Järva DiscGolfPark designer and creator, Mats Löf. Story and photos by Bogi Bjarnason.
It´s late April -- Good Friday to be exact -- as my taxi from Arlanda International Airport pulls up the gravel driveway to the Järva DiscGolfPark clubhouse. The sun is shining and the birds are chirping merrily, yet the Don of the Disc Golf Course, Mats Löf, greets me with a frown on his face. The warm, Spring skies are clear, yet a dark cloud hovers stubbornly above his head. And with good reason.
It’s difficult to capture in words just how incredible it was to watch the final round of the 2016 European Masters. Playing for the third straight day in perfect weather on one of the most beautiful and challenging disc golf courses on the planet, Järva DiscGolfPark, with a lead and chase card all within a few strokes of each other, there simply isn’t much else you can ask for.
The first 18 holes of tournament play here at the European Masters brought us beautiful weather and some top level disc golf action. Today here in beautiful Stockholm, Sweden, the real winner today was none other than Järva DiscGolfPark itself. After asking dozens of the world’s best disc golfers where they rank the course on their list of favorites, there wasn’t a single one that said it wasn’t in their top five. The beauty of the course is only paralleled by its challenging nature – showing up without a solid game plan will not get you very far on this course.