Why Golf Is The Perfect Sport in Concord To Take You Outdoors
Article by: Jordan Fuller
It may be the birthplace of Tom Hanks, but that’s definitely not Concord’s only claim to fame! It boasts trendy music and art scenes, and it’s been the recipient of multiple awards and recognitions, including the best place in the state to raise a family, and it’s been a Tree City USA for over 30 years!
It’s also an amazing place to spend time outside. The beautiful weather, for one, makes it a great spot for almost any kind of outdoor activity. But of all the outdoor activities, we’re a little biased… We would always choose golf! Here’s why we believe golf is the perfect sport in Concord to take you outdoors.
Stunning Golf Courses
Concord has beautiful golf courses! They’re well worth playing, especially if you’ve never had a chance to enjoy them before.
The area features an 18-hole course that’s varied and suitable for all levels of golfers, as well as a 9-hole course that’s a great choice for beginners and those looking for a quick round if they’re short on time.
A couple of others on the outskirts round out the collection. All of them are beautiful, tranquil, and well worth spending some time on!
The amazing weather is a big bonus in Concord. Its Mediterranean climate means it’s never properly cold, so golf can be enjoyed year-round. Thanks to the perpetually warm conditions, Concord is the perfect place to play!
The beauty of playing golf is that in cooler weather, it’s a great way to warm up with some light exercise and a brisk walk. In warm weather, it’s not so intense that you can overheat easily.
Although, you should still take extra care to protect yourself from the heat—remember to wear a hat, take plenty of water along with you, and wear sunscreen. You may also want to take an electrolyte tablet with you to ensure you don’t overhydrate and throw your electrolytes out of whack!
Opportunity to Socialize… Or Not
Golf is one of the few sports you can play either by yourself or with others. While some golf courses may not allow a single person to play a round by themselves, there’s always a driving range or putting green you can play on if you need a bit of time alone, away from the hustle and bustle.
On the other hand, golf is also the perfect sport for guys’ or girls’ day out, a date day for a golf-loving couple, or even a fun outing for the whole family. However you decide to do it, the game itself is a fun way to spend time together, and there’s usually a great restaurant on the course for you to enjoy a meal together afterward.
Diablo Creek also has a lighted driving range, which means you can get in a few hours of practice later in the evening if you like. This is a great option for those who may not be available during the day or just want to try something a little different with friends or family. Dinner and driving range. A great evening for golfing fans!
Excellent Way to Experience Nature
Golf isn’t just played on a sports field, like football or lacrosse. Golf is played across acres of beautiful natural space, most often adorned with unspoiled nature. Golf courses have you out in nature, getting fresh air and vitamin D.
Most courses include sand bunkers, lakes or streams, natural rough, a variety of different types of trees, flowers, and sometimes even local flora and fauna.
Multiple studies show the huge positive impact of nature on mood, mental health, and overall well-being—you only have to spend 10 minutes outdoors for the effects to kick in, so imagine spending hours on a stunning golf course.
Great Way to Get In Shape
Golf is not the most intense of sports. If you’re an amateur, you can still get into it quite easily. But play often, and you should find that it helps you to improve your fitness.
You may be surprised to learn that you work a number of different muscles during the golf swing. Your form needs to be correct, though, so working on your form can make quite a difference to your fitness.
There’s also plenty of walking involved—if you forgo the cart, of course, and carry your own clubs—and a typical round of golf can add 10,000+ steps to your day and burn up to 1,000 calories! Great for boosting cardiovascular fitness and shedding some extra pounds too!
Boosts Both Mental & Physical Health
Getting fit isn’t the only bonus to playing golf in Concord. You’ll also get a good mental health boost, thanks to an excellent combination of factors. Light physical exercise, endorphins flowing, and vitamin D being absorbed all help to stimulate the production of serotonin, the happy hormone!
Getting out on the golf course is a good way to give yourself a bit of a mental health boost if you’re feeling anxious, depressed, or worried about something. Not only does it give you that serotonin boost, but it’s a lovely distraction from everyday stressors.
Low Chance of Injuring Yourself
While golf does a lot of good things for our health and physical fitness, one of the best things about it is that it’s low-impact, and there’s very little chance of injuring yourself, especially in comparison to other sports.
It’s worth noting that you’ll need to get your form right in order to truly stay injury-free. If your swing form is incorrect, you’ll be at risk of straining muscles. But once you’ve got that right, there’s very little room for hurting yourself.
This means golf is a suitable sport choice for almost everyone—young, old, healthy, and fragile. The biggest risk is losing your footing while walking, but of course, you can always get a cart for those who may not be able to walk long distances.
Concord is the perfect place for outdoor activity… And we truly believe that golf is the perfect sport in Concord to take you outdoors! The benefits of playing golf far outweigh the cons… Are there even cons?
Whether you’re an accomplished golfer or a total newbie considering starting to play golf, we highly recommend spending some time on the golf course. Alone, with a partner, or in a group, the physical, mental, critical-thinking, and fun factor properties can’t be found in quite the same way in any sport!
About the Author
Jordan Fuller is a retired golfer and businessman. When he’s not on the course working on his own game or mentoring young golfers, he writes in-depth articles for his website, Golf Influence.