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Golf courses per square mile

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.