Holiday Weight Gain Is Real

Play Golf This Holiday Season To Burn The Extra Calories

Holiday weight gain is a real thing. The extra pounds you put on between Halloween and Christmas can take more than five months to lose.  Weight gain begins to rise throughout October and November and peaks 10 days after Christmas. All the Halloween candy, Thanksgiving leftovers and Christmas cookies seem impossible to pass up. Don’t worry there are ways to burn off these extra calories and have fun while doing it.

Instead of a New Year’s resolution to lose weight, have a resolution not to gain too much weight in the first place.  Then you won’t have to worry about the five months of struggling. That doesn’t mean you can’t celebrate special occasions or indulge in your favorite treats.  Just find fun ways to burn the extra calories you are consuming.

Playing A Round Of Golf

Golf is both an enjoyable game, and a way to get in some healthy exercise. While golf may not be the most strenuous sport, like all activities, it does burn calories. Of course, the number of calories burned while playing will depend on whether a player is walking or riding a cart during the round.  A round of golf is equal to an average 30-minute gym session. An 18-hole round over a full length golf course will involve roughly a five-mile walk with quite a bit of arm exercises along the way.

If you walk the course, rather than ride in a golf car, a round of golf will burn probably somewhere around 1,500 calories.  This number can vary slightly depending on the course you play. Some courses are hillier and you will burn more calories than compact flatter ones. Some chose to carry their clubs while others will pull them on a cart. This does not make much of a difference to the golf calorie count. Carrying your bags burns a few more calories but it is literally only a few.

Riding The Golf Car Instead

Sometimes it may be difficult, if not impossible to walk a golf course. Often times you are encouraged to use the golf car to shorten the amount of time it takes to complete the round. Surprisingly, there is evidence that a significant number of calories may still be used up, even when using a cart. An estimated 460 calories burned when playing only nine holes while riding a golf car.

Don’t Be Afraid To Indulge This Holiday Season

Whether it’s played by walking the course, taking the golf car or practicing at the range, golf is a relaxing way to burn off extra calories you may consume this holiday season. Even if it’s just a nine-hole outing. Thankfully, golf is a very high-calorie burning exercise. Don’t be afraid to indulge this holiday season but remember to book that tee time.  

To book a tee time at Sedona Golf Resort click HERE.

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September is “Appreciation” Month at SGR

Sedona Golf Resort is proud to be of service to those who serve our country. In September, all Active Military, Police, Firefighters and Teachers will be honored for their service. We are thankful for the men and women who sacrifice their lives everyday to protect us and our country. Teachers play an extraordinary part in the lives of children for the formative years of development and the importance of teachers is often overlooked.  

To honor the service and sacrifices of Americans who actively serve in the military, police, firefighters and teachers, Sedona Golf Resort in the month of September will be offering a $40 plus tax after 11am (65% discount) on 18 holes of golf. If you fall into any of these categories, we appreciate all you do for us and to show our gratitude remember to mention your affiliation in the golf shop when you book your next tee time.  

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To view available tee times at SGR, click HERE.

Improve Your Game Without Breaking The Bank

The game of golf can be one of the most enjoyable sports played and is considered one the greatest games in the world, just ask anyone who plays.  However, for many newcomers frustration on how to play and how to be good can be overwhelming and eventually discourage someone from playing. Learning something new is always a challenge, that is why it is important to utilize all the resources available.  We understand the cost of golf instruction can be expensive, especially to someone that is not sure whether or not they want to continue with the sport.

Here are 5 cost effective tips that will help any newcomer improve their golf game and create a better understanding and love for the sport.

Pick a Home Course

Having a home course that you play is important.   Getting started as a beginner can be a daunting and often intimidating experience. This allows you to get comfortable with the staff, making it easy to ask the questions you have about the game and the course.
Take a Tour of The Course

You can get a tour of the course either in person or online.  At Sedona Golf Resort, you can view a course map of each hole, which allows you to get familiar with the course before even stepping on the property.

Watch Instructional Videos Online

As a newcomer, you may be hesitant on making an investment on golf instruction. Thank goodness for YouTube.  There are a number of golf instructional videos that will help you improve your game at no cost.  Every Monday morning Sedona Golf Resort, posts their weekly Monday Mulligan.  The Monday Mulligan series was created to provide instructional video with tips that will help improve your game. Each week covers different topics and showcases tips on how to play each hole at the course.  Again these videos are absolutely free, as long as you subscribe to the SGR’s YouTube Channel. Click HERE to subscribe.
Hit The Range

Start on a practice range, not on the golf course. The range is the perfect place to get acclimated to the game.  It is low pressure, and you can stay as long as you want. This is a judgement free zone so don’t worry about anyone else on the range.

Reward Yourself

Celebrate a practice session with a few drinks at the clubhouse bar. Golf is hard, so you have earned it. The Juniper Bar and Grille at Sedona Golf Resort offers an incredible blend of amazing food, friendly service and stunning panoramic views of the Red Rocks of Sedona.

