Great course but costly
4 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: -Very fancy disc golf with perfect baskets, teepads and maps
-excellent terrain with many hills and scenic Nordic flora
-many holes have meticulously crafted fairways dotted with trees here and there, and clever placement of the basket
-course is kept up exceptionally well like a ball golf course would be
-there is consistent use of ob for added challenge
-easy to get to for a tourist without a car (take the subway)
Cons: -It was a good course, but I don't feel like it is worth 60 kronor. To me that is a lot of money to play a game that is usually free in public parks
-the front nine has a handful of "par 2" holes that are short with few obstacles. Any great course should be devoid of these types of holes. They are a waste of time.
-some long walks between holes
Other Thoughts: Disc golf is largely a non-invasive game that can be integrated into any outdoor setting without altering the landscape. This course is a big exception. The land is completely dedicated to the sport in the way that the fairways are mowed and the trees are planted. It is not necessarily a good or bad thing, but definitely something I noticed. Indeed järva is a very good course, but if I lived in stockholm I would opt for a free course even if it was not as elaborate.
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7 Helpful / 0 Not
Sweden in April!
Nice variety of distance shots
Plays in a mostly park setting (meaning incredibly well manicured but with less trees then some courses)
Good use of elevation to create risk/reward shots (in place of water)
Additionally man made obstacles and OB lines add some extra challenge to short holes
Teepads are all AstroTurf covered wood which is surprisingly nice (coming from a primarily concrete teepad area this surprised me)
Baskets are all in very good shape and catch well
Multiple Tee locations that are moved throughout the year
Next tee badges are located on the bottom of every basket
Upon paying the 60 SEK green fees you can pick up a map (quite useful)
Additional the area the course is in is fiarly easy to get to via public transit and has some awesome views from on top of the hills (also on hole 2 we saw a deer grazing in the fairway, which was pretty unexpected)
Driving range with 3 teepads is very nice for warming up
On the other side of the Cafe there's multiple practice baskets for putting and additional warm ups
The cafe itself shares the building with the proshop and also has the bathrooms, we did not eat at the Cafe but having something on site to grab a bite is definitely a plus
The flow of the course puts #1, #10, and #19 teepads near the cafe (meaning every 9 holes you loop back to the cafe area, which is a huge plus when playing with your pregnant wife who may need to use the facilities)
Overall this is an excellent course if you are in the Stockholm, Sweden area and compares very well to some of the top 10 courses I've played back in the U.S.
Some people may dislike the lack of water shots forcing some extra risk/reward type play.
Alot of holes are predominately Hyzer lines (RHBH)
There are not long tees on every hole
Additional signage between #6 and #7 would be helpful as it is a little bit of a walk
Benches on every tee would also be useful, especially during a tournament
This course is pay to play, 60 SEK for 27 holes (at the time of this writing that's roughly $8 USD) price is comparable to other P2P courses.
Getting to the course can be accomplished by car or T-Bana (subway).
Via T-Bana take the blue line to Hjulsta, get off and walk northeast through the apartment complex until you see the main road (Hjulstavagen), there is a footbridge that goes over this road, you will need to find the correct trail to take you to the bridge and then cross the bridge. After crossing the bridge follow the gravel/dirt road to the right (East) until you come upon the DG course (#9 is the first hole you will see). Proceed up the gravel road past that to the larger building past the parking lot, there you will find the proshop (where you check in) as well as the Cafe and restrooms.
Important for foreigners (like myself): most of the staff and fellow disc golfers speak English, however they may assume you speak Swedish at first.
7 of 7 people found this review helpful.
19 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: -Very well maintained course in a beautiful park like environment.
- The club house contains a good pro shop and a restaurant with good food, perfect after a long round of disc golf!
- Most holes contain some elevation changes and some of them are rather spectacular.
- Most holes gives you a good challenge.
- I can't think of a signature hole since there appears to be atleast 5 of them!
Cons: - Some of the shorter holes feel a little too open to be a reasonable challenge in my opinion.
- Lacks some extra long holes in the par 5-range.
Other Thoughts: I've only played this course once and not being used to such elevation changes I had a habit of throwing too far past the basket or landing area and into a downhill rough losing several strokes! Although frustrating that adds a nice feature to disc golf! Järva Discgolf Park is a great disc golf facility and together with Discgolf Terminalen in Skellefteå they take course design, maintenance and service to a new level.
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