Walking Can Be The Best Way To Enjoy Your Golf Experience

Golf, with its sprawling greens and undulating landscapes, isn't just a sport; it's an experience. And what better way to immerse yourself in the beauty of the game than by walking your next round of golf? Here's why walking can elevate your golf experience to new heights.

In Tune with Nature

Walking a golf course puts you intimately in tune with nature and the course itself. The soft rustle of the wind through the trees, the gentle hum of distant wildlife, and the scent of freshly cut grass create a sensation that can be easily missed when speeding by in a cart. This unhurried pace allows you to appreciate the subtle nuances of a masterfully-designed layout like The Oaks Course at The International, fostering a deeper connection with the natural surroundings.

Great Exercise for Your Health

Beyond the game, golf provides an excellent opportunity for exercise, and walking adds an extra layer of health benefits. Covering the course on foot engages various muscle groups, promotes cardiovascular health, and will greatly increase your steps for the day. It's a low-impact workout that allows you to enjoy the physical activity without the strain often associated with more strenuous exercises.

Push Carts: A Shoulder-Saving Solution

The thought of lugging your golf bag for 18 holes might seem daunting, but fear not – the advent of push carts has revolutionized the walking experience. These convenient contraptions, which are available for Members and their Guests at The International,  take the load off your shoulders, allowing you to traverse the course with ease. You can focus on your swing and strategy without the physical toll of carrying your clubs, making the entire round more enjoyable.

Gain a Different Perspective

Walking provides a unique vantage point that zooming by in a cart simply can't replicate. As you stroll, you have the time to survey the course from various angles, evaluating distances, slopes, and potential challenges. This heightened awareness can positively impact your gameplay, helping you make strategic decisions and improving your overall performance.

Play Like the Pros Do

Make your next round an experience that mimics the normal experience of a professional golfer in tour events, like 2022's LIV Golf Boston, hosted by The Oaks Course at The International. Many golf legends choose to walk, immersing themselves in the game and maintaining a focused, strategic mindset throughout the round. Following in their footsteps can elevate your own game and instill a sense of connection with the sport's rich traditions.

Don't underestimate the power of a leisurely stroll on the golf course. Walking not only enhances your physical well-being but also enriches your overall golf experience. Embrace the unhurried pace, invest in a convenient push cart, and discover a new perspective on the game. Receive the full benefits of golf by taking it slow and walking the full 18 holes -- or 36, as a Member at Greater Boston's only fully-private 36 hole golf club, The International.