FootGolf Comes to Americus
Published 4:00 pm Sunday, February 8, 2015
AMERICUS – FootGolf, a new sport that combines soccer and golf, has come to Brickyard Plantation Golf Club & RV Park located at 1619 US Highway 280 East, Americus, GA. To play FootGolf, players use soccer balls on a traditional golf course kicking the ball into a 21 inch diameter cup with a flag. The rules correspond to the rules of golf where you start from a tee area, play down the fairway and count your kicks according to the par of the hole. Brickyard Plantation has built nine holes on the first four holes of the Ditches Course and will grow to 18 holes as the sport participation grows. FootGolf is designed to be played on the traditional golf course simultaneously as traditional golf is played.
FootGolf uses a tee area then plays down the fairway encountering bunkers and hazards with the hole measuring as par 3, par 4 and par 5 holes. FootGolf is played as a single or up to four players in a group either walking the course or using golf carts. Holes are roughly half the distance of a regular golf hole. While the soccer ball doesn’t travel as far in the air as a golf ball, it will roll much farther in the fairways. This sport is governed by the Federation for International FootGolf www.fifg.org in London, United Kingdom and is an international sport. Brickyard Plantation is a Certified Course of the American FootGolf League. With over 300 courses across the United States in 43 states, at time of writing, Brickyard Plantation is only 1 of 5 courses in the state of Georgia. The other 4 are located in the Atlanta area. We are the premier course for middle and south Georgia and will attract players from all over to this latest “craze” of golf. For more information, go to the American FootGolf League website at www.afgl.us
Brickyard Plantation is a 27 hole golf facility and offers FootGolf any day at any time. Grand Opening Day for FootGolf is March 1, 2015. For more information or to make a tee time (but not required), call 229-874-1234.