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The Earliest Disc Golf Courses - International Edition


Cover photo scanned from the 1986 PDGA Course Directory.

Gathering course information outside of the United States has always been a challenge. For those who enjoy statistics, the 1984 Course Directory had six Canadian courses, two of which were misidentified temporary courses. 1986 listed an additional eight Scandinavian courses. The 1990 directory had 32 non-US courses, in 1993, the number went up to 50. Two years later in 1995 the number broke triple digits with a total of 110. In 2002, the total grew to 219, and then to 337 in 2007. At the end of 2011, there were 499 non-US courses in the PDGA Course Directory. At the end of 2015, there were 1113 active courses, and that number continues to grow.

This growth would appear to be exponential, however, outside of Finland, much of the increase can be attributed to courses finally being added to the PDGA database that had not been previously reported. We suspect that there are still very many courses out there of which we are unaware.

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Eric Vandenberg #3089 beside one of the original nine knockoff baskets at Winskill Park, Tsawwassen, British Columbia, Canada. This is the oldest know basket course outside of the United States (some claim a 1976 Install). Photo taken in September 1988 by Elaine King #3090.

The Earliest International Disc Golf Courses

The following is a list, by country, of what we currently believe to be the earliest basket courses. If the target was originally not a basket, then the installation year will not match the year that baskets were installed, but the list is ordered by year of basket installation. Courses that have since been removed are crossed out. A list of the earliest five courses per state in the United States has already been released.

If you have documented evidence of different dates, we strongly encourage you to send us your feedback to help us correct our information. Although we would prefer that you contact us directly with any corrections to this early course information, anyone with an account on PDGA.com can edit the PDGA Disc Golf Course Directory to add new courses or update existing courses.

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Last Revised: August 25th, 2016

