Covid-19: March Mission

Calling all football lovers!

In the midst of the COVID-19 chaos, all professional football fixtures in England have been suspended until the 3rdof April 2020.

But fear not – here at Brighton Footgolf, you can fill that football-shaped hole in your heart with a kick about on our 18-hole course. Reflecting the advice of Public Health England, close contact with others is easily avoided on our 19-acres of greenery. The team here at Brighton Footgolf are also taking extra precautions with bookings to ensure minimal contact with other parties whilst you complete your round, and are making use of extra-strength detergents to keep social areas squeaky clean. During your visit, we encourage the use of our on-site facilities to regularly wash your hands. 

Come and brush up on your skills whilst the season rolls into extra-time, and wait for this to all blow over with a freshly-ground coffee or crisp Kopparberg from our fully licensed bar.

Keep an eye on our social media platforms for a Mother’s Day treat:

Facebook – @BrightonFootgolf

Instagram – @BrightonFootgolf

Twitter – @BrightonFG

Mother’s Day Special

We are only a week away from Mother’s Day  – still stuck on what to do? Treat mum to an active day out on our luscious footgolf course with views stretching from the sensational south downs to the coast.

On Sunday 22nd March, Mums get a round of footgolf for free when accompanying a paying child. To claim, all you need to do is let one of our team members know who the lucky lady is before you start your game!

To secure your session, call us on 01273761001 or email richard@brightonfootgolf.com, or just turn up!

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