From a November 2005 KPMG Golf Course Development Cost Survey:
"Recent research confirms that there are approximately 32,000 golf courses worldwide."
Portugal is one of Europe's popular golfing destinations. Which has 70 or so golf courses.
There is two types of golf course, links and parkland.
Lake Zurich, IL Golf Club
Links are the oldest form of golf courses, started in Scotland, usually by the coast and featuring dunes and many sandy areas. Links is an old Scottish word meaning sandy dunes.
Apparently, by looking at their courses, St, Andrew's being one of the most famous in the world.
there are 50 golf courses.
how many golf courses in Australian states
USA has most numbers of golf courses in the world.
There are about 340 golf courses in Arizona.
Over 20 golf courses in Orlando.
there are 17 golf courses in Grays Harbor
There are 360 golf courses in New Jersey.
Florida has 1481 golf courses to choose from.
Approximately 18,000 golf courses in US alone.
There are 11000 golf courses in North America.
+/- 500 golf courses of which at least 200 are 9 hole courses
Ontario has more than 500 public golf courses.