A Q&A With FootGolf Course Operators

Before you head to a FootGolf course, you might want to check out these 5 questions we asked current California FootGolf Course Operators about the sport.

Can Golfers and FootGolfers share the same course at the same time?

Yes! It requires management of tee times, but it works out. Since golfers and FootGolfers do not use the same greens, the play for each tends to work the same. If a course wishes, It can always designated FootGolf at certain times, or even on slow golf days. FootGolf is social, fun, and (sometimes) louder.

How much is a FootGolf tee time?

The cost of FootGolf varies course-by-course, as does the cost for a golf tee time. Several California FootGolf courses including Lake Forest Golf & Practice Center are starting with a lower fee as an introduction to the game, to encourage people to come out and try it. Since 18 holes of FootGolf can be played on only 9 holes of the golf course, some courses charge what they might for 9 holes.

How many yards is a par 3, par 4, and par 5 for FootGolf?

On average, a FootGolfer can kick the soccer ball around 50 yards per kick. The catch is: a soccer ball rolls more, but is kicked less yardage, than a golfer hits the golf ball with a club. Thus, FootGolf courses are shorter in distance to a golf course, but the pars can differ based on the course.

How much does it cost to be certified by the AFGL?

The American FootGolf League (AFGL) is the governing body for the sport of FootGolf in the U.S. and the current cost of certification is free. Why? This gives the course a chance to become established and develop its players. For a full list of AFGL-accredited courses, head to their website.

How long does it take to play a round of 9 or 18 holes of FootGolf?

On average, 9 holes takes 1 to 1.5 hours, and 18 holes takes 2.5 to 3 hours for open play. Large tournaments, of course, will take a bit longer. Why does it take less time than golf? Two reasons are: because there’s no club selection and it’s very difficult to lose the ball.

Are you ready to play some FootGolf? Check out our list of California FootGolf courses and get out and play!

Allison Doyle