Stray Disc Tour is an event that combines disc golf, relaxing by the pools and exploring Croatian nature, culture and gastronomy what makes it a perfect holiday for disc golfers, their families and friends. It lasts for nine days, and consists of three PDGA Tier C events played on three different style courses.
The central location for the event is Spa&golf resort Terme Sveti Martin where all players are staying in 4* hotel or 3* apartments.
Following a great response from participants of the first 2-day Spa Hills tournament held in 2015, we have decided to take things to a new level and offer players the opportunity to enjoy disc golf holidays with their friends and families. And that's how the Stray Disc Tour came about.
Sixteen competitors played all three stations of the 1st tour in 2016 from Croatia, Austria, Finland, Sweden and Hungary; while an overall of 43 players played at least one round.
Players from the first tour spread the word about their amazing experiences, and as a result, the 2nd Tour saw a growth in the number of players. All locations of the Tour were played by 33 contestants from Austria, Croatia, Germany, Sweden, Finland, Estonia, Norway, Hungary and Slovenia, while 51 players played at least one round. The third edition was held in 2018 from June 30 to July 8, but this time with a bit less players due to the fact that European Disc Golf Championships were to be held at the same place just a month later and that many players were arriving for that bigger event.
In 2019 the fourth edition was played with 43 players joining in for at least one round. Competitors arrived from 10 countries - Austria, Croatia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Norway, Russia, Slovenia, Sweden and Switzerland.
The fifth edition will be held from July 11 to 19 with expected growth in number of participants, and with a plan to improve the Jupiter's Shade course with a modified layout and better course maintenance.
There are 84 spots available for each round of the event, meaning that the rounds will be played by no more than 21 groups of 4 players.
A tournament fee is charged for each of the events and it includes two meals:
Heat of Forester (210 kn / ~30€)
Jupiter's Shade (160 kn / ~21 €)
Spa Hills (210 kn / ~30€).
Stray Disc Tour events are played in two am/pro categories - Open Men and Open Women. As it is common in the region there is no payout (to keep entry fee minimal and grow the sport) and age-based divisions are not offered. Although, a Junior division will be available in the case where 2 or more players sign up.