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FootGolf is a new sport and is striving to use the best practices from both the Soccer and Golf worlds to bring this new sport to the forefront in Canada.

Quick Guide

Wear FootGolf apparel
Shirt with collar, golf pants or shorts, flat cap or driver hat, knee-high Argyle socks, indoor or turf soccer shoes.
Identify your ball
Your ball must be easy to identify.
Kick off
Kick off your ball from a position behind the round markers, usually orange color.
Wait until the ball come to rest
Wait to play until the ball has completely come to rest.
Play the ball from where it lies
Play the ball from where it lies. It’s not allowed to move the ball or remove jammed objects. The player farthest from the hole is the first to kick the ball.
Kick the ball in a single movement
The ball must be played in a single movement. Touching the ball with the bottom of your foot is not allowed at anytime.
If the ball lands in a water hazard, retrieve or replace it within two steps from the closest land point from where the ball entered the water, receiving one penalty point, or you can lace the ball at the position of the previous kick and receive one penalty point.
Review your score card
Review your score card and wait for your turn. Make sure your kick will not interfere with other players.
Best Practices – Code of Conduct
Respect Peoples Time
Be at the course 20-30 minutes before your tee time to pay and warm up.
Social Distance
Keep a distance of at least 2 arms lengths (approximately 2 meters) from others, as much as possible, including parking lot, pro shop, etc.
Silence is Golden
Whenever someone is playing a shot near you, it’s best to keep quiet and stand dead still.
Don't Lose Your Temper

Whenever someone is playing a shot near you, it’s best to keep quiet and stand dead still.

Keeping The Pace
On the starting tee, the player must not place the ball until it is their turn. Players should not stand near or behind the ball or the hole when another player is about to play. Once all the players have sunk their putts, move on quickly.
Respect Other Players
Don’t hit if people in front are reachable. For PAR 3 or lower, you should wait for people in front to clear the green before you tee off. For PAR 4 and higher, you can tee off when they are on the green.
Care of the Bunkers
Before leaving a bunker, players should smooth over all footprints (use a rare if available). Player must execute the kick without taking a step or running, with non-kicking foot planted next to the ball.
During a Round
A player must not execute a practice shot during the game. Likewise, between holes the player must not execute a practice shot.
The ball used to play FootGolf is the regulation number 5 ball used for soccer. We recommend players to bring two ball in case one gets damaged or unplayable of play (e.g., in the water).
Unplayable Ball
A ball that has stayed stuck in a tree, bush or plant, floating on the water is considered “mandatory unplayable” and therefore, is not in direct contact with the ground. If ball is unplayable, the player must:

  • Drop the ball 2 meters from its position; OR,
  • Drop the ball behind the point where the ball is resting, OR
  • Return to the location of the previous kick.
Lost Ball
If a player believes that their ball went missing while playing a hole (e.g. in a water obstacle or outside the course), they can replace it with a provisional ball in order to save time.
The Player has three minutes to recover the lost ball, if it does not happen in this time; the player is required to play with the replacement or provisional ball. If this is not possible, the group should move forward with the play, and the player should re-join the group after the ball is recovered or wave through the group behind. This should not slow down groups behind.
Riding and Pull Carts
Riding carts and pull carts should never encounter the green. The “carpet” is usually softer than the fairway and is very susceptible to damage.
If you hit a ball that is flying to where there are people, shout ‘fore!’ at the top of your lungs. Shout quick and shout loud! If you hear “Fore!”, proper etiquette is to take cover as best you can.
The FootGolf Canada is a not for profit Canadian Association comprised of member Golf courses and member FootGolf Players. FootGolf Canada is a proud member of Federation for International FootGolf (FIFG), the World’s Governing Body for the Sport of FootGolf.
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