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Numbers Game | May 2008

Number of golf courses worldwide: 31,548

Number of countries where courses exist: 119

Percentage of total worldwide courses that are in North America: 59

Percentage in Europe: 19

Percentage in Asia: 12

Percentage in other countries: 10

Average number of golf ranges that open in the U.S. each year: 50

Average number of ranges that close in the U.S. each year: 50

Cost per range ball, in cents, during peak hours at Chelsea Piers Golf Club in Manhattan (the most expensive range in the nation): 28

Number of range balls hit at U.S. driving ranges in 2003: 600 million

Sources: Golf Research Group, National Golf Foundation, Golf Range Association of America (golfrange.org), Chelsea Piers Golf Club


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