# Guess How Many Golf Holes in the World? A Guessing Game (Answer: ~600,000)

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1,350,830

By the way, this is a great game and I can't wait to see how far off I am.

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On 8/26/2019 at 9:58 PM, ChetlovesMer said:

I was at first going to guess a half a million. But, I'll just say a cool million. For no particular reason.

I thought about this and a million doesn't make any sense. It somehow has to be divisible by 9 right???

I change my guess to 999,999

Because that's divisible by 9.

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Half a million. I think 1/3rd holes in the US.

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I can only handle 18 at a time.

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I’m thinking about 2 million? Give or take about half an order of magnitude?

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I would have to guess around 899,999 holes in the world.

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I once heard that there are 20,000 courses in the US..  (I think on this site somewhere)..    so that is 360,000 in the US alone.   probably fair to assume that nearly half the courses are here.  So I'll say...  750.000

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17 hours ago, ChetlovesMer said:

I thought about this and a million doesn't make any sense. It somehow has to be divisible by 9 right???

I change my guess to 999,999

Because that's divisible by 9.

I played a course in New Zealand that was 6 holes, So maybe 999,996 but I made my guess and I’m sticking to it.

1.800.000 holes?

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Most people seem to be assuming that the U.S has a majority, or at least a very large percentage of the worlds courses.  I figured that we have about a third in my guesstimate.  But the more I think about it, the more I think there are a lot more courses outside of the U.S. than even I estimated.  As such I think my guess may be way too low...

We’ll see....

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5 hours ago, David in FL said:

Most people seem to be assuming that the U.S has a majority, or at least a very large percentage of the worlds courses.  I figured that we have about a third in my guesstimate.  But the more I think about it, the more I think there are a lot more courses outside of the U.S. than even I estimated.  As such I think my guess may be way too low...

We’ll see....

I've heard America has something like 15,000 of the 35,000 courses in the world. I wouldn't know how to calculate the holes since I have no idea how many are 9 and how many are 18.

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Maybe 35,000 golf holes X 18 holes = 630,000 total holes

This a SWAG....nothing based on any scientific fact or conjecture...

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So what's the official number?

Spoiler

Like 600K ish? Somewhere around there.

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I always thought that the rest of the world had more golf courses.   I made the assumption that the US had the most but never in my wildest thoughts would have believed the rest of the world didn't match up to my expectations.

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Just under 600k is the answer, I believe.

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I’m going with 600,000 holes

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7 hours ago, dagolfer18 said:

I’m going with 600,000 holes

Well, yeah, the post above yours is:

On 9/13/2019 at 3:17 PM, iacas said:

Just under 600k is the answer, I believe.

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On 9/12/2019 at 1:52 PM, dennyjones said:

I always thought that the rest of the world had more golf courses.   I made the assumption that the US had the most but never in my wildest thoughts would have believed the rest of the world didn't match up to my expectations.

Me too!

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