Disc golf in Estonia has exploded in the past few years, especially in 2020 due to the Coronavirus pandemic and shutdown of sporting centres, sporting facilities and the rest of the economy. As people were looking for alternative outdoor sporting activities they found disc golf, which is extremely beginner friendly, affordable and overall a fun outdoor activity.
As of May 2021 Estonia has well over 20 000 active disc golf players. Over 1700 PDGA members of which 1018 were active in 2020 and with its 212 courses, Estonia has one of the highest densities of disc golf courses per square kilometer, and also one of the highest number of disc golf courses per capita, 1 course per 6250 citizens.
According to Disc Golf Metrix Estonia’s player base grew 25% in 2020, from 16 035 to 19 995. FIY, Disc Golf Metrix is a popular Estonian disc golf app/website for scorekeeping, organizing events such as weeklies and it is widely used in Europe. Read more about Disc Golf Metrix by clicking here.
As Disc Golf Metrix has it’s own rating system, quite similar to PDGA rating points, there were a total of 462 different players who managed to play a round of disc golf, which was rated 1000 or higher. The year’s highest Metrix rated round was recorded by Silver Lätt on 30th September 2020, who got an astonishing 1100 rating points for a round of disc golf.
On the graph down below, we can see disc golf rounds played in Estonia during the entire year of 2020. The year peaked at 3rd October when players recorded a total of 13 242 rounds in a single day!
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TOP 50 Estonia’s Most Played Disc Golf Courses in 2020
The total number includes both competitions and regular practice rounds.
|#||Course name||Rounds played in 2020|
|2||Tartu Roosi DG||18004|
|4||Coolbet Järve Discgolfipark||13855|
|8||Keila Hartwall Jaffa||9217|
|11||Valgeranna discgolfi park||6914|
|12||Sportland Prodigy Elva Discgolfi park||6686|
|13||Tartu Tähtvere Dendropark||6515|
|15||Viimsi Discgolfi Park||6103|
|18||Viljandi Rotary Discgolf park||5335|
|23||Ebavere Discgolf Park||4559|
|24||Karujärve Disc Golf Park||4363|
|30||NORDIC HOUSES DG park 20||3486|
|39||Keila Talvekas Discgolfpark 2020||2548|
|42||Paunküla Heaolukeskuse discpark||2424|
|43||Tallinna Lauluväljaku Discgolfpark (Suvi 2020)||2366|
|47||Sindi discgolfi park||2218|