Popularity of Golf Around the World

Golf is played around the world, though it is more popular in certain countries. Here we use online search traffic for the term 'Golf' to analyze which countries it is more popular. See also the lists of popular sports in many countries.

Golf is most popular, based on online searches for that term, in Ireland. By the large list below it is clear how well the game of golf has spread around the world.

ranking Country Regional Popularity *
1 Ireland 100
2 Canada 85
3 United Kingdom 80
4 United States 79
5 South Africa 78
6 Australia 65
7 New Zealand 55
8 Denmark 40
9 Finland 38
10 Switzerland 37
11 Germany 36
12 Sweden 36
13 Austria 34
14 France 32
15 Netherlands 32
16 Namibia 31
17 Spain 30
18 Botswana 29
19 Belgium 28
20 Singapore 27
21 Czech Republic 26
22 Madagascar 26
23 Norway 25
24 Italy 23
25 Romania 22
26 Lao People's Democratic Republic 22
27 Portugal 22
28 Bosnia and Herzegovina 21
29 Hong Kong 21
30 Fiji 20
31 Malaysia 19
32 Myanmar 19
33 Macedonia 19
34 Poland 18
35 United Arab Emirates 18
36 Zimbabwe 18
37 Benin 17
38 Zambia 17
39 Argentina 17
40 Cambodia 17
41 Slovakia 17
42 Albania 17
43 Slovenia 16
44 Mauritius 16
45 Algeria 16
46 Iraq 16
47 Tunisia 16
48 Morocco 16
49 Croatia 15
50 Thailand 14
51 Kenya 13
52 Afghanistan 13
53 Estonia 13
54 Lebanon 13
55 Bulgaria 12
56 Greece 12
57 Puerto Rico 12
58 Paraguay 12
59 Kyrgyzstan 12
60 Panama 11
61 Hungary 11
62 Cote d'Ivoire 11
63 Uganda 11
64 Lithuania 10
65 Mexico 10
66 South Korea 10
67 Trinidad and Tobago 10
68 Ghana 10
69 Latvia 10
70 Kazakhstan 9
71 Mozambique 9
72 Jamaica 9
73 Dominican Republic 9
74 Philippines 9
75 Chile 9
76 Indonesia 9
77 Nigeria 9
78 Brazil 8
79 Moldova 8
80 Senegal 8
81 Uruguay 8
82 Armenia 7
83 Angola 7
84 Turkey 7
85 Costa Rica 7
86 Tanzania 7
87 Azerbaijan 7
88 Guatemala 6
89 Colombia 6
90 Belarus 6
91 Cameroon 6
92 Oman 6
93 Taiwan 6
94 India 6
95 Georgia 6
96 Pakistan 6
97 Israel 5
98 Peru 5
99 Japan 5
100 Nepal 5
101 Kuwait 5
102 Russian Federation 5
103 Ukraine 5
104 El Salvador 5
105 Sri Lanka 4
106 Ecuador 4
107 Bangladesh 4
108 Libya 4
109 Honduras 4
110 Jordan 4
111 Bolivia 4
112 Palestinian Territory 4
113 Nicaragua 4
114 Venezuela 3
115 Viet Nam 3
116 Egypt 3
117 Cuba 3
118 Iran 2
119 Sudan 2
120 Syria 2
121 Saudi Arabia 2
122 China 2

* Regional Popularity is a relative term (proportional to the most popular term and related to the popularity of other terms in each region), and does not represent an actual number of searches.

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