Rancho Sierra's FootGolf course is now open!
Combining the popular sports of soccer with golf, FootGolf was developed in the Netherlands and is now being played in over 16 countries around the world. The goal of FootGolf is to kick a soccer ball into the FootGolf hole in the fewest number of 'strokes' (or kicks) possible. Like golf, FootGolf uses a tee box and a green, and is played on a golf course, and thus has the standard golf hazards such as lakes, bunkers, and trees to combat. Unlike golf, FootGolf uses 21" cups in diameter, shorter holes, and a soccer ball rather than a plethora of golf clubs to carry. Because of this simplicity, FootGolf rounds take less time to complete. There's also a shorter learning curve as well with FootGolf.
While a golf cap, collared shirt, and argyle socks are typical FootGolf attire, a collared shirt / standard sports attire is acceptable at Rancho Sierra. No tank tops allowed.
Indoor soccer shoes are recommended. Soccer cleats are NOT allowed at Rancho Sierra Golf Course.
You will need to rent, buy, or bring a soccer ball to Rancho Sierra Golf Course to play FootGolf. Each player needs his/her own soccer ball. We have rentals and soccer balls for sale if you do not have your own. Make sure your ball is different in appearance from your fellow players.
When you check in at the clubhouse, you will receive a FootGolf scorecard. Take a look at the map so you can identify the location of the holes. The FootGolf tee markers are orange, and the flags are also orange with the hole numbers listed.
If you are familiar with both soccer and golf, FootGolf will be an easy transition. But if you are a soccer player new to golf, or a golfer new to soccer, there are some things you need to know:
If you have played golf before, FootGolf is simply golf with a soccer ball. To strike the soccer ball off the tee, kick with the shoelaces or 'toe poke'. Around the greens, use your instep. While putting, it is recommended you use your instep or 'toe poke' for increased control.
If you have never played golf before, but are comfortable with soccer, the transition to FootGolf consists primarily of learning golf rules, including Pace of Play and proper golf etiquette.
Pace of Play is a common phrase in golf – it simply refers to playing at a steady pace to minimize wait times.
While the FootGolf course and the golf course are separate, they do share the same areas. There will be places on the course where the FootGolfers and golfers intersect. To minimize mishaps, the golfer has right of way. When in doubt, let safety, common sense, and general courtesy be the deciding factor.
Rancho Sierra is open for FootGolf seven days/week after 12pm until closing.