FootGolf is growing in popularity and expanding rapidly in Texas. Word has it that FootGolf originated in 2006, the first tournament was played in 2008, and the first FootGolf World Cup was played in 2012 in Hungry. In 2014, the American FootGolf League claims that there are over 300 FootGolf courses in the United States, with 17 FootGolf courses in Texas, which included:
FootGolf is played with a regulation soccer ball and the goal is to kick the ball into a 21" cup in the fewest number of kicks! Most FootGolf courses in Texas are set up along side, on, or near a regular golf course. The player with the fewest strokes after 9 or 18 holes is the winner.
What makes this sport popular is that unlike golf, it's a lot cheaper, much easier and less frustrating, can be played by all ages, takes less time, and since the ball floats you won't loose it in the water hazards - you just wait for it to float back to shore! And all of the golf betting games can also be applied to FootGolf! Plus you can walk or rent a cart and enjoy a cold beer and reminisce about your game in the club house.
FootGolf Course Reviews
Rated 7.5 Stars
Lake Park FootGolf plays next to the executive par 3 course at Lake Park Golf Club. The course is lit, par is 28, and the last night tee time is at 8 PM during the week and 9 PM on Saturday and Sunday.
The fairways are flat with some gentle mounding that requires you manage during your round. Wind and a lake can cause some problems. The conditions are good.