The course, which is being delivered in partnership with Sport Aberdeen and AFC Community Trust, will be hosted on the popular Hazlehead leisure complex on the redeveloped pitch & putt course. 

Sport Aberdeen Chairman Fred Dalgarno today joined Dons football players Mark Reynolds and Peter Pawlett, AFC Community Trust mascot Donny the Sheep, Sport Aberdeen mascot McMurtle the Turtle and pupils from Hazlehead Primary as they marked the launch of the new course.

A crossover of two of the UK’s most popular pastimes, footgolf has fast become one of the most popular new sports sweeping the nation. 

Commenting, Sport Aberdeen’s Director of Operations and Asset Development, Keith Gerrard said:

“We are very excited to have launched the first footgolf course in the North-east. The beauty of this sport is that anyone can take part and have a great time.

“All you need to do to take part is turn up and book your spot at the starters box. Introductory prices will see one round of footgolf cost only £2.95 per adult and, weather permitting, the course will be offered on a year round basis. 

“This is a brilliant example of partnership working to bring innovative opportunities for the local community to have fun and get active.”

Steven Sweeney, community operations manager for AFCCT, said: 

“This is a great new initiative and a fun alternative for all to get active, combining a love of football and golf. 

“AFCCT are looking forward to raising awareness of the project and introducing more people to get active.

“Thanks to Sport Aberdeen for driving this fantastic project forward, it is always a pleasure for AFCCT to work in partnership with them.”