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Golf’s Global Footprint

Golf comprises 5.7 million acres globally. If it were a country, golf would rank 147th in land mass with roughly 8,900 total square miles -- roughly equal to Djibouti (8,958 sq mi) and Belize (8,867 sq mi). The adjacent graphic visualizes this area as compared to the United States, with Djibouti highlighted in green atop New York for context. As a state, golf would rank 47th in land mass and is comparable in total area to New Hampshire (9,350 sq mi) and New Jersey (8,729 sq mi). Any of these three green areas in the accompanying could be a rough visual representation of golf’s global “...

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