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FootGolf combines the popular sports of soccer and golf. To play FootGolf, athletes use regulation size #5 soccer balls on a traditional golf course with 21-inch diameter cups. FootGolf is played on a regulation 18 hole golf course. The pace of play standard round for FootGolf is 2 hours. Tee times may be booked 7 days in advance. 

Tee times for FootGolf are limited, based on availability and golf traffic. FootGolf tee times must always be booked over the phone by calling (760) 346-7060 Ext. 1 or in the Golf Shop. 

FootGolf is a combination of the popular sport of soccer and golf. To play FootGolf, athletes use soccer balls on a traditional golf course with 21-inch diameter cups. The rules largely correspond to the rules of golf. This wonderful game is player, for the most part, without the supervision of a referee. The game depends on the integrity of the player to show consideration for other players and to abide by the rules. All players should conduct themselves in a disciplined manner, demonstrating courtesy at all times and sportsmanship, regardless of how competitive they may be. This is the spirit of the FootGolf game. 

The sport is played in the traditional format of up to four players per group with FootGolfers using golf carts.

FootGolf uses golf's basic model including tee boxes, greens, bunkers, hazards and 18 holes of play. Scorecards display par scores for each hole as in regular golf. FootGolf as a game is played throughout the world in many different forms, but as a sport, it is regulated by the Federation for International FootGolf (FIFG). The American FootGolf League (AFGL) is the exclusive member of the FIFG and governing body for the sport of FootGolf in the United States.

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 2016 Rate Schedule Posted
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    • Sunrise (Open-7:55am) $60 $25 $45 $45
    • Prime (8:00am-10:55am) $40 $20 $30 $30
    • Twilight (11:00am-Close) $30 $15 $25 $25

"Kick" times for FootGolf are limited, based on availability and golf traffic. FootGolf "kick" times must always be booked over the phone by calling (760) 346-7060 Ext. 1 or in the Golf Shop. FootGolf "kick" times are available to book 7-days in advance.

The Basic Rules of FootGolf

  • Wear appropriate clothing - golf cap, collared shirt, and argyle socks are preferred.
  • Your ball must be easy to identify with.
  • Review the scorecard and wait for your turn. Make sure your kick will not interfere with other players.
  • Kick off your ball from a position behind the tee markers.
  • The ball must be played in a single movement. You are not allowed to push the ball with the top or bottom of your foot. Your foot should be set separate from the ball, clearly behind, before each kick.
  • Wait to play until the ball has completely come to rest. (It is not legal to stop the ball from rolling with the wind).
  • Play the ball from where it lies: You are not allowed to move the ball or remove jammed objects. Exception: You may mark the spot and lift the ball when it may obstruct the other player's kick or ball in any way.
  • The player farthest from the hole is the first to kick the ball.
  • The order of play is established based on the score or the previous hole. The player with the best score will kick off first on the next hole followed by the second, etc.
  • If the ball lands in a water hazard, retrieve or replace it within 2 steps from the closest land point from where the ball entered the hazard (annotated by red line), receiving a one stroke penalty or you can place the ball at the position of the previous kick and receive a one stroke penalty.
  • Rake the sand trap.

Desert Willow Golf Resort FootGolf Rules

  • Indoor soccer shoes, turf soccer shoes, sneakers, or golf shoes are recommended (NO SOCCER CLEATS).
  • FootGolf players must wear appropriate clothing –collared shirt and shorts (No graphic print tees or shorts or denim allowed)
  • Regulation size #5 soccer ball for adults.
  • Children age 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult (at least 25 years of age).

Interested in learning more about the rules of FootGolf?
The Federation for International FootGolf has put together a rules book on the game. Click Here for further details.

FootGolf Dress Code
  • Indoor soccer shoes, turf soccer shoes, sneakers, or golf shoes are recommended (NO SOCCER CLEATS)
  • Players must wear appropriate clothing –collared shirt and shorts (No graphic print tees or jerseys or shorts or denim allowed)
  • Argyle socks are preferred but not required
  1. What is FootGolf?
    FootGolf is a game that combines the game of soccer and the game of golf.
  2. Why is Desert Willow Golf Resort offering FootGolf and partnering with the American FootGolf League (AFGL)?
    Desert Willow Golf Resort is offering the FootGolf experience as a way to introduce new customers to Desert Willow Golf Resort and the community. By partnering with the AFGL we can reach more people that are already FootGolf enthusiats, we can attract local, regional, and national sanctioned events. In addition as the game continues to grow the AFGL will garner more national attention through media coverage, press, and special events hosted on site. The FootGolf experience at Desert Willow Golf Resort will offer another healthy outdoor activity to local and visitors of the Coachella Valley.
  3. Is FootGolf a fad or an activity that will be around for good? 
    With nearly 500 courses in the United States already, a number expected to double over the next 18 months, the future seems very bright for FootGolf. Statistics show there are over 265 million soccer players worldwide. FootGolf is also attracting people that have never played golf, new customers that otherwise may never visit the local golf course.
  4. Who is the AFGL?
    The American FootGolf League is the United States governing body of FootGolf similar to the USGA or Royal and Ancient with golf. 
  5. What equipment is needed to play?
    FootGolf is played at a golf course with a size 5 soccer ball and a spike-less turf shoe or tennis shoe.
  6. Can anyone play FootGolf?
    Yes. FootGolf offers a variety of teeing options based on skill level, age, and handicap so that anyone can play the game of FootGolf.
  7. How long does it take to play a round of FootGolf "Foursome"?
    With a golf cart it takes approximately 1.5 - 2 hours, by foot 1.5 - 3 hours.
  8. Can FootGolf and Golf be played along with golfers playing FootGolf?
    Although some facilities do offer similar programming, Desert Willow Golf Resort will attempt to keep both activities separate and not comingle the two. 
  9. Are golf carts required to play FootGolf?
    Desert Willow Golf Resort will offer the option on certain FootGolf programs to walk or ride.
  10. Will there be FootGolf programing available year round?
    Desert Willow Golf Resort will be offering FootGolf playing opportunities all year with the exception of over-seeding, and aerification. 
  11. What is the yardage of the FootGolf course?
    Typical yardages are approximately 50% of a similar par golf hole.
  12. Does the FootGolf course have any negative impact on the actual golf course?
    One of the most beneficial aspects of the FootGolf course is there is no interference or alteration to the golf course. The FootGolf course will share some teeing areas and the green complexes are located in rough areas or inconspicuously located out of the golfer's area of play. Desert Willow Golf Resort will operate the FootGolf programming without giving up tee time inventory. Space and time that could not be used for golf programs will now yield additional revenues for the resort. 

 Desert Willow Golf Resort is a Certified FootGolf Course of the American FootGolf League (AFGL) that promotes the sport of FootGolf under the rules and guidelines of the Federation of International FootGolf (FIFG).

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