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Updated: Nov 26, 2023

A weekend of FootGolf, fun and fan experiences - the Las Vegas FootGolf Open to bring community partnership, raise awareness for nonprofits and launch a local league.

By Justin Gardner, PhD.


A Time for Thanks... For Family, Friends, and FootGolf!

Who else is gearing up for the 1st AFGL Tour tournament in sunny Las Vegas not even a month after we welcome 2024?! So many preparations are happening for this event, which you all know includes BOTH the 3rd Battle of the Border and Las Vegas Open at Chimera Golf Club! This tournament is also the next stop along The Road to Great Britain and will qualify AFGL Tour players for Team USA for the Jansen Cup IV Edition in Scotland in August 2024.

Not only are we planning a complete redesign of the FootGolf course at Chimera Golf Club, specifically for the Las Vegas Open 2024 and 3rd Battle of the Border, but we are working with community partners and sponsors to introduce FootGolf to the Southern Nevada community. Our two nonprofit partners, CARE Coalition and FEAT of Southern Nevada will be promoting our event within the larger community. Chimera Golf Club will also be promoting the event on their mailing list and website. We will be working with the Tuscany Village HOA and the surrounding neighborhood associations in Henderson, Nevada.

Our goal is to bring the community to Chimera Golf Club with fan zone experiences and spectator galleries along several holes of the Championship Course! In the coming days and weeks, we’ll have more details about the events, activities, and tournament experience, but... here’s a quick overview of what you have to look forward to in January!



FootGolf Putting Challenge

  • 3-kicks per ticket plus a raffle ticket and an extra kick with the added challenge of the CARE Coalition fatal vision goggles.

  • Player specific putting challenge – goggles only!

FootGolf Long Range Drive Challenge

  • From the 1st tee after the final Las Vegas Open round each day – farthest in the air and farthest total drive wins the day (age group prizes and awards)!

FootGolf Pro-Am 9-hole Short-course Challenge

  • Post-Las Vegas Open Round event to include participant groups and an AFGL player to guide, instruct, or play along.

  • Interested in being involved in the Las Vegas Open Pro-Am Challenge? Let us know!

Fan Spectator Galleries

  • Tournament viewing areas with Chimera and Slice 19 food and beverage carts and tables to create a true tournament atmosphere!

CARE Coalition Activity Zone

  • Focused on increasing public awareness of the effects of drug and alcohol abuse, CARE Coalition will bring their substance use reduction programming activities to include:

    • Intoxicated Driver Pedal Racer – put on the fatal vision goggles and see if you can pass the test!

    • Cornhole Challenge – throwing a bean bag might seem easy but add the fatal vision goggles and who knows where those bean bags will land!

    • Walk the Line – before you hit the bar, put on the fatal vision goggles, and see if you can walk the line, the Sobriety Line!

FEAT of Southern Nevada Sensory Section

  • Specializing in services and resources for children and families with Autism, FEAT of Southern Nevada will bring sensory bags, games, and activities:

    • Sensory Resources

    • Giant Jenga

    • Giant Checkers or Chess Board



Organized Travel

Eagle Grit

CARE Coalition

  • The CARE Coalition team will be handing out substance use and abuse prevention materials and outreach information as well as providing resources available to the community or other community event schedules.

FEAT of Southern Nevada

  • The FEAT of Southern Nevada team will have a sign-up for the FEAT FootGolf Academy, a local partnership with the AFGL to provide FootGolf instruction, practice rounds, and tournaments for FEAT children and families.

  • They will also be distributing resources, materials, and information to support children and families with Autism.


  • The AFGL will be actively recruiting and registering people interested in joining local amateur and youth leagues.

  • In partnership with FEAT of Southern Nevada, the AFGL will support the registration process for children and families with Autism as part of the FEAT FootGolf Academy (coming to Chimera Golf Club Spring 2024)

And we’re just getting started...



The Las Vegas Open Auction

  • Bidding will begin on Black Friday and run through January 29th, check out what's already available:

  • Items will be on display or have display versions available at the Pavilion during the weekend, some example items include:

    • Signed Lionel Messi Sports Illustrated Cover for 2014 World Cup (individually numbered, only 50 in the world)

    • Signed Cristiano Ronaldo Sports Illustrated Cover for 2014 World Cup (individually numbered, only 50 in the world)

    • Signed Mandalorian Picture (Din Djarin & Grogu)

    • Signed Master’s Flag and picture: Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer, and Gary Player

    • Signed Raiders Legends Mystery Item (Jersey or Helmet)

    • Signed Lakes Legends Mystery Item (Ball or Jersey)

    • Big Game Hunting Endeavors (Argentina, New Zealand, and South Africa)

    • Victoria Falls Photo Safari (Zimbabwe and Botswana)

    • NASCAR Ultimate Driving Experience Package

    • And the list is still growing...

Raffles, Sweepstakes, and Giveaways

  • Live 50/50 raffle to raise funds to support Team USA all the way to Great Britain! Raffle tickets will be on sale throughout the weekend in the Pavilion at the AFGL Table

    • 50% of proceeds to the raffle winner

    • 50% of proceeds to support Team USA at the 4th Jansen Cup

  • Raffle and Sweepstakes Tickets for daily drawings

    • Iconic movie or sports framed photos

    • 4-some of golf at Chimera

    • $50 Slice 19 Gift Card

    • 4-ticket weekend passes to NASCAR March 2024 race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway

    • 4-tickets to a 2024 Las Vegas Aviators home game

    • And more to come...

  • Giveaways and Prizes

    • FootGolf SWAG bags and gear

    • Vendor and Sponsor merchandise

    • And we're working to get more...



Just when you think that's it, we're still working on a few more surprises...

  • Live music?!?

  • Movie night?!?

  • Sphere tickets?!?

  • Travel Vouchers for a 2-night stay Orlando or Las Vegas worth $299?!?

  • Ideas? Let us know!

FootGolf Course at Chimera Golf Club. Henderson, Nevada. USA
FootGolf Course at Chimera Golf Club. Henderson, Nevada. USA

So as we gather and gobble this Thanksgiving week, let’s be thankful for the family who supports us, the friends who are always ready to join or laugh at us, and… for FootGolf – "The best game ever invented!"

Stay tuned, get ready, and see you on the course!

Dr. Justin Gardner, PhD

AFGF Nevada Chapter


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