Golf group walking

The link between walking, golf & improved health

Traditionally, when you think of golf, you associate the sport with retirees soaking in their work free lifestyle, or a group of colleagues out on a ‘business meeting.’

However, golf isn’t just about escaping work commitments; there are countless health and social benefits that one will experience when playing. These benefits are mostly related to the distance covered by walking during a round of golf.

Better Health lists the following benefits of walking for even just 30 minutes in your day:

The average distance covered when playing on Bundoora Park’s 72 par course is around 8km. Yes, you read that correctly, 8km!

That is the equivalent of walking up and down the MCG 45 times, 21 laps around a standard sized Olympic athletics track or four laps of Caulfield Racecourse.

Golf is one of those rare activities where you can mix exercise, socialising and a hint of competitiveness all in one. It provides you with the opportunity to catch up with friends and exercise outdoors, while also enjoying the fun and relief of playing golf.

One of the many great components involved with golf that separates it from other leisure activities, is the convenience and accessibility of playing. Our course is open to the public from 6am until sunset and offers twilight tee off times. Meaning you get to play when it suits you! 

Bundoora Park Golf Course has prided itself on being one of the most accessible courses for the public and the local community, ensuring golf remains a fun and enjoyable experience for players of all abilities.

So no matter your age or experience, get involved in the current golfing boom and experience the many benefits of playing!

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