Basic FootGolf Rules

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The rules largely correspond to those of traditional golf. The basics are:

  1. Wear golf apparel at all times.
  2. Your ball must be easy to identify.
  3. Review the score card and wait your turn.  Make sure your kick will not interfere with other players.  See  Bel-Aire 9-Hole Course Scorecard and Pine Brook 18-Hole Score Card.   
  4. Kick your ball from a position behind the tee markers.
  5. 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.
  6. Wait to play until the ball has completely come to rest.  (It is illegal to stop the ball from rolling with the wind.)
  7. Play the ball where it lies. You are not allowed to move the ball or remove permanent objects. Exception: You may mark the spot and lift the ball if it obstructs another player’s kick or ball in any way.
  8. The player farthest from the hole is the first to kick.
  9. If the ball enters a hazard, retrieve or replace the ball within 2 steps from the closest point from where the ball entered the hazard, receiving a 1 stroke penalty, OR you can place the ball at the position of the previous kick and receive a 1 stroke penalty.
  10. Only between holes may the ball be picked up and cleaned.

Check out this video explaining the basics:


    Official rules are available at American FootGolf League website