What?!

We want you to (re)discover golf
in a very dyfferent way.
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But WHAT is street golf?!
- IT'S JUST AS SIMPLE AS IT SOUNDS:
Golf in the streets!

Have a look at what we see when we walk the streets:

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Golf comes from the streets:

Paganica
(1st century AD)
Roman Empire

Some historians trace the sport back to the Roman game of paganica, which involved using a bent stick to hit a wool- or feather-stuffed leather ball. According to one view, paganica spread throughout several countries as the Romans conquered much of Europe during the 1st century.

Chuiwan
(943 AD)
China

Chuíwán, literally "ball-hitting", was a game in ancient China. Its rules resemble modern golf.

COLF/KOLF
(1261 AD)
Netherlands

The game of colf was played in the Netherlandish speaking part of the Low Countries, the present Netherlands and Flanders. The game was played with curbed wooden clubs and spherical wooden balls in the streets, in the churchyards and on the open fields in or around the towns. In a later stage the wooden clubs were replaced by iron-headed clubs.

Crosse
(1332 AD)
France

Crosse or crossage, in English literature often incorrectly called ‘choule’ or ‘chole’ has its origin in the ancient counties of Hainaut (Henegouwen) and (French) Flanders, once both parts of the Low Countries.
The game was played in the streets, on the ramparts and in the fields in and around the towns with curbed sticks and elliptical wooden balls.

Jeu de mail
(1416 AD)
France

A now-obsolete lawn game originating in the 15th century and mostly played in France, surviving in some locales into the 20th century. It is a form of ground billiards, using one or more balls, a stick with a mallet-like head, and usually featuring one or more targets such as hoops or holes.

Golf
(1457 AD)
Scotland

Golf as it is played today finds its origin in Scotland. The game was played with curbed wooden clubs and spherical wooden balls in the streets, the churchyards and the open fields in and around the Scottish towns and on the links along the sea shore, during the winter period.

Urban Golf
(1741 AD)
Scotland

Urban golf is believed to be started in Scotland in 1741 outside The White Hart Inn in the Grassmarket area of Edinburgh by a Duncan Thomas.

"Modern Golf"
(1764 AD)
Scotland

The standard golf course was created at Saint Andrews when members modified the course from 22 to 18 holes.


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Street golf is what we play most.
But it's only one of the many variations of golf:


How?


This is basically what you need to play golf:

A few clubs, a few balls and a few targets. THAT'S IT!

Of course, the balls we use are HARMLESS and cannot break anything while playing in the streets.


Street Golf / Urban Golf
(European style)

  • Golf club(s), new or second hand
  • Almostgolf ball(s) made out of foam
  • Anything can be a target

This is how we usually play

Urban Golf
(Portland style)

  • Golf club(s), new or second hand
  • Tennis ball(s)
  • Anything can be a target
Watch the video

Urban Golf
(Golf Everywhere style)

  • Golf club(s) (new or second hand)
  • Pickle-ball(s)
  • Flag(s)
Know more

Cross Golf

  • Golf club(s) (new or second hand)
  • Almostgolf ball(s) or golf ball(s)
  • Anything can be a target
Know more

Slum Golf
(Mumbai)

  • Slum stick(s)
  • Ping Pong ball(s)
  • Hole(s) in the ground
Watch the video

Swin Golf

  • 1 Swin Golf club
  • Swin Golf ball(s)
  • Swin Golf hole(s)
Know more

GolfCross

  • Golf club(s)
  • GolfCross oval ball(s)
  • GolfCross goal(s)
Know more

Golf

  • Golf club(s)
  • Golf ball(s)
  • Golf hole(s)

Golf can be complicated. We try to make it simpler.


Where?


  • You can play ANYWHERE! As long as it is safe for you and the people around you.
  • We are now based in France, Corsica, Romania and Vietnam.
  • So far, we added more than 200 spots on the following map, in 7 countries, 30+ cities.

THE URBAN GOLF MAP

Find, add and share legal urban golf spots worldwide.

A project from Oliver "Didi" KELLER | Switzerland
Web Design: Peter ULRICH | Germany

contact: info@urbangolfmap.com


When?


URBAN GOLF EVENTS

Gathered and verified by NYNJAS Golf

Locate all the urban golf related events around the world.

You can embed this map on your website by copying/pasting the following code:

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We created FREE GOLF.

And it's OPEN TO ALL!

We'll never make you pay unless there is a prize to win.
We'll even lend you clubs and balls.

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Create a competition in your town. Contact us to host one.

Local, national and even international competitions happen every year.

The only street golf championship in the world takes place in France every year since 2009. It is called the FCPT: "French City Pro Tour | the street golf challenge".

The European Urban Golf Cup (EUGC) is up for grabs since 2013 and we helped building it. Up to 10 countries competing for the throne.

The World Urban Golf Cup is set to be hosted in Paris, France in September 2018.

EUGC 2017
Prague

2017-09-16
  • GERMANY
  • FRANCE
  • CZECH REPUBLIC
  • -4- SWITZERLAND
  • -5- HUNGARY
  • -6- LUXEMBOURG
  • -7- IRELAND

EUGC 2016
Amsterdam

2016-06-04
  • FRANCE
  • GERMANY
  • CZECH REPUBLIC
  • -4- SWITZERLAND
  • -5- HUNGARY
  • -6- BELGIUM
  • -7- NETHERLANDS
  • -8- ENGLAND
  • -9- LUXEMBOURG
  • -10- IRELAND

EUGC 2015
London

2015-05-16
  • FRANCE
  • ENGLAND
  • GERMANY
  • -4- SWITZERLAND
  • -5- CZECH REPUBLIC
  • -6- NETHERLANDS
  • -7- BELGIUM
  • -8- IRELAND
  • -9- LUXEMBOURG
  • -10- HUNGARY

EUGC 2014
Cologne

2014-05-03
  • GERMANY
  • ENGLAND
  • FRANCE
  • -4- SWITZERLAND
  • -5- CZECH REPUBLIC
  • -6- BELGIUM
  • -7- NETHERLANDS
  • -8- IRELAND

EUGC 2013
Paris

2013-04-21
  • GERMANY
  • FRANCE

  • Team Building for companies
  • Recreational events
  • Private group or individual lessons
  • etc.

Consult us to build an event.


Every year, a Saturday at the beginning of September, we celebrate World Urban Golf Day thanks to the initiative of Scott MAZARIEGOS from Portland Urban Golf (USA)

Visit the WUGD's Facebook group.