How to Play FootGolf

The main goal of FootGolf is similar to the main goal of golf: to get the ball (in this case a standard #5 size soccer ball) from the teeing ground into the hole (21 inches in diameter) in the least number of kicks possible.

Basic Rules:

  1. To tee off, you may kick your ball from a position up to two yards behind the tee markers at the designated teeing area. Make sure your kick will not interfere with other players or golfers.
  2. The ball must be played in a single movement. You are not allowed to push the ball with the top or bottom of your foot.
  3. Wait to play your next shot until the ball has completely come to rest. It is not legal to stop the ball from rolling from the wind.
  4. Play the ball where it lies. You are not allowed to move the ball or remove jammed objects. Exception: You may mark the spot and lift the ball when it may obstruct another player’s kick or ball in any way.
  5. Do not kick a ball from the golf greens. If you ball comes to rest on a golf green, move it to the nearest spot off the green to kick. No penalty.
  6. Water hazard: If the ball lands in a water hazard, retrieve or replace it within 2 steps from the closest land point from where the ball entered the hazard (as defined by red stakes). Receive a one-stroke penalty. Or you may place the ball at the position of the previous kick and receive a one-stroke penalty.
  7. Out of Bounds: OB is defined by white stakes. If your ball goes OB, place the ball within 2 steps from where the ball crossed between the white stakes, and receive a one-stroke penalty.