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 big tournaments in the previous years, such as Czech Disc Golf Championships and EuroTour event.
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. The course received further updates for the 2016 Disc Golf World Tour event when it was update to it’s current par 67 and 3353 meters long layout.
The course is named after Franz Ferdinand – The Royal Prince of Hungary and of Bohemia.
Here’s what Jussi Meresmaa has to say about the course: “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.”
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 dozens of 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.
Konopiště castle park
Zámecký park Konopiště, 10614, Benešov, Czech Republic
World Tour Event
Format: 3 x 18 holes
WT Points: 500
Purse: $24,600 (with full field)
Winning share: $3,000