The footgolf is played, 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.
Footgolf rules are based on the Rules of Golf, but with some considerations and particulars as detailed below. Please view the video or the rules are written underneath:
- Appropriate attire, No football boots or golf spikes only trainers
- Care for the state of the field (fixing bunkers) and maintain a proper pace of play.
- Keep the distance with the group going forward. If you fall behind let the group behind pass ahead.
- Do not disturb or distract: silence cell phones, talk in low voices, and so on. Respect our neighbours
- Be sure to mark the ball to be identified.
- Do not ask for advice.
- The ball must be kicked sharply with any part of the foot. It is not allowed to push, step on, drag, pitch, punch or hit the ball otherwise.
- Do not interfere with the movement of a ball by stopping it or preventing the ball from falling into a hazard.
- Wait for the ball to come to a complete stop to run the next kick.
- Play your tee shot from the dedicated teeing platform.
- The starting order of the first hole is defined by drawing lots. For the next hole, the player with lowest score hits first, then second, etc.
During the play of a hole
- Play the ball as it lies. You are not allowed to touch it.
- Exception: You can lift your ball and mark it only if your ball might help or interfere in the play of another player. If players agree not to lift a ball that could help a player they could be disqualified . Example: Do not move a ball next to the hole to act as the "brake" to another ball if it goes too fast.
- The player who is farthest from the hole is the first to kick.
- If the ball in play is moved or deflected or stopped by another ball the player must play his ball as it is and replace the ball moved. There is no penalty unless both balls on the putting green in which case the player who hit incurs a penalty of two strokes. Your ball should always be marked if it is on the green
- A player must not make a stroke while another ball is in motion. If two balls hit each other that were played without penalty, there is no penalty unless both balls were on the putting green when they were struck. Two strokes are fined for the player who was nearer the hole for hitting out of turn. Both players must replace the balls and play it back on the putting green.
- Loose Impediments (branches, leaves, stones, natural objects, etc.) can be removed. If the ball is moved player receives a 1 stroke penalty.
- Movable obstructions (artificial movable objects such as rakes, tin cans, etc..) Can be moved without penalty. If the ball is moved it must be replaced without penalty. Example: the ball resting against a rake.
- Immovable obstructions: You can lift and drop a ball without penalty but not nearer the hole. Example: a sign or a sprinkler head or under a cart, etc.
- If your ball is in a water hazard (yellow stakes),or a lateral water hazard (red stakes). You must remove the ball and play from the nearest point of relief whilst adding one stroke to your score for the hole.
- If your ball is in a bunker hazard You must remove the ball and play from the nearest point of relief whilst adding one stroke to your score for the hole.
Ball Lost or Out of Bounds
- Play another ball from where the last shot was played under penalty of 1 stroke.
- The player is the sole judge to declare his ball unplayable. (Example: I see my ball in the bushes or in a tree)
- Play a ball from where the previous stroke was or
- Drop a ball behind the point where the ball lies in a straight line to the flag or
- Drop the ball within the length of two meters from where the ball lay, not nearer to the hole. All options receive a 1 stroke penalty.
On the green
- Only the players can, lift and clean the ball. Players should not stand close to or directly behind the ball or directly behind the hole (example: to see the fall of the green) when another player is to play.
- Finish the hole, ie, putting the ball in the hole even though the distance is minimal. You are not allowed "ball given" in stroke play (Medal Play)
Between the play of two holes
- Record and check the score of the previous hole with your marker and enter on the scorecard provided
Finish of play
- Check the score for all holes, sign and return the card as soon as possible to the committee.
- Failure to sign the scorecard will result in disqualification