The Highland 9 Golf Course will soon be home to a new and increasingly popular game that you don't need golf clubs to play.

Beginning Thursday, Highland 9 will become the twenty-second FootGolf course in Minnesota and the first in St. Paul. FootGolf is a combination of golf and soccer and is a rapidly growing sport throughout the United States and Minnesota. The FootGolf course is certified by the American FootGolf League.

“Golf as an industry is facing challenges, so we’re trying to find new ways to maximize the utilization of our golf courses,” said St. Paul Parks and Recreation Director Mike Hahm. “This sport can be played by families and players of all ages and skill levels and should allow us to get more use and revenue out of our Highland 9 Golf Course.”

FootGolf rules are similar to the rules of traditional golf. The object of FootGolf is to get the ball in the hole in the least number of kicks. The player uses a size 5 soccer ball and the cups are 21 inches in diameter.

FootGolf at Highland will be offered every day this fall from 2:00pm until dusk. The cost is $9 per player for nine holes and $3 to rent a ball. FootGolf will be offered in addition to traditional golf. Traditional golf will still be offered during all regular business hours.

Highland 9 Golf Course is located across the street from the Highland National 18-hole Golf Course at 1797 Edgcumbe Rd., Saint Paul, MN 55116. To make a tee time or to find out more information visit www.golfstpaul.org