How Many Calories are Burned on a Golf Range?

By Clint Hale
Hitting a couple buckets of balls on the driving range helps burn calories.
Hitting a couple buckets of balls on the driving range helps burn calories.

While golf can serve as a form of leisurely recreation, it's also a way to exercise and burn calories. A round of 18 on the links is will help make you trimmer, but hitting balls on the driving range is also a way to burn calories, particularly if you hit the range for a substantial length of time.

Lighter People

A 130-lb. person would burn on average 177 calories per hour on the driving range, according to NutriStrategy, which compiles calories burned for various forms of exercise.

Average-Sized People

A 155-lb. person would burn on average 211 calories per hour on the driving range, according to NutriStrategy.

Larger-Sized People

A 190-lb. person would burns an average of 259 calories per hour on the driving range, according to NutriStrategy.

Other Golf Activities

Golfers can burn calories in many other ways, including by playing golf with a cart or pulling or carrying their clubs. For instance, a 155-lb. person would burn an average of 387 calories per hour carrying golf clubs, 352 per hour pulling clubs and 246 per hour playing golf with a power cart.

Variables

Calories that you burn during any activity can fluctuate from person to person. To gain a better gauge of how many calories a golfer might burn during a round on the driving range, consult a physician. A doctor can measure metabolism and other factors that might affect the number of calories you burn.

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