More and more people are discovering the fun of disc golf, a sport everyone can play. In Åland, there are several courses to choose from. The racquet sport padel is also growing in popularity.
Åland’s disc golf enthusiasts have set their target high and aim to turn Åland into a disc golf paradise with courses in almost every municipality.
Disc golf has many benefits. It’s easy to get started and no fancy equipment is required. You can get plenty of fresh air and play almost all year round. Disc golf suits players of all ages and is a social game played among friends.
Paradise for disc golfers
There are 18 disc golf courses in Åland, often close to a café or restaurant. All but one are free to play and you can visit several courses in one day.
In Mariehamn, Badhusparken’s disc golf course Lions DGP is located above the visitors’ marina in the Western harbour. In Geta, a scenic 18-hole course (Soltuna DGP) is located amidst the twisted pine trees on Getabergen hill. On the archipelago island of Seglinge, the course Seglinge DGP runs partly through hazel groves, and in Grelsby, the disc golf course Stallhagen DGP is found by the local brewery Stallhagen.
Family-friendly courses such as Kastelholm DGP is recommended, as well as Lappo DGP, which offer fantastic sea views. For advanced disc golfers there is the challenging and well-designed Vesterkalmare DGP pay course near Mariehamn.
Which course will be your favorite? You will get to see a lot of Åland if you try them all!
Padel is a growing racket sport which combines elements of tennis, squash and badminton and is played by more and more people.
PadelCenter Åland offers a new hall with three padel courts and a single court, where you can rent a ball machine and practice your skills. The hall is near Maxinge shopping centre close to Mariehamn.
Padel can also be played outdoors at Bollhalla in northern Mariehamn and Käringsund Resort in Eckerö.