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5 Reasons to Get Out of the House and Onto the Course

Benefits of Golfing Amid Coronavirus Concerns

1. Sunlight Benefits

The best-known benefits of sunlight is its ability to boost the body's vitamin D supply. Unlike other essential vitamins, which must be obtained from food, vitamin D can by synthesized in the skin. Our island golf courses are the perfect place to safely soak in the sun. Grab your hat (or snag one from our online golf store) and enjoy spring sunshine from the golf course at Wild Dunes Resort. 

2. Physical Activity

Golf is proven to lower blood pressure, blood sugar, and cholesterol. Golfers also have an increased life expectancy of about five years on average. With so many benefits of exercise, it's no surprise that golf is a great outlet. Walk the course rather than using a golf cart. Stretch before and after your round. Hit the Links Course driving range first. Anything you can do to stay active. 

3. Socialization (Even with Distance)

People benefit from social engagement - even with the addition of social distance. In fact, people with more social support tend to live longer and have stronger immune systems. Social interaction boosts feelings of well-being, and studies show it's beneficial to long-term brain health. A round of golf is the perfect way to socialize with a small group without sacrificing safe distance. 

4. Problem Solving/Mental Stimulation

A round of golf is essentially an extended mental exercise, commanding you to stay focused on the challenge at hand. Golf can also help relieve stress, anxiety, and even depression. Check out some of our golf director's top golf tips to take that will assist with some of the most challenging golf shots. And of course - practice, practice, practice. 

5. Beach Benefits

Science says that "vitamin sea" does the mind and body good. Staring at the ocean changes our brain waves' frequency and puts us into a meditative state. Our waterside fairways are the perfect spots to reap in those benefits. Play alongside the Intracoastal Waterway on the Harbor Course, or finish your Links Course round overlooking the glistening Atlantic Ocean. 

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