We are very excited to learn that a new way to play golf may be coming to Disney’s Oak Trail golf course located at Walt Disney World. The 18-hole course will be certified by the American FootGolf League (AFGL) and will be ready for guests to try out very soon. Tee times will be available to be booked just like regular golf tee times and will be expected to take around 2 hours and 15 minutes to complete (based on a group of 4 playing 18 holes). FootGolf is a sport that is fun for the entire family to enjoy. The FootGolf course at Disney’s Oak Trail measures 2,438 yards over a par for the course of 69 with a challenging selection of par 3’s, 4’s and 5’s.
This new golf offering hasn’t been completely approved by Disney to be an official offering. It is currently being tested and reviewed by cast members so that any adjustments can be made prior to officially launching to guests. We hope to have confirmation on a start date for bookings very soon.
The entire Walt Disney World Golf program is operated by Arnold Palmer Golf Management. Here is some information from the Disney golf page about FootGolf and what it is:
- FootGolf is a precision sport; a combination of the popular sports of soccer and golf, but more closely related to golf.
- Players kick a regulation #5 soccer ball at a golf course facility on shortened length holes with 21-inch diameter cups in as few shots as possible.
- FootGolf rules are very similar to the rules of golf, and bunkers, hazards and golf course characteristics help to improve the challenge of the game. FootGolf and golf can be played alongside each other on the same course and both types of play can exist harmoniously together.
- Since the game is played on a golf course, the basic uniform of FootGolf is golf apparel, with indoor or turf soccer shoes, or running shoes. Knee length Argyle socks are customary, but not necessary, as is the use of a Flat Cap.
How many of you visit Oak Trail during your Disney vacation? Who would go and give FootGolf a try?
Photo and Source Credit: Walt Disney World Golf
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