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.


A strong influence on the United States

Golf is a $84.1 billion industry and impacts nearly two million jobs. With about 15,000 facilities, the industry is known to be larger than the motion picture and video business, performing arts and spectator sports and the newspaper industry.