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Why Golf in Scottsdale Is The Perfect Sport To Take You Outdoors
Scottsdale, Arizona is famous for desert-style resorts, its art scene, and luxurious boutiques, but the golf courses are one of the biggest draws in the city.
When you are considering the stunning weather that seems to stick around all year, what better way to get outdoors and get some exercise in?
Here’s why golf in Scottsdale is the perfect sport to take you outdoors, whether you live in the area or you’re here on vacation.
The Golf Courses Are Amazing
Scottsdale is home to a collection of top-quality, championship golf courses. It’s known as a golf and resort destination, so what better way to get outdoors for a few hours?
Troon North Golf Club is widely regarded as the best public club in the Scottsdale area. It’s desert golf at its very best, featuring two full 18-hole golf courses that weave through the beautiful natural landscape.
Golfers will find themselves playing around granite boulders, like “the Monument”, a huge boulder in the middle of the fairway on the par-5 3rd hole. Immediately after the boulder, the hole has a sharp right dogleg, making it a challenge for golfers of all levels.
If you want to walk where the pros have walked before, play a round at TPC Scottsdale. The course hosts the Waste Management Phoenix Open in February, which attracts pro golfers, but it’s open to the public for the rest of the year.
The Stadium Course’s signature 16th hole, a par-3 of 163 yards, is surrounded by grandstands, which come alive during competition. Play it alone, and it feels eerily like standing in an empty stadium.
It’s Easy to Stay Socially Distanced
One of the greatest things about golf as a sport is that it’s easy to remain socially distanced. Although the pandemic panic has died down somewhat, there’s nothing wrong with taking precaution.
If you’re looking for a way to get outdoors that doesn’t have you interacting closely with others, playing a round of golf is the ideal way to do that.
There are never crowds on golf courses. It’s just you, your clubs, and perhaps a friend or two. Even if you do run into a group of golfers ahead of you, it’s easy to stay at a respectful distance and enjoy your round without feeling worried or crowded.
It’s a Great Workout
Golf may seem like a more relaxed sport than many others, but the truth is that it’s an excellent exercise. Not only do you get an excellent cardiovascular workout walking from hole to hole (if you choose to forgo the golf cart), but your muscles will get a workout too.
Your backswing works your erector spinae muscles, your obliques, and your biceps. The forward swing also works the obliques and biceps, as well as the gluteus maximus. Various other small muscles in the trunk also get activated, and you should keep your core tight while going through your golf swing as well.
The Weather Is Always Good
Scottsdale has exceptional weather, a typical arid desert climate. Spring and summer can get extremely hot, so don’t forget to wear your best golf hat to protect you from the sun if you’re on the course.
Golf is always best played in clear, warm weather. You can see for miles and appreciate the beautifully landscaped surrounding nature.
It’s easy to see why golf in Scottsdale is the perfect sport to take you outdoors and keep you fit, healthy, and happy. You’re surrounded by spectacular natural scenery, you’re breathing in the fresh, clean, desert air, and you’re getting the body moving.
With the huge assortment of courses in the area, there’s truly something for every level of golfer. Go as a family, with friends, or alone – the golf is amazing no matter what!
About the Author
Jordan Fuller is a golfer and entrepreneur. He’s played on golf courses around the country and internationally, and currently shares his golfing knowledge, tips, tricks, and reviews on his website, Golf Influence.