Wigwam Golf Club Unveils New Footgolf Course And Program

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LITCHFIELD PARK, Ariz. (January 9, 2017) – The Wigwam Golf Club has unveiled a new FootGolf program on the club’s Patriot Course.
 
Every day after 2:30 PM, FootGolfers can enjoy 18-holes of FootGolf for just $15 per person, while kids 15 and under are charged their age.
 
FootGolf balls (soccer balls) are available to rent in The Wigwam Golf Shop for $3. The Wigwam’s FootGolf course is American FootGolf League certified and is the first of its kind at an Arizona resort property.
 
FootGolf is a fun and growing sport that requires players to kick a soccer ball into cups/holes located yards away from golf greens by using as few attempts as possible.
 
Combining elements found on a soccer field with those found on a golf course, FootGolf is easy for anyone to pick-up and enjoy. The course is shorter, the cups are bigger (21-inches) and the entire family can play together. Plus, FootGolf can be played in about half the time as a round of golf.
 
“We’re excited to offer this new amenity to the community and our resort guests,” said Leo Simonetta, director of golf, The Wigwam Golf Club. “FootGolf is a great way for families to enjoy time outdoors together. It’s fun and easy to play and our Patriot Course is the perfect venue for it. The course is very walkable and the FootGolf routing fits seamlessly within the traditional golf layout. In fact, we’ve already had parents play traditional golf right alongside their kids playing Footgolf.”
 
On The Wigwam Golf Club website, interested FootGolfers can book a tee time and find out more about this exciting new sport. Like traditional golf, FootGolf participants are asked to adhere to a dress code as shirts with collars and sneakers or turf soccer shoes are required. Soccer cleats and uniforms are not allowed on the course.
 
For more information about The Wigwam Golf Club or to reserve a FootGolf tee time, visit www.wigwamgolf.com or call (623) 935-9414.
 
About The Wigwam
Designated as a "Historic Hotel of America,” The Wigwam is an iconic Arizona landmark and AAA Four-Diamond resort featuring 331 guest rooms including 70 luxurious suites and two presidential suites. Amenities include a four-pool complex with both adult and family areas, three dining experiences, three 18-hole championship golf courses, nine lighted tennis courts, 26,000-square-foot Elizabeth Arden Red Door Spa and 100,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor meeting space. For more information, visit www.wigwamarizona.com or call (623) 935-3811. Visit online at Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
 
About Wigwam Golf
The Wigwam’s three 18-hole championship golf courses offer a diversity that cannot be matched by any other Arizona resort. Here, the golf enthusiast has their pick of not just one or two courses, but three 18-hole courses – 54 holes of championship golf including two courses designed by the legendary Robert Trent Jones, Sr. And, in true Wigwam style, each course – The Gold, Patriot and Heritage – offers a unique challenge that adds spice and variety to one’s stay at this timeless and relaxing retreat.
 
The Gold Course has hosted many signature tournaments over the years, including numerous U.S. Open Qualifiers, U.S. Amateur Qualifiers, several NCAA Regional Championships and the annual Patriot All-America Invitational, one of the top amateur competitions in the world. The 7,430 yard, par 72 course has also received various industry awards and accolades since opening in 1965, including being named one of the “Top 100 Golf Courses in America.”  For more information, please visit www.wigwamgolf.com.
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