How many Calories Does Golf Really Burn? | Carson Tahoe Health

Golf for Good Health.

Sure, playing golf is a perfect way to enjoy a relaxing day off with friends, but golf is also a great way to get in shape, too. A typical 18-hole round of golf, using a cart, burns from 200-300 calories. If you want to step it up, ditch the cart in favor of walking the course. You’ll burn even more calories (325-475 calories) and depending of if you use a rolling cart or carry your clubs, will increase your muscle strength. The act of swinging also keeps your muscles and joints active, while calculating your drives, chips and putts gives your brain a workout, too.

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