Best Disc Golf Courses in Europe: Incredible European Disc Golfing

The last thing I want to do is heavily skew the best disc golf courses in Europe in favor of the Nordic countries. 

The problem is that most of the best disc golf courses are in Norden, with Finland ranking second behind the United States. 

In fact, the top ten disc golf courses in the world include the U.S. once, with the remaining nine going to Nordic countries. 

So, in an effort to showcase some of the best courses in Europe, I’m slipping in a few south of that region. 

My Picks For The Best Disc Golf Courses In Europe

Fortunately, Germany comes to the rescue with a small number of highly rated disc golf courses that enthusiasts of the sport want to or love to play. 

There are roughly three dozen courses in Sweden that are at the top of most disc golfers’ lists, with close to the same number in Norway, a dozen in Denmark, and a dozen more in Finland

It is clear, at least to me, that the beating heart of disc golf is in Norden (at least in Europe), but there are some true gems scattered throughout the whole of Europe as well. 

  1. Krokhol DGC – Oslo, Norway (Best Overall)
  2. Dortmund, Revierpark Wischlingen – Dortmund, Germany (Runner-Up)
  3. Ale Disc Golf Center – Gothenburg, Sweden (Best Challenge)

Krokhol consistently tops lists of disc golf courses that players worldwide want to play the most. 

Honestly, however, you have to do some serious digging to find any popularity scales that place Sweden, Norway, Finland, or Denmark out of the top ten, allowing a country farther south to creep in. 

It’s hard to argue with Dortmund here. It’s easily the best course Germany has to offer and deserving of a top-three spot on a list of European disc golf locations. 

Ale Disc Golf Center honestly deserves to be higher on most lists. Unfortunately, it closed in 2021 and reopened again in 2023, knocking it down a peg or two. 

Top 8 Best Disc Golf Courses In Europe

I try to spread these out for the traveling enthusiasts out there so there’s a better chance of finding the cream of the crop wherever your feet take you. 

Europe is a big continent, though, so many fantastic courses aren’t on this list. When I travel, I simply look up the best courses in my area, information you can find right here on OKDiscGolfer.com!

Krokhol DGC – Oslo, Norway (Best Overall)

Features

  • 18 holes
  • Moderate elevation changes
  • x3 water hazards
  • Latitude 64 Pro baskets
  • Turf tee pads
  • Single pin locations
  • Pro and amateur tee pads

It’s almost impossible to make the best disc golf courses in Europe list, or anywhere in the world for that matter, without Krokhol being at the top. 

It’s simply the best of the best and the premier, number-one destination for disc golfers. Fortunately, though it’s a championship-level course, it’s not a brutal slugfest to play. 

There are plenty of obstacles to contend with, however, including losing your discs off the side of a cliff, a few water hazards, some tight throws through the trees, and distance shots that require some elbow grease and a high-speed driver. 

The course excels because of its beauty, variety, and outstanding design. 

Dortmund, Revierpark Wischlingen – Dortmund, Germany (Runner-Up)

Features

  • 18 holes
  • x6 water hazards
  • Moderate tree density
  • Natural tee pads
  • Standard baskets
  • Single pin locations

Dortmund is far and away the number one disc golf course in Germany, thanks to its beautiful design (and surroundings, of course), the level of challenge it offers, and the variety.

It’s hard to have a healthy mix of open, water, trees, doglegs, and mandos that maintain the same level of challenge throughout. 

Dortmund demands a disc golf bag with a versatile disc selection. You’ll need overstable discs for the dog legs, high-speed drivers for your distance shots, low-fade discs for straight, narrow throws, and a variety of mid-ranges and fairway drivers that can handle any approach or even pull an over-the-water toss. 

Ale Disc Golf Center – Gothenburg, Sweden (Best Challenge)

Features

  • 9,500’ course length
  • 18 holes
  • x5 water hazards
  • Moderate elevation changes
  • Moderate tree density
  • DISCatcher baskets
  • Turf tee pads
  • Single pin locations
  • Pay-to-play

Ale Disc Golf Center is the perfect challenger for the top spot. It’s easily one of the most beautiful courses in the world, features excellent maintenance and design flow, 18 distinct holes, a near-perfect variety of shot types, AirBnb options nearby, an onsite disc golf store, and three full courses throughout. 

