Footgolf brings new recreation opportunities to Civitan
Course is second one to open in San Juan County
FARMINGTON — The Civitan Golf Course in central Farmington has become the most recent local golf course to install a footgolf feature.
The Farmington Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs department installed a nine-hole footgolf course alongside the regular golf course.
Chris Jones, the golf course manager, said the footgolf course opened to the public at the beginning of June.
"Footgolf is basically soccer in golf format," Jones said.
According to the American FootGolf League, the sport dates to 2001, but the exact origins of footgolf are unknown. Over the past two decades, more than 500 footgolf courses have been built in the United States, according to the AFGL.
Civitan's course the second footgolf course in the local area. Riverview Golf Course in Kirtland also has a footgolf feature.
People playing footgolf will not interfere with people golfing, Jones said. While the golf course and the footgolf course run side by side, they do not overlap each other.
Jones said footgolf fits with the parks department's plans to make Civitan a place where people can participate in a variety of activities. The city also is considering adding a miniature golf course at the Civitan Golf Course. The course would be installed in the area where the horseshoe pits are located. The horseshoe pits would be moved to another park.
Civitan Golf Course charges $5 per round of footgolf. Players can bring their own soccer ball or rent one for $3. The course is open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. It is located at 2100 N. Dustin Ave. in Farmington.
"We'd just encourage everyone to come out and try it," he said.
Hannah Grover covers government for The Daily Times. She can be reached at 505-564-4652.