Looking for a new activity? You should try footgolf!
Footgolf is a mix of golf and soccer. It uses the same scoring system as traditional golf and is played on a golf course, but you play with a soccer ball and your foot. The point is still the same as traditional golf, you want to get the ball from the tee to the hole. At 22 inches in diameter, it’s plenty big enough for the soccer ball.
You can play this innovative game here in Rexburg at Legacy (Municipal) Golf Course from 9:00 a.m. to dark.
For ages 0-13 it is $3 and for adults 13+ it is $5.
You can rent a ball or bring your own as long as it is easy to see.
Here are the rules to Footgolf.
- First and foremost, your ball must be easy to identify.
- Review the scorecard and wait for your turn. Make sure your kick will not interfere with other players.
- The ball must be played in a single movement. Your foot should be separate from the ball, clearly behind, before the kick.
- Wait to play until the ball has completely come to rest. It is not legal to stop the ball from rolling with the wind.
- Kick off your ball from a position up to two meters behind the round markers.
- The order is based on the score of the previous hole. The player with the best score will be the first to kick off on the next hole followed by the second, etc.
- Play the ball from where it lies. Moving the ball or removing jammed objects is not permissible. Exception: you may mark the spot and lift the ball when it may obstruct the other player’s kick or ball in any way.
- The player farthest from the hole is the first to kick the ball.
- If the ball lands in a water hazard, retrieve or replace it within 2 steps from the closest land point from where the ball entered the water to receive one penalty point. Or you can place that ball at the position of the previous kick and receive one penalty point.
- Only on the greens may the balls be picked up to be cleaned or replaced. Regardless of the distance from the hole, the hole must be completed. “Giving” to the opponent is illegal.
For more information about footgolf and tournaments check out Teton Lakes Golf Course website here.