Here is 15 interesting facts about golf you should know

 Golf is believed to have originated in Scotland in the 15th century.

 The first standardized 18-hole golf course was built in 1764 at St. Andrews Links.

The game of golf doesn't have a standardized playing area, as the layout can vary between courses.

80% of golfers will never have a handicap below 18.

 There are over 34,000 golf courses worldwide and the number continues to grow.

China banned the construction of new golf courses several years ago.

 was the first sport played on the moon by astronaut Alan Shepard.

The inventor of golf is still unknown, as the origins of the game are based on ancient ball-striking games.

 A golf ball is more likely to travel further in hot weather conditions than in cold weather.

 Sam Snead and Tiger Woods both hold the record for the most PGA Tour wins at 82.

 The French word for golfer is "golfeur".

Golf balls are hit into the water at the 17th hole of the Stadium Course at Sawgrass around 25,000 times every year.

Golf is a sport that combines physical skill with mental strategy.

 Golf is played by people of all ages and can be enjoyed socially or competitively.

Golf is the only sport to have been played on the moon. Astronauts Alan Shepard and Edgar Mitchell famously hit golf balls while on the Apollo 14 mission in 1971.

The world's oldest golf tournament is The Open Championship, also known as the British Open. It was first played in 1860 and continues to be one of the four major championships in professional golf.