Golf

Hitting the links in The Villages

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Golf

If you like golf then you will love living in The Villages. There are 11 immaculately kept championship golf courses, 30 executive courses and 4 practice facilities in The Villages. Lifetime country club memberships to the championship courses are included for Village residents and walking the executive courses is free!

Interesting Facts

Golf

  • There are 147,896 yards (85 miles) of golf available in The Villages (from back tees) Championship Golf Holes total 52 miles and Executive Course holes total 31.2 miles
  • Cane Gardens ‘ Allamanda/Jacaranda (3606/3583 yards) from the back tees is nine yards longer than Palmer Legends’ Cherry Hill/Laurel Valley (3541/3639 yards)
  • With 11 Championship and 32 Executive Golf Courses The Villages exceeds the second largest golf facility in the world, Mission Hills in China , which as 216 holes.
  • 316 golfers shot their age in 2011
  • Total shoot-your-age rounds in The Villages 1500
  • There were 1,832 holes-in-one in The Villages in 2011, and 2 albatross
  • In 2011 a total of 55,663 Villagers played one or more rounds of golf for a total of 2,546,611 rounds of golf.
  • The approximate miles driven in golf carts for this many rounds of golf on The Villages golf courses total 6,330,365 miles. That’s a distance equivalent to driving around the world at the Equator 254 times.
  • About one-third of Villages residents are regular golfers
  • Playing 36 holes per day, a Villager could play 16 straight days of golf in The Villages without repeating a hole
  • Golf Management Systems statistically estimates that golf balls lost in 2011 total approximately 5,810,493 (WOW!)
  • There were 717,124 championship rounds of golf played in The Villages
  • Average rounds of golf were 57,370 per course which is almost twice the nationwide average
  • There were 1,829,340 executive golf rounds played in The Villages
  • 9 hole golf courses averaged 59,192 rounds of golf
  • Executive golf rounds played in The Villages were 3.5 times the national average