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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.

Number of golf courses in Indiana

Percent of Indiana courses that are public access

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

Number of golf-related charity events held in 2021

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

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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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