Franz Ferdinand – Konopiště Open course
The Discgolf Course in Konopiště castle park is one of the longest and toughest courses in Europe. It has hosted three big tournaments in the previous years, such as Czech Disc Golf Championships and EuroTour. For the first two years the events were hosted on a course designed by promoter Premysl Novak and the best Czech disc golf player Lukas Filandr. Before the 2015 EuroTour event Jussi Meresmaa tuned up the course. Total length increased to over 3 000 meters and the new par became 66. For the upcoming Disc Golf World Tour event Meresmaa decided to make the course even longer and tougher. The course is named after Franz Ferdinand – The Royal Prince of Hungary and of Bohemia.
“This park is maybe the most beautiful area where I have designed a course. The DGWT layout is long but every hole offers its own kind of challenge and there is not a single hole that players would not be looking forward to play. There are several holes with hole-in-one potential as well as long par fives where you can shoot an 8 or an eagle depending on how you place your shots.” Jussi Meresmaa, course designer
About the promoter
Premysl Novak and his team started to promote disc golf in Czech Republic in 2010. Through representing Innova, Discmania, and DiscGolfPark brands they have successfully built 40 permanent courses and established disc golf as a sport for all. In the process they have become the leading company in Czech disc golf market. They are small family-kind company with true passion for disc golf, working hard to realize their disc golf dreams and DGWT in Czech is definitely one of those dreams.
Past event videos
Konopiště castle park
Zámecký park Konopiště, 10614, Benešov, Czech Republic
World Tour Event
05 Feb 2016
Field: 144 players
Format: 3x 18 holes
WT Points: 500
Winning share: $2,500