Fancied golf but didn’t fancy carrying that heavy bag and wearing a daft sweater? We’ve all been there, but golf refuseniks now have the perfect excuse to hit the fairways.
It’s called footgolf and it’s a winning combination of Scotland’s two favourite sports. Instead of pulling out a driver, just pull on your boots and hammer a lofted hoof towards the green, just like a Chris Martin shot at goal, only more accurate.
The Palacerigg Family Golf Centre in Cumbernauld is the setting for Scotland’s only full time footgolf course, a testing challenge of 2285 yards. The aim of the game is to kick a size 5 football into a 21 inch hole. As with standard golf, the fewer number of shots, the better your score. It sounds simple but there are lots of hazards along the way.
The game is suitable for everyone regardless of age, skillset or fitness level and is enjoyed by families and football teams alike. It’s also a great training exercise for footballers looking to hone their accuracy.
It takes around 2 hours to play 18 holes and can be enjoyed in rain, hail or snow. Which makes it perfect for the Scottish climate.
Available Monday to Thursday, the Big Deal option one offers an 18 hole round of foot golf for five players at Cumbernauld, with free ball hire.
Option two offers an 18 hole round one adult and a free child place, with free ball hire.
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This Big Deal is ideal for sporty types looking to pit their football skills against a fun golf course. It would also make a great family day out, offering the kids a chance to embarrass their elders with some deft skills. It would be a great gift idea, with a spark of originality.