The EagleVail Golf Club's Willow Creek Par 3 Course introduces the newest sport to hit the Vail Valley, FootGolf. A combination of soccer and golf, EagleVail is only the fifth golf course to introduce the sport in Colorado. Organized in 2009 in the Netherlands, FootGolf is played throughout the world on five continents.
FootGolf is offered daily at the EagleVail Golf Club's Willow Creek Par 3 course. The Willow Creek Par 3 course is open Memorial Day weekend through the first week of September.
According to the American FootGolf League, the combination of soccer and golf is called FootGolf and is played with a regulation #5 soccer ball on shortened holes, such as a par 3 course, with 21-inch diameter cups. The rules largely correspond to the rules of golf, playing in groups of up to four, players compete to kick the soccer ball from the tee box into the cup with the least number of kicks. Each kick is considered a "stroke", much like golf.
The first World Cup was held in 2012 in Budapest, Hungary with teams participating from Hungary, Argentina, Belgium, Greece, Netherlands, Italy, Mexico, United States. The sport is regulated by the Federation for International FootGolf (FIFG). The American FootGolf League (AFGL) is the exclusive member of the FIFG and governing body for the sport of FootGolf in the United States.