A Kick-about with Cornwall Football Golf
Many of us love football and Adventure/Crazy golf, so it makes sense to combine the two to create a fun experience doesn’t it! Surprisingly, it does and this new game is gaining momentum.
It was first developed in the Scandinavia in 2004 and has spread throughout the globe, reaching our far corner of the United Kingdom in 2014 when the UK's first FootballGolf Park opened in Cornwall.
So, what exactly is FootballGolf? Firstly, it is a fun game and more closely associated with adventure golf. Like adventure golf there are either 9 or 18 holes, each with a par, and the rules of golf are followed. You start off at the tee with a map and instructions of how to play the hole. Players must kick the ball towards the flag, negotiating tricky bunkers as well as obstacles to challenge you.
This fusion of the two games involves players kicking a ball into an oversized golf cup in the ground in a as few shots as possible. The concept is like adventure golf in this respect however, you are using your foot and a much bigger ball. All players can score when playing FootballGolf.
This activity has all the fun of Adventure golf with the twist of kicking a ball.
This fun game is suitable for all ages and abilities and can cater to any group size. It is a great way to get some fresh air and exercise whilst enjoying spectacular views over the coast. So, pick up your score cards and get going, you can’t beat some fun and friendly competition whist getting your kicks.
To find out a bit more about this sport we caught up with Toby who designed and built the UK's first FootballGolf Park - Cornwall FootballGolf
Hi Toby, thanks for taking the time to chat with us and answer our questions.
What made you get involved with FootballGolf?
"I'd always played football but as I got older the knees started to struggle so I wanted to continue to be able to kick a ball without the worry of injury! I then thought of football and golf, a little online research later I found out there were “FootballGolf’ courses in Scandinavia so off I went on a research trip!"
Is it difficult to play FootballGolf?
"Not at all, we’ve had it so many times that groups arrive to play and the ones who dont like football often do the best as its not about power."
Do you require any prior experience to play?
"Absolutely not! it's similar to crazy or adventure golf, no experience is necessary it's just about having fun."
Is all equipment provided?
"Yes all equipment is supplied, the only thing players need is a comfortable pair of trainers or shoes."
Do you have to wear specific shoes to play?
"Anything that your comfortable in really, we don’t recommend sandals though!"
How long does a game of FootballGolf last?
"For a group of 4 we would say to allow 1.5 / 2 hours."
Are there any techniques you can share with us?
"The best advise is to not miss any obstacles! If you do you need to play back around them to then go through the correct way."
Who tends to play better the golfer or the footballer?
"The Golfer because they will play a better mental/thinking game whereas the footballer tends to take more risks."
Is there a maximum number of people that can play?
"The maximum group size per fairway, is a five ball ( 5 people). We have two 18 hole course so can accommodate up to 180 players on the courses at one time."
Is it necessary to book in advance?
"We only take booking for large groups over 15, apart from that its just turn up and play."
Are you a golfer or a footballer?
What other sports do you enjoy participating in?
"Any team or individual sports I'll give it a go!"
What is your favourite place to visit here in Cornwall?
"Anywhere along the coastline really! Charlestown and Polkerris near to the FootballGolf Park are stunning places to relax with some food and drink."
What place/areas would you tell visitors to Cornwall not to miss?
"Obviously it has to Cornwall FootballGolf Park as its a truly unique attraction within in the UK."
Do you have any travel tips for anyone visiting Cornwall?
"Research and planning, everywhere has its best times to visit etc. Also don’t travel to and from Cornwall in the middle of the day if you can help it, especially on Friday and Saturday!"
FootballGolf is an event ideal for Stag, Hen, Birthday parties, Social or team building exercises. FootballGolf is certainly the most exciting game in years and is much quicker to play than a regular round of golf. Are you ready to try a new fun game, then we suggest making your way to Cornwall Footballgolf the first, biggest and best course in the UK.
For further information, please visit
Cornwall FootballGolf Park, Trenowah Road, St Austell, Cornwall, PL25 3GD
Telephone: 01726 68952