When you ask workers what they plan to do when they retire, many say they will be playing more golf. It seems to be one of the most popular go-to retirement sports.
The idea of golfing in retirement is so commonplace it has become a cliché, but there is a reason for that association. Golfing is a wonderful activity for those in retirement, providing an excellent (and fun) type of exercise, as well as social engagement.
Retirees have more time to spend on things they enjoy. And, you need to have the time to play golf. It isn’t a quick sport. It takes time — and sometimes some patience — even if it’s just 9 holes. The speed of play is not only dictated by the skill level of golfers in your group and their pace of play but also the players ahead of you and the ones ahead of them.
But, it isn’t just that retirement gives people more time to play. It’s also good exercise and a chance to enjoy the great outdoors. Golf actually includes another popular activity for retirees — walking. Walking from hole to hole can be a great cardiovascular workout. Even if you use a cart, you still spend time walking and swinging a club to at least get some exercise.
Golfing can also be a great social activity. It’s a chance to catch up with friends or make new ones.
If you plan to play golf often in your retirement, you may want to consider living in a community with several golf membership options. You can get to know your new neighbors or create an entirely new social circle, all while enjoying the game you love.
Whether you are currently retired or just hoping to be one day, a country club golf membership can make your leisure time more pleasant. You can play a round of golf with friends or make new friends at the club. You’ll always have a place to play and plenty of people to join you. Even if you aren’t retired yet, you can start planning and enjoying the amenities now. Be sure to put Bonita Bay Club on your list!
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