The stage of the European Open is the legendary Beast, which is an extensively modified layout of the Nokia DiscGolfPark. Located at center of Nokia, the course offers great 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. It has hosted six European Open events since 2011, European Championships 2005 and Finnish Championships 2012. The course has been slightly modified throughout the years but it has maintained its unique feel and hasn't lost its bite.
The whole course is praised by many disc golfers as one the best and most challenging courses in the world. The first half, set in the beautiful Nokia Arboretum, is more wooded. The back-9 reveals another aspect of the Beast with water hazards and tightening OBs.
Ground Rules of the Beast (for players participating in the event)
- You're responsible of your throws. Don't throw unless it's safe.
- Be careful. The course is located in a public park and there are other park users enjoy the outdoors.
- Many of the holes are temporary or altered. Other people might not know that they are on a fairway. (If you have to guide them off a fairway, be polite and do it nicely.)
- Don't litter. Don't alter the course. The trees, branches and all equipment are part of the course.
The Beast will once again see some changes in 2021. The 2021 edition of the Beast will be revealed in May-June 2021.
2020 edition of the Beast
Individual Hole Maps
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