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.

The number of official golf courses in England is in decline.

  From 2014 to 2017 the number of official golf courses in England decreased from 1,929 to 1,888. This is in line with the slight decline in golf participation in England but also in Europe entirely from approximately 4.44 million registered golfers in 2010 to roughly 4.14 million in 2018.

More people participate in golf than in tennis.

  In 2018, approximately 946 thousand people participated in golf at least twice a month in England. In comparison, approximately 840 thousand people participated in tennis. The most popular sport in the same year was running. Approximately 6.83 people participated in running in England.

Number of registered golf courses in Europe in 2018, by country

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Source

Release date

October 2019

Region

Europe

Survey time period

2019

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