Don’t get discouraged, golf is tough but it is worth the effort. In the immortal words of Arnold Palmer: “Golf is deceptively simple and endlessly complicated; it satisfies the soul and frustrates the intellect. It is at the same time rewarding and maddening—and it is without a doubt the greatest game mankind has ever invented.”

To view available tee times at Sedona Golf Resort click HERE.

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Monday Mulligan

Birdie Time!

In this week’s edition of the Sedona Golf Resort Monday Mulligan, General Manager Jeremy Hayman finishes his playing lesson on the extremely tough Par-3 7th hole at SGR. His tee shot ended up around five feet past the pin – but a birdie putt is no gimme on this undulating green!

Putting for birdie…Do you ram the putt into the back of the hole or die it in the side? Well…that depends. Are you putting uphill or downhill? Fast greens or slow? What are the consequences if you miss?


To view available tee times at Sedona Golf Resort click HERE.

National Golf Month

August is National Golf month.  To honor National Golf month, golfers are encouraged to share their golf experiences and bring new golfers out to the course.  Golf can be played as a team sport or individual. For August the challenge is to take the time to show someone new to the sport everything they need to know to get started.  Every new golfer needs someone to guide them along the way.

Another way to celebrate Golf Month, if you’re someone who already plays golf, is to get out and play some more golf! Take a moment to stop and celebrate this amazing pastime with whoever you can, your clubs, golf buddies, wife, kids, grandkids, newbies, whoever, just get out and play!

Here are ways you can celebrate the wonderful game of golf.

Play For Something

Put a little wager on your next round to give yourself a little pressure by putting something on the line maybe drinks or dinner.  Paying off your bets have never been easier when you download Sedona Golf Resort’s mobile app, available for free for Android and Apple devices.  Once you download the app, you can load up with GolfCash at varying denominations. There is no better way to pay at the course.  After loading up for the first time is when the convenience really starts. Booking through the app always guarantees the $2 less per player by booking through our app instead of online or over the phone. Sedona Golf Resort  accepts GolfCash payments anywhere from the golf shop, for green fees, merchandise, food and beverage, by simply entering the amount owed into the app and pressing pay.

Play 36 Holes

Get out early in the morning, have lunch and get back at it.  You will always remember the day you played 36 holes.

Hit The Range

If you plan on celebrating the whole month of August by playing more golf, try getting to the driving range and work out the kinks!

Take a Lesson

We are not all “coachable,” but having a pro diagnose your game could do wonders.  Click HERE to learn more about the instruction offered at Sedona Golf Resort.

Book a Tee Time with Buddies

Get in touch with old friends and mark a date on the calendar to catch up while hitting the course.  Booking in advance can save you money. Book directly on the courses website and save. The best rates guaranteed without paying booking fees.  To view available tee times at Sedona Golf Resort click HERE.


Summer of Sweepstakes at SGR

SGR Selfie Contest

For the month of July, Sedona Golf Resort will be running a selfie contest for a chance to win a free foursome of golf.  The best selfie uploaded across Sedona Golf Resort’s social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram) in the month of July will earn a free foursome of golf! All you have to do is post a photo using the #SGRSelfie and we will pick the winner at the end of the month.  

“The Players” Pick The Winner Contest

A foursome of golf will be given away to the lucky guy or gal that can guess the winner and his final score.  The person that choses correctly and gets closets to the final score without going over will win. To enter the contest comment your answer HERE.  You have until Wednesday, July 18th at 11:59pm to submit your answer.  Good luck!

Bring a Guest Day

On Wednesday, July 18th at 8am, SGR will be hosting Guest Day! A 2 person scramble with an 8am shotgun.  For more information call the golf shop at 928.284.9355.

Play All Day-2 Person Special

For a limited time Sedona Golf Resort is offering a 2 person “Play All Day” special for only $149 per tax.  Good for tee times made prior to September 30th, 2018.  If you are interested in taking advantage of this great deal, call the golf shop at 928.325.2620 and mention the “Play All Day” Special to purchase.


Monday Mulligan

Monday Mulligan

5 Factors That Affect Yardage 

Under normal circumstances you may hit your 7 iron 150 yards but circumstances change so make sure you adjust accordingly. Here are 5 factors to take into consideration before choosing the right club. #MondayMulligan

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Monday Mulligan Series

Shaping The Ball

In this week’s Sedona Golf Resort Monday Mulligan, General Manager Jeremy Hayman goes over the thought process on the tee when thinking about the best shot to play based on conditions – and it doesn’t always mean a driver. If you can work the ball with your irons, using the wind to your advantage may be the way to find the fairway at SGR! #MondayMulligan

Just click on the image to see Jeremy’s full playing lesson!

Want to book a tee time at SGR? Click HERE.


Monday Mulligan Series

How To Cut A Cup For A New Pin Location.

In this week’s Sedona Golf Resort Monday Mulligan, General Manager Jeremy Hayman enlists Rockstar SGR Superintendent Bob Laas to show everyone how the greenskeeping staff changes out the cups on SGR’s pristine greens every day. Don’t forget to wave at Bob and his staff when you see them next – you don’t want to be the reason a cup is placed on a sidehill lie during your next round!

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Click HERE to view available tee times at SGR.