An American Elegy for Europe's Best
19 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Deep within the Stockholm exurb of Kista lies the glorious beating heart of Swedish disc golf. There's a defiant pride that comes in nothing that this heart still beats. Järva has not given up, despite the extinction that looms around the bend. Each and every hole continues to be maintained better than any of the 425+ courses I've played. The modest pro shop continues to open every single day. The DiscGolfPark baskets still echo their distinctive clang from hill to hill. This 27-hole labor of Löf refuses to fade away.
And why should it? Järva deserves its place among the greatest tracks in our game. In many ways it echoes the formidable strengths of its top-10 peers. The creative fairways of Rollin Ridge. Elegant, natural tranquility reminiscent of Harmon Hills. Greens so technical they'd make Flip City blush. And yet, Järva summons an aura uniquely its own. Each hole feels simultaneously familiar yet exotic, like an old romance rekindled after years apart. The design embraces the land rather rather than fighting it; tracing its contours with a steady, delicate hand. This intoxicating blend of trees and grass and rock tickles the heart as much as the mind.
Cons: Assuming local politicians have their way, your time to play this gem grows short. On 1 October, Järva will be laid to rest as Europe's finest course to make way for a cemetery. There's no greater tragedy for a course so ALIVE than to see it turned into a repository for the dead. The loss will be mourned in more than just our tight-knit disc golf community. "So much of our business comes from people traveling to play Järva," one local hotel employee told me. Järva's summary execution affects the local community, not just our global Frisbee fraternity.
Other Thoughts: The least we can do as a disc golf community is help them go down swinging. If you have the means, come and play this course -- Finns and Swedes especially. For the rest of us, follow Järva DiscGolfPark on Faceboook for updates on how you can assist. Save Järva...before it's too late.
19 of 19 people found this review helpful.
6 Helpful / 9 Not
Best Course in Europe
Pros: It's got it all - well mown fairways, perfect course design, the best baskets (DisCatchers), an Innova/Discmania Pro shop. It's the home to the best, (ask Eagle McMahon) and it's truly a test of skill. It's always fair - no stupid obstacles there only to benefit fortunate kicks (or lack thereof), the fairway is always clear and a good shot is always good.
Cons: It takes a while to get there from where I live, but that's not the course's fault.
Also, it's closed during the winter months, but that really makes the months that it is open so much better. The grass is green and clean, and it's always incredible coming back to the course in March or April.
Other Thoughts: Try it - you will not regret it. The only reason to not prevent the construction of the (frankly idiotic) burial ground is because you have not yet realized what a disc golf heaven this is.
6 of 15 people found this review helpful.
3 Helpful / 13 Not
The Crown Jewel of Swedish DG Courses
Pros: Very well designed course but also a beautiful park. Mostly open fairways. Trees are in the play on some of the holes but in a good way, not turning your drives into lottery. Good variation! The open fairways are beginner friendly too, you dont need to worry about loosing you discs or spending most of the round searching in the rough. Well, the OB right on the signature hole 14 would be an exception when using pro tee.
Cons: Nothing really besides OB right from pro tee #14.
Other Thoughts: A full round 27 holes makes 6.5km (4 mi) walk in hilly terrain, good exercise I would say!
3 of 16 people found this review helpful.
3 Helpful / 21 Not
Pros: Great park with professional landscaped holes. Tee pads are huge compared to normal standards. Great challenging course with several signature holes.
Cons: Tee pads can sometimes be experienced as slippery.
3 of 24 people found this review helpful.
4 Helpful / 22 Not
The perfect place to begin, and grow
Pros: It is a scenic and very well developed course with something for players of all levels. Visit Järva and you will be amazed by the nature and enjoy every single round.
27 holes will keep you busy all day and offer a great variation of throws.
Cons: None. simply a 5 star course.
4 of 26 people found this review helpful.
14 Helpful / 8 Not
Perfect course made by love and dedication
Pros: 27 holes. All of them worth playing. The pro will find entertainment and challenge, the amateur will be awed and inspired and both will have a lot of fun. A couple of the holes which are too challenging for the new player have shorter tees and every hole has three pin positions that varies over the season. Innova tees and baskets are in perfect shape. Exceptionally well-kept fairways. The course is laid out over and around a large mound and the elevation is used for several of the holes although most are played in the parks wooded area. Every hole has a lawn fairway even when played in the woods. You will end up at the reception/disc shop/restaurant after hole 9, 18 and 27. A very nice driving and putting range is located next to the reception. You are allowed to play before and after opening hours and can pay via your cell phone if you have the app "Swish".
Think of the best course you can imagine and then add some. Then you have JVDGP.
Cons: The restaurant sometimes has slow service and is not my favorite. However, if you came by car you can visit Kista Mall or Barkarby shopping area to find better alternatives. Otherwise there are no cons.
Other Thoughts: The course is created by careful design and uncountable work hours on what 20 years ago was a city dump and due to the beautiful landscaping, rich flora and accessibility for anybody which is the result of all this work it was in 2017 awarded park of the year in Sweden. That said, it is worth visiting even for non playing visitors and well worth a long detour if you are a disc golfer. But better hurry up. The course is threatened. Stockholm city politicians and the State Church will build a cemetery on this ground unless they change their minds in the last minute. This may be the last season to play the best course on the planet.
14 of 22 people found this review helpful.
3 Helpful / 20 Not
Best in sweden
Pros: A must be for all discgolfplayers. If u are i Sweden, play it!
Variation is huge! Allways in greate shape cause of the owner who does a greate job every day!
Cons: Fint miss this course, simpelt the best!
Other Thoughts: Play it! You wont regret it!
3 of 23 people found this review helpful.
3 Helpful / 22 Not
One of Europe´s finest...
Pros: ... and probably one of the finest in the World. A very diverse course, lots´of elevations with many tough challenge. Really well maintained.
Pay to play, but it is cheap!
Cons: No real cons, can´t thing of any anyway,
Other Thoughts: Have to repeat myself,... Järva is one of the best courses in the world.
3 of 25 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 21 Not
Simply the best
Pros: Easily the best course I've played. Always perfectly maintained and a great variety of holes. You need every shot to get a good score here. Plus there's always cool new lines to try. Fun elevation changes with lots of elevated tees. The tees, baskets and signs are top notch.
Cons: Hard for beginners.
2 of 23 people found this review helpful.
3 Helpful / 19 Not
Pros: - Diverse course.
- Good teepads
- Many pin positions
- Shorter course available for the youngest.
- Beautiful landscape.
Cons: Is threaten to be removed.
Other Thoughts: World class course in my opinion. If you look at the big picture of the course as a hole you can see that the every hole is designed with care and though in mind to create a diverse and beautiful course.
3 of 22 people found this review helpful.
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