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Old 10-22-2009, 03:03 PM
 
Location: Mequon, WI
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So what is the golf capital of the US ? What state is the Golf capital of the US and what city is the Golf Capital of the US ?

The obvious ones are California, Florida and Arizona. Now when you talk about great golf cities the obvious ones are San Diego, Palm Beach, Phoenix and Myrtle Beach area.

Forbes ranks Chicago as the number one golf city.

Golf.com ranks Austin,TX as the capital of golf in the US

Golf Digest ranks Alabama Auburn-Opelika #1

Florida has 5 pgatour stops while California has 6.

I would vote California the best state for golf having more top 20 courses than any other state.

Other great stated for golf are Minnesota, Wisconsin, ILL, South Carolina, Florida, Arizona, Texas, North Carolina, Hawaii.
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Old 10-22-2009, 04:43 PM
 
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Wow, I can't believe they ranked Chicago #1, that makes no sense to me.

I recently went to Myrtle Beach for the first time and could not get over the number of courses there. It is like a city of golf courses, sadly most of them were way out of my price range so I could not afford to play the courses I really wanted to see. My vote on a state level would go to Flordia, but I have never golfed anywhere out west besides Vegas, so my view is limited for sure.
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Old 10-24-2009, 04:03 PM
 
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When I think golf...I think Augusta, GA.
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Old 10-22-2011, 04:09 PM
 
Location: Mequon, WI
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When I think golf...I think Augusta, GA.
One course doesn't make it a capital but maybe the Center of Golf in the US.
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Old 11-12-2011, 02:08 AM
 
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as long as the weather is nice that day, and the course is decently well kept, and the play isn't too slow or too fast, and your hitting some good shots, it doesn't matter what f***** state is the best for golf!
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Old 11-12-2011, 08:06 AM
 
Location: Mequon, WI
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as long as the weather is nice that day, and the course is decently well kept, and the play isn't too slow or too fast, and your hitting some good shots, it doesn't matter what f***** state is the best for golf!
True but if you were to move to a state just for the sake of playing golf then which would it be? I usually will go golfing as long as it's 40 degrees or above. In Wisconsin as long as there is not any snow on the ground you will see the die hards out there.

One year in Milwaukee, it was February and we haven't had any snow for a while and we hit a warm stretch of 40 degrees so a lot of the county courses opened for the weekend and the courses were packed for that 3 day stretch.
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Old 11-12-2011, 08:12 AM
 
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IIRC, Myrtle Beach has somewhere around 115 golf courses, so when I think of a "capitol" I think "city" (not state) and not sure any other city has so many courses. Huge states full of retirees will have more courses of course.
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Old 12-05-2011, 08:33 AM
 
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IIRC, Myrtle Beach has somewhere around 115 golf courses, so when I think of a "capitol" I think "city" (not state) and not sure any other city has so many courses. Huge states full of retirees will have more courses of course.

The Houston area has over 150 golf courses.


And I doubt the city of Myrtle Beach has that many. You must mean area too unless Myrtle Beach covers an ungodly amount of land.
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Old 12-05-2011, 11:12 AM
 
Location: Bel Air, California
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The Houston area has over 150 golf courses.
The Minneapolis/St Paul area has 170 courses.

By state, Minnesota has the most public and private courses per capita, of any state (not named Nebraska) of the following that I checked.

people per golf course (# of courses):

9,158 - Minnesota (575)
9,361 - Wisconsin (604)
9,872 - South Carolina (462)
12,330 - Michigan (1,047)
12,452 - Hawaii (104)
12,517 - Florida (1,481)
15,667 - Arizona (421)
16,615 - Illinois (777)
19,443 - New York (976)
19,872 - Nevada (133)
23,805 - Texas (1,041)
32,422 - California (1,140)

golflink does not seem to have a usable search engine by state and does not list the count (they do list the courses individually by city). To search by state - google: "number of "state" golf courses" and look for the golflink link. State populations by google.com/puplicdata

Nebraska Golf Courses | Public and Private

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Old 12-05-2011, 12:58 PM
 
Location: Bel Air, California
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using advanced search from golflink for individual cities (nominated here) and number of courses within 30 miles -

people per golf course (# of courses)

230 - Myrtle Beach (99)
2,733 - Minneapolis (140)
7,175 - Palm Beach, FL (184)
9,303 - Honolulu (42)
9,326 - Augusta, GA (21)
15,316 - Chicago (176)
15,374 - Austin, TX (52)
16,549 - San Diego (79)
19,086 - Houston (110)
19,322 - Phoenix (217)
27,887 - Los Angeles (136)
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