Estonia’s Disc Golf in Numbers (2021)


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Disc golf in Estonia continued to grow in 2021, mainly due to constant lockdowns as new varients continued to pop-up. People were looking for alternative outdoor sporting activities and they stumbled across disc golf, which is extremely beginner friendly, affordable and overall a fun outdoor activity.

At the end of 2021, Estonia had a total of ~1950 PDGA members of which 1253 were active PDGA members. For example, in 2020, Estonia had 1018 active PDGA members. Source: PDGA Database.

Before diving into Estonia’s numbers, let’s take a fast glimpse how’s disc golf doing in Europe.

TOP 5 European countries by current PDGA membership (as of December 1st 2021):

  1. Finland – 4206 active members
  2. Sweden – 3777
  3. Norway – 2203
  4. Estonia – 1232
  5. Denmark – 937

At the end of 2021, Europe had 16 231 active PDGA members, with a growth rate of 48.7% compared to 2020.

Here’s a table, which confirms the above-mentioned numbers and shows how many PDGA members European countries had as of December 1st 2021. Source: PDGA Database.

2021 PDGA International Demographics table:

2021 PDGA international demographics

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Estonia’s Disc Golf in Numbers (2021)

Statistics by Disc Golf Metrix and PDGA.

According to Disc Golf Metrix, Estonia’s player base grew 14.2% in 2021, from 19 995 to 23 309 of which 12 043 players were active in 2021.

Black line represents overall registered users, blue line represents players who have played at least once a year. NB! Some numbers may differ because the graphs were made on 14th December vs statistics are from 31st December 2021.

Disc Golf in Estonia 2021 active players and overall players

Same statistics about Estonia’s female disc golf players, there were a total of 4580 and 1812 of them played at least once a year.

Disc golf in estonia 2021, female playersFIY, 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 545 different players who managed to play a round of disc golf, which was rated 1000 or higher.

2021 highest Metrix rated round was recorded by Roland Kõur on 23rd October 2021, he got an amazing 1133 rating points for a round of disc golf, which is one of the highest rated rounds ever recorded in Disc Golf Metrix history. FYI! At the time Roland was only 14 years old! Check out his round here.

On the graph down below, we can see disc golf rounds played in Estonia from the start of 2015 to the end of 2021. The year 2021 peaked at May 10th to 16th (one week), when players recorded a total of 18 138 rounds in a single week!

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Estonia disc golf, rounds played from 2015 to 2021

Estonia's disc golf in numbers 2021

TOP 50 Estonia’s Most Played Disc Golf Courses in 2021

The total number includes both competitions and regular practice rounds.

#Course nameRounds played in 2021
1Kurna DiscGolfPark13984
2Tartu Roosi DG13363
3Männiku Wakepark13246
4Coolbet Järve Discgolfipark 13092
5Discland 10925
6Jõulumäe9228
7Rakvere9208
8Vooremäe8757
9Saue7889
10Sindi discgolfi park7510
11Sportland Prodigy Elva discgolfipark7356
12Keila Hartwall Jaffa6872
13Saarepeedi6844
14Kose Discgolfpark6507
15Respo Discgolfipark6063
16Viimsi Discgolfi Park5755
17Kõrvemaa5347
18Järta Discgolfi park5257
19Valgeranna discgolfi park4885
20Keila Talvekas Discgolfipark4840
21Muraste4820
22Tallinna Lauluväljaku Discgolf park 4383
23Pirgu3854
24Tartu Dendropark3669
25Mändjala3598
26Tõrva 3545
27Viljandi Rotary Kettagolfi park3462
28Viljandi Rotary Discgolf park3394
29Karujärve Disc Golf Park3370
30Musumänniku3331
31Võru Kubija3321
32Kohila 3293
33Ebavere Discgolf Park3237
34Pühalepa 3102
35Pärnu jõekääru3063
36Annikoru discgolfipark2792
37Ääsmäe2769
38Kernu2742
39Alutaguse2312
40NORDIC HOUSES DG park2257
41Viru-Jaagupi2243
42Tapa2134
43Õru2126
44Kudjape2031
45Respo Discgolfi Park 2027
46Käina2021
47Võru Kubija2004
48Palivere1980
49Järva-Jaani1982
50Kaiu1878

Last year’s numbers

Check out the full article here – https://discgolffanatic.com/estonias-disc-golf-in-numbers-2020/

Estonia’s Disc Golf in Numbers (2020)

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Tõnis

Hi there! I am Tõnis from Estonia and I'm a professional disc golfer. I've been playing disc golf for over 5 years. I am a true disc golf fanatic. I hope you enjoy my disc golf blog.

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