# ﻿Does walking on the golf course improve your score?

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## Does walking on the golf course improve your score?

Golfers who walk also tend to score better than those who ride in a cart or carry their own bag. The scientist who conducted the study is Neil Wolkodoff, who, in 2009 at the time of the study, was director of the Rose Center for Health and Sports Sciences in Denver, Colo.

## How many miles do you walk for 18 holes on average?

About 2.1k steps per mile for me. That results in about 8 miles of walking for 18 holes while pushing my 3 wheel golf cart. If you walk and carry your bag, the numbers should be lower, but add in the higher calories expended by carrying the bag.

## How far does the average golfer walk on the course?

The average golfer walks between 7 to 8 miles depending on several factors. Length of the course plus how far apart the greens are from the next tees. Surprisingly if a golfer uses a mechanical golf cart the amount of walking is higher than you’d think—about 3–3.5 miles.

## How many miles is a round on a golf course?

From the championship tees, there are 7,475 yards to navigate to complete a round. That equates to 4.22 miles (on a straight line). Course rating from there is 78.1. (Tough course!) Therefore, taking all these into account, I am sure there is a mathematical formula to answer your question. But there are variables.