Before You Play

  • Wear appropriate clothing – golf or soccer attire (or any combination thereof) is perfectly acceptable
  • Soccer shoes must not have cleats.
  • Turf shoes and sneakers are permitted.
  • Do not bring any personal or outside food & beverage – we offer beverage cart service on the course and/or in the clubhouse
  • Check into the Golf Shop before beginning play

What is FootGolf?

FootGolf is a newly developed sport that is rapidly becoming a new favorite game to play. It’s played by kicking a soccer ball on a golf course with the objective of getting the ball into an oversized hole to score. Rules of play are similar to those of golf.

Why play FootGolf?

FootGolf is easy to learn and fun to play! Kids and non-golfers are welcome on the course. It takes only two hours to play 18 holes and is very affordable.

When can I play FootGolf?

Cordova Golf Course is currently offering group outings that have a guaranteed 25, or more, Footgolfers.

How do I get started?

Groups may book and event by calling the golf shop at (916) 362-1196. FootGolfers can bring their own balls or rent soccer balls from the Pro Shop. Our staff will greet all players, provide a brief orientation, and guide you to the first hole.

Footgolf Rules

  • Review your scorecard and become familiar with the course layout
  • Be able to identify your ball
  • Start each hole by kicking your ball from a position, of up to 6 feet behind the 2 orange tee markers
  • The ball must be “struck” by your foot – the ball cannot be swept, carried, or rolled by the bottom of one’s foot
  • The ball cannot be struck while the ball is still moving
  • If one player’s ball strikes another player’s ball, the ball at rest shall be returned to its original position
  • There is a 2-stroke penalty for kicking another player’s ball
  • Play the ball as it lies, unless your next shot is obstructed by a cart path, drainagegrate, or immovable object
  • If your play is obstructed, you may take relief within 3 feet of the obstruction, no closer to the hole
  • If your ball lands in a water hazard or is out-of-bounds, then there is a 1-stroke penalty and the ball shall be played within 6 feet of where it crossed the boundary line
  • Each strike of the ball counts as 1 stroke
  • Each hole’s score is determined by the number of strokes taken until the ball is in the hole
  • Add up all the scores. The lowest score wins!


  • Be respectful of your fellow players, the golf course, and everyone else on the course
  • Maintain a 2 hours, 3 minutes pace of play – each hole should take between 5-10 minutes to play
  • Do not kick directly into the group in front of you
  • You should always remain at least 2 kicks behind the group directly in front of you
  • If traditional golfers are present on the course, please do not kick the ball within 30 yards of them.