England is far and away the number one golfing country in Europe; home to 2,270 golf courses , more than every country in the world barring USA, Japan and Canada.
Blackheath Golf Club
The club has approximately 1400 members , which breaks down to around 600 individual members who pay an annual subscription of over £3500, with an entrance fee set at £6000, and corporate membership , which comes with a £12,000 entry cost and £8000 per annum and gives companies the ability to treat clients and staff with
Europe : numbers of golf courses in 2018, by country In 2018, England was the leader in number of official golf courses in Europe with 1,888 out of 6,859 golf courses. Second and third come Germany and France with 730 and 607 official golf courses.
Japan, Canada and England each have 2,000+ golf facilities, though with different land masses and population distributions. Australia is the only other country to have over 1,000.
St Andrews Links Known as the ‘home of golf’, the Old Golf Course in St Andrews is the oldest in the world. Established in 1552, it is situated in St Andrews , a seaside city – just two hours’ drive from Edinburgh – dating back to the sixth century and home to the oldest university in Scotland.
Old Course at St Andrews
|Owned by||Fife Council|
|Operated by||St Andrews Links Trust|
|Tournaments hosted||The Open Championship , Alfred Dunhill Links Championship , St Andrews Links Trophy|
Kington Golf Club
The R&A updates its rules. The title was: Rules for the Game of Golf As it is played by the Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews over their Links. This says: “One round of the links, or eighteen holes , is reckoned a match, unless otherwise stipulated.”
Portland, Oregon With 4.48 golf courses per 100,000 residents, Portland leads the way in access to golf courses . While access to golfing is important, Portland also has high scores in a number of other categories as well.
“This means an 18-hole course of all short par 3s could be built on as little as 30 acres, while an intermediate length or executive course of 18 holes of par 3s and 4s would require 75-100 acres, and a full size par 72 course would need 120 – 200 acres .
Liberty National Golf Course in Jersey City, NJ Initiation fee: $450,000-$500,000; Annual dues: $29,000. Across from Manhattan, it has a marina and private vessel for its 200 members. It cost $250 million to build, making it the most expensive golf course ever built.
The Soho House group offers two kinds of yearly memberships — “local” and “every house .” The first costs £1,300, and gives you access to the facilities at one house in particular, while an every house membership grants you access to all of the clubs, and costs £1,650.