Health & Wellness
Amount of calories a person who walks 36 holes a week will burn while playing golf.
Low impact, high benefits
Playing the game of golf can improve your quality of life. Walking 9 or 18 holes of golf (with or without a cart) can help oxygenate the body, improve posture and renew your spirit.
A study conducted in Denver, CO, concludes that those who walk a 9-hole course can expect to walk an average of 2.5 miles.
Those who walk 36 holes a week will burn around 2,900 calories a week. Studies show that burning 2,500 calories a week improves your overall health by lowering your risk of heart disease, diabetes and cancer.
Cardiologist Dr. Edward A. Palank’s study shows that golfers who walk the course reduce their levels of bad cholesterol while keeping their good cholesterol steady.
- According to the Health Status calorie counter: A person who weighs between 150-200 pounds, will burn between 2,000 to 2,700 calories by walking an 18-hole golf course. You must burn 3,500 calories to lose one pound.
By the Numbers