With more than 60 million golfers worldwide and gorgeous courses in over 200 countries, golf ranks as one of the top 10 most popular sports in the world. If you’re still on the fence about giving golf a try, we’ve gathered a list of six reasons why you should pick up a set of clubs and grab a tee time on the award-winning Championship Course (or the Links Course!) at Sand Hollow Resort.



1. Good Exercise

Like any sport, golf is a great form of exercise. You’ll spend a lot of time on your feet just by playing the game, but if you opt to walk instead of rent a cart, you’re sure to clock in quite a few miles of walking. Golf is the perfect way to reach your daily exercise goals!


2. Enjoy Time Outside

Playing golf means spending time outside. It’s a great excuse to get some fresh air, especially if you have a desk job, or you are indoors most of the day.


Along with soaking in a healthy dose of vitamin D from the sunshine, you’ll receive other health benefits that come from spending time outdoors, including improved sleep, lower blood pressure, decreased depression, and less anxiety.


3. Challenge Yourself

Unlike team sports, golf is completely personal. This means you are playing against yourself to try to beat your own record. It can be enjoyable to challenge yourself to improve your game each time you play.


4. Build Friendships

Golf is a relationship game. Many lasting friendships are created on the golf course. While golfers enjoy the personal aspect of golf, it can be a great opportunity to join in with other players as well. By the end of the round, you may find yourself enjoying dinner with new friends.


5. Promote Relaxation

While spending time outdoors alone can reduce anxiety, playing golf can further improve your mood and promote relaxation. When you’re on the golf course, it’s easy to leave all of the worries of daily life behind.


6. A Reason to Travel

With golf courses in over 200 countries, there’s no better reason to travel than to play a game of golf in Scotland or better yet, among the red rocks at Sand Hollow Resort!


With all of the benefits golf has to offer, there’s no reason not to pick up a set of clubs! Click here to book a tee time and get ready to enjoy a few hours on the course. Or contact us at 435-656-4653 to learn more about taking a lesson at the resort!