FootGolf is played using the basic model of golf, with a tee box, a green, bunkers, hazards, a similar scorecard and 9 or 18 holes to play. The main differences are the cups, which are 21 inches in diameter, the ball (a #5 soccer ball), the shorter holes, and the fact that the players kick the ball instead of using clubs.
The main goal is simple: kick the ball into the hole with the fewest amount of kicks possible. FootGolf courses consists of 9 and 18 hole rounds. Each hole is paired with a number indicating the possible number of kicks a player would need to get the ball into the hole.