Thursday, January 6, 2011

Golf's Economic Impact

Interesting numbers from We Are (an organization founded by The Golf Course Superintendent's Association of America, The PGA and The National Golf Course Owners Association)

Michigan has 265 golf courses, with a direct economic output (defined as the size of the golf industry within the state economy in terms of revenues) of $2.2 billion. Total number of employees of Michigan golf courses is 56,977. Compare that to North Carolina, which has 558 courses with an output of $2.6 billion or Massachusetts with 375 courses and $1.6 billion in output.


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Brian Kuehn said...

I think your number for courses (265) may be a typo. Golflink states Michigan has 1,047 courses (public & private).