Mansfield National Golf Course is a nice 18 hole, public golf course with everything you would expect to find at a golf course, a pro-shop, driving range and carts. There’s even a good little grill with yummy burgers. What you might not expect to find are soccer balls! Mansfield National is one several local golf courses that are hosting a new game in addition to traditional golf, called foot golf!
My kids and I went out to give it a try, and had a great time kicking the ball around the course! It’s a great way to get the kids outside and running around!
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Know Before You Go
Although you play along with traditional golfers, Foot Golf has shorter hours. Call ahead to set up a tee time.
Players should be old enough to walk the entire golf course. The four-some behind you won’t want to wait while your younger children “rest”.
Before renting a cart, determine how far your children can kick. Mine youngest could only kick about 50 ft., and the cart was more of a burden. Of course, if they are playing, and you are just watching, the cart is kinda nice! But really, get out and play!
Like golf, you can’t have more than a four-some per game.
Don’t forget sunscreen.
Foot golf is played with soccer balls. Mansfield National will rent you a ball for $3, which didn’t sound like much, but then there were 6 of us playing and I paid $18 for balls when my daughter has a dozen at home!
Foot Golf doesn’t use traditional tees, the courses are a little shorter.
Like golf, you still have sand and water hazards.
Although Mansfield National has 18 holes, for Foot Golf they pay the front 9 twice.
They have these huge holes for the ball, too!
It’s Hot In Texas
There are water coolers around the course, but bring a bottle of water with you and fill it up. Little ones dehydrate much more quickly than adults, even on overcast days.
Mansfield National Golf Course
3750 National Parkway, Mansfield