Country Oaks Golf Course now has an exclusive new offering. In addition to their 18 hole golf course, Country Oaks now offers a Certified AFGL FootGolf course.
FootGolf combines the rules and precision of golf with the skill and fun of soccer, and now Thomasville residents have a place to play it. Our very own Country Oaks Golf Course—owned and operated by the City of Thomasville—is paving the way for this innovative new sport and has recently completed installation of an Accredited AFGL nine hole FootGolf course that was constructed alongside its traditional golf course.
“FootGolf is the perfect new sport for all ages. It’s easy and fun to play, and you don’t need lessons or a lot of time to enjoy it,” says Country Oaks PGA Professional Mike Owens. “Families that enjoy golf and soccer can play alongside each other on the course, so if Dad wants to play traditional golf and the kids want to play FootGolf, everybody’s happy.”
Similar to golf, FootGolf uses tee boxes, greens, bunkers and hazards, but with the player kicking a regulation size soccer ball into a 21-inch diameter hole. The basic rules and overall goal remain the same: get the ball from the tee to the hole in as few kicks as possible. FootGolf is a real sport that is growing in popularity in the US and around the world, and Country Oaks is the first golf course in our area to offer it.
The sport as we know it today was first played by Dutch and Belgian professional footballers and organized in the Netherlands in 2008 by Michael Jansen and Bas Korsten, but its conception dates back to around 2001. The first American FootGolf league was established in 2011 and since then it has only grown in popularity.
The FootGolf layout is situated within the front nine holes. The course will be available for play on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays and after noon on Saturdays and Sundays. The cost is $10 for adults and $5 for players under the age of 18. Players can bring their own regulation soccer balls or rent one at Country Oaks for $3.
Please join Country Oaks for the grand opening of the FootGolf course on Saturday, July 14th. Players can play FootGolf for free from noon until 3:00pm that day. You are invited to come out and enjoy the fun!
Country Oaks Golf Course is a municipal golf course located on the Pavo Road in Thomasville. For more information, visit www.countryoaksgolfcourse.org or call 229-225-4333.