Work underway…

When Richard Philp designed this new course it was always his intention of creating a fun and challenging 18 holes footgolf course.

The first stage was to get the course transformed from a stand-alone 9 hole golf course into a footgolf venue. This happened and the feedback from the thousands of customers that have played here has been incredibly positive. However, many keep asking when will the new holes be ready??

So, work on Phase 2 has been underway over the past weeks and months in an attempt to have the new 9 holes ready for action in the Spring of 2020.

One of the toughest challenges has been trying to create a course that will flow, with the minimal distances of completing one hole to starting the next hole. In order to achieve this the existing 9 holes will be slightly revised, and a couple switched around to help enable the new flow for the 18 holes.

For those of you interested Richard has done some video updates of the work carried out and we will share the link here shortly.

Now we have to sit and wait so to speak and hope the new turf settles down, the new grass seeds germinate and sprout new shoots, and the old fairways that had grown to over 1 metre high in many places can get themselves back to short manicured fairways.

All of this is going to take time, and unfortunately we can’t dictate the weather. We are very confident that we will create a brilliant and thoroughly enjoyable 18 hole footgolf dedicated course.


Benfield Valley Transformation

Some you may have noticed some strange things happening on the Benfield Valley Golf Course site, and you’d be right. Things are a changing, for the better.

Over the past couple of months there have been ongoing negations for Richard Philp to take over the management of the whole site. Richard started his career as a professional football player, before injury cut his career short. He then founded a children’s charity, and then created a sports brand called 1v1 that makes personalised footballs to inspire players. His vision is to transform the tired and neglected golf course into a thriving environment of fun and laughter for the community to have a go at playing Footgolf.

‘Footgolf?? What’s Footgolf’ I can hear you mumble. Footgolf is one of the few activities where the whole family can participate, right the way from kids, parents to grand-parents. Its a simple case of trying to get a football into by simply kicking it. It can be taught within minutes, and then you are ready.

We will update you shortly