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Golf Canada members post a record 10 million scores in 2023

Oakville, Ont. – Golf Canada members posted a record number of scores in 2023, with over 10 million being recorded, breaking the previous high of 9.2 million set in 2022. 

On December 12, 2023, the 10 millionth score in 2023 was recorded. The round was placed at Boca Raton Golf and Racquet Club in Florida, United States by Jocelyn.

The provinces of Ontario and British Columbia accounted for just over half of all scores recorded in 2023 while the month of July saw the most rounds played at almost 2 million.

ProvinceScores Recorded
British Columbia20%
New Brunswick3%
Nova Scotia4%
Prince Edward Island0.5%
Newfoundland and Labrador0.5%

The first known recorded online round was played on June 23, 2005, at Bear Mountain Golf and Country Club in Victoria, B.C. Most of the early scores were posted in offline systems that were eventually imported in batches as the clubs migrated to the online system. Uplands Golf Club in Victoria, B.C. was one of the first courses to adopt the online version of Score Centre with 85 of the first 100 scores recorded were played at that course.

The COVID-19 pandemic saw a boom in the sport of golf with a large increase in participation since 2019. Between 2019 and 2023, almost 45 million scores were recorded. This can be attributed to the numerous health benefits associated with the sport including, relieving stress, improving your mental health, weight loss, reducing the chance of developing heart disease and increased interaction with friends and family.

“Golf Canada is thrilled to see the sport of golf continuing the momentum and success it experienced during the COVID-19 pandemic. We have seen increased levels in membership and more people spending time out on the golf course. With that, we have reached this incredible milestone of 10 million scores being posted this year,” said Ryan Logan, Director of Memberships, Golf Canada.

As the sport continues to grow in popularity, we look forward to beating this milestone in 2024. Not a member? Join Golf Canada’s largest golf community.