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Since the sport’s earliest days, golfing has been enjoyed by people of all ages. And it’s easy to see why – from a fun opportunity to socialize to learning valuable life lessons, the positive effects that golfing has on anyone who plays is enough reason to keep them coming back for more. After all, arguably one of the most famous golfers of all time, Tiger Woods, got his start when he was just two years old, and one of the oldest known golfers ever was still playing at the age of 103! Here’s a deeper look at why golfing is truly a sport for everybody.

Safe Activity for Any Age

Compared to other activities like flag football, soccer, and tennis, golf is a sport of relatively low risk, with low-impact exercise that is safe for all ages. The handicap system levels the playing field, so golfers of all ages, skill levels, and physical abilities can enjoy a challenging day on the course.

Many Different Formats

Your golfing experience is essentially customizable to suit the individual needs of you and your group. For instance, you can play standard 18- or nine-hole games, or choose from a wide variety of playing styles:

  • Medal
  • Stableford
  • Texas-scramble
  • Foursomes
  • Greensomes
  • Match play
  • Stroke play
  • Fourball
  • Kid-friendly variations

Social Affair

Whether you’re serious about your golfing game or are hitting the course for the first time, your experience can turn into quite the social affair. If you’re heading out with your friends or family, you’re in for a memorable few hours. Or, you can capitalize on a great networking opportunity by bringing your business partners and prospective clients out for a morning or afternoon on the greens. And as an added bonus, golfing is a food- and beverage-friendly activity!

Valuable Life Lessons

You’re never too young or old to learn something new, especially when it comes to experiencing the valuable life lessons behind the game of golf. Not only does the sport promote good sportsmanship, but it also teaches golfers to treat their competitors with the utmost respect. Unwritten rules like shaking the hands of your playing partners after every round and never walking on others’ putting lines are just some of the aspects that make golf appropriate for all ages.

Golf is a solo game, and it helps teach you to rely on yourself to get the best score possible. Plus, golfing also teaches you to never take life’s simple pleasures for granted. From enjoying the serene beauty of our private golf course to exclusive opportunities to socialize with fellow members, golfing at Basking Ridge Country Club will instill lifelong memories you’d be hard-pressed to find at other courses.

Welcoming Golfers of All Ages

Golfing isn’t just for the professionals. At Basking Ridge Country Club, golfers of all ages are welcome. We offer child memberships for any member’s children under age 13, as well as junior memberships for ages 14-22 and many options for those over the age of 23. For more information on our memberships or about our exclusive, private golf course, contact us today.