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.
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):
- Finland – 4206 active members
- Sweden – 3777
- Norway – 2203
- Estonia – 1232
- 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:
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.
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.
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 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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TOP 50 Estonia’s Most Played Disc Golf Courses in 2021
The total number includes both competitions and regular practice rounds.
|#||Course name||Rounds played in 2021|
|2||Tartu Roosi DG||13363|
|4||Coolbet Järve Discgolfipark||13092|
|10||Sindi discgolfi park||7510|
|11||Sportland Prodigy Elva discgolfipark||7356|
|12||Keila Hartwall Jaffa||6872|
|16||Viimsi Discgolfi Park||5755|
|18||Järta Discgolfi park||5257|
|19||Valgeranna discgolfi park||4885|
|20||Keila Talvekas Discgolfipark||4840|
|22||Tallinna Lauluväljaku Discgolf park||4383|
|27||Viljandi Rotary Kettagolfi park||3462|
|28||Viljandi Rotary Discgolf park||3394|
|29||Karujärve Disc Golf Park||3370|
|33||Ebavere Discgolf Park||3237|
|40||NORDIC HOUSES DG park||2257|
|45||Respo Discgolfi Park||2027|
Last year’s numbers
Check out the full article here – https://discgolffanatic.com/estonias-disc-golf-in-numbers-2020/
New to disc golf? Here’s a beginner’s guide to Disc Golf.
Check it out here – https://discgolffanatic.com/beginners-guide-to-disc-golf/