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What Is FootGolf?

If you’re looking for a fun activity for the whole family outside of the Walt Disney World Theme Parks, you might want to consider FootGolf. You can play at Disney’s Oak Trail Gold Course.

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That leads to the question, what is FootGolf? Here’s what the Walt Disney World website has to say:

What is FootGolf

  • FootGolf is a precision sport; a combination of the popular sports of soccer and golf, but more closely related to golf.
  • Players kick a regulation #5 soccer ball at a golf course facility on shortened length holes with 21-inch diameter cups in as few shots as possible.
  • FootGolf rules are very similar to the rules of golf, and bunkers, hazards and golf course characteristics help to improve the challenge of the game. FootGolf and golf can be played alongside each other on the same course and both types of play can exist harmoniously together.
  • Since the game is played on a golf course, the basic uniform of FootGolf is similar to traditional golf apparel, with sturdy indoor soccer shoes, or running shoes, being the most appropriate to help protect your feet from potential injury! Knee length Argyle socks are customary, but not necessary, as is the use of a Flat Cap. Appropriate, non-offensive, golf or athletic attire is also recommended; denim jeans or shorts are not permitted.

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Also from the Walt Disney World website:

Play it at Disney’s Oak Trail Golf Course

For the very first time, Walt Disney World® Golf operated by Arnold Palmer Golf Management is proud to offer the game of FootGolf to our guests at Disney’s Oak Trail Golf Course. The 9-Hole FootGolf course is certified by the American FootGolf League (AFGL), the governing body for the sport of FootGolf in the United States. Tee times can be booked to play 9 holes of FootGolf either in front of or behind those playing 9 holes of traditional golf. When played in groups of four, 9 holes of FootGolf should take approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes, much like that of 9 holes of traditional golf.

Anyone can play as it requires minimal prior experience other than your ability to kick a soccer ball. It is a great way to get some fresh air and exercise, enjoy time together with colleagues or loved ones, and have some fun and friendly competition at the same time! As you walk the 9 holes you’ll be accompanied by a selection of Central Florida’s finest wildlife. Turkeys, Armadillos, Deer, Ospreys and Hawks will all surround you as our golf course is part of the Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program which works hard to provide a healthy balance between economic advancement while maintaining and restoring wildlife habitats where they can live and flourish.

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The price for FootGolf varies, depending on the time of day and the date. Advanced reservations are highly recommended. Call 407-WDW-GOLF (407-939-4653) for more information, or book online here.

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About Paula K

I grew up in Western Massachusetts. When I was nine my family went to Disneyland and I was hooked. I grew up, attended New England College in Henniker, NH and eventually moved to Virginia. I worked as a disc jockey, married and became a full time mom when our daughter was born. Fast forward several years. In 2010 we moved to Central Florida and my Disney obsession grew. I now work as a freelance writer and spend my spare time in the parks. Under the name Paula Brown I penned the novels Dream Wanderers and The Coffee Cruiser. I also am a co-author of Dining at Walt Disney World: The Definitive Guide. I'm obsessed with Star Wars, so this is a good time to live in Central Florida. I've been a vegetarian for well over a decade, a choice that my daughter eventually made as well. While my husband still hasn't joined us fully he has given up most meats except for seafood. I was relieved to find that vegetarian dining is not difficult at Walt Disney World.