It’s a challenging course, to be sure, and it’s not recommended for recreational and even some intermediate players. This is one of those courses where the par number is exact. 

If it is a par 3, it will likely take three perfect shots to reach it. 

Disc Golf Palau – Plegamans, Spain

Features

  • 4,500’ course length
  • 18 holes
  • Dirt tees
  • Latitude 64 Pro baskets
  • Probasket Elite baskets
  • Two full courses

Disc Golf Palau is an airy, mostly open course with just enough trees throughout to make you think twice when plotting out your first throw or your approach shot. 

If you love to sling those high-speed drivers, this is the place to do it. Even some of the holes with trees on them are still pretty wide open.

It’s also a beautiful park that’s mostly flat throughout, with zero water hazards to deal with. 

The only thing keeping this park from being truly excellent is the crowds. If you play on a weekend, you will have to skip half the holes because of families and groups of visitors. 

Tuscany Disc Golf – Pescia, Italy

Features

  • 19 holes
  • 1,700’ course length
  • Extreme elevation changes
  • Gravel tee pads
  • Pay-to-play
  • Standard baskets
  • Pay-to-play

You can’t argue with this course being in the top 8. I mean, it’s Italy — you’re having a blast long before you ever step on Tuscany DGC, even if you’re doing nothing more than eating the food. 

This is a short course with brutal elevation play. 

Up and down shots are prevalent.

Unfortunately, this includes some east-to-west shots that are mind-numbing, with the tiniest mistake turning into a rolling disc that might travel the length of a football field before it finally comes to a rest. 

The elevation shots in the woods are the most difficult, but again, you’re in Italy. Have fun and eat some of that good food!

Charleval DGC – Charleval, France

Features

  • 18 holes
  • 4,300’ to 6,500’ course length
  • High tree density
  • Turf tee pads
  • Pro and amateur tee pads
  • DISCatcher baskets

If you hit this course in the morning, you will be reminded of creepy horror books from the days of Jack the Ripper. 

It’s not that the course is unsafe; it just has that ancient feel of a billion souls having walked through that area so many times over the last millennium. 

There are some interesting holes throughout, including some nearly corkscrew-like fairways that can really mess with your inner distance gauge

As heavily wooded as Chareval is, you’ll want to stick with your finesse discs, keeping the fade low and your drives close to the ground. 

Reboot Disc Golf at Bluebell Woods – Dunbar, Scotland

Features

  • 6,100’ course length
  • 18 holes
  • Moderate elevation changes
  • Moderate tree density
  • Pro and amateur tee pads
  • Single pin locations
  • Prodigy baskets
  • Pay-to-play
  • A mixture of tee pad types

Reboot Disc Golf is one of the best disc golf courses in the United Kingdom. If you play in the fall, it’s probably one of the most stunning courses in the world. It’s like playing while wreathed in fire, without the burns, of course. 

It’s not an easy course, with a ton of shots through narrow tunnels lined with trees. Even when the trees aren’t that dense, it will still be tough on your plastic if your disc sails wide. There are some open shots as well, however, allowing you to air things out here and there. 

Vesterkalmare Disc Golf Center – Aland Islands

Features

  • 24 holes
  • Turf tee pads
  • DiscGolfPark Pro baskets
  • Pay-to-play
  • Extreme elevation changes
  • Moderate tree density

We return to the Nordic countries (at least that general area) to wrap things up with Versterkalmare Disc Golf Center

As with most courses up here, the park is gorgeous, with a ton of long-distance shots that you’ll spend more time observing the countryside on than you will throwing discs. 

There is a mix of dense tree shots here and there, with some nasty elevation changes to boot. One elevated shot is a sky-high launch from way up. 

If you play your cards right and the wind is blowing nicely, you will have a prime opportunity to gain some serious distance. 

Final Putt: Best Disc Golf Courses In Europe

The best disc golf courses in Europe are mostly concentrated up north, but there are some fantastic, lesser-known courses in countries like Spain, France, Italy, and even Greece. 

If you really want the quintessential disc golfing experience in Europe, however, there’s no denying that the lifeblood of disc golf flows through the Nordic north.

Unfortunately, it’s harder to hit those courses up in the winter. The above eight courses are all fantastic options, even if some of them are farther south. 

If you’re looking for championship-level play, you can find it at any of the courses on this list. 

Happy travels and good luck!

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