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When I could I would always walk and carry my clubs. But time gets to the body (arthritis in knees) and I never carry my clubs anymore (Sun Mountain cart). I do walk when I can but courses that have a lot elevation changes or great distances between greens to tees I ride. Also I play with some groups that like to ride and so I do too as I don't want to feel hurried tying to keep up. I enjoy the game in either case but feel like walking is preferable for several reasons.

I recommend not playing courses that are not walker-friendly. If you prefer walking, then send a message to course operators that you will avoid playing their course until they make it walker-friendly.

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I recommend not playing courses that are not walker-friendly. If you prefer walking, then send a message to course operators that you will avoid playing their course until they make it walker-friendly.

That would be a good option, except that the layout of some courses make them not walker friendly. Some courses have approximately 1/4 mile or more from green to the next tee box which makes it not conducive to walking. btw..I normally walk also.

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my only problem with walking is that I like to drink ALOT of water on the course, so carrying about a gallon of water would make my bag incredibly heavy.

lol unless you are also peeing a gallon during the round the extra resulting weight is the same . bag or belly a gallon weighs the same . 7 lbs .

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"its not true golf when riding in a cart". What a bunch of garbage. If Im out playing recreationally so what if I use a cart. Im not a pro, golf isnt my job. I do things other than golf so I play as fast as I can.

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I wont play at a course that does not allow walking. For me anyway, it doesnt feel like golf when im in a cart. Unless im in a scramble or something, i walk every single time i play. Its the only way to do it!

I try to avoid cart-only courses - especially ones that were designed that way and not just a recent cash grab. Not being able to walk is just one of the things that irritate me about those kinds of tracks.

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I try to avoid cart-only courses - especially ones that were designed that way and not just a recent cash grab. Not being able to walk is just one of the things that irritate me about those kinds of tracks.

I agree. Don't play the courses that discourage walking. I mention in reviews and e-mails to course management that I refuse to play their course due to the policies of no walking. I've paid the cart premium and still walked the course on some occasions. That gets an unusual response!

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"its not true golf when riding in a cart". What a bunch of garbage. If Im out playing recreationally so what if I use a cart. Im not a pro, golf isnt my job. I do things other than golf so I play as fast as I can.

Your premise that cart golf is a faster process than walking is a myth!! You suggest that a "busy schedule" influences you to ride. You simply choose to ride. You do raise an important distinction - recreation versus the sport of playing golf. Recreational golfers seek relaxation, and walking golfers tend to be more athletic or serious-minded about the game. As a walker, I would like to see a trend toward more walking-only golf courses. If you think about it, other sports offer the opportunity to separate recreational players from serious-minded players through leagues and other organizational formats. Golf is predominantly focused on recreational golf with cart riding being a dominant policy on our nation's courses. Even if you sign up for an amateur golf tour, often you will be forced to ride. Play like the pros - Walk!! You'll enjoy the benefits that walking the course has to offer.

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Your premise that cart golf is a faster process than walking is a myth!! . . . Play like the pros - Walk!! You'll enjoy the benefits that walking the course has to offer.

A good player can play an 18 hole twilight round in about 45 minutes with a power cart. A pro could get around in less. Just sayin'.

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You also find alot of balls that the lazy people don't even bother to look for.

Ive found dozens of balls out on the course while riding in a cart. Lots of times I end up walking a ton on the course anyway because Im nowhere near my playing partners shot so I just walk. Just because someone uses a cart doesnt make them any less of a person or any less serious a golfer as some of these posts would suggest. I agree that courses should let people walk if they choose to.

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I love to walk the course as well.
I agree about the ball finding, however I wish people would lose a few more Bridgestones than they do.
I definitely take in more of the surroundings when I'm walking than I do when using the cart, and let's be honest, most of the courses we all play, are just beautiful parks.
A golf cart in my opinion is....."A good walk spoiled".

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