Italy has had its ups and downs with the growth of golf during the years. Nevertheless, the country continues to grow each year.
In 2010, Italy counted a total of 100,317 golfers. Looking at the rate of growth in 2010, Italy was doing a very good job, with a growth rate of 5,12% compared with the previous year. However, in 2011 the growth rate was negatively influenced by Europe's worst time since 2002. In 2012 Italy's growth rate was 1,26% leaving them above the European average 0.65%