Palm Coast - The sport of FootGolf - which combines soccer and golf - is ready to tee off at the City of Palm Coast's Palm Harbor Golf Club!
All are invited to the Grand Opening on Friday, Aug. 17, from 5-8 p.m. to try out the 9-hole course for free. Palm Harbor Golf Club is located at 20 Palm Harbor Drive, Palm Coast.
FootGolf will be offered as a regular program at the golf course every Friday, Saturday and Sunday evening beginning Saturday, Aug. 18, with tee times starting at 5 p.m. The cost is $8 per person, with the cart included. Official rules require a No. 5 size soccer ball; players can bring their own, or rent one for $3.
"Our community has been asking for FootGolf, and we're excited to offer it at the City golf course," said Parks & Recreation Director Alex Boyer. "FootGolf will provide teens, young adults and families a new way to get outdoors for exercise and fun. We hope everybody will join us for our Grand Opening to find out what FootGolf is all about!"
A relatively new sport in the United States, FootGolf is growing in popularity - especially with youth and young adults who've grown up playing soccer. The goal is to get the soccer ball into the FootGolf hole in as few kicks as possible. The "holes" are 21-inch diameter cups set on the golf course on shortened holes. Golf apparel is encouraged; soccer spikes or cleats are not allowed.
The new program will be set up on Palm Harbor's "loop" - the first four golf holes. Regular golf will continue as usual, but won't be held on the same holes as FootGolf during the weekend, evening hours FootGolf is played.
For more information, call Parks & Recreation at 386-986-2323.