FootGolf complements the world’s number one elite sport, golf, with the world’s most popular sport, football. FootGolf is a dynamic combination of football and golf full of fun, camaraderie and sportsmanship. Footgolf is a precision sport that combines football and golf. However, the rules are very similar to those of golf. FootGolf is a mixture of football and golf played on a golf course with tee boxes, green bunkers, hurdles, cards and 18 holes. FootGolf is played in the traditional format, with up to four players per group, with FootGolfers players walking around the course or using golf carts.
Footgolf is played the same way as golf, each player hits their soccer ball, and the player farthest from the hole plays first until the ball is pocketed; sorry, no toys. Because soccer balls travel less distance than golf balls, footgolf is played on shorter holes than those used for golf, averaging 150 yards per hole. If a footgolf ball is on a green used for regular golf, the ball must be removed and dropped off the ground within ten feet of but not near the footgolf hole. FootGolf requires large holes that are separate from regular golf holes.
The main goal of the footgolf is to shoot the football from a marked starting field into a particular footgolf hole with a minimum number of shots. Players take their football from the shorter spot to the 21-inch cup with as few kicks as possible. Play FootGolf Course, players use a size five ball on a traditional golf course with a 21-inch cup. Play like golf, but with a soccer ball, hit the 22 diameter holes on the side of each green along the fairways of our 9-hole golf course, for soccer lovers only.
Footgolf is played in the same way as golf, except that the players use a soccer ball instead of a golf ball, and the ball is kicked rather than a club aiming for the cup. Its rules are very similar to traditional golf; the main goal is to hit the ball (in this case, a regular size five soccer ball) into a 21-inch FootGolf cup in as few shots as possible. To achieve its establishment, the International Footgolf Federation has established international rules of the game and a constitution for the sport of footgolf, under which all members undertake to abide. AFGL organises tournaments in the United States, working with golf courses to introduce FootGolf to their clubs as another way to generate revenue and further develop FootGolf.
In the spring of 2015, the National Golf Course Owners Association (NGCOA) recognised the American Football Golf League (AFGL) as the governing body of American football golf Named one of the “Top 10 Most Innovative People in Golf”. Chesapeake Bay Golf Club is proud to be recognised as the first accredited foot golf course in Maryland by the American FootGolf League, the governing body for footgolf in the United States and the first to introduce footgolf to South and North America in 2011. The 18-hole golf course opened in the summer of 2014 and is accredited by the American Football Golf League (AFGL), the governing body of American football.