Tuesday, 24 March 2015 00:00

Footgolf kicks off in Hunstanton

Written by  Leanne Winston
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Footgolf kicks off in Hunstanton

Hunstanton will be the latest Norfolk resort to offer footgolf – the fastest growing sport in the UK. 

Fusing football and golf, footgolf is played with a size 5 football. The aim of the game is to get the football into the hole in as few shots as possible, using only the feet to manoeuvre it. 

On Friday 27 March children from local schools will try out the new 9-hole course on the cliff top at the Pitch and Putt facility.

Ashley Fountain from Norfolk Footgolf Association will put the young players through their paces, teaching them some basic techniques before they try the course for themselves.

David Morton, Resort Manager, said: “Footgolf is becoming really popular so we were keen to be able to add it to our existing facilities. Because it combines two of the nation’s favourite sports, it is both familiar and new, meaning it is easy to pick up, but offers plenty of challenge for people who want to hone their skills. It’s suitable for any age and we're hoping lots of people come and give it a try this spring.”

The footgolf course will be open from 10 am - 5 pm from 23 March until the end of October. No particular equipment is required, although studded boots or shoes are not permitted on the course. It costs £4.20 for adults and £3.35 for children per game. Tickets are issued at the site office and the course operates on a pay and play basis. The course, which combines one route for footgolf and one route for pitch and putt, is located on Golf Course Road, Hunstanton, PE36 6JJ.

Last modified on Wednesday, 24 February 2016 22:51

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