News & ToursFebruary 26, 2014

A soccer golf course? Yea, it's a real thing.

By Luke Kerr-Dineen

There's a picture going on viral on Reddit of what seems to be the start of a new phenomenon, "footgolf."

You may think you do something like that already, but no, it doesn't involve kicking your golf ball back onto the fairway. It's a golf course, but instead of golf balls and clubs, there are soccer balls, and extra big holes to accommodate them. The rules are basically the same as regular golf (and require the same dress code), except footgolfers literally kick the ball around the course.

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According to the American Footgolf League's website, there are 60 official courses in the U.S. that are either open or due to open by the end of 2014. Here's a picture of one in Illinois:


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