Please note all footgolf at Maybole and Dalmilling is currently suspended

Basic rules

The game is played 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. 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.
  7. The player furthest from the hole, is the first to kick the ball.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  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.


Who can play?

Our course welcomes everyone. Regardless whether you are an individual, team or group come get involved.

Can I bring my own ball?

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

What footwear can I play in?

Football boots and blades aren't permitted on our course - footgolfers are encouraged to wear trainers or Astroturf’s.

What is the average length the 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 length of our footgolf course around 1800 yards (18 holes). It will take around 90 minutes to complete the course.

What is the dress code for footgolfers?

There is no formal dress code but 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.