Footgolf at Rocky Ford Par 3 Golf Course
“Mankind’s evolution is visible in many ways and the first decade of the new millennium brought us “The Best Game Ever Invented”. A game that upgraded the world of sports to a new dimension, combining the distinction, elegance and precision of Golf with the passion, energy and fun of Soccer in a marvelous sport full of life.” – Laura Balestrini, AFGL President
TEE TIMES & PLAYING TIMES. For the other days of the week, tee times are not required for Footgolf. Par 3 is a first come, first serve golf course and Footgolf players will tee off in the mix of traditional golfers. The course hours of operation are Monday – Friday 9am-Dusk and Saturday – Sunday 8am-Dusk. NO FOOTGOLF TUESDAY EVENINGS 4PM & LATER.
RATES. 9 holes for $5 or 18 holes for $8. Ball rental for 9 hole is $1 and for 18 holes is $2. (Size 5 and 3 balls are available)
THE GAME. FootGolf is a precision sport, a combination of the popular sports of soccer and golf, being more closely related to golf. The rules largely correspond to the rules of golf and players kick a regulation #5 (or #3 for youth) soccer ball at a golf course facility on shortened holes with 21-inch diameter cups in as few shots as possible. We have built this course at our Par 3 golf course, Rocky Ford.
THE COURSE. FootGolf is played on golf courses only. It is necessary to have the golf component to maintain the quality of the course. Bunkers, hazards and golf course particularities help to improve the game.
THE UNIFORM. Since the game is played on a golf course, the basic uniform of FootGolf is golf apparel, with indoor or turf soccer shoes. You might be more inclined though to see knee high argyle socks and collared jersey’s!
GOVERNANCE. FootGolf as a game has been played around the world since ever but, as a sport is regulated by for Federation for International FootGolf (FIFG) since June 2012.
RULES. 1) No soccer cleats allowed. 2) Maintain a proper pace of play, as you would in traditional golf. 3) You must kick your ball from up to 6 feet behind the tee markers. 4) Make sure your kick will not interfere with other Footgolf or traditional players. Use your scorecard and wait your turn. 5) Your kick must be one single movement and you may only use your feet to play the ball. 6) Wait to play until the ball has completely come to rest (you cannot stop the ball from rolling). 7) Play the ball from where it lays. You cannot move the ball except to pick it up to mark a spot if it might interfere with another player’s kick or ball. 8) The first player to kick the ball is the player farthest from the hole. 9) If the ball lands in water: retrieve it and place it within 2 steps from closest landing point where the ball entered the hazard and receive a one stroke penalty or place the ball at the position of the previous kick and receive a 1 stroke penalty. 10) The ball may only be picked up to be cleaned or replaced when on the green (golf greens will NOT be used for Footgolf). 11) HAVE FUN!! Official FIFG Rulebook.