Foot golf popular in debut at N. California facility
Golf Culture

Foot golf popular in debut at N. California facility

Foot golf looks like a lot of fun. It's golf, played on a golf course, under golf rules, except there are no clubs -- just a soccer ball, your foot and a much larger hole on the green.

The sport is starting to take off here in the United States, but it was perhaps a gaggle of Real Madrid players showing off the sport the piqued a lot of interest.

A Northern California golf course decided to give it a try, and they've seen a lot of tee times made for it. Haggin Oaks Golf Complex began accommodating foot golf, or soccer golf, 10 weeks ago. In that time, they've seen 2,000 people come out to play.

“Just like golf, the putting, the short game is where you need to be making your best strokes,” said Karl Van Dessel, the complex’s foot golf coordinator, according to CBS Sacramento. “It’s all about touch.”

Players can get in an 18-hole round of foot golf for $15, getting a cart for another $8.

To learn more about Foot Golf, check out the American Foot Golf League.

About the author


Ryan Ballengee

Ryan Ballengee is founder and editor of Golf News Net. He has been writing and broadcasting about golf for over a decade, working for NBC Sports, Golf Channel, Yahoo Sports and SB Nation. Ballengee lives in the Washington, D.C. area with his family. He used to be a good golfer.

Ballengee can be reached by email at ryan[at]

Ryan occasionally links to merchants of his choosing, and GNN may earn a commission from sales generated by those links. See more in GNN's affiliate disclosure.


Click here to post a comment

What Viktor Hovland’s lost golf clubs can teach us about traveling with sticks Vokey SM9 wedges revealed this week on the PGA Tour Trump, PGA of America settle over cancelled PGA Championship The one thing Tiger Woods will never do in a golf tournament The new TaylorMade Stealth driver hits the USGA conforming list