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
- $191.9 Billion – Total economic impact of golf in America, including direct, indirect and induced impacts.
- $84.1 Billion – Total size of the golf economy nationally (22% increase vs. 2011 data).
- $58.7 Billion – Total wage income from about two million U.S. jobs.
- 15,000 – Approximate number of U.S. golf facilities, with about 10,000 open to the public.
- $25.7 Billion – Total in golf tourism spending.
- $7.2 Billion - Total new home construction in golf communities.
- $6 Billion – Total amount spent on golf equipment, apparel and supplies.
- $2.4 Billion - Total contributions of professional tournaments, associations and player endorsements.
- $1.9 Billion - Investmment in existing golf facilities.
- 1.9 Million - Number of U.S. job impacted by the golf industry.
- 75 - One in 75 jobs in the U.S. is impacted by the golf industry (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics).
- $38 – Median green fee in the U.S. Eight out of 10 golfers play public golf.
Read the full report by TEConomy Partners: 2016 U.S. Golf Economy Report.