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Mayor of Chorley Cllr Roy Lees, officially opens the new Footgolf course at Euxton Park Golf Centre
Mayor of Chorley Cllr Roy Lees, officially opens the new Footgolf course at Euxton Park Golf Centre
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Football fans with a passion for golf are being indulged in Chorley.

Euxton Park Golf Centre has opened a new 12-hole FootGolf course.

The new craze follows the same rules as regular golf but without the need for clubs, tees and buggies, as players simply kick a ball around the course instead.

The course at Euxton is around 1,750 yards long with the average hole 90-yards in length.

The smallest hole is just 60 yards.

Jamie Wilson, of the centre, said: “The average amateur footballer can kick a ball 50 yards, which on a football pitch is from the goalkeeper’s 
six-yard box to the halfway line.

“Not many people can kick it further than that.

“We have got eight par threes and four par fours.”

On the first weekend that the course opened, more than 100 people came along to have a go, including players from two local football teams Euxton Villa and The Plough.

The course, which is situated in Euxton Lane, takes around one hour and 10 minutes to complete, with up to six players kicking-off at the same time.

Priced at £6 for adults and £4 concessions, the course is open seven days a week and there are plans over the forthcoming school half-term holiday to install temporary floodlights, so participants can play in the evening.

If you would like further information, then please 
call the centre on 01257 261601.