Every day, millions of people around the globe pick up their clubs and step out onto the golf course. Ask any golfer what they love about the game and they’ll likely list off a number of reasons. Some players will tell you it’s all about the excitement of the sport, and others will tell you they love socializing with other golfers. But on top of all of these great reasons, golf is also incredibly beneficial to players’ health.


If you’re looking for a way to get back into shape and spend more time outdoors, you can’t beat our golf course and practice facilities at Burl Oaks Golf Club. That’s why we’re sharing some of the top health benefits of golf in this post. Give us a call to get your golf membership and get started on the path to better health today!

1.   Mental Boost

Spending time in the fresh air alone is good for a person’s mental well-being. All of that sunshine and nature is a great way to boost anyone’s mood and increase relaxation. The mental challenge of engaging in golf also helps players to stay alert and mentally sharp. And anytime you exercise, you’ll enjoy deeper, more restorative sleep.

2.   Heart Health

An afternoon on the golf course is full of opportunities for exercise, including alternating strength and cardio. When you walk from one hole to the next, you’re getting a much-needed low-impact cardio workout. During the two to five hours a player spends on the course, his or her heart rate can increase to about 100 beats per minute. And all of this heart-healthy exercise helps to reduce a player’s risk of cardiovascular health problems like high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and diabetes.

3.   Body Strength

If you’re looking for a healthy way to build body strength, you can start by carrying your own golf clubs between holes. Boosting that cardio with strength exercise will help your swing while building your bone and muscle strength. And every time you step up to swing, you’re toning your muscles while increasing your control.

4.   Fitter Weight

If you’re like millions of Americans, the pandemic wasn’t great for your waistline. Between gym closures and all of that time spent at home, far too many of us packed on a few pounds. But you can easily work off that extra weight by spending just a little more time playing 18 holes each week.


Experts recommend walking 10,000 steps each day for optimum fitness, a number you can easily hit while walking an 18-hole course. According to experts, female golfers can burn as many as 1500 calories in one round, while male golfers can max at around 2500 calories or so. Can you say “Beach body?”

Get Your Minnesota Golf Membership Today

Make good health a priority this summer with a golf membership from Burl Oaks Golf Club in Minnetrista, Minnesota. To sign up for a membership, contact us or call us at 952-472-7017 today!