ROYAL VICTORIA PARK
PITCH & PUTT & FOOTGOLF
Formerly The Approach Golf Course in Bath, Somerset, adjacent to Royal Victoria Park, this 12-hole and 18-hole parkland golf course closed during the COVID pandemic, and remained shut until Spring 2023, when Future Golf Ventures Ltd, which won the tender to manage the land in late 2022, began operating.
The newly designed 18-hole golf course, is primarily situated on the eastern side of the park, with fifteen holes located to the right of the kiosk. Three of the holes require the golfer to traverse the Cotswold Way, to play on the western side, before crossing back to complete the course.
The course provides a relaxed atmosphere for the novice golfer to build confidence and develop their game, whilst providing the more experienced golfer with the opportunity to enhance their vital short game skills.
The majority of the holes play up and down the hill, with the some holes playing across the slope. The challenge lies in the elevations and slopes around the greens. This course is great for beginners but can be quite challenging to seasoned golfers.
Pitch & Putt
The introduction of a 9-hole footgolf course on the lower section of the western side, adds an exciting, new leisure offer to the park.
Come and play the new sport that combines the best of football and golf for people of all ages and skill levels.
Easy to learn and play, footgolf is the perfect sport for all ages. It also affordable and a round only takes an hour and half to two hours, depending on how busy we are at the time.
Footgolf: 9-Hole Course
What is Footgolf
Footgolf is a combination of the popular sports of football and golf. The game is played on a golf course with a regulation size 5 football, although we also have smaller sizes available. The course fits within regular golf hole layouts, so you would Tee-off between the markers and aim down the fairway towards the green. The holes have 21-inch diameter cups.
Easy to learn and play, footgolf is the perfect sport for all ages. It also affordable and a round only takes only a few hours. Read the rules and watch a video from our friends at FootGolf San Diego
The rules largely correspond to the rules of golf
Football Boots (studs or moulds) are not allowed, as the course is not a football pitch. Please wear trainers, walking boots or flat shoes.
Do not touch the flags, leave them in the holes.
We have size 5, size 4, size 3 and a very small number of size 2 footballs available.
The ball must be stationary before it is kicked.
A maximum of 6 people can play in one group.
The furthest player away from the hole always goes first.
If your group is slow, please let groups behind you pass through, to save slowing up play and creating bottlenecks on the course.
One person to mark the scorecard.
Always mark the scorecard on the next tee, not on the green, as it holds up play behind.
Please be aware of our neighbours at all times