A Look At The Best Five Footgolf Courses In The UK
By Brian Weis
Footgolf is a sport which is growing in popularity as it is a great way to combine two of your favorite sports: football and golf in one. The aim of the game is that you have to kick a football into a hole/cup in as few shots possible. Just like in golf, you will have a tee off shot and then from there onwards you will score just like you normally would in the sport so there will be pars, birdies, bogeys and eagles, etc.
One of the best ways of preparing for footgolf can be to watch the technique of the best players in football when they take free-kicks. Golfers often explore videos online for the perfect golf swing so it can certainly help to watch how footballers strike the ball with their feet.
One player who has a particularly good technique from a dead-ball situation is Philippe Coutinho, who's long-range strikes are one of key reasons Liverpool are now 1/10 to secure a top four spot in the Premier League this season. As those odds are so low, punters may want to explore free bet offers such as the £200 welcome bonus offered via Footy Accumulators football tips where they can now place bets on the 2017/18 Premier League campaign.
Here is a look at the five best places to play footgolf in the UK if you are planning to give the sport a go. Before you do play for the first time, have a read through the rules of the sport so you are well prepared when you head to the opening tee.
Palewood Common Golf Course, Richmond
Palewood Common golf Course sits just outside of Richmond Park in London and is a great place to play footgolf for the very first time. All old and new customers are welcome with the beauty of the course being you are right next to one of the most stunning attractions in the city. There is no dress code to play the course, however, you are not allowed to wear any footwear with blades, studs or cleats. If you are looking for somewhere to host a party or event, this is the perfect place as they also offer catering to ensure you have everything you need on your day.
Magnolia Park, Bristol
Bristol's Magnolia Park is regarded as one of the best footgolf courses around today. It plays host to the UK Open in August where anyone can take part if you fancy your chances of tournament success. The nine-hole course consists of 1,072 yards while there is a fully licenced bar on site where you can watch all the latest sports action or have a bite to eat before or after you play.
Bridgend Golf Course, Edinburgh
Bridgend Golf Club is one of the most popular venues in Scotland for footgolf. In 2017 it was handed the Scottish Open therefore the course is clearly doing something right. This Edinburgh venue has an 18-hole course on offer which is made up of 2,072 and is a par 73. It is a great test for those players who feel they are comfortable in the sport.
Cardiff Golf Centre, Cardiff
Cardiff is one of the finest cities in the UK and if you are planning to visit the Welsh capital in the near future, Cardiff Golf Centre is one of the many activities you can take part in. The course is easily accessible by public transport from the city centre therefore if you are not driving you can still get to the venue without any difficulty.
Mount Ober Golf Course, Belfast
Belfast is home to some of the best golf courses in the UK and in mount Ober Golf Course they also have a fantastic facility to play footgolf. This course is perfect for beginners and those with experience in the game. There are nine holes which vary in difficulty so there really is something for everyone. The course sits just outside of Belfast so a trip here can be combined with some sightseeing.
If you are heading to a footgolf venue for the first time, check in on their website or call before you attend to make sure they have availability for your day.
Revised: 06/01/2017 - Article Viewed 673 Times
Written By: Brian Weis
Brian Weis is the Publisher of GolfTrips.com, a network of golf travel and directory sites including GolfWisconsin.com, GolfMichigan.com, ArizonaGolfer.com, GolfAlabama.com, etc. Professionally, Brian is a member of the Golf Writers Association of America (GWAA), International Network of Golf (ING), Golf Travel Writers of America (GTWA), International Golf Travel Writers Association (IGTWA) and The Society of Hickory Golfers (SoHG). In 2016, Brian won The Shaheen Cup, an award given to a golf travel writer by his peers.
All of his life, Brian has been around the game of golf. As a youngster, Brian competed at all levels in junior and high school golf. Brian had a zero chance for a college golf scholarship, so he worked on the grounds crew at West Bend Country Club to pay for his University of Wisconsin education. In his adult years, his passion for the game collided with his entrepreneurial spirit and in 2004 launched GolfWisconsin.com. In 2007, the idea for a network of local golf directory sites formed and GolfTrips.com was born. Today, the network consists of a site in all 50 states supported by national sites like GolfTrips.com, GolfGuide.com and GolfPackages.com. It is an understatement to say, Brian is passionate about promoting golf and golf travel on a local, regional, national and international level.
On the golf course, Brian is known as a fierce weekend warrior that fluctuates between a 5-9 handicap. With a soft fade, known as "The Weis Slice", and booming 300+ drives, he can blast it out of bounds with the best of them.
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