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Golf and FootGolf

Footgolf is here in Maybole

Golf South Ayrshire is trialling Footgolf every weekend until end of September and if it proves popular, it will become a permanent fixture at Maybole Golf Course.

Footgolf is the fastest growing participation sport in the UK. Played on golf courses throughout the world, the only equipment required is a standard size 5 football.

Booking Instructions

All games must be pre-booked. To book online please visit www.south-ayrshire.gov.uk/leisure-bookings or by calling 01292 269 793. On arrival go to Maybole Swimming Pool reception and check in. You will then receive your score card and map.

Prices

Adults - £8
Under 16's - £5
Ball Hire - £2
Payable at Maybole Swimming Pool if not already paid online.

Times

From 9am – 5pm SATURDAY and SUNDAY until end of September.

The changing facilities at Maybole Swimming Pool are available for those wishing to change/store valuables whilst playing.

(Please note the Swimming Pool closes at 3pm on Sundays so the facilities cannot be accessed after this time for ball hire and FootGolf scorecards)

Basic Rules

The game is played, for the most part, without the supervision of a referee. The game depends on the integrity of the player to show consideration for other players and to abide by the rules. All players should conduct themselves in a disciplined manner, demonstrating courtesy at all times and sportsmanship, regardless of how competitive they may be.

This is the SPIRIT OF THE FOOTGOLF GAME.

  1. It is not permitted to wear football uniforms of any kind, football boots with blades or studs, swimwear or short shorts.
  2. Your ball must be easy to identify.
  3. Review the Scorecard and wait for your turn. Make sure your kick will not interfere with other players.
  4. The ball must be played in a single movement. Your foot should be set separate from the ball, clearly behind, before the kick.
  5. Wait to play until the ball has completely come to rest (it is not legal to stop the ball from rolling in the wind).
  6. Kick off your ball from a position up to 2 metres behind the tee markers. The order is established based on the score on the previous hole. The player with the best score will be the first to kick off on the next hole followed by the second etc.
  7. Play the ball from where it lies: It’s not allowed to move the ball or remove jammed objects. Exception: You may mark the spot and lift the ball when it obstructs the other players kick or ball in any way.
  8. The player furthest from the hole, is the first to kick the ball.
  9. If the ball lands in a water hazard, retrieve or replace it within 2 steps from the closest point from where the ball entered the water, receiving one penalty shot or you can place the ball at the position of the previous kick and receive one penalty shot. If a ball comes to rest in a bunker it should be played as normal and the bunker should be raked or smoothed over before progressing.If a ball comes to rest on a golf green, then the ball shall be lifted and placed adjacent to the green, no closer to the footgolf hole without penalty.
  10. Only on the green may the ball be lifted and cleaned or replaced. Regardless of the distance to the hole, the hole must be completed in full. ‘Gimmies’ are not permitted.

Footgolf Organisation Body

Golf South Ayrshire will affiliate to the UK Footgolf Organisation and will participate in both local and national competitions.

FAQ (taken from the UK Footgolf Website)

Where can I play?

Visit our UK Courses to see the venues currently offering footgolf. Simply click on the name of the course to find out information like course opening times, dress code, and prices.

Do I have to book? How do I book to play?

We always recommend booking in advance, as our courses get extremely busy and may be booked out for a group or competition. Once you decide on the course that suits you best, contact us using the details provided below. You can also book online for free by clicking on the calendar button on the course page in which you are interested.

Email: info@ukfootgolf.com
Phone: 0800 6899552

Can I bring my own ball?

You can bring your own football to play at our courses as long as it is a standard size 5 ball. Footballs are available at the courses, though, for players who don't have their own or who wish to use the course balls.

What footwear can I play in?

Football boots and blades aren't permitted on most UK Footgolf courses - footgolfers are encouraged to wear trainers or Astroturf’s. Some UK Footgolf courses may permit the use of 'moulds' and AG boots for general play and competitions (please check with course or event organiser prior to the competition to confirm the footwear permitted at the event).

What is the average length of a footgolf course?

Bear in mind that an average footgolfer can kick the ball around 50 yards. The difference between footgolf and golf is that a football will roll and bounce in myriad ways dependent on the topography of the course. The average length of a footgolf course is 2,250 yards (for 18 holes). It would take around 2 hours to complete a course of that length.

What is the dress code for footgolfers?

We will promote the dress code of any golf course and make this clear to all members and players. It is recommended that footgolfers wear a collared shirt and either plain shorts or trousers at all courses. As a sport, we promote the traditional golfing attire – long socks, long shorts, collared shirts, and a traditional golf hat. This type of garb is proving very popular among players, but we don't enforce this for regular play.

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