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It's thought that golf may have been played in several states along the eastern seaboard soon after the American Revolution, Scotsman John Reid is generally given credit for introducing golf to America around 1888. An R&A report entitled "Golf around the world 2015" believes there are now 15,372 golf facilities nationwide, a figure that represents approximately 45% of the total number throughout the world. Golf in the United States is played by about 25 million people, or 8% of the population.
From East Coast to West Coast, this is a land of golf opportunity. Being so vast there is a huge combination of different terrains and climates to test any golfer’s handicap, whether this is teeing it up in the desert landscape of Arizona or by the crashing waves of the Pacific Ocean at Pebble Beach, California. Alternatively why not try the immaculate Florida fairways or the natural beauty of South Carolina, or what about the bright lights of Las Vegas or even the history of North Carolina’s Pinehurst. The Aloha state, comprised of hundreds of volcanic islands in the Pacific Ocean, is a spectacular golf destination with breath-taking scenery and a delightful tropical climate.
From Maine to New Mexico, golf in the US is a game for all seasons. The winter climate is just right for it in Florida, Hawaii and the Arizona desert. Summertime is golf time in the Rocky Mountains and through the sand dunes of Oregon’s Pacific seaboard, cooled by a northerly breeze. Golf gives a sporting purpose to a nature-appreciation tour of New England in the autumn.