What is FootGolf?
FootGolf is one of the fastest growing sports in the world and is a combination of the games of soccer and golf. Huron Hills Golf Course (3465 E. Huron River Drive) is proud to be the first in Washtenaw County to offer this game.
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Tips & Guidelines
The rules of FootGolf largely correspond to traditional golf with the primary goal of getting your ball (in this case a regular, size 5 soccer ball) into a 21” FootGolf cup in as few shot/kicks as possible.
To play FootGolf you need a size 5 soccer ball, a pair of comfortable shoes (no soccer or athletic cleats are allowed on the course). And for those that don’t have a soccer ball - Huron Hills has size 5 soccer balls available for rent ($3). For a group of four, the standard time to complete a 18-hole round of FootGolf is less than two hours (slightly faster than a 9-hole round of golf at Huron Hills).
The maximum group size for golf is four, but with the pace of FootGolf being slightly faster than golf, Huron Hills will allow FootGolf groups of two to six players. While solo FootGolfers are also welcome to play, single players may be asked to join with another group of players to limit contention on the course.
And similar to golf, the different surfaces of a FootGolfers foot (combined with kicking tactics) are comparable to the different clubs a traditional golfer would have to consider depending upon their shot. For example:
- FootGolf drives from the tee box and/or long shots from the fairway are generally taken with the “laces” or top of the foot (similar to shooting a soccer ball or kicking for distance).
- Shorter, more accurate FootGolf shots are taken with the instep (similar to passing a soccer ball).
- And most FootGolfers choose to putt with the sole of the foot/shoe with a rolling action (similar to a soccer kick-off) for added control and accuracy.