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About Golf Prince Edward Island

Golf PEI is a non-profit association of provincial golf industry stakeholders. Our mandate is to promote Prince Edward Island as a golf destination and to draw golfers from all over the world to our more than 400 fairways. There are countless reasons why PEI is your next golf destination, and we’ve highlighted just 10 of them here.

PEI is Canada’s smallest province in both size and population, but it offers 28 golf facilities, all of which are open to public play. A third of PEI’s facilities were built after 1990, and the island boasts a strong supply relative to its full-time residents. PEI boasts one golf hole per every 343 residents on PEI and a population of 6,179 for every 18 holes! (2015 Golf Canada Golf Facilities Report).

The financial spin-off from the golfing industry on PEI is significant. Almost 80% of industry related spin-off is the result of non-golfing consumption. Restaurants, retailers, accommodations, entertainment venues, tourism operators and others all benefit directly from the influx of people who come to PEI to play golf.

In 2011, PEI was named the Undiscovered Golf Destination of the Year by the International Association of Golf Travel Operators. Given that much of the Island is sparsely developed, many of the province’s courses offer breathtaking views of the ocean and rolling hillsides.

Prince Edward Island - (2014 Economic Impact of Golf in Canada by NAGA)

The game of golf contributed an estimated $62.6 million toward Prince Edward Island’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP). ($66.2 million in 2009).

This includes:

  • 2,000 jobs (2,600 jobs in 2009);
  • $39.6 million in household income ($50.5 million in 2009);
  • $6.3 million in property and other indirect taxes ($6.1 million in 2009); and about
  • $10.5 million in federal and provincial income taxes ($11.3 million in 2009).
  • Golf in Prince Edward Island generates $147 million in total gross production through direct, indirect and induced spending impacts.

The total direct economic activity (total direct sales) resulting from Prince Edward Island’s Golf Industry is estimated at $105 million per year. Of this total, the revenues generated directly by golf courses, and their associated facilities is estimated at $34.4 million.

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