Speedgolf is a fun, fitness-oriented, fast-growing sport, which combines two popular but unrelated activities, golf & running. Golf no longer has to take 5+ hours or replace a fitness workout. 


    We're growing speedgolf in Southern California. We are actively looking for players to join us for upcoming events at local courses. All abilities welcome to play. Only requirements are you play golf (ideally <25 hdcp), are able to run/jog/walk briskly, and like to have fun!


    • Same rules, same courses, but a new approach to golf since speedgolf adds the element of time as an additional performance factor. Your speedgolf score is your golf score added to the time it takes to complete your round. In tournament play, golfers play individually. However, Speedgolf SoCal groups generally play as groups of 2-4. 
    • Players move as quickly as they are comfortable with between shots, use a limited set of clubs (4-6), and carry their own bag. (Pull carts can be utilized for non-tournament rounds if needed).
    • Etiquette and general golf rules are the same as golf, players are expected to care for the course (rake bunkers, fix ball marks), and wear athletic attire.
    • Players are encouraged to wear comfortable running shoes to prevent course damage caused by running in golf shoes. Bags are carried, not dragged, and never placed on the green surface.
    • Speedgolf will improve your fitness, improve your golf game and allow you to play more golf! (9 hole rounds average 30-45 minutes, and 18 hole rounds average 1-1.5 hours for speedgolfers)

    Read about the fast-growing new sport of speedgolf

    A Unique Combatant To Slow Play

    Combining golf with fitness is building momentum

    Pace of Change Podcast series

    Broadcasting The Evolution Of Golf In The 21st Century

    In the next 5 to 10 years the game of golf is going to undergo some major transformations. This purpose of this podcast is to broadcast the evolutionary journey the game of golf is on as we head into the chaotic and mind-numbing pace of life in 21st Century. That’s right, we are inviting you, the listener, with us on this incredible adventure this game is embarking on.

    Each week we’re going to keep you up to speed on the latest game changing news and developments, we’re going to bring you interviews with the pioneers, thought leaders, and change agents in the industry, and highlight innovative breakthroughs in technology and alternative formats like speedgolf, footgolf, disc golf, and fling golf. All this will shed light on the ways in which golf is changing to keep pace with the demands of the modern world.

    SoCal Golf Insider Summer Edition

    15 Things you must do this summer in SoCal

    Southern California


    Speedgolf mixes the precision of golf with the athleticism of running for an exciting, fast-paced sport. 18 holes, about 4 miles, and in under 75 minutes.



    After all, isn't summer about getting your workout in early so you can chill the rest of the day?

    Speedgolf Arrives in Los Angeles

    South Bay local Garlin Smith bringing athleticism & fitness to golf

    Los Angeles, CA


    Olympic Runners Take On Speedgolf World Championships

    "It was alot of fun, very challenging. I'm hooked. I want more." - Nick Willis, '08 Olympics Silver Medal-1,500 meters 

    Runner's World Magazine


    Ready. Set. Golf!

    "At speed golf's premier event, Olympic runners, a U.S. Special Forces captain and a chiropractor blazed through 18 holes."

    GOLF Magazine


    Pace of play not an issue in speed golf

    "I play at 6 a.m., run five miles, get in 18 holes, get home by 8 a.m. and my wife and kid are just getting out of bed.'"- Tim Scott, Speedgolf Professional

    NBC-The Golf Channel


    Speedgolf a perfect fit for physically fit

    "For those who think the grand old game is a little too sedentary, Speedgolf could be right up their fairway."

    The Houston Chronicle



     Cross train? Triathlon? Check out the most unique hybrid sport in the world!

    Beginners Guide to Speedgolf

    Professional Speedgolfer Rob Hogan provides a great video tutorial into the new sport of speedgolf

    18 holes of Speedgolf in under a minute!

    Very cool video of Christopher Smith, founder of Speedgolf International playing a flawless round at Bandon Dunes Oregon

    Golf Channel Special on Speedgolf World Record Holder

    Watch this Golf Channel special on Chris Smith, Speedgolf world record holder, as he talks about the tremendous benefits he's experienced since becoming an avid speedgolfer over 15 years ago.

    Speedgolf World Championship at Bandon Dunes Golf Resort

    Watch some of the world's fittest & fastest golfers compete for the title of 2012 Speedgolf World Champion. This 36 hole event was contested on the the Old Macdonald and Bandon Dunes courses at Bandon Dunes Golf Resort in October, '12. The event was covered by CBS Sports and broadcast prior to Masters TV coverage.

    "Accelerating golf to the next level"

    5 hour rounds are a thing of the past. Robotic, early morning treadmill runs are over. Speedgolf fuses two seemingly unrelated sports together. Pick up the pace, get fit, lower your scores, and have a blast doing it!

    *This video is for entertainment purposes only, Speedgolfers always rake sand traps and repair ball marks on the green.                                                                  

    Rancho Carlsbad gets on the Speedgolf SoCal train!

    Speedgolf SoCal and Lululemon team up to participate in the largest Movember fundraiser in US

    (over $50,000 raised)

    Check out our Speedgolf SoCal channel on YouTube for videos of our players in action


    Come give speedgolf a try. We always have the first tee times of the morning

    and you are helping build a great new sport.


    Please contact me if interested in playing (do not call course directly)

    Lakewood CC

    3101 E Carson St 

    Lakewood, CA 90712

    Lakewood CC has been an early supporter of speedgolf in SoCal and has been a regal stop on the Speedgolf SoCal tour for 3 years. Long and flat, we play the back 9 twice. Groups average 75-90 minutes for 18 holes

    2018 season will start in April


    Chester Washington Golf Course

    1818 Charlie Sifford Dr 

    Los Angeles, CA 90047

    Chester Washington is a flat, fast course and has been supportive of Speedgolf SoCal for 3 years, and is a great course for speedgolf beginners or veterans. Wide open fairways with some slight hills, our groups play between 75-90 minutes for 18 holes. 

    2018 season will start in April



    Westchester Golf Course

    6900 W. Manchester Avenue
    Los Angeles, CA 90045

    We are happy to welcome Westchester to the Speedgolf SoCal family in 2016. This fun, yet challenging 4400 yard, par 64 course is a popular South Bay course and the perfect course to try speedgolf for the first time. You can expect to complete 18 holes between 60-75 minutes

    2018 season will start in April

    Navy Destroyer Golf Course

    5660 Orangewood Ave

    Cypress, CA 90630

    2017 dates coming soon

    At 6,800 yards, this bad boy is not for speedgolf newbies. The staff at the Navy Course have been supportive of growing speedgolf encouraging players to test their game and level of fitness.





    Contact garlinsmith@gmail.com if interested in playing in any of the Speedgolf SoCal events


    Please let us know if you have questions or are interested in playing speedgolf at an upcoming events