FootGolf

About FootGolf

 

Unlike many sports, FootGolf is played, for the most part, without the supervision of a referee or umpire. The game relies on the integrity of the individual to show consideration for other players and to abide by the Rules. All players should conduct themselves in a disciplined manner, demonstrating courtesy and sportsmanship at all times, irrespective of how competitive they may be. FootGolf is a new exciting sport that is available at Walnut Greens Golf Course. It combines traditional golf with the sport of soccer. The goal of FootGolf is the same as traditional golf. Players try to kick a soccer ball into a 21” hole in the least amount of kicks. The player with the lowest combined score at the end of the round wins. 9 holes of FootGolf  will be played following a similar layout to golf .

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FootGolf Rates and Schedule

  • 9 Holes: $11
  • 9 Hole Cart: $8 per rider
  • Soccer Ball Rental: $5 *Bring your own soccer balls. Rentals are limited.

Schedule:

Open play is available Monday-Friday and after 2 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Please contact the Golf Shop 847/490-7878 to schedule a starting time and mention that you're playing FootGolf.

FootGolf course map available here.

Before You Play

  • Wear appropriate clothing – golf or soccer attire (or any combination thereof) is perfectly acceptable. No tank tops or sleeveless shirts permitted.
  • Cleated Shoes are not permitted. Turf shoes and sneakers are permitted.
  • Do not bring any personal or outside food & beverage. All beverages MUST BE PURCHASED AT THE COURSE.
  • All players must check in at the Walnut Greens Golf Shop before beginning play.
  • Soccer balls are available for rent and for sale.

FootGolf Rules

  • Be able to identify your ball.
  • Start each hole by kicking your ball from a position of up to 6 feet behind the Tee marker.
  • The ball must be "struck" by your foot – the ball cannot be swept, carried, or rolled by the bottom of one's foot
  • The ball cannot be struck while the ball is still moving.
  • If one player’s ball strikes another player’s ball, the ball at rest shall be returned to its original position.
  • There is a 2-stroke penalty for kicking another player's ball.
  • Play the ball as it lies, unless your next shot is obstructed by a cart path, drainage grate, or immovable object, not a tree.
  • If your play is obstructed, you may take relief within 3 feet of the obstruction, no closer to the hole. Trees are not obstructions.
  • If your ball lands on a regular golf green, please take it to the nearest edge off the green, No closer to the hole no penalty.
  • If your ball lands in a water hazard or is out-of-bounds, then there is a 1-stroke penalty and the ball shall be played within 6 feet of where it crossed the boundary line.
  • If your ball lands in the sand, you may play the ball. Please rake the sand when you are finished with the hole.
  • Do not play from a golf putting green should a FootGolf ball come to rest on one.
  • Each strike of the ball counts as 1 stroke.
  • Each hole's score is determined by the number of strokes taken until the ball is in the hole.

Etiquette

  • Be respectful of your fellow players, the golf course, and everyone else on the course.
  • Do not kick directly into the group in front of you.
  • You should always remain at least 2 kicks behind the group directly in front of you.

FootGolf Course Map

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