National City Footgolf Course

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1439 Sweetwater Rd, National City, CA 91950

(619) 474-1400


Course Review

18 holes

Par 72

2350 yards

Course Highlights:

  • 18 holes on a 9 hole golf course

  • Par 5s feature sloping fairways

  • Only course in the South Bay area


A hidden gem in the South Bay, the National City Golf Course is a nine-hole golf course, but an 18 hole Footgolf course. This means that golfers and footgolfers are playing at relatively the same speed, which allows for ideal pacing between the two sports.  It’s actually kind of fun to have golfers do a double take when you step up to a tee with only a soccer ball. 


National City offers a very friendly layout, and is the ideal starter footgolf course in town. The fairways are wide, easily reached by players of all abilities, and holes are located in friendly spots, with bright orange flags. There are relatively few hills; tees are bright orange rocks and only a few fairway bunkers lie in wait. 


Holes 1-5 are fairly straightforward, and give beginners a great chance at par and experienced players a great way to start their round under par. Hole 6 is fun because you can’t see the pin from the tee box, as it lies at the convergence of three separate hills. The par three 7th offers a great hole in one opportunity, and we have seen it happen first hand!


The par 5 Hole 8 is probably the hardest hole. It is uphill, and there is a line of trees on the right that beckon your ball as the fairway slopes down that way if you don’t stay left. Holes 9-11 are spotted quickly despite being slightly hidden by some trees in the distance. Holes 12-13 are dog-legs to the left of the golf greens, which is a different view that you are used to seeing on the rest of the course. 


From there, it’s a trot down to the 14th hole, where a longer par 5 awaits, with a hill taking you from left to right on the fairway. The 15th and 16th holes are long holes with trees in play, with tricky “green” areas surrounding the holes. The 17th pin is the hardest to putt into due to the higher pin placement on the slope, just below a bunker, and just above a dry creek with fast hard ground. Short your putt and you will probably be putting from the same place again due to the slope. 


Finally, the Footgolf 18th pin is hidden in the back corner of the 18th hole, by the perimeter fence, at the bottom of a bowl and blocked by trees. Sound tough? Well it can be reached in two shots and due to the bowl shape near the hole, you can get a generous roll for a birdie, and a great way to end your round. 


Overall, National City is a very fun and friendly course. It’s a great spot to play footgolf for the first time, or to come back and challenge yourself to see how low you can go.