PCS Open is played at Øverås Diskgolfpark, also known as Ragnarok. It’s located by fjords and mountains in Vestnes, just between Molde and Ålesund in northwestern Norway.
Øverås Diskgolfpark was established in 2013, and has gone through many changes since then. It started just for fun, with 6 home made baskets randomly placed around the barn. But along with growing ambitions and goals, the course slowly grew to be one of Norways top courses as we know it today. Areas with dense foliage was cleared, and more land transformed into new disc golf territory each passing year.
«I expect that this event is going to continue to grow as one of the premier events in Norway and hopefully throughout Europe. It’s a beautiful landscape and course with lots of challenges but it’s a fun, demanding course that offers a great variety of shot selection. «
– Avery Jenkins.
Avery watching Jøran Lufall playing the infamous and narrow «hell hole» from 2016 (56mtrs/183feet)
We made a couple of decent longer holes, and in 2016 we felt like the course was good enough to host the first ever PCS Open. Our goal was to make this a prestigious annual international event within a few years, and invited the 2009 world champion, Avery Jenkins, to help us promtote the event. We ended up playing a really compact 20 hole layout, including a few «minigolf holes». We can for sure say that all these were not Avery’s favorite type of holes. However, he loved the overall PCS Open experience, and has returned every year since then, witnessing the course develop into the top tournament course we have today.
Last year’s Ragnarok annihilated the famous tripple mando.
There are rumours heard through the fjords of Midgard that Odin himself has taken it upon himself to build a structure even Ragnarok cannot destroy…
The road to Ragnarok
The tournament layout has always been a combination of the premier holes from our standard course, combined with some additional holes exclusively used for tournaments. These have normally been the last 5 or 6 holes. In previous years we’ve also come up with a few more gold tees for our standard holes, making the course more suitable for top level players. Our goal is to present a fun, beautiful and demanding course, designed to challenge the 1000+ rated top players in the world. We also find score separataion in a fair way very important when designing the course layout.
Just prior to PCS Open 2019 kicking off, the tournament layout of Øverås Diskgolfpark was named Ragnarok. The demanding weather conditions made it seem like the end was nigh. The players really had to fight their way through all 3 rounds!
Eagle McMahon ended up being the toughest of all warriors, apparently not too bothered by the extreme conditions – considering he averaged 1062 rated golf. He crushed the course and all his competitors. His play also gave us some valuable hints on possible design changes before future PCS Open events.