Our FootGolf course is closed for the season. See you in 2024!
FootGolf tee times can be booked up to 14 days in advance, and are available seven days a week starting at 3 pm. To play, you must be dressed appropriately. Indoor soccer shoes, Turf Soccer shoes are recommended (no Soccer Cleats). A size 5 soccer ball is recommended, and balls are available to rent in the golf shop. If you have any trouble using this tee time reservation system, please contact us by phone at (707) 584-7766.
Footgolf is walking only - no golf carts will be available.
What is FootGolf?
Foxtail Golf Club is an official course for the AFGL (American FootGolf League)
FootGolf is a combination of the popular sports of soccer and golf. To play FootGolf, athletes use soccer balls on a traditional golf course with 21-inch diameter cups. The rules largely correspond to the rules of golf. This wonderful 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 Foot Golf game.
Foxtail Golf Club’s FootGolf Course has 18 holes built within the front nine of the South Course and is designed to be able play both traditional golf and FootGolf simultaneously.
The sport is played in the traditional format of up to four players per group with FootGolfers either walking the course or using golf carts. Holes are roughly half the distance of a regular golf hole. While the soccer ball doesn’t travel as far in the air as a golf ball, it will roll much farther in the fairways.
FootGolf uses golf’s basic model including tee boxes, greens, bunkers, hazards and 18 holes of play. Scorecards display par scores for each hole as in regular golf. The sport is governed by the Federation for International FootGolf and has grown primarily internationally.
The Basic FootGolf Rules:
- Wear appropriate clothing – golf cap, collared shirt and argyle socks are preferred.
- Take care of the FootGolf course, rake bunkers and maintain a proper pace of play.
- Your ball must be easy to identify.
- Review the score card and wait for your turn. Make sure your kick will not interfere with other players.
- Kick off your ball from a position up to two meters (6 feet) behind the tee markers.
- The ball must be played in a single movement. You are not allowed to push the ball with the top or bottom of your foot. Your foot should be set separate from the ball, clearly behind, before each kick.
- Wait to play until the ball has completely come to rest. (It is not legal to stop the ball from rolling with the wind).
During the play of a hole:
- Play the ball from where it lies. You are not allowed to move the ball or remove jammed objects. Exception: You may mark the spot and lift the ball when it may obstruct the other player’s kick or ball in any way.
- The player farthest from the hole is the first to kick the ball.
- Do not kick if it is possible to interfere with the group ahead of you.
- The order of play is established based on the score of the previous hole. The player with the best score will kick off first on the next hole followed by the second, etc.
- If the ball in play is moved or deflected or stopped by another ball the player must play his ball as it is and replace the ball moved. There is no penalty unless both balls are on the putting green in which case the player who hit incurs a penalty of two strokes.
- If the ball lands in a water hazard, retrieve or replace it within 2 steps from the closest land point from where the ball entered the hazard (annotated by red line), receiving a one stroke penalty or you can place the ball at the position of the previous kick and receive one stroke penalty.
- Sand Bunkers: If your ball is in a sand hazard you may play the ball as it lies without penalty. Do not touch the sand or loose impediments prior to playing ball (one stroke penalty for . Arrange the bunker as it was before you took your ball.
- Out of bounds markers are annotated with white stakes. Place the ball within 2 steps from where the ball crossed between the white stakes receiving a one stroke penalty.
- A player must not make a stroke while another ball is in motion. If two balls hit each other that were played without penalty, there is no penalty unless both balls were on the putting green when they were struck. Two strokes are fined for the player who was nearer the hole for hitting out of turn. – Both players must replace the balls and play it back on the putting green.
- Loose Impediments: (branches, leaves, stones, natural objects, etc.) can be removed. If the ball is moved player receives a 1 stroke penalty.
- Movable obstructions: (artificial movable objects such as rakes, tin cans, etc..) Can be moved without penalty. If the ball is moved it must be replaced without penalty. Example: the ball resting against a rake.
- Immovable obstructions: You can lift and drop a ball without penalty but not nearer the hole.
Example: a sign or a sprinkler head or under a cart, etc..
- Unplayable ball: The player is the sole judge to declare his ball unplayable. Example: I see my ball in the bushes or in a tree.
- Play a ball from where the previous stroke was, or
- Drop a ball behind the point where the ball lies in a straight line to the flag, or
- Drop the ball within the length of two meters from where the ball lay, not nearer to the hole.
- All options receive a 1 stroke penalty.
- If the FootGolf ball lies on the putting green used for regular golf, the ball should be removed and dropped on the ground within ten feet of green and no closer to the FootGolf hole without penalty.
- Players should not stand close to or directly behind the ball or directly behind the hole (example: to see the fall of the green) when another player is to play.
Foxtail Golf Club - Local FootGolf Rules
- Do not walk on Golf Greens with Soccer Shoes.
- Please see FootGolf Map for routing of each hole.
- The Pace of Play Standard for Golfers and FootGolfers is 2 hours and 15 minutes. Please make sure to keep up with the group in front of you. Groups falling behind our pace of play standard will be moved forward to recapture their position on the course.
- No personal or outside food or beverage is allowed.
- Please respect the golfers.