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PDGA Pro World Championships to Finland

Finland has been chosen to host the Disc Golf World Championships. The sport’s governing body, PDGA, has granted the World Championships to be played in Tampere and Nokia in July 2025.

At the same time, Finland is making history: the sport’s most significant championships will be organized outside North America for the first time, where the World Championships have been played since 1982. The event is expected to have about 300 participants from over 30 countries.

“Bringing the PDGA Pro Disc Golf World Championships to Finland has been a goal of mine for over ten years. Hosting the world’s most prestigious disc golf event in Tampere and Nokia is a testament to the work we have done over the years for the sport. I am confident that we can organize historic championships together with the host cities and the Finnish disc golf community,” says the event director, Jussi Meresmaa.

Disc golf has grown explosively in recent years. In Finland, the sport has hundreds of thousands of enthusiasts. The growth of competitive disc golf, in particular, has been very rapid.

The World Championships will be played on two top-tier courses. Nokia’s “The Beast,” known from the European Open, offers an almost perfect combination of technical and open fairways. The Tampere Disc Golf Center, established in Tampere in 2018, is a modern top-level course that challenges players in all aspects, especially mentally.

The World Championships are by far the most significant competition in the sport. The event will bring all the world’s best players to Finland, as well as an estimated 25,000 spectators. The regional economic impact of the competition in the Pirkanmaa region is estimated at 3-4 million euros. Both Tampere and Nokia are eagerly participating in organizing this unique competition.

“The city of Tampere welcomes the entire professional group and is especially proud to be the first destination outside America to act as the host city for the World Championships. The planning has been long-term, and now we get to work together,” says Perttu Pesä, the event director of the city of Tampere.

“For years, Nokia has successfully organized international European Open disc golf competitions, which have brought about 15,000 visitors to the city during the event week. It is great that we can offer high-quality facilities for the World Championships together with Tampere. The Disc Golf World Championships will bring Nokia a lot of international visibility, event guests, and positive impacts on the entire Pirkanmaa regional economy,” says Eero Väätäinen, the city manager of Nokia.”