Course # Install Year City Course Name
Antarctica
1 2005 McMurdo McMurdo Flights
Argentina
1 2013 Merlo San Luis La Quinta Resort
Australia
1 1983 Perth, Western Australia Rob Hancock DGC at Cockman Park
2 1985 Austins Ferry Poimena Reserve
3 1997 Strathpine, Queensland John Bray Park
4 1998 Woden Eddison Park
5 2001 Newcastle Jesmond Park
Austria
1 2009 Zell am See Schmitten Discgolf Parcours
2 2010 Obernalb Retz Steinbruch Obernalb
3 2011 Eisenstadt Eisenstadt Pfadfinderwiese
3 2011 Sankt Thomas am Blasenstein KUMM Discgolf Parcours Sankt Thomas am Blasenstein
3 2011 Vienna Prater DGC
3 2011 St. Radegund Schöckl
Azerbaijan
1 2014 Baku Royal Park DGC
Belgium
1 1988 Jambes Parc d'Amée
2 1998 Namur The Citadel
3 2003 Malonne Domaine Sportif de Saint-Berthuin
4 2006 Braine L'Alleud Parc Bourdon
5 2011 Louvain-la-Neuve Louvain-la-Neuve Disc Golf
Belize
1 2008 San Jose Succotz Trek Stop DGC
Canada
1 1978 Tsawwassen Winskill Park
2 1980 Toronto (Etobicoke) Centennial Park
2 1980 Toronto Toronto Island Park
4 1984 Vancouver Little Mountain DGC-Queen Elizabeth Park
5 1983 St. Thomas V.A. Barrie Park
2? 1980 Edmonton Rundle Park DGC
4? 1982 Coquitlam Mundy Park
China
1 2006 Beijing Tongzhou Canal Park DGC
Costa Rica
1 2009 Bagaces,Guanacaste Bagaces Disc Course
Croatia
1 2010   Martinuševec DGC
2 2014 Soboli Platak DGC
2 2014 Varaždinske Toplice Varaždinske Toplice DGC
Cuba
1 2009 Guantanamo Guantanamo Bay Naval Air Station DGC
Czech Republic
1 2010 Nučice Nučice
2 2011 Prague DiscGolfPark Chodov
2 2011 Dolní Morava DiscGolfPark Dolni Morava
2 2011 Lou_ná nad Desnou DiscGolfPark Kouty
2 2011 Uherske Hradiste DiscGolfPark Kunovsky Les
Denmark
1 1985 Odense, Fyn Odense DGC
2 1985 Albertslun Albertslund
3 1994 Odense, Fyn Bondebjergets DGC
4 1995 Farum, Zealand Farum DGC
4 1995 Slagelse, Zealand Gerlev Sport College DGC
England
1 1983 Colchester, University of Essex Colchester
2 1988 Beaminster Whitcombe Farm - Ancient
2 1988 Beaminster Whitcombe Farm - Modern
2 1994 Leamington Spa, Warwickshire Quarry Park
5 1999 Crieff, Perthshire Action Glen DGC at Crieff Hydro Hotel
Estonia
1 2004 Pärnumaa Jõulumäe Discgolf Park - Yellow
1 2004 Pólva Mäeotsa Disc Golf Park
3 2007 Põlva Mammaste Disc Golf Park
4 2009 Keila Keila Discgolf Park
5 2010 Pärnumaa Jõulumäe Discgolf Park - Red
Finland
1 1980 Helsinki Meilahti
2 1988 Rymattyla, Turku Mai
3 1990 Kauhajoki Uimahallinpuisto
4 1992 Lohja, Uusimaa Lohja Sports Academy
5 1994 Vaasa, Pohjanmaa Arboretum Park (Rytilaakso)
5 1994 Tampere, South Finland Vihioja Park
France
1 2002 Jablines-Annet Jablines
2 2006 Villeneuve-lès-Maguelone Les Rochers de Maguelone
3 2007 Les Fourgs Les Fourgs
4 2008 Tarnos La Baye
5 2009 Houdain Olhain
5 2009 Wingles Parc de Wingles
Germany
1 1985 Hamburg Hamburger Stadtpark
2 1993 Berlin (SE) F.E.Z. Rec Center
2 1993 Berlin (NW) Sportclub Siemensstadt
4 1984 Weilheim i.OB Golfcourse at the Gögerl
5 1996 Söhnstetten, Baden-Württember
5 1996 Hannover Georgengarten
Guam
1 1991 South Finegayan South Finegayan DGC
Honduras
1 2014 La Entrada Rancho Vida
Hungary
1 2012 Budapest Spiritus Disc Golf Park
Iceland
1 2000 Akureyri Hamrar - Kjarnaskógi
1 2000 Úlfljótsvatn Úlfljótsvatn
3 2003 Reykjavik Gufunes
4 2011 Reykjavik Klambratun DGC
5 2012 Akranes Akranes - Garðalundur
Ireland
1 2006 Dunshaughlin Rathbeggan Lakes Family Park
2 2011 Kilcoo GASP Disc Golf
3 2014 Galway Eile Mental Activity Park
Israel
1 2014 Kibbutz Lotan Kibbutz Lotan
1 2014 Habsor Park Eshkol Disc Golf
Italy
1 2006 Talamone Talamone Disco Golf
2 2009 Signa Disc Golf Italia
3 2010 Pescia - Lucca Tuscany Disc Golf Pietrabuona
4 2011 Vinci Palma's Country Disc Golf
5 2013 Sterzing / Vipiteno Rosskopf Mountain Disc Golf
Japan
