Happy Florida Golf Day! Today, April 4th, our golf industry leaders will gather in Tallahassee to discuss the state of golf and growth opportunities in the state of Florida. Home to over 1,000 golf facilities, headquarters to the PGA Tour, LPGA Tour, PGA of America, The First Tee, and the World Golf Foundation, and the World Golf Hall of Fame, Florida is widely acknowledged as the epicenter of golf in the US.
But golf is more than just a game to the state of Florida, its one of the largest industries in the state accounting for over 132,000 jobs and an $11 billion economic impact according to the 2013 World Golf Foundation study. Hosting 5 PGA Tour events, and dozen other professional golf events throughout the year, Florida has grown accustomed to the world’s best in their backyard. The PLAYERS Championship, one of golf’s most prestigious tournament, alone has an economic impact of $150 million, according to a University of Florida study.
Inspired to play golf now? Check out one of our many Billy Casper Golf partner courses in Florida. From public tee times to memberships, fine dining and more, our 22 partners offer exciting experiences both on and off the course! "With 22 courses, approximately 800 employees, and close to $50 million dollars in revenue, we are very proud to be a big part of the state’s lifestyle and economy." - Dan Zimmer, Regional Vice President of Operations, Billy Casper Golf
courses in the Sunshine State include:
To learn more about Florida Golf Day, visit wearegolf.org