February 9, 2023 | María Sánchez Burguete
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The fields of the Community of Madrid lead the national ranking in number of licenses

Golf in the Community of Madrid has started 2023 in the best possible way in terms of number of licenses. Madrid golf courses lead the top ten of the national ranking, occupying the first eleven positions and twelve of the top 15. What’s more, a club in Madrid is the fastest-growing in the country over the previous year.

A great achievement in a sport that continues to grow in the community motivated by the quality of its practice facilities, its schools, the conditions of the fields and the improvements in them. Let’s see everything step by step.

As we were saying, the Community of Madrid is in luck. 2023 has brought it the best possible data in terms of growth in the number of licenses at its golf courses. And the fact is that the region accumulated 90,330 members at the end of 2022, an increase of 3% over the previous year, the highest figure in the last decade. and one third of the Spanish federative licenses, which total 292,000, as published by the Madrid Golf Federation.

Precisely the Madrid Golf Federation School occupies the place of honor and continues to be the European benchmark with 3,500 students. In second place, Club de Campo Villa de Madrid repeats, as well as Golf Olivar de la Hinojosa in third place.

From fourth to eleventh place in the ranking in this order are: Real Club Puerta de Hierro, Centro Nacional de Golf, Golf Park, Club Jarama RACE, Real Club La Moraleja, Campo de Tiro, Forus Las Rejas Majadahonda and Real Sociedad Hípica Española Club de Campo.

Golf Negralejo is the one that has grown the most in Spain with respect to 2022 (14th in the national ranking) with the highest percentage increase, 17.75%. From the Madrid Golf Courses Association we send our most sincere congratulations to all the golf courses in our community.

But what is it about our courses that attracts so many players?

The golf courses in the Community of Madrid are in enviable health. We have verified this in the data recently published by the Royal Spanish Golf Federation regarding the number of licenses. This recognition in the form of figures is preceded by the highest standards of quality, design, maintenance and facilities.

The improvement in the planning and conditioning of the courses; their designs; the renovation, maintenance and innovation in the practice facilities; the continuous growth of the student school and the calendar of competitions for the school, members and social tournaments make golf the sport with the second largest number of members in the Community of Madrid, only behind soccer, and the sport preferred by women (25,810 players in the region).

If we add to all this the good weather conditions we have in Madrid (the European capital with more hours of sunshine per year, according to the Aramet agency), we find an ideal ecosystem for the practice of golf, which is why so many fans have joined the great family of golf in our community.

María Sánchez Burguete
Responsable Contenidos Redes Sociales
Asociación de Campos de Golf de Madrid
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