(LAHAINA, HI) – Ka’anapali Golf Courses – managed by Billy Casper Golf – will begin offering FootGolf to the general public on Friday, June 12 with a ceremony on the first tee of the Ka’anapali Kai Course.
Nine and 18 holes of FootGolf will be available at Ka’anapali after 4pm seven days a week starting at $15 to walk and an additional $15 to ride a shared golf cart. Players can bring their own soccer balls or rent one for $5 per round. Ka’anapali Golf Courses is the first facility on Maui to offer FootGolf and joins several other Billy Casper Golf-managed courses across America to launch the program in 2015.
“We are excited to present FootGolf, a new way for families and non-golfers to experience recreational golf,” says Ed Kageyama, PGA General Manager at Ka’anapali Golf Courses. “Summer is the perfect time to kick off (no pun intended) FootGolf as school break has just begun.”
In FootGolf, each hole is assigned a “par” and players tee off using a soccer ball, strategically kicking it until they make it in the 21-inch cup. Holes are cut into the rough to protect conditions of fairways and greens, and to avoid affecting everyday golfers. The American FootGolf League provides a rulebook for players to follow.
About Ka’anapali Golf Courses
Built on 1,200 acres of land once home to Hawaiian royalty, Ka'anapali Golf Courses present golfers with pristine conditions and stunning views of the Pacific Ocean and West Maui Mountains.
Opened in 1962 and designed by Robert Trent Jones Sr., the par-71, 6,700-yard Royal Ka’anapali Course features wide fairways and undulating greens which make it both distinctive and demanding. The tournament-tested layout hosted the Champions Tour Ka’anapali Classic for 14 years, Shell’s Wonderful World of Golf, the Canada Cup and LPGA Kemper Open, welcoming Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer, Billy Casper, Greg Norman, Fred Couples, Jan Stephenson, Betsy King and other legends.
Complementing the Royal Ka’anapali Course is the modernized Ka’anapali Kai Course, which hosted Golf Channel’s “Big Break Ka’anapali.” Extensively renovated in 2005, the 6,400-yard, par-70 layout boasts an array of strategically placed bunkers, contoured fairways and resurfaced greens. More information: www.kaanapaligolfcourses.com • 866.454.4653.
About Billy Casper Golf
Founded more than 20 years ago in cooperation with the late golf legend Billy Casper, the company is the largest owner-operator of golf courses, country clubs and resorts in the U.S. with more than 150 properties in 29 states. Headquartered in Vienna, Virginia with regional offices across America, BCG specializes in course and property maintenance, staffing and training, clubhouse operations, food-and-beverage, merchandising, golf instruction, marketing and public relations, special events and financial management.
Company highlights include BCG Spectrum, BCG Signature and BCG Select management solutions; Buffalo Brand Invigoration Group, the in-house golf-sport-lifestyle PR, strategy development, integrated marketing, social media and design firm; BCG Ventures featuring proprietary, innovate programs like the annual "World's Largest Golf Outing," and Casper Labs, the testing ground for FootGolf, GolfBoard, Billy Casper Digital network and other programming which drive engagement. More information: www.billycaspergolf.com • 703.761.1444.