The nearly 100-year-old William Land Golf Course was threatened with closing when The First Tee of Sacramento announced it was ending its lease, but the city has reached an agreement with Morton Golf, which operates three other city courses, to take over its operation. Details of the agreement will be heard by City Council on…
The city saw a decline in FootGolf rounds in 2015, and one course recently closed at Cherry Island Golf Course in Elverta. Operator Empire Golf said the FootGolf course wasn’t worth the negativity from traditional golfers and didn’t achieve the crossover it hoped for, while Haggin Oaks Head Pro Mike Woods speculated that the decline in rounds is due to increased competition rather than a lack of participation.
The property will be the only Certified FootGolf Course in the state of Arizona. In a Reuters report about the soccer-golf hybrid, the President of the American FootGolf League said, “FootGolf is to the golf industry what snowboarding was to the ski industry.”
At the National Golf Course Owners Association’s Annual Conference on February 25, the organization will award the National Golf Course of the Year honor to one of four finalists, and give Broken Tee GC in Englewood, Colo., the Player Development Award.