Golf has long been considered the perfect game for retirement. It combines the benefits of fresh air with just the amount of exercise that is necessary.

While for avid golfers, retiring on a golf course is the very definition of the good life, non-golfing enthusiasts are also increasingly warming up to the idea. What attracts the latter? The peace and beauty of the golf courses.

Retirement communities built around golf courses, are proliferating in areas where you can golf most of the year, particularly in Central and Southern California, Florida, Hawaii, and Arizona. Besides, retirement golf communities can be found at locations throughout the world.

Apart from the pleasure derived from golfing during retirement,the health benefits of golf are numerous. Studies have shown that playing golf increases one's flexibility and strength, lowers blood pressure and improves cardiovascular fitness. Hence, seniors have another reason to indulge in golf post retirement.