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I'm looking for free geo localization data of world wide golf courses. I can easily parse and store this information from several specialized websites... But I would like to find another way to get it (just don't want to have any copyright issues).

Any idea?

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You could start with the 25000+ objects tagged with leisure=golf_course on OpenStreetMap. To do this, you could extract the geolocations with GIS tools, or create a custom map like they did with bicycle tags. OSM data is ODbL licensed.

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geonames.usgs.gov has all the named features on US maps, including golf courses. They have some coverage of foreign names, too, but I have no experience with those.

  • nice resource (with lots of non-cryptic data for download)! – philshem Apr 25 '14 at 12:56

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