Best Disc Golf Courses In Finland: Premier Courses In The Land Of A Thousand Lakes

Any list of the best disc golf courses in Finland will always fail to cover all of them. Finland, like the United States, is a disc golf mecca with over a thousand courses throughout the country. 

As it happens, that makes Finland one of only two countries with that many courses (the U.S. being the other).

Due to its much smaller size, however, you can practically throw a rock anywhere across the land of a thousand lakes and hit a disc golf course (or a lake).

My Picks For The Best Disc Golf Courses In Finland

I have a soft spot for Finland, as it’s the birthplace of Westside Discs, who later joined with Dynamic Discs and Latitude 64 to form the Trilogy. 

I bag mostly Trilogy discs, and Westside manufactures two of my favorites: Northman and Harp. Honestly, I can’t think of a more versatile disc than the Harp, and it’s all thanks to Finland…sort of. 

Fortunately, Finland is known for more than being the birthplace of a popular disc manufacturer. The country is a powerhouse when it comes to the sport, and here are some of the courses I think deserve to rise above the rest. 

  1. Kippasuo Disc Golf Park – Heinola, Finland (Best Overall)
  2. Puolarmaari – Espoo (Best Challenge)
  3. Ford Disc Golf Park – Tuusula (Runner-Up)

Kippasuo gets the number-one spot here for obvious reasons. It’s often labeled as one of the top 5 or top 10 courses in the world, and for good reason (I’ll dive into that below). 

Puolarmaari is as tough to play as it is to spell, though it’s a blast nevertheless. 

Ford Disc Golf Park is a beginner-friendly, beautiful course, though it does require some big arms to walk away with the lowest score possible. 

All-in-all, these three are fantastic options, though they are merely a drop in the bucket. There are five more worthy of landing on the list as well, not to mention nearly 1,100 courses, 393 of which are 18 holes or more. 

Top 8 Best Disc Golf Courses In Finland

Finland isn’t a huge country, so having over a thousand courses creates a bit of dot density on the map. But, at the end of the day, there are only so many that can rise to the top!

Kippasuo DiscGolfPark – Heinola, Finland (Best Overall)

Features

  • 21 holes
  • Pro and amateur tee pads
  • Turf tee pads
  • Moderate elevation changes
  • Moderate tree density
  • DiscGolfPark Pro baskets

Kippasuo is often listed as one of the top disc golf courses in the world and a challenging one as well. Unfortunately, I can’t cram the most challenging and the best into the same category. 

While the course is highly recommended for professional and veteran players, the amateur tees make it accessible for beginners as well. 

The course offers a healthy mix of wide-open and densely wooded shots, so bringing a well-rounded, balanced bag is your best bet. Though there are elevation changes throughout, some of which will challenge your accuracy game, it’s nothing too vicious. 

However, some of the elevation shots feature hard or rocky surfaces, so low fade numbers are imperative.

Puolarmaari – Espoo, Finland (Best Challenge)

Features

  • 3,000’ course length
  • 18 holes
  • Moderate elevation changes
  • Moderate tree density
  • Single tee pads
  • Single pin locations
  • DISCatcher baskets
  • Turf tee pads

Though there are some open shots and wide fairways throughout Puolarmaari, the tree density is what makes it a difficult course, along with the design of the fairways and the moderate elevation changes. 

Some baskets are on top of hills that rise rather quickly rather than gradually along the fairway’s route. 

If you plant your disc at the base of a hill, you’ll have to toss it up at a 45° angle and hope your disc doesn’t glance off the bottom of the basket. 

Puolarmaari is a shining example of the need to practice putting up and down, as well as near and far. Putting straight at a basket is hardly the only putting challenge you’ll ever face on the best disc golf courses in Finland or anywhere in the world for that matter.  

Ford Disc Golf Park – Tuusula (Runner Up)

Features

  • 18 holes
  • Heavy tree density
  • DISCatcher Pro baskets
  • Turf tee pads
  • Single pin location
  • Pro and amateur tee pads

Luckily, not all of the holes throughout Ford Disc Golf Park feature a tight fairway, but many of them do. The good news is that the underbrush isn’t too brutal, so you can wind your way in and out of the trees on your approach if your first toss was a bit inaccurate. 

Some of the tunnels are brutally tight, however, so bringing discs with a low fade is a good idea. 

While there are dog legs, the large number of relatively straight shots through a tree tunnel is what makes this course more challenging than some. 

If nothing else, it teaches you the value of proper disc selection before you head out. The course makes up for it with a few open or wide fairway shots, where you can let off some steam. 

