Play FootGolf at Foster Golf Links – Re-Opens-April 30, 2017
- What is FootGolf?
- FootGolf Course Closed for the winter
- FootGolf Videos
- Rules & Etiquette
- Recommended Attire
- FootGolf Rates
- General FootGolf Information
FootGolf Season Opens APRIL 16th, 2016.
FootGolf is a combination of soccer and golf. The game is played on the golf course with a regulation #5 soccer ball on shortened holes with 21-inch diameter cups.
The rules largely correspond to the rules of golf. FootGolf as a game is played throughout the world in many different forms, but as a sport, it is regulated by the Federation for International FootGolf (FIFG). The American FootGolf League (AFGL) is the exclusive member of the FIFG and governing body for the sport of FootGolf in the United States.
Who invented FootGolf and when?
The concept of FootGolf has been around a long time and almost everybody "invented" FootGolf somehow. Sports enthusiasts create different names ("soccergolf," "footballgolf," "kick-n-golf," "footy-golf," "footie," futbolgolf," "golfoot," and more!). It is played as a GAME in parks, farms, on the beach or even on the streets, using different kinds of balls or devices and under their own rules. In fact, there are more than thirty countries playing it as a game at different levels and with different rules.
Foster Golf Links became accreditated and certified in 2014 by the AFGL as an official FootGolf course in the US.
Do I have to wear the FootGolf uniform each time I play?
It's optional, however it can add to the enjoyment of the game. The uniform is basically a classic golf uniform.
Typical wear is a flat (Hogan style) cap, collared shirt, golf style pants, knickers or shorts, knee high argyle socks and indoor soccer or turf soccer shoes.
Cleats are not allowed under any circumstances.
Can I play FootGolf anywhere with any ball?
Yes, but FootGolf is a regulated international sport that is played with a soccer ball (Reg. FIFA soccer ball #5), and on approved AFGL courses.
FootGolf at Foster
No cleats allowed. Turf, indoor soccer, or athletic shoes are recommended.
Wear appropriate clothing – collared shirt, golf cap, and argyle socks are preferred.
Please see the FootGolf Map on the scorecard for the routing of the course.
The ball must be played in a single movement. You are not allowed to push the ball with the top or bottom of your shoe.
Wait to play until the ball has completely come to rest. It is not legal to stop the ball from rolling.
Play the ball from where it lies.You are not allowed to move the ball or remove objects. Exception: You may mark the spot and lift the ball when it may obstruct another player’s kick or ball in any way.
Your ball must be easy to identify.
Kick off your ball from a position up to 2 yards behind the tee markers.
The player farthest from the hole is the first to kick the ball.
The order of play is established based on the score of the previous hole. The player with the best score will kick off first on the next hole followed by the second, etc..
If a ball lands in a water hazard (annotated by a red line or red stakes) either replace the ball within 2 yards from where the ball entered the hazard or from its previous position. The player incurs a one stroke penalty.
Out of bounds markers are annotated with white stakes. Place the ball within 2 yards from where the ball crossed between the white stakes. The player incurs a one stroke penalty.
Review the scorecard and wait your turn. Make sure your kick will not interfere with other players.
The Pace of Play Standard for Golfers and FootGolfers is 2 hours and 10 minutes. Please make sure to keep up with the group in front of you. Groups falling behind will be moved forward to recapture their position on the course.
All alcoholic beverages must be purchased at Billy Baroo’s. No exceptions.
Please respect the golfers and the golf course. Be sure to rake any sand trap to remove your foot prints as you exit the bunker.
|Click here to download a printable copy of these rules.|
What is the Dress Code of a FootGolfer?
Foster Golf Links does not allow cleats onto the course at any time. Failure to comply will result in removal from the course. No exceptions.
Foster Golf Links Official Tournaments: For sanctioned tournaments FootGolfer's adhere to a very strict dress code. This is part of the attraction of the game. The dress is similar to that of the old fashion golfing outfits. The following, is the dress code for AFGL tournaments:
FootGolf Rates for 18 Holes
$18 – Walking
$25 – With golf cart
$12 – Walking
Adults – $16/$23
Juniors – $8
Ball Rental – $3
All prices include sales tax.
The Foster FootGolf course will open Saturday and Sunday afternoons after 3:15 PM, beginning June 7th, 2014.
Additionally, an adult league will play on Tuesday evenings at 5:30 PM. For details on joining the FootGolf League, please contact Warren Orr at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Foster FootGolf course may be reserved on additional days and times for group events. Please contact the Golf Shop for more information.
Or, call the Foster Golf Links Golf Shop at (206) 242-4221. Please specify your group as "FootGolfers!"