The Palm Desert, Calif., property will be home to the AFGL U.S. National Training and Conference Center, assist in creating and testing FootGolf pilot programs, and host the finals of the U.S. National FootGolf Championship played on its certified course in November 2016.
The American FootGolf League (AFGL) has announced that Desert Willow Golf Resort in Palm Desert, Calif., will serve as its official home course.
“Having a home course for FootGolf has been a dream and goal since we founded the AFGL,” said AFGL president Laura Balestrini. “The agreement with a premium facility like Desert Willow, along with the City of Palm Desert and Kemper Sports, surpasses everything we hoped to achieve. This is a huge step forward for the AFGL and FootGolf in the United States.”
Desert Willow Golf Resort will host the AFGL U.S. National Training and Conference Center, assist creating and testing FootGolf pilot programs, and host the finals of the U.S. National FootGolf Championship played on the Desert Willow certified FootGolf course in November 2016. The AFGL National Training Center will host the training of FootGolf course designers, FootGolf course managers, and FootGolf coaches. Conference rooms are available for FootGolf meetings and seminars.
Desert Willow will prominently display on the property and its website that it is the home course of the AFGL, and actively promote FootGolf. AFGL members will receive a discount on FootGolf greens fees. Co-branded FootGolf apparel and merchandise will be offered in the Desert Willow golf shop. The AFGL will actively promote Desert Willow as its home course on the AFGL website and all appropriate digital and print collateral.
“We are having outstanding success with FootGolf,” said Desert Willow General Manager Derek White. “It is widely accepted in the Greater Palms Springs community, and visitors to Coachella Valley are discovering it as well. The AFGL leadership is a genuine pleasure to work with; and I, my staff, and Kemper Sports looks forward to helping FootGolf grow locally, and nationally.”