The 3 Biggest Health Benefits of Golfing at Bay Harbor You Never Thought Of
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There is nothing else like golfing at Bay Harbor. The pristine fairways and greens on the immaculate shores of Lake Michigan set the backdrop for a true one-of-a-kind experience. Often referred to as “The Pebble Beach of the Midwest,” the Bay Harbor Golf Club offers three distinct and varied Arthur Hills courses with 27 holes of championship golf. While the courses and setting may be gifts in themselves, the health benefits of golfing at Bay Harbor are also worth exploring. Here a few more reasons why golf at Bay Harbor should top your bucket list:

 

Exposure to the outdoors – The nature of playing golf on courses as large as 200 acres requires players to be outdoors. Basking in nature provides us many health benefits for our mind and body. Studies have shown that constant exposure to green areas relaxes the body, reduces stress and can aid in alleviating anxiety. Furthermore, exposure to sunlight allows the body to soak up vitamin D from the sun, promoting bone growth in youth and reducing the risk of depression, heart disease and certain cancers

 

Good for your brain – As your heart rate increases, so will blood flow to the brain, which can stimulate and improve nerve cell connections. This can delay mental illnesses such as dementia. While competing against others, golfers will also compete with themselves for personal best scores. This type of challenging boosts confidence and self-esteem, while the mental alacrity involved in tallying scores, improving strategy and fostering hand-eye coordination will keep the brain active in logical functions.

 

Better sleep – Since you are getting quite a bit of exercise, your tired body will thank you at night when it’s time for some long deserved rest. Golfers will fall asleep faster, sleep more profoundly, and are able to remain in a deep sleep for longer periods of time due to the amount of energy expended. Deeper sleep is necessary for your body to regenerate cell and repair any muscles and tissues.

 

A good night’s rest is sure to be on the docket after conquering Bay Harbor’s three distinct courses. The Links, with its towering bluffs and dunes, is reminiscent of great Scottish seaside courses, set along miles of magnificent Lake Michigan shoreline. The Preserve was designed to showcase the natural beauty of Northern Michigan, with dense hardwoods, lush greens, wildflowers, wetlands and an abundance of wildlife. The Quarry has rightly earned its reputation as one of the world’s most unique courses. Carved out of a shale quarry, the course winds its way through 40-foot gorges, surrounded by stone cliffs, natural ponds and a gentle waterfall. You’ll also enjoy the Club’s expansive practice facilities, expert PGA instruction and wide selection of top-of-the-line equipment for rent.

 

Spanning more than five miles of pristine Lake Michigan shoreline, Bay Harbor, Michigan is a cherished destination for vacationers and residents alike. Whether you’re looking for the best golf around, Lake Michigan vacation rentals, waterfront homes for sale, or simply the best place to visit in Northern Michigan, you’ve found it at Bay Harbor.

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