How far do you walk in a game of golf?

Category: Playing the Game and Other Challenges
How far do you walk in a game of golf

Clue

Every person and every day will be different.

Answer

Typically a golfer will walk between 1.5 and 2 times the distance shown on the scorecard.

More about how far you walk in a game of golf.

To answer the question how far do you walk in a game of golf we need to consider a number of factors. 

First of all, how long is the course that you’re playing and, as a part of that question, which tees are you playing from. 

And, regardless of how long the course, your accuracy with your golf shots will impact the distance you walk. The straighter you hit your golf ball the more direct your route but if you’re hitting it left and right then you’re walking left and right too.

The steps you take when lining up your putts, getting in and out of bunkers, looking for yardages and other incidentals need to be factored in too.

So, in summary, if you’re playing a 6,000 yard golf course you’ll likely walk somewhere between 9,000 and 12,000 yards (approximately 5 to 7 miles) from the 1st tee to the point you walk off the 18th green.