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College Sports - Golf

Schools sponsored varsity Golf teams in 2021:

# of ScholarshipsAverage Athletic
# of# of teamsTotal AthletesAverage team sizelimit per teamScholarship
DivisionSchoolsMen'sWomen'sMenWomenMen'sWomen'sMenWomenMenWomen
NCAA I3263012702,9412,2201084.5618,01518,827
NCAA II2472211982,2911,5471083.65.46,4957,986
NCAA III3413122483,2111,787107----
NAIA1831771711,7871,202107557,8367,733
Other 4 year2626151613362--371237
NJCAA173169951,15331773882,1372,627
Other 2 year48413532317085--304426
Totals1,3441,2471,03211,8677,276107----

Golf is an equivalency sport for NCAA scholarship purposes, so partial scholarships can be awarded to meet the limit per school. For example, an NCAA Division I school can award 9 male golfers each a 1/2 scholarship and still meet the limit of 4.5 per school. See our page on scholarship limits for more information.

* Average Athletic Scholarship is the average annual amount of athletically related student aid per athlete for ALL varsity sports sponsored by the specific school. Some athletes receive full awards, some receive partial and many receive none. Additionally some sports within a school may be fully funded, some partially and some sports provide no athletic scholarships. Private schools generally have higher tuition than public schools and the average award will reflect this.

Odds of a High School Golf Player competing in College 2021:

MaleFemale
Estimated number of US High School Golfers 2019-20168,48096,071
Number of College Golfers11,8677,276
% of US High School Golfers competing at any College Level6.80%7.20%
% of US High School Golfers Competing at NCAA I Schools1.50%1.80%
Odds of a US High School Golfer making any College Roster15:114:1
Odds of a US High School Golfer making an NCAA I Roster65:156:1