Sibbe Disc Golf – Soderkulla

Features

  • 18 holes
  • Two-courses
  • Pay to play
  • Turf tee pads
  • Latitude 64 Elite baskets
  • Extreme elevation changes
  • High woods density
  • Single pin location

Sibbe Disc Golf Course in Soderkulla, Finland, is a tough one, especially when it comes to some of the elevation fairways, which are almost entirely hard-packed earth and rock. It’s not a matter of making the disc lay down gently on the approach but a matter of doing it across the entire fairway, from tee box to basket. 

The tree density is a challenge as well; even when you’re away from some of the elevation shots, you’ll have to have a mistake-free drive to keep yourself out of the woods. The underbrush isn’t brutal, so you can recover from a bad throw. 

Overall, it’s still a very fun and challenging course, with some breathtaking views to top everything off. 

Puijo DiscGolf – Kuopio, Finland

Features

  • 18 Holes
  • Moderate tree density
  • Moderate to heavy elevation changes
  • Pro and amateur tee pads 
  • Single pin locations
  • DISCatcher and Prodigy T2 baskets (depending on the course)

There are two courses to play at Puijo, but the main one is the one I’m referring to here. There is also the original course if you feel like making it a twofer. As beautiful and alluring as the surrounding countryside is, I wouldn’t blame you for running both courses from beginning to end. 

The main course is tree-heavy, but the fairways are nice and open. If you make a mistake and drop your plastic in the tree line, it will have to be a pretty bad mistake. 

It’s not a simple course, but not brutally difficult either, with most of the challenge coming from disc placement and distance. 

Pikkarala Pro/Ama – Oulu, Finland

Features

  • 9,500’ course length
  • 18 holes
  • Pay to play
  • Turf tees
  • DISCatcher Pro baskets
  • Private course

One thing is for certain: Finland prefers turf tees. Pikkarala Pro/Am is another course with turf tees. So long as they are well-kept (which these are), turf tees provide exceptional grip for your disc golf shoes. You’ll need it out here, as several holes require power and high-speed discs. 

When in the woods, the trees are fairly sparse, and the fairways comfortably open. 

This is definitely a course for high-speed drivers, with nearly 10,000 feet to traverse and some seriously long holes. Beginners can always tack an extra number on top of the par just until they get used to the distances. 13-speed and higher, such as the Halo, King, Destiny, and Falcor, are prime examples of what should be in your disc golf bag or the Innova and Discraft equivalents. 

Lausteen FrisbeeGolfPuisto – Turku, Finland

Features

  • 24 holes
  • DISCatcher Pro targets
  • Turf tees
  • Moderate elevation changes
  • Moderate tree density

Lausteen is nearly a perfect mix of wooded, heavily wooded, open fairway, and wide-open shots. The optimal bag features a balance of discs that run the gamut from putter to high-speed driver. 

You’ll need them all, so there’s no need to pack for a light day on the course if you’re headed to Lausteen. 

The wooded areas feature some tight, wicked curves, while others force you to throw darts through a tree-canopied tunnel. 

The wide-open shots are a blessed relief, always arriving just in time to keep you from losing your mind. 

The elevation changes often run left to right or vice versa, forcing you to change your perspective before you launch from the tee. 

Tampereen FrisbeeGolfKeskus – Tampere, Finland

Features

  • 27 holes
  • Turf tees
  • DISCatcher Pro baskets
  • Single tee pads
  • Single pin locations
  • Moderate tree density

Tampereen is another fine example of a solid mix course. There are open shots, heavily wooded, and wide fairways. 

Some of the fairways, despite being in the woods, are par 4s, so not only will you have to bring your high-speed drivers, but you’ll also have to play safe with the fade. 

The last thing you want is a hard fade that plunges deep into the woodline. There are some elevation changes, including a spectacular throw out of the woods and across a bright green valley, but nothing too crazy or out of the normal. 

Tampereen is a fantastic and beautiful course that neatly wraps up the last of the best Finland has to offer. 

Final Putt: Best Disc Golf Courses in Finland

The best disc golf courses in Finland transcend this list, if only because there are so many good ones. 

Highlighting the top courses throughout the country means diminishing other equally spectacular options. If nothing else, it just goes to show the wealth of disc golf alternatives you have in Finland. 
As a country that’s only second to the United States in terms of the number of disc golf courses, Finland is deserving of its position in the world. Here’s to hoping that Finland and the U.S. continue to lead other countries into expanding the sport as well!

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