The game of golf has gained popularity and spread out throughout the world. However, it has remained a favorite for the high profile people in the society. Recent studies have revealed some of the countries with the highest number of golf courses per capita. This goes to show both the extent of the popularity of the game and the increase in the class of people who play the game.
Scotland has an approximated population of about 5,327,700 people. To add on to that, they have an approximate 552 golf courses. The country has at least one golf course for around 568 people. This means that in an area of about 10,000 population, there is one 18-hole golf course.
The country has a population of about 4,605,501. The approximated number of golf courses in the country is 472. This translates to around 574 people per golf hole. Ireland as some of the best golf courses in the world. As such, it has hosted some of the biggest names in the golf game.
3. New Zealand
New Zealand has a population of 4,500,500. The country has approximately 418 golf courses. The approximate number of people per golf hole was calculated to be 633.
With a massive population of 22,900,000, the country has 1,628 golf facilities.Australia has recently been raked the fifth country with the highest number of golf courses. The total number of golf holes in the facilities around the country is 27,676. This means that in Australia the approximate number of people per golf hole is 827.
Canada is a populated country with around 35,344,962 people. Its total number of golf facilities are 2,363.This is the third country with the highest number of golf courses. When all the golf holes are calculated they come to around 40,171. This means that in Canada there are 880 people per a single golf hole.
The population of Sweden is about 9,640,00 people. In its golf game, they have around 491 facilities whose total number of holes are 8,347. This translates to a total of 1,155 people per each golf hole.
The nation has a massive population of approximately 320,583,000 people. The USA is the nation with the highest number of golf facilities in the world, boasting with around 15,372 facilities. Their total number of golf holes are 261,324. This means that for every 1,227 Americans, there is a golf hole.
England has a population of 53,500,000 people. They have a total number of 2,084 golf facilities, which is the fourth highest number of golf courses.The total number of golf holes in the country is 35,428. This translates to a total of 1,510 people per golf hole.
This is one of the countries with a large population of about 126,999,808 people. The Japanese have around 2,383 golf facilities in their country.It is rant second in the countries with the most golf courses. These facilities have a total number of 40,511 holes. This means that for every 3,135 Japanese in the country, there is a golf hole.
France has a population of around 63 million people. The total number of golf courses in the country is 648, accounting for the seventh country with the highest number of golf courses. The total number of golf holes in the golf facilities is about 11,016. This translates to about 5,753 people in France per each golf hole.
The list of countries with the highest number of golf courses is fluid. Other countries will join the list, and others in the list will fade. Despite that, the above countries will continue to benefit from a heavy investment in golf and a huge fan base, at least in the near future.