In a First, PDGA Pro Worlds to be Held in Europe in 2025

Traditional 2025 European major to be held in Estonia; 2025 USWDGC in Wisconsin

Jussi Meresmaa, center, will lead the first-ever PDGA Pro Worlds in Europe. Photo: European Open 2023 — DGPT.

The 2025 Professional Disc Golf Association Professional World Championships will be held in Nokia and Tampere, Finland, the sport’s governing body announced today. It will be the first time that the PDGA World Championship will be held outside of North America.

The tournament will be led by Jussi Meresmaa, the long-time TD of the European Open in Finland. It is set to be held at two courses: The Beast in Nokia (the usual home of the European Open) and the Tampere Disc Golf Center.

“Bringing the PDGA World Championships to Finland has been my goal for over a decade,” said Meresmaa in a statement. “To facilitate that, we have developed the European Open in Nokia as a premier annual Major event and created a new championship level course to Tampere. Combining those two has given us an opportunity to bid for the most prestigious disc golf event in the world. I can’t describe how excited and proud I am to be able to arrange the first ever PDGA Worlds in Europe. It is an honor.”

There have been years of speculation about a European Worlds, and a Meresmaa-led Finland bid fell short for the 2024 tournament, which will be held in Virginia. The timing of the 2025 Pro Worlds has not been announced, though the PDGA said that it will be held close to the European Open on the schedule to “maximize travel efficiencies for players.”

2025 European Major Headed to Estonia

Estonian disc golf is booming. The country will play host to a DGPT event in 2024, the Estonian Disc Golf Festival, and will now host a Major in 2025 at the same location. With Worlds heading to the traditional host venue for the European Open, the EDGF — held in Tallinn, Estonia — will take its place in summer 2025.

“We boast an exceptionally strong and experienced team at Team Disc Golf Estonia,” said Silver Leetma in a statement. “Speaking for everyone on board, we’re profoundly grateful for the chance to host a Major tournament in Tallinn come 2025. The European Championships in 2023 marked our ambitious beginning. The European Disc Golf Festival in 2024, a jewel in the DGPT elite series, is set to double in magnitude, paving the way for an even more spectacular Major in 2025.”

2025 US Women’s DGC to be Held in Wisconsin

The US Women’s Disc Golf Championships are headed back to Wisconsin after being held in the Badger State in 2021. Manitowoc, WI, will play host to the annual celebration of women’s disc golf. The tournament — which features FPO along with extensive amateur divisions — is set to be held across four courses: Silver Creek DGC, Rollin’ Ridge DGC, Cato Falls DGC, and Indian Creek DGC.

“Our enthusiastic crew has been working since 2020 bringing U.S. Womens Disc Golf Championships to the Eastern Coast of Wisconsin, now it’s time to really get to work,” said Jim Van Lanen in a statement. Message us if you want to volunteer. Thank you to the PDGA for trusting in us!”

2025 Champions Cup Will be Back in Appling, GA

As expected, the 2025 Champions Cup is set to be held back at the International Disc Golf Center in Appling, GA. The tournament is expected to remain at the location for the foreseeable future, but the IDGC’s courses are being rebuilt in 2024 after tree clearing due to a pine beetle infestation.

The 2024 Champions Cup will be held at Northwood Black in Illinois in late April.

2025 Amateur and Age-Based Majors

Additionally the following locales were selected for the other 2025 PDGA majors for amateurs and age protected divisions:

  • 2025 PDGA Amateur Disc Golf World Championships: Columbia, MO
  • 2025 PDGA Masters Disc Golf World Championships: Minneapolis and Saint Paul, MN
  • 2025 PDGA Junior Disc Golf World Championships: Emporia, KS
  • 2025 PDGA Tim Selinske United States Masters Championships: Ruidoso, NM
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