Golf is one of the more popular sports across the United Kingdom ( UK ). In all of Europe, England has the highest number of registered golf courses as of 2017 by far, with a total of 1,872, followed by Germany with 731, not even half that number. Scotland hosts 560 courses , Ireland has 405 and Wales has 145 courses .
Blackheath Golf Club
35 Royal golf courses
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.
The Old Links at Musselburgh
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|
Foxburg Country Club
It’s a practice that started back in 1833, when King William IV gave the royal stamp of approval to what had been Perth Golfing Society in Scotland. A year later, the Royal & Ancient Golf Club of St.
64 golf clubs
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 .
This is when we started to see course closures . As of November 2019, we had, according to my research, lost 158 golf courses in the UK and Ireland since 2000. This still leaves us with a far greater number than at the start of the boom in 1980.