,000: Approximate number of 18-hole rounds of golf played in 2012.

49: Percentage of golfers playing eight or more rounds per year who consider themselves “highly committed” to the game.

2: Number of sports played by astronauts on the surface of the moon. Alan Shepard and Edgar Mitchell played golf and javelin, respectively, during the Apollo 14 mission.

4: Average number of miles a golfer would cover if he or she traversed the course by foot.

$828,988: Median gross golf fee revenues generated at municipal golf courses during 2013.

250–450: Number of dimples found on an average golf ball.

4.25: Width in inches of a golf hole.

1744: Year the first recorded rules of golf were established by the Edinburgh Golf Club in Scotland.



National Golf Federation, Golf Now, World Golf, ABC News, Harvard Men’s Health Watch, Professional Golf Association, Symmetry: A Mathematical Exploration, The Telegraph of London.