These days, the days of golfing are numbered. And for those who enjoy indulging in a round or two on a weekend might find themselves joining a dwindling club as the world’s top courses start to close.
In Japan, 42 of the country’s 98 golf courses have shut down. In Scotland, 144 of its 150 courses have been closed since 2000. And in Spain, a staggering 40% of the country’s courses have been abandoned.
Sadly this pattern is being replicated across Europe and even in America with some high-profile examples such as Pebble Beach Golf Links in California being forced to close its doors to players from outside the United States due to lack of demand.
While it seems that not much can be done to save