What do you get when you mix two of the world’s most-played sports? Well, FootGolf was created to combine the thrills of kicking a football (soccer ball) and players having to use precision and control by directing it into a much larger golf hole.
FootGolf combines a lot of the same facets of traditional golf, including starting every hole with a tee shot from a designated area, while many courses have bunkers and bodies of water in play.
The concept dates back to the 1920s when it was originally referred to as codeball in the U.S., but after a long absence of a presence it’s beginning to make its rounds in one of the biggest countries in the world.
The sports landscape in the United States continues to be dominated by NFL football, basketball and baseball, but emerging sports like FootGolf have begun to make a dent in American and international popularity with the rise of social media.