1 1988 Kakogawa City, Hyougo Ken Hamanomiya Park
2 1992 Kanoyashi Kanoyashi Kirishima-ga-oka Koen
2 1992 Shiga-ken Kibogaoka Bunka Koen
2 1992 Komaki Komaki City Shimin Shisetsuno Mori
2 1992 Miyagi-ken Michinoku Mori-no-kohan Park
2 1992 Ibaraki-ken NGP Hitachi Kaihin
2 1992 Fukuoka-ken NGP Uminonakamichi Kaihin - Seaside Park
2 1992 Tachikawa Showa Kinen Park
2 1992 Fukuoka-Kyushu Uminonakamichi Kaihin - Seaside Park - Children's
2 1992 Yokohama Yokohama City Seya Citizens Woods
Latvia
1 2012 Ives pagasts, Talsu novads Laumas
2 2013 Riga UFOGOLF at Mezhapark
3 2015 Ergli Ērgļu Gaisa Spēki
Lithuania
1 2003 Zarasai Nedozinka
Mexico
1 2006 San Pedro Garza Garcia Parque Rufino Tamayo
2 2011 Puebla Campo Chapulco
3 2014 Chapala Parque Cristiania
Netherlands
1 1998 Rotterdam (Bergschenhoek) The Hill
2 1999 Rotterdam Roel Langerak Park
3 2001 IJsselstein IJsselsteins 'Binnenstad' Putt-and-Approach
4 1987 Nieuwegein Park Oudegein
5 2005 Utrecht Parkwijk DiscGolf Garden
New Zealand
1 1995 Queenstown Queenstown Gardens
2 2000 Waiheke Island Onetangi Sports Park
3 1995 Upper Hutt, Wellington Harcourt Park
4 2008 Dargaville Harding Park
5 2009 Gisborne Alfred Cox Park DGC
5 2009 Stoke Isel Park
5 2009 Kaitaia Matthews Park
Nicaragua
1 2007 San Juan del Sur Marsella Valley DGC
2 2014 Jiquilillo Jiqo Disc Golf Country Club
Norway
1 1983 Oslo Ekeberg
2 1987 Hamar Ankerskogen
2 1987 Måløy Måløy Disc Golf
4 1994 Oslo Stovner Disc Golf Park
5 1997 Tønsberg Tønsberg Frisbeegolfbane
Panama
1 2008 David Waterfall River Course
Peru
1 1995 Toquepala Incapuquio Golf Club
Poland
1 2008 Marczow Jaskolka
2 2011 Paszkowka Paszkowka Palace DGC
3 2015 Zieleniec, Duszniki-Zdrój Zieleniec DiscGolfPark
Russia
1 2009 Saint Petersburg Dunes
2 2012 Moscow Krasnaya Presnya Park
Saudi Arabia
1 2006 Abqaiq Abqaiq Saudi Aramco
Scotland
1 1996 Kinross Lendrick Muir
2 1998 Crieff Loch Monzievaird
3 2001 St. Andrews St. Andrews University Sports Centre
4 2002 Ullapool Broomfield Holiday Park
5 1992 Isle of Mull Fanmore - Isle of Mull
Slovakia
1 2010 Žilinský Ihrisko Makov
2 2011 Kuchya Karpaty Camping Disc Golf Park
3 2012 Bratislava Maly Slavin
4 2014 Bratislava Comenius University DGC
Slovenia
1 2012 Šmartno pri Slovenj Gradcu Kope DGC
2 2013 Mezica Mezica
South Africa
1 2009 Port Elizabeth Willows DGC
1 2009 Worcester YWAM Worcester
3 2010 Johannesburg Royal Delta Park - East
South Korea
1 2010 Eumseong-gun Eumseong
2 2012 Anjeong-ri Beacon Hill at Camp Humphreys
2 2012 Daegu Daegu Environment & Resources Park
4 2013 Gyeongju Shilla Forest Park
Spain
1 2012 Oviedo Parque de Invierno
2 2013 Oviedo, Asturias Parque Purificacion Tomas
Sweden
1 1978 Stockholm, Ekerö Kärsöns frisbeegolfbana
2 1980 Umeå, Västerbotten Bräntberget
3 1981 Helsingborg, Skåne Brohults
4 1982 Örebro Hästhagen
4 1982 Onsala, Halland Kaparebanan
4 1982 Stockholm, Kungsängen Lillsjöns Discgolfbana
Switzerland
1 1988 Biel Biel-Strandboden
2 1989 Winterthur Winterthur-Grüze
3 1990 Winterthur Chain Gang Park
4 1994 Greifensee Greifensee
5 1997 Bern Bern-Gurten
5 1997 Kreuzlingen Kreuzlingen Seeburg Park
Thailand
1 2004 Koh Samui Samui Disc Golf
2 2006 Bophut-Koh Samui Khao Pra Disc Golf
3 2010 Ban Nam Lat Boomerang Park
4 2012 Phuket Phuket Games Zone
5 2013 Koh Samui Laem Sor Beach DGC
5 2013 Mae Nam, Koh Samui Samui Disc Golf
Turkey
1 2013 Incirlik Air Base Incirlik DGC
Uzbekistan
1 2012 Tashkent Owl Disc Course
Wales
1 2004 Aberystwyth Constitution Hill
2 2005 Slebech Clerkenhill Adventure Farm
3 2014 Llanfairpwll Plas Newydd Country House and Gardens
4 2015 Llanelli Pembrey Ski Centre

Comments

Submitted by Catamount on

Call me a disc golf dork if you want but I find this stuff really interesting. Thank you for all of your hard work, Eric.

-Justin