Golf courses per square mile

By Golf Channel DigitalJanuary 8, 2010, 9:14 pm
If you thought you knew which states have the highest concentration of golf courses, think again. While states like Florida, Michigan and California seem like the most abundant golf states in America, when it comes to states with the most golf courses per square mile, none of those states even cracks the top five. Here is the full state-by-state ranking:

Rank State No. of courses Square miles Courses /sq. mile
1 R.I. 56 1,545 0.03625
2 Mass. 376 10,555 0.03562
3 N.J. 295 8,722 0.03382
4 Conn. 179 5,544 0.03229
5 Del. 45 1,954 0.02303
6 Ohio 762 44,828 0.01700
7 Fla. 1,044 65,758 0.01588
8 N.Y. 833 54,475 0.01529
9 Pa. 697 46,058 0.01513
10 Md. 186 12,407 0.01499
11 Ind. 448 36,420 0.01230
12 N.H. 113 9,351 0.01208
13 Ill. 671 57,918 0.01159
14 S.C. 349 32,007 0.01090
15 N.C. 546 53,821 0.01014
16 Mich. 824 96,810 0.00851
17 Va. 338 42,769 0.00790
18 Wis. 504 65,503 0.00769
19 Iowa 410 56,276 0.00729
20 Vt. 69 9,615 0.00718
21 Hawaii 78 10,932 0.00714
22 Tenn. 294 42,146 0.00698
23 Ky. 281 40,411 0.00695
24 Ga. 407 59,441 0.00685
25 Calif. 940 163,707 0.00574
26 Minn. 484 86,943 0.00557
27 Mo. 335 69,709 0.00481
28 W.Va. 116 24,231 0.00479
29 Ala. 245 52,423 0.00467
30 Wash. 287 71,303 0.00403
31 Maine 140 35,387 0.00396
32 Ark. 190 53,182 0.00357
33 Miss. 167 48,434 0.00345
34 Texas 827 268,601 0.00308
35 Kan. 253 82,282 0.00307
36 Okla. 214 69,903 0.00306
37 La. 158 51,843 0.00305
38 Neb. 221 77,358 0.00286
39 Ariz. 325 114,006 0.00285
40 Colo. 251 104,100 0.00241
41 Ore. 194 98,386 0.00197
42 N.D. 121 70,704 0.00171
43 S.D. 122 77,121 0.00158
44 Utah 115 84,904 0.00135
45 Idaho 110 83,574 0.00132
46 Nev. 96 110,567 0.00087
47 N.M. 85 121,593 0.00070
48 Mont. 102 147,046 0.00069
49 Wyo. 58 97,818 0.00059
50 Alaska 23 656,425 0.00004

Source: Enchantedlearning.com and National Golf Foundation.
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Lexi (wrist) WDs from Diamond Resorts Invitational

By Golf Channel DigitalDecember 15, 2017, 11:27 pm

Lexi Thompson on Friday withdrew from the Diamond Resorts Invitational, citing inflammation in her wrist. Thompson, who teamed with Tony Finau to finish tied for fourth place in last week's QBE Shootout, said she is under strict doctor's order not to hit golf balls until mid-January.

The Diamond Resorts Invitational is scheduled Jan. 12-14 at Tranquilo Golf Club in Orlando, Fla. The field for te 54-hole event includes LPGA and PGA Tour Champions players, as well as celebrities from the worlds or sports and entertainment.

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Rose leads Indonesian Masters; Snedeker WDs

By Associated PressDecember 15, 2017, 2:04 pm

JAKARTA, Indonesia - Justin Rose completed the final two holes of his second round early Saturday for a 3-under 69 and a one-stroke lead at the Indonesian Masters.

Rose, who had a first-round 62, was among a quarter of the field forced off the Royale Jakarta Golf Club course after weather delays on Friday.

The Englishman, who bogeyed his last hole, had a two-round total of 13-under 131.

Kiradech Aphibarnrat, who completed his 64 on Friday, was in second place.

Brandt Snedeker withdrew with apparent heat exhaustion on Friday on the 11th hole of the second round. Ranked 51st in the world, he flew to Jakarta looking to move inside the top 50 by the end of the year and ensure a spot in next year's Masters. He has been affected by a rib-sternum injury for most of the season.

Newsmaker of the Year: No. 2, Donald Trump

By Golf Channel DigitalDecember 15, 2017, 1:00 pm

Even away from the White House, President Donald Trump generated plenty of headlines this year.

Trump’s first year in office didn’t dim his enthusiasm for the game, as he made splashy appearances at two big events, tweeted about golf to his more than 44 million followers, teed it up with some of the sport’s biggest stars, including Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy and Lexi Thompson, and fired a few eyebrow-raising scores. Logging more than 75 rounds since his inauguration, the 3-handicap has only bolstered his reputation as the best golfing president, particularly after his alleged 73 with Sen. Lindsey Graham.

None of his appearances created a bigger stir than when he attended the U.S. Women’s Open. Despite protests and calls for the USGA to move its premier women’s event from Trump Bedminster – the president reportedly threatened to sue – his weekend there went off without incident, as Trump watched the action and hosted players in his private box near the 15th green.


Full list of 2017 Newsmakers of the Year


Despite his controversial rhetoric on a variety of national issues, Trump has remained a staunch supporter of women’s golf, and he became the first sitting president to attend the U.S. Women’s Open.

An honorary chairman of the Presidents Cup, Trump also flew to Liberty National for the biennial team event, where he presented the trophy to the U.S. team and dedicated the victory to the hurricane victims in Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico.

In late November, amid tweets about the national anthem, Turkey, Egypt and Time Magazine, Trump announced that he was playing a round in South Florida with Woods and world No. 1 Dustin Johnson.

Yes, that too became a headline, just like everything else Trump did in 2017.


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Purported round of 73 with Lindsey Graham

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Cart on the green


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Presence and protests at U.S. Women's Open


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Finances


Article: Two Trump courses in Scotland losing millions

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Reportedly fake TIME covers


Article: Trump clubs display fake Time magazine cover


Trump apologizes for voter-fraud story

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Pros comment on the president

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Newsmakers of the Year: Top 10 in 2017

By Golf Channel DigitalDecember 15, 2017, 12:30 pm