There’s a chance you’ve never heard of Footgolf, but that’s about to change. The sport is becoming one of the fastest growing in the country and you can play it at Diamond Lake Golf Course. Soccer and golf together, you ask? YES! Sometimes known as Footgolf, sometimes referred to as Soccer Golf, it’s a precision sport in which players kick a soccer ball into a cup in as few shots as possible. Technically, the game combines the two sports, being it’s more closely related to golf.
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Soccer Golf fee: $5.00 per person! We have soccer balls for rent as well — $2.00/ball.
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The game is played similarly to golf, with the exception that players use a soccer ball instead of a golf ball, and the ball is kicked rather than struck with a club, working toward a 21-inch “cup” in place of the usual golf hole. The player who finishes the course with the fewest shots wins. Soccer Golf is often played on golf courses, though it may also be played on specially built grass footgolf courses. The first shot has to be played from the tee box, and bunkers, trees, water, and hills must be crossed or avoided in order to reach the hole.
The game is played with a regulation No. 5 soccer ball. As soccer balls cannot be propelled as far as golf balls in one shot, Soccer Golf is played on holes shorter than those used in golf. For instance, one course in California features holes that average 157 yards. Pars are typically 5 shots or fewer. Paul Collinson of the UK Footgolf Association has observed that, compared to golf, Soccer Golf is quicker to play, more accessible, and does not require expensive equipment – Wikipedia