The tournament will be played on a modified course, The Beast -layout, of the Nokia Sports Center DiscGolfPark, which offers a great location and facilities for a professional disc golf tournament. The Beast is a diverse course, designed to challenge even the top pros on all aspects of disc golf. The beautiful area has been the stage of previous world class tournaments like European Championships 2005, European Open 2011, 2013 & 2015 and Finnish Championships 2012. The course has been slightly modified throughout the years without changing its basic nature and the 2016 European Open is no exception.
Please note that the course is reserved for players during the tournament week! However, spectator rounds will be available on Sunday.
The whole course is praised by many disc golfers as one the best and most challenging courses in the world. The first half is set in an especially beautiful scenery of the Nokia Arboretum. We have chosen a different, hole defining, tree species for each of the front nine holes. Most of these signature trees have a remarkable effect on how the hole is played - you can’t miss them. The back nine holes reveal another aspect of the Beast with water hazards and tightening OBs. Though most of the last nine holes are played in a nearly wide open park, they are by no means any easier than the preceding, more heavily wooded, nine holes.
Average scores and handicap - European Open 2013
Below are the average scores and hole handicaps of the European Open 2013. Some of the holes were modified since the 2011 European Open and holes 12-16 were played in different order.
Average scores and handicap - European Open 2011