Rules on the FootGolf Green

We’ve discussed the FootGolf Teeing Areas, so now let’s focus on the FootGolf Greens. When you’re on a FootGolf course and you’ve made it to the green, do you know what to do next? Yes, the goal is to kick your soccer ball into the hole in the lowest number of kicks – but there are some rules to remember when you’re on the FootGolf green. Let’s review a few below.

  • After kicking the ball into the hole, immediately retrieve your ball in order not to disturb the process or scoring for others. If a player fails to remove his/her ball and causes the ball of another player to pop out, the other player’s ball will be considered holed, and the offending player will receive one penalty stroke.
  • The player whose ball is furthest from the hole kicks first. Players may deviate from this order to save time if needed, with no penalty.
  • You may not test the green by rolling the ball or rubbing it in any other way.
  • If a ball sticks between the flagpole and the edge of the hole, yet it is not yet under the hole, the player may move it or take the flagpole out to drop the ball into the hole.
  • If a player’s ball stops at the edge of the hole, the player must go to the ball without any delay and wait 10 seconds. If the ball drops into the hole within that time, it shall be regarded as being in the hole. If it drops in after 10 seconds, it shall count as one extra kick.
  • If the ball falls into the hole and subsequently pops out, the player cannot regard it as having kicked into the hole, as the ball must come to rest within the hole to be regarded as holed.
  • If the ball lies on the wrong green or a golf green, the player may not play from that point. Without any penalty, the player must place the ball at the point of entry onto the wrong green.

Now that you know how to attack the FootGolf greens, get out and play! Find a FootGolf course in Los Angeles or Orange County, and keep working on those kicking skills!

Allison Doyle