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Looking for great golf outing venues in Delaware? Awesome! While it may not be widely known to many outside the area, Delaware is a beautiful place for virtually any sort of special event. It’s an ideal backdrop for meetings, weddings, banquets, social events, and more.

With state parks all over, golf outings in Delaware enjoy an enviable amount of space and a backdrop that can’t be easily forgotten.

As spacious and as perfect a place as it is for enjoying the outdoors, southern Delaware plays host to a number of premier golf courses that are the envy of courses everywhere. Those looking for a unique place to play golf, or even learn to play golf for the first time would be hard-pressed to find a better backdrop for a game.

It’s strange to think how much time and money go into golf each year when you consider that a short hundred or so years ago in 1900, there were only an estimated 1,000 golf clubs in the country. If you think golf seems to be a quality associated with money or high class now, you should have seen the national perception of the sport in the early 1900’s.

It’s easy to see why and how golf got popular. While some joke about the presence of a golf cart, it is actually quite a physically intense and gratifying sport, and an effective exercise if engaged in fully.

A man weighing about 175 lbs. can be expected to burn almost 500 calories per golf outing if he’s carrying his own clubs. On a typical nine-hole course, a golfer might walk almost 2.5 miles. That’s quite a bit of exercise for any individual, especially someone who might be thought of as a taker of shortcuts, thanks to the stigma surrounding the use of motorized carts in the sport. A player may only have 14 clubs in their bag at one time, however, making the 500 calories per outing something of an “at most” estimate.

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Golfing is more than a way to pass the time. The social, athletic, and aesthetic components of the sport result in an activity which provides a number of important mental and physical health benefits. Thanks to the low-impact nature of the sport, there are few ages at which people cannot enjoy this fun and healthy activity. Folks who attend a golf club can expect to enjoy the following important benefits:

  1. Well-being as facilitated by social involvement: Humans are social creatures. We crave group activities and events, whether in the form of a competition or simply as recreation. Joining a golf club provides community and a sense of belonging as you get to know the familiar faces who spend time there. Whether at a Sunday brunch, a special event, or simply out on the green, there are plenty of places to make new friends and grow your support system.
  2. A thorough workout: As any golfer will tell you, swinging a metal club over and over again to hit a ball vast distances is no easy task. While not overly taxing to any specific joint, this activity ends up working out most of the muscles in the body. To make the strength training even more complete, carry your own bag. A golf bag with a complete set of clubs typically weighs an impressive 30 pounds.
  3. High caloric expenditure: 18-hole golf courses promote a higher metabolic rate simply by virtue of their length. A full round on a Smyrna golf course involves walking five to six miles. Add in the hills which many courses involve and the up to 14 clubs a player can have in their bag and you have a serious test of endurance. In Deerfield Golf Club in Newark, Delaware, golfers have 145 acres of beautiful grounds to explore.
  4. Balance of mental engagement and relaxation: A premier golf course provides opportunities both to hone one’s mental acuity and to enjoy the rejuvenating aspects of natural scenery. Golfers must make such calculations as estimations of distance, decisions on which club to use, compensation for the wind, and more. They do this, though, while immersed in a scenic location which naturally boosts serotonin.

Whatever your age and abilities, you can benefit from the beauty and the challenges of golfing, so do not wait — get out of the house and onto a course today!

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2016 Annual Golf Passes Now Available!

Thinking about joining Garrisons Lake as an Annual Passholder? Now is the perfect time to join- commit to a 2016 Annual Passholder package and get the rest of 2016 FREE! The sooner you join, the more FREE GOLF you’ll be able to enjoy! PLUS! Receive a welcome package valued at over $150 FREE when you join! Call the Pro Shop at 302-659-1206 for all the details!

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