NEW AFGL COURSES
Team up with us and become an official course! The American FootGolf League, the original and only official FootGolf organization in the United States, has set standards for the sport of FootGolf.
The AFGL is proud of the growth and structure that has been established by every course using the same equipment and playing under our guidelines of the Federation for International FootGolf to make sure that all courses meet the standards and requirements for international play.
We welcome you to become an AFGL FootGolf Course!
FOOTGOLF AT YOUR FACILITY
Know why "Differences make The Difference."
INCREASED ANNUAL MEMBERSHIPS
FootGolf is a great way to bring a younger and more diverse demographic to your course.
Increase Food / Drinks Sales.
MORE TEE TIMES
FootGolf can fill your open Tee Times.
LOCAL AND NATIONAL PRESS EXPOSURE
This new sport is getting TV, Newspaper and Magazine coverage everyday.
EVENTS AND WEEKLY LEAGUES
50% of FootGolf Tee Times are from returning customers. Many courses are having great success with leagues.
EXPAND THE REACH OF YOUR COURSE
A FootGolf Club will introduce your course to new demographics.
PRO-SHOP APPAREL = $
FootGolfers frequent the golf shop the same as golfers.
NEW OUTING CLIENTELE
FootGolf can involve more people to participate in a corporate or fundraising event.
It's the new sport that families can play together. FootGolf captures the Soccer players and minorities.
Watch this video from Haggin Oaks Golf Complex and see the Big Picture!
SANCTIONED AFGL COURSE
START A FOOTGOLF COURSE
To become a Sanctioned Course, you must be using the official equipment from the American FootGolf League, be playing under the Rules for FootGolf as written by the Federation for International FootGolf and sign the Accreditation Agreement with the AFGL.
Become a sanctioned AFGL course.
Order equipment at www.footgolfusa.org/operator
Get marketing best practices (we learned from over 500 courses)
Layout of your course (Distances, Pars)
We add your course to our website to promote in your area
Start with AFGL Play League program
Start with AFGL Tournaments (local, state and national structure)
FOOTGOLF COURSES QUICK FACTS
Facts and projections
Health of activity
Interest in Playing (after concept shown)
Average round played per year
Average lenght of time played
Typical size of group
Estimated rounds played
Average $ spent (per person)
445 AFGL facilities b
$17 in playing fees &
$8 in F&B
a. NGF 2014
b. AFGL 2015
Very likely to continue playing
Have recommended to a friend
Median. # of people
Satisfied with FootGolf
What's more important to footgolfers?
Being with friends
ORDER FOOTGOLF CUPS AND EQUIPMENT
2019 OFFICIAL FOOTGOLF EQUIPMENT
The 2019 Official FootGolf Cup of the American FootGolf League is THE ONLY FOOTGOLF CUP in the United States meeting the new FIFG.ORG regulation size of 52cm X 28 cm deep. This new cup has build in reinforced receiver for a US 28MM flagstick ferrule. The cup is designed to shed away ground water and dran it away from the cup bottom. Installations instructions included.
The only FootGolf Cup that meet the 2019 FIFG standards
and official FootGolf Equipment in one place and the Best Price
in the United States.
- AFGL Member Discounts -
FOOTGOLF BEST PRACTICES
We help you to get started right with FootGolf.
See an example of the material AFGL Operators find in our Best Practices Section
FOOTGOLF ON GOLF CHANNEL
Laura Balestrini, one of the founders of FootGolf in North America.
What is FootGolf?
How does the AFGL help courses?
Is there competitive FootGolf?
What impact has FootGolf had on the Golf industry?
How do you get started with FootGolf at your course?
Kevin Baker, a golf resort operator about FootGolf at his course
Why FootGolf as an additional activity?
How long have they been promoting FootGolf?
How many footgolfers at the course?
What do resort guests say about FootGolf?
What is coming next at Reunion Resort?
Golf Channel celebrities discussing the sport FootGolf
Reading the break, adding a little backspin, bunker shots,
does this sound familiar?
Hear what the Champions have to say about learning
by playing golf.
Do these guys think FootGolf impacts the golfers game?
See what they have to say about this sport that brings
new people to a golf course.
Golf Business Magazine, February 2019 Edition
30% -- Percent of total rounds played accounted for by FootGolf each year at Origins Golf Club Watersound in Florida
20K -- Revenue in ball rentals for FootGolf at Tupelo Bay Golf Center in Murrells Inlet, South Carolina.
OPERATORS COMMON QUESTIONS
Is this soccer or what?
If you have a basic idea about the sport of Soccer, you will notice that FootGolf is closer to Golf than Soccer. Even though we play with a regular soccer ball, FootGolf is played on a golf course and the rules are similar to golf.
We follow the course dress code and soccer cleats are NOT allowed under the rules of FootGolf. No need to worry about damage to your course from soccer cleats.
How long does it takes to play a round of 9 or 18 holes of FootGolf?
A round of 9-holes of FootGolf takes between 1 and 1.5 hours
A round of 18-holes of FootGolf takes between 2 and 2.5 hours
For open tournaments with Shotgun start, it may take up to 3 hours
How much does it cost to set up a FootGolf Course?
You can purchase the AFGL Official FootGolf Cups, FootGolf Flags, soccer balls and all course equipment through us. These cups are the ONLY FOOTGOLF CUP IN THE US that meets the requirements of the FIFG.
An 18-hole course can be set up for as little as $2500 depending on the equipment needed. A fully equipped course, including cups, flags, tees, flagpoles, soccer balls, mapping and scorecard can be set up for less than $4500.
How much does it cost to join the AFGL as a Sanctioned Course?
The AFGL offers Accreditation and Certification status. The FootGolf course must be in the perimeter of a sanctioned Golf facility.
For Accreditation the annual cost is $200 at year (average $17/month).
For Certification the annual cost is $600 at year (average $50/month).
*Certified Courses are elgible to host National Championship tournaments and Pro/Am competitions.
How many yards are par 3, par 4 or par 5 for FootGolf?
An average FootGolfer can kick the ball around 65 yards. The difference with golf is that a soccer ball rolls more but is kicked less yardage than a golfer hits a golf ball with a club. Based on that, a FootGolf Course distance is shorter than a regular Golf Course. Depending on the layout of your course, you may be able to setup 18 FootGolf holes in the same amount of space as 9 Golf holes.
The AFGL will provide you with the yardage guide.
How much do we charge for FootGolf Tee Time?
You have the ability to set the rate at what is in line for play on your course. Courses may start with an introductory rate and raise it as the popularity increases.
Since 18 holes of FootGolf can be played on only 9 holes of the golf course you may consider charging similar to what you charge for 9 holes of golf.
Excellence in service and a quality FootGolf Course are more valuable to most players than a discounted price.
Can Golfers and FootGolfers share the course at the same time?
The answer is YES! It requires management but it can work.
Since Golfers and FootGolfers do no use the same holes and FootGolfers do not use the greens, the play for each can run at the same pace, allowing you to send a foursome of FootGolfers out followed by a foursome of golfers.
If course management wants to introduce FootGolf slowly they can designate slow Golf times as the time for their FootGolf play. The AFGL supports you in your decision to introduce FootGolf in the best way and with the least amount of interruption to golf. It is important to understand that FootGolf can be more social and louder, where golf is more serious and quiet.
For the players, FootGolf is a joy. No stress or frustration involved.