The game of golf accounts for an estimated $11.3 billion of Canada's Gross Domestic Product (GDP), which includes:
- 341,794 jobs;
- $7.6 billion in household income;
- $1.2 billion in property and other indirect taxes; and,
- $1.9 billion in income taxes
Golf in Canada generates an estimated $29.4 billion in total gross production through direct, indirect and induced spending impacts.
~The total direct economic activity (total direct sales) resulting from the Canadian Golf Industry is estimated at $13.6 billion. Of this total, the revenues generated directly by golf courses and their facilities and stand-alone driving ranges ($4.7 billion) rivals the revenues generated by all other participation sports and recreation facilities combined ($4.8 billion) in Canada.
"National Allied Golf Association, Economic Impact of Golf in Canada 2014"