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      Sunnycrest Golf Course


     Location: Caleb Avenue off of Hicock Avenue in the city's Eastwood Neighborhood  
    Spring/Summer Hours (May 1st to September 15th):  8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
    Fall Hours (September 16th - October 1st): 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
    Phone Number:  315.473.2674 


     Sunnycrest Golf Course is located on the city's East side in the beautiful Eastwood neighborhood.   The course opened in 1928 under legendary golf professional Larry Murphy.  Many of the city's residents first learned the game here do to its easy access, affordability, and its first rate teaching area.  The course partners with CNYPGA and other local organizations to provide first class instruction.  Originally built as a regulation length course it underwent a major renovation in 1960 with the construction of Henninger High School.  The course is now a challenging Par-3 that blends itself perfectly to the surrounding homes. 

      Footgolf at Sunnycrest Golf course:  Sunnycrest Golf course is now featuring a new Footgolf course! the course is 9 holes, par 35, and features an array of challenges and precise shot making. The cost to play is $3.00 for juniors, (ages 17 and under) and and seniors (ages 55+), and $6.00 for adults (ages 18-54), which is the same price as golf rates. The Footgolf course will be open every day from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., and will operate concurrently with the regular golf course. Players must use their own soccer balls.

    What is Footgolf? Footgolf is a precision sport, a combination of the popular sports of soccer and golf, being more closely related to golf. The rules largely correspond to the rules of golf and players kick  a regulation soccer ball at a golf course on shortened holes with 21 -inch diameter cups in as few shots as possible. Footgolf is played on golf courses only. It is necessary to have the golf component to maintain the quality of the course. Bunkers, hazards and golf course particularities help to improve the game. The ball must be a soccer ball # 5. No rubber ball or anything other than a regulation soccer ball. since the game is played on a gold course, the basic uniform of footgolf is golf apparel, with indoor, turf soccer shoes or sneakers.    

      HISTORY: The origins of footgolf are unclear as they can be attributed to many countries or people at the same time, as early as 2001. The first nine-hole Footgolf tournament on a golf course and played as the sport is known today, was organized in the Netherlands in 2008 by Michael Jansen and Bas Kornsten and played by a mix of Dutch and Belgian professional footballers. Jansen learned of the the sport from Dutch footballer Willem Korsten, who recalled playing a similar game during his time with British club Tottenman Hotspur, who would end training sessions by kicking the ball from the pitch back to the changing rooms in as short a time as possible. later Belgium and Hungary switched from playing in parks to golf courses and the game was introduced in Argentina in 2010. The American Footgolf League was founded in in 2011. The game was internationally publicized, and countries worldwide started collaborating on the development of the game. Footgolf has been recognized or is in the process of being recognized as a sport in many countries.  

      FOOTGOLF IN THE U.S. The American Footgolf League as the governing body for the sport of Footgolf in the US has grown the game to nearly 500 courses in 48 states. District Of Columbia and Puerto Rico, since 2011. With over 150 golf courses adding Footgolf in 2015 alone, the game continues to prove a viable source of revenue for golf course operators. Golf facilities can be accredited and certified with the AFGL receiving guidance in course design and the standards for the distances for par. The AFGL gives support to courses with marketing to generate traffic on their footgolf course, bringing them a new demographic. In early 2015 the AFGL launched a Footgolf specific handicap system FFANS, now courses can have league play and manage handicap giving them even more revenue from footgolf. Golf courses and players alike will be impressed with the state of the art technology that was used to create a unique and accurate handicap and ranking system for the sport. 2016 brought the National Tournament series, where certified courses have the opportunity to host regional qualifiers. Theses competitions lead into the regional championships that feed into the U.S. national Championship hosted by Desert Willow Golf course of the American Footgolf league.

                                              Capsule Description of Holes 
    Hole #1
    93 yds.


    Narrow fairway runs slightly uphill to small, elevated green. Fairway is guarded by large cluster of trees on right and left sides. 


    Hole #2
    127 yds.


    Extremely narrow fairway that runs along a hillside. Large, flat green guarded by heavy rough and hillside. 


    Hole #3
    120 yds.


    Straightaway hole, flat level fairway with out of bounds to right and steep drop-off to the left, large Flat Green protected by grass bunkers. 


    Hole #4
    140 yds.


    Long line of trees along right side of fairway, large drop-off to the right of hole, large undulating green nestled among trees. 


    Hole #5
    90 yds.


    Elevated tee, fairway slopes downward to a very small undulating green, heavy rough to the left with a road bordering the right side of fairway. 


    Hole #6
    125 yds.


    Tee set high, out of bounds to right long line of trees to the left, downhill shot to flat green protected by bunkers.


    Hole #7
    123 yds.


    Straight away hole, very dangerous. Out of bounds to the right, large cluster of trees surrounding the left side, green is bordered by bunkers on right and road behind, proper club selection a must. 


    Hole #8
    130 yds.


    Fairway slopes right to left, out of bounds to the right side, large green bordered by trees and bunkers. 


    Hole #9
    95 yds.


    Downhill, fairway sloping left to right, road bordering right side. Extremely small undulating green protected on all sides, deep bunkers to the right. 


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