Did you know that there are over a hundred AFGL-accredited FootGolf courses in the United States? The American FootGolf League (AFGL) works with golf course owners and operators to guarantee that the courses they accredit are up to the FootGolf standards that have helped make this rising star of sports so popular among not only the twenty- and thirty-somethings, but with families and youth leagues and teams as well.
So how do you pick the perfect FootGolf course for you? There are several factors to take into consideration when choosing the best FootGolf course for you to play, so let’s take a closer look.
Where Are You Located?
The first important factor of finding the perfect FootGolf course depends on where you’re located. You don’t want to have to drive too far if a good course (that you just don’t know about) is in your neighborhood. Or conversely, if you find out about a course that you want to try, you might consider a road trip worth it. There are several ways to hear about new FootGolf courses.
- Word of Mouth – This is always a great way to hear about courses, because you then get an individual’s experience and opinion of the course. Talk to your friends or even your golfing buddies. Keep an eye on social media, as FootGolf is being talked about everywhere these days. One Twitter account to follow is @GoFootGolf – who retweets news about FootGolf daily.
- The AFGL Course List – The AFGL Course List provides a comprehensive list of courses they’ve accredited, and they’ve recently updated this list to be organized by location, with direct links to each course’s website. This is a great way to quickly view all the FootGolf courses in one state or region. You can also now search via your address to find the nearest FootGolf course.
- GoFootGolf.com – This website provides information about several FootGolf courses, plus allows you to search online directly for tee times and dates to play, directly through the website.
How Many Holes Do You Want to Play?
FootGolf courses are often 9 holes, but can be played as 18-hole courses. However, a growing number of FootGolf courses, including the FootGolf course at Arcadia Golf Course in Arcadia, CA are full 18-hole golf courses. How much time do you have? A standard 9-hole FootGolf course can take anywhere from 60 to 90 minutes to play, whereas 18 holes may take 2 to 2.5 hours. If you’re unsure of how many holes your FootGolf course is, you can always call the specific course’s Pro Shop for information.
What Type of Landscape Do You Prefer?
Are you looking to play on a fancy private club, or do you like the challenge of water hazards, or are you looking for a more forgiving, beginner’s course? These are all considerations, especially for the beginning FootGolfer. Lakes can be problematic if your ball ends up floating in the middle. You might prefer wider fairways until you get the hang of aiming the ball. On GoFootGolf.com, there are brief descriptions of the FootGolf courses, and you can always check out photos from the photo galleries. Need more information, call the Pro Shop!
What Date & Time Work For You?
Some FootGolf courses still have restricted times when you can play, because they are fitting FootGolfers among the times for their regular golfers. Other courses, such as Lake Forest Golf & Practice Center in Lake Forest, CA, book FootGolf tee times during the same time they allow regular golf tee times, and often you can find multiple FootGolf groups out on the course. You can easily search through available tee times and dates by using the FootGolf Booking Engine on the Homepage of GoFootGolf.com. This shows you ONLY FootGolf tee times at nearby courses and allows you to quickly and simply book via its online booking engine.
How Much Do You Want to Pay?
Another factor in finding a FootGolf course is cost. How much do you want to spend to play? How much does a round of FootGolf cost? This depends. Some FootGolf courses, especially ones built at private clubs, can be as expensive as $25-30. While some courses can cost as little as $10 for 9 holes. There are also some packages you can purchase, especially available if you are part of a youth team league. The FootGolf Booking Engine on GoFootGolf.com quickly tells you the price for any FootGolf tee time you search for, and you can also check the website of the specific course to determine the cost.
If you take these few factors into consideration when searching for a FootGolf course, you have a better chance at finding the best FootGolf course for you, and the best FootGolf course in your area. Are there any other considerations you think we missed? Share your thoughts in the comments section and enjoy your FootGolf round!