Last weekend, our DiscGolfPark crew visited Åland Island to open a total of 11 DiscGolfParks. What made this "Opening ceremony" special, was the timeframe and style. Those 11 courses, located on six different islands were opened with a helicopter in just 7 hours!
In case you missed it, earlier this spring, we announced our plans to turn Åland Islands into Disc Golf Island. It was an ambitious plan to build the largest DiscGolfPark in the world and the first phase of this plan is complete.
World-Record Project by Many Measures
Åland Islands was a special project for many reasons. First, it’s the largest disc golf course project in the world. On top of that, it’s likely the fastest project to move from design, build, and open for 11 courses in just a few months.
Along with the DiscGolfPark course designers and professionals, over 100 locals were involved in building these courses. It was a true community event.
This project was designed to continue to bring a strong economic impact on the Åland Islands. It is estimated that between 2,000 and 3,000 disc golf tourists will stay an average of three nights on the island. This translates to thousands of nights and restaurant visits to the Island economy.
Learn all about Åland Island and more details on their plans for disc golf at DiscGolf.ax.
The Bright Future
This relationship between DiscGolfPark by Discmania and Åland Islands will prove to be a transformational one for disc golf. With strong leadership on both sides of the table, we helped carry out a vision in a very aggressive timeline with endless possibilities.
We feel this is the start of a new era of disc golf course design and DiscGolfPark will lead the way. We’re moving on from a single 18-hole course in a local park and we’re now creating true destinations that bridge the gap from recreation to exploration and economic stimulation.
You will continue to see these disc golf communities pop up and thrive as we’re able to transform existing resources into something that wasn’t deemed possible just a few years ago.
If you’re interested in bringing a DiscGolfPark to your community, contact us at DiscGolfPark.com.
This is the evolution of disc golf and Discmania and DiscGolfPark by Discmania are leading the way.