The study has been concluded and the results are in. The most golf-mad state in the union, based on per capita golf courses is ….
With one course for every 5,468 people, it is far and away the best served state in terms of course availability.
The most golf-impoverished state, on the other hand, is California, with one course for every 32,679 people. I find it funny that USGA Headquarters, is in Far Hills, NJ, a state which is in the bottom five most golf-impoverished.
Michigan is just out of the top ten.
So I’ve just created a new statistic: Golf Wealth. That’s the number of golf courses per capita. For this “study,” I used the number of courses for each state as listed by golflink.com, and the 2010 census data, as listed on wikipedia.
A table showing all the states, and their Golf Wealth is below: