The popular sports of golf and soccer combine to net you footgolf, one of the fastest growing sports in the United States. Footgolf is played with a regular size soccer ball with the rules of golf. The goal of the game is to get the ball into the 21-inch diameter hole in the least number of strokes. Like golf, footgolf is a precision sport where players must learn the roll of the ball along with navigating the different terrain that each course presents. The first known footgolf tournament was organized in the Netherlands in 2008 and made its way to the United States in 2011 when the American footgolf League was founded. The sport has been regulated since 2012 by the Federation for International footgolf. Virginia has quite a few golf courses that have started offering footgolf as an additional activity, you can find a few of them listed below.
Best known for its open fairways and challenging greens Winton Farms is surrounded by mountains and has a lake on the course, you can expect beautiful sceneries while you play 18 holes of Foot Golf. Located in Amherst, most recently the course was used as the competition site during the 2019 State Games of America.
This Golf course in Williamsburg is set along the ridge of a natural bluff, Kiskiack has spectacular views that will surely leave you in awe, it’s a relaxing and enjoyable course that has two lakes and will take your through mature hardwoods and over natural rolling hills.
Located in Fairfax County, Pinecrest is a narrow course peppered with hills and ponds. It is the only Footgolf facility in Fairfax County and is the first American Footgolf League certified course in Fairfax County. The par 60 course is 1965 yards with and consists of 18 holes.
Recognized as one of the premier public golf courses in Richmond by Golf Digest, Independence Golf Club has something to offer for everyone. A truly beautiful property that offers not only Golf but a variety of sports such as footgolf, disc golf and cornhole.
Located in Midlothian, this facility started with just a driving range, miniature golf, and batting cages in 1989, however over the years the facility expanded to 150 acres which included a regulation 9-hole course as well as a lighted par 3 course. Guests can play Footgolf at the par 3 course at any time.
An American Footgolf League certified course located in Woodbridge; Lake Ridge Golf Course has a beautiful 9-hole footgolf course that spans 952 yards. Set along the scenic Occoquan River, the terrain of Lake Ridge Golf Course will challenge the beginner footgolfer.
Built in 1920, Ole Monterey Golf Club is the second oldest club in the Roanoke Valley. With picturesque views of downtown Roanoke, Mill Mountain Star, and the Blue Ridge Mountains, Ole Monterey Golf Club makes for a great place to play 18 holes of footgolf.
Unfortunately, this list needs some updating.
>Winton Farm – from what I know, it still offer’s Footgolf
>Kiskiack – No longer. I bought their Footgolf equipment from them last year.
>Pinecrest – removed Footgolf about 3 months ago. Hopefully Fairfax county finds a new home for it. Being 10 minutes from my house, this one hurt!
>Independence Golf Club – it’s insulting this course would even still accept money from an unsuspecting customer. This footgolf course as garbage. No scorecards, no directions posted anywhere on the course. The holes were in total disarray. Waste of time and money! Avoid!
>Windy Hill – Haven’t gotten to play it. Not sure it even still offers Footgolf.
>Lake Ridge – Still offered!!!
>Ole Monterey Golf Club – Never heard of it. Couldn’t tell you!
Windy Hill does not offer footgolf anymore