Best Golf States By Courses/Square Miles

In a previous post, I ranked the various states according to their Golf Wealth—the number of courses per capita. North Dakota came out the best in that calculus, while California was the most golf poor.

A reader suggested that I also should take a look at the number of courses as compared to the size of the state: square miles divided by the number of courses. I did, and created a new statistic: Golf Mileage. In this new measure, the state with the best golf mileage is:

Massachusetts, with one course for every 20.25 square miles.

Alaska, as you might expect, fared the worst, with one course for every 23,515.12 square miles.

The rest of the table is below:

State Courses Sq Miles Courses/Sq Miles
Massachusetts 408 8,262 20.25
Rhode Island 59 1,213 20.56
New Jersey 360 7,790 21.64
Connecticut 200 5,006 25.03
Delaware 53 2,026 38.23
Florida 1,481 58,681 39.62
Maryland 231 10,455 45.26
Ohio 901 41,328 45.87
New York 976 49,112 50.32
Pennsylvania 811 45,310 55.87
Michigan 1,047 58,513 55.89
Hawaii 104 6,459 62.11
South Carolinia 462 31,117 67.35
Indiana 527 36,185 68.66
Illinois 777 56,343 72.51
New Hampshire 123 9,283 75.47
North Carolina 664 52,672 79.33
Wisconsin 604 56,145 92.96
Virginia 414 40,598 98.06
Georgia 523 58,390 111.64
Vermont 76 9,615 126.51
Iowa 441 56,276 127.61
Tennessee 329 42,146 128.10
Kentucky 315 40,411 128.29
California 1,140 158,648 139.16
Minnesota 575 84,397 146.78
Alabama 311 51,718 166.30
West Virginia 133 24,231 182.19
Missouri 336 69,709 207.47
Washington 327 68,126 208.34
Maine 150 33,128 220.85
Arkansas 223 53,183 238.49
Louisiana 194 47,720 245.98
Mississippi 189 47,695 252.35
Texas 1,041 266,874 256.36
Arizona 421 114,007 270.80
Oklahoma 241 69,903 290.05
Kansas 273 82,282 301.40
Nebraska 249 77,359 310.68
Colorado 306 104,100 340.20
Oregon 231 97,052 420.14
North Dakota 123 70,704 574.83
South Dakota 132 77,122 584.26
Utah 134 84,905 633.62
Idaho 126 83,574 663.29
Nevada 133 110,567 831.33
New Mexico 106 121,599 1,147.16
Montana 119 147,047 1,235.69
Wyoming 70 97,818 1,397.40
Alaska 25 587,878 23,515.12
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