April 2016 Economic Impact of Golf in SC

 Economic Impact

In 2015, golf courses and the off-course expenditures of visiting golfers had a total economic impact (direct, indirect and induced) in South Carolina of:

  • $2.705 billion in output or sales,
  • 33,188 jobs,
  • $881 million in personal income
  • $270 million in federal, state and local taxes

Green fees and club membershipdues generated $13.0 million in admissions tax revenue alone, accounting for36% of state admissions tax collections.

Note: The impacts of real estate sales in golf communities and off-site purchases of golf equipment by localgolfers are not included in these totals.

Source: South Carolina Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism


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