FootGolf makes Northern California debut at Haggin Oaks Golf Course
FootGolf, which combines the popular sports of soccer and golf has debuted at the Haggin Oaks Golf Complex. To play FootGolf, athletes use soccer balls on a traditional golf course with 21-inch diameter cups. The rules largely correspond to the rules of golf. The Haggin Oaks FootGolf Course has 18 holes built within the front nine of the Arcade Creek Golf Course at Haggin Oaks and is designed to be able play both traditional golf and FootGolf simultaneously.
FootGolf uses golf’s basic model including tee boxes, greens, bunkers, hazards and 18 holes of play. Scorecards display par scores for each hole as in regular golf. The sport is governed by the Federation for International FootGolf and has grown primarily internationally.
“We’re excited to bring this new sport to our golf course,” explained Mike Woods, head golf professional at Haggin Oaks. “It’s a perfect fit for our facility. Our 18-hole FootGolf course is incorporated into our Arcade Creek golf course and FootGolfers play in regular rotation with our current traditional golfers.”
“As a former college soccer player and current golf professional, I am fascinated by the combination of the two sports. I am able to be outdoors playing an enjoyable game while getting a good deal of exercise. I think this sport is a winner,” Woods continues.
The sport is played in the traditional format of up to four players per group with FootGolfers either walking the course or using golf carts. Holes are roughly half the distance of a regular golf hole. While the soccer ball doesn’t travel as far in the air as a golf ball, it will roll much farther in the fairways.
“Haggin Oaks is the perfect location to introduce FootGolf,” says Roberto Balestrini Thompson, CEO and Founder of the American FootGolf League. “Theirs is a service-first facility and we’re very enthusiastic about getting the sport off the ground in Northern California.”
Weekdays and Weekends After 3pm:
Walking Rate: $16.50 per person on Arcade Creek Front 9 (18 holes of FootGolf)
Riding Rate: $25 per person
Junior Rate: $8 per person
Weekends Before 3pm:
Walking Rate: $19.50 per person on Arcade Creek Front 9 (18 holes of FootGolf)
Riding Rate: $27 per person
Junior Rate: $10 per person
$3 per ball and $25 deposit required.
To play, you must be dressed appropriately. Indoor soccer shoes, Turf Soccer shoes are recommended (no Soccer Cleats). A size 5 soccer ball is recommended.
We have created a new community on Facebook and we invite you to join today. Click www.Facebook.com/SacramentoFootGolf to join and learn about upcoming FootGolf events as the Sacramento FootGolf community grows. Connect with other FootGolf players in the area and learn more about this exciting new sport too.
Haggin Oaks is an official member of the American FootGolf League.