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Hole in One

Golfing scores big for Indiana’s economy

Golf is big in Indiana. How big? A 2022 report by the National Golf Foundation found that in Indiana, the industry contributes more than $2 billion in total economic impact and $1.042 billion in direct expenditures annually. That includes creating more than 23,300 jobs and driving in at least $147 million in state and local taxes.

The Evansville area contributes to the industry with seven public courses and four private golf clubs.

400+
Number of golf courses in Indiana

82
Percent of Indiana courses that are public access

554,000
Approximate number of Hoosier golfers

$152.9 million
Spending generated by golf for Indiana’s tourism industry

$50.4 million
Amount the industry has contributed to charities and foundations

3,750
Number of golf-related charity events held in 2021

3,000
Approximate number of youth served in the First Tee – Indiana program

Tee Up
indianagolf.org

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Jodi Keen
Jodi Keen
Jodi Keen is the managing editor of Evansville Living and Evansville Business magazines.

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