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What is Footgolf?

Footgolf, as the name suggests, is a mixture between football and golf. Footgolf is a relatively new sport, however it is one to watch, as it’s growing rapidly. It follows the same principles as golf, which means the player has to try and get the football in the hole in as few shots as possible.


The exact origins of Footgolf are unknown. However, the first ever Footgolf tournament was held in the Netherlands in 2008. The competition was organised by Bas Korsten and Michael Jansen and even had professional footballers playing!


As Footgolf mimics golf’s rules, they are pretty much the same. You still tee off, have bunkers and play 9 or 18 holes. The scoring is also the same as golf’s, meaning that the less shots, the better! However, there are a few differences, such as the ball is a lot bigger, which in turn makes the holes bigger too! The fairways are shorter than when you play golf. You don’t need any golf equipment to get going - just bring yourself and you’ll be fine! The course will usually provide you with a size 5 football, but if you want to bring your own, you can do so.

Dress Code

Many golf clubs don’t allow studded football boots on to the green, so wear trainers that won’t leave marks on the course and will be comfortable for walking and shooting! 

Attire should be similar to what you would wear for a regular game of golf. Many Footgolfers tend to wear a polo shirt, knee length shorts or full length trousers, a cap (if you choose to) and knee high argyle socks if you really want to look the part! For Footgolf, we recommend wearing shorts, as it will allow you to move more freely and should hopefully land you some better shots! We always recommend checking with your chosen golf course to see what their rules are when it comes to clothing. 

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The best part about footgolf is anyone any age can take part! Why not check out your local golf courses and see if you can take part?

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