Footgolf gaining a following in Midwest City
By William Washington
Hidden Creek Family Golf Course offers a fairly new sport to the public called footgolf for the second year. The objective of footgolf is for the player to kick a soccer ball in hole with the least amount of kicks or shots possible.
On April 9, 2015 the Hidden Creek Golf Course, 3210 Belaire Drive, kicked off its first round of footgolf with a bang after Vaughn Sullivan, Midwest City Community Services Director, brought the game to the community.
“In April of last year we set up the course, we even had a big opening night. We had the soccer team out and about 50-60 people play it. Since then, we’ve had well over 2,000 people play it. It’s been real popular,” said Mike Greenly, club manager.
According to the American FootGolf League, the players must follow the course standards of play and attire. Instead of wearing soccer cleats the player wears indoor soccer shoes or turf shoes.
“So far it’s been really good, they just kind of blend in with all the golfers when there’s a lot of golfers out there,” said Greenly.
The cost of play for footgolf is $5 per nine holes Tuesday through Sunday, golf only on Mondays. And some players will rent a golf cart for nine holes.
“We have busloads of people come out; a couple of the churches have brought people out to play it. We’ve had three or four high school soccer teams bring their whole soccer teams out to play it. Maybe in the future we might try and develop some leagues and things like that. And if a group wants to come out and have enough players, well we’ll shut the golf course down for a couple hours and let them play,” said Greenly.
It appears the game of footgolf has gained a foothold at Hidden Creek Golf Course.