Clothing and Footwear
Speedgolf is generally played from Spring through to late autumn. As a more athletic golf game, many Speedgolfers opt for Running style trainers, which offer more support or even barefoot style footwear favoured by some marathon runners. Spiked Golf shoes should NOT be worn.
Golfclub Gstaad will expect you to wear golf polo shirts and golf trousers or shorts, the latter is usually a better option since you will be jogging. Sweat wicking material is recommended to absorb sweat and avoid chaffing!
It is not essential to use a golf bag as some Speedgolfers carry their clubs by hand. The main goal if you aim to use a bag is to keep it as light as possible, so many use a pencil bag or Sunday bag. It’s useful to have a grip and a strap carrying option, so you have more than one option when running to optimise both your speed and comfort.
It is important that you maintain your hydration whatever the weather conditions. We recommend you bring a water bottle that you can use whilst out on the course.
At the Open Speedgolf Competitors are timed from a start/finish line, from where they will run to the first tee to commence play. At the completion of the course players will return to the same point to attain their course time.
Health & Fitness
Speedgolf is a more athletic format so should not be attempted by anyone who has risk factors for cardiovascular disease or other muscular/joint issues without first consulting with their health professional. We advise beginners to ease into it. You don’t have to run; it is fine to powerwalk at first and as fitness improves build up to a jog. Aim to play a few holes of Speedgolf then gradually add more holes – 3, 6, 9 then 12 etc. As with any exercise don’t forget to warm up & cool down and remember to stretch afterwards.