The Arlington Parks and Recreation Department will "kick off" its new FootGolf course at Meadowbrook Park Golf Course with FREE green fees from 12:00-6:00 p.m., on Saturday, Aug. 2.
FootGolf is a combination of the popular sports of soccer and golf. Instead of golf clubs and golf balls, the game is played with a soccer ball and a 21-inch diameter cup. The rules mostly correlate with the rules of golf. While FootGolf is played throughout the world, it is estimated there are only 180 courses across the United States. The Meadowbrook Park Golf Course is the second course to open in DFW.
The FootGolf layout utilizes the same routing as the golf course, with the FootGolf cups positioned in close proximity to the existing golf greens. The sport is extremely family-friendly and can be played by all ages and ability levels.
Golf Course Superintendent Brick Scott heard about FootGolf this spring and introduced it to park officials earlier this summer. "We always want to find new ways to encourage people to get outside and recreate," said Scott. This is a great way to introduce people to golf and a new activity that the whole family can enjoy."
The course has submitted paperwork to be certified by the Federation for International FootGolf (FIFG) and the American FootGolf League (AFGL). As a certified course, Meadowbrook Park could host local AFGL leagues, as well as state, regional and national tournaments.
While most FootGolf venues are strictly par-3 courses, Meadowbrook Park has a par of 70, with a mix of shorter and longer holes.
The cost for an 18-hole round of FootGolf is the same as a round of traditional golf. Prices start as low as $9.00 for adults and $7.50 for juniors. The course has rental soccer balls available for $3.00.
Meadowbrook Park Golf Course is located at 1300 E. Dugan, Arlington, TX 76010. Tee times are accepted up to a week in advance by phone or in person.
To book your next round, please call the Pro Shop at 817-275-0221.