Golfing is not only one of Australia’s favourite pastimes, but it also has a strong following in a professional sense. The PGA Tour of Australasia is the main competition in Australia for men. The PGA tour in Australia is one of the five licensed members of the International Federation of PGA Tours, which makes it a top tier tour. The prize money in 2013 won by contestants, ranged from A$484 to A$538,630 with 168 participating. In February 2014, Golf Digest ranked 3 Australian courses in the Top 20 in the world. This shows that Australia has the facilities and conditions to accommodate any golf lover.
This FACT indicates the number of golf courses each capital city has within a 50km area. Sydney is recognized as having the highest number, at 93, followed by Melbourne at 78. The lowest number of golf courses is Darwin, at 3.