According to the National Golf Organization, the United States has about 16,000 golf courses, both private and public. One of the most spectacular and expensive is the Trump National Golf Club, where a can of water costs up to $ 60. The yard was designed by architect Pete Dye in 2002, and cost $ 264 million to build. In 2011, SRI said operating yards cost an estimated US $ 1.6 billion.
For many people who have participated, this sport can be considered as addictive or even as a religion. However, one thing is undeniable that golf is still a “money making machine” giant. In the United States, about 26 million golfers brought in $ 69 billion in industry revenue in 2011, according to research firm SRI International.
The 2005 figure was higher ($ 76 billion) but golf still ranks above many professional sports like baseball, basketball, soccer, hockey combined. If you include the non-player revenue as tourism, “golf economy” worth up to 177 billion.
Many designed golf courses have houses adjacent to the “green” area. When the real estate bubble burst, more than 500 yards were closed, causing a sharp drop in revenue from homes and apartments.
At the moment, experts say the demand for houses in the yard has increased again, so many investors have to reduce the area of the yard to build more houses. SRI said the amount of US $ 3.1 billion for station investment is increasing. Estimates, buyers have spent about 1.6 billion USD for this type.
In 2011, Americans spent a total of 3.5 billion on golf clubs, balls and bags. Super-rich players can choose the five-star type manufactured by Honma. The set of 14 sticks covered with gold and platinum costs $ 32,000.
In 2013, the price for a Masters Tournament for one person was $ 4,486, and the daily ticket price was from 1,215 to 1,786 USD. Super Bowl tickets also cost up to 1,210 USD. Calculated in 2011, golf tournaments in the US brought in $ 1.2 billion, including royalties for broadcasting, sponsorship, ticket sales.