Freelance journalist from Derry, Northern Ireland.
Published August 22nd 2018
For unencumbered, unhindered and quite simply endless sporting entertainment, there is perhaps no better spot than Foylehov Activity Centre. Located just on the outskirts of the city of Derry/Londonderry, Foylehov lies hidden on the stunning Causeway Coastal route, yet cannot be mistaken once found.
Central to this bustling hub is the ever-growing and now hugely popular pastime of Footgolf, or Football Golf as many may be accustomed to. The activity combines the two colossal sports of football and golf, where players kick a football into a golf hole, so it couldn't be easier, right? Wrong!
Not only will you find Northern Ireland's first purpose-built Footgolf course at Foylehov, but you will find the most intriguing and most difficult Footgolf course around, complete with countless hazards and obstacles to test those who truly believe they have what it takes to succeed at the sport. Whether it be aspiring Footgolf players or simply a group of friends tackling the tricky playing field, Foylehov is certainly the place to be.
With dangerous traps ranging from almost unbeatable and seemingly insurmountable nets to hidden pitfalls with unpredictable outcomes, the course truly is one of a kind. Moreover, with this unique venue, players will not only be challenging themselves, each other and indeed the tricks and traps, but given the location of Foylehov just minutes from the north coast of Northern Ireland, they will more than likely be challenging the local weather, which may change from sun to wind to rain to snow all in one day!
Each hole does, of course, carry a par, and involves the participant edging the ball closer and closer and finally into the hole in as few shots as possible. Make sure to bring your camera to record all the action, as footballs, pencils and scorecards will all be provided. So get your golfing gear on, find your range and get going! Good luck!
Do you have what it takes to overcome the hazards?