Lagoda company was founded in 2012 with the aim of developing disc golf in Croatia and related forms of tourism, for which in 2013 it received the support of the Ministry of Tourism in the tender for "Innovative Tourism".
The founders of the company, siblings Maja and Dinko Šimenc, who have been actively involved in the sport for over 10 years and have a rich experience of participating in international tournaments in fifteen countries and contacts with players from all over the world. The company produces and sells all the necessary equipment for designing and equipping disc golf courses and to organize disc golf related tourism and recreational events.
International tournaments in Croatia
Until January 2021 Lagoda had organized 62 international tournaments in which more than 500 different players from 31 countries participated (from the USA and Canada, across Europe to Singapore), and we especially emphasize the 8 editions of the Drava Forester tournament, the European Championship 2018. and bids won to host the EuroTour event in 2021 and the WFDF’s World Team Disc Golf Championship, which will be held in 2022 in Varaždin.
In addition to Varaždin's Drava Forester, tournaments have been organized with international field of participants on other courses designed by Lagoda - in Varaždinske Toplice, Platak and Toplice Sveti Martin, and one event, the Bundek Open, was held on a temporary course in capital Zagreb.
Stray Disc Tour is an event based at the Terme Sveti Martin resort, which for 9 days connects three disc golf tournaments in different locations (in Varaždin, Varžadinske Toplice and Sveti Martin Spa) and tourist and eno-gastronomic events.
Disc golf tourism
In addition to events based around tournaments, in cooperation with the travel agency DMK Vall 042, a tourism package named Disc golf through Croatia was created for disc golfers and with the aim of traveling for several days through Croatian sights, but also visit various disc golf courses. We have held such program twice so far, with a special guest - Paige Pierce, a five-time disc golf World champion, and attended by tourists from Canada, the USA, Great Britain, Germany, Hungary and Slovenia.
Team building and other programs
For all those interested, on request, we can organize team building programs that are based on disc golf or that are partially related to disc golf.
Lagoda company has so far designed projects and realized the arrangement of the only three permanent disc golf courses in Croatia. The price of the entire project for an 18-hole course depends on the level of arranging and the type of equipment, and ranges from the initial HRK 85,000 (11.000 €) to HRK 200,000 (27.000 €), with the option to design courses intended for beginners that consist of 6, 9 or 12 holes.
For each course we design, Lagoda actively participates in its use through the organization of education and training for interested citizens and tourists, launching and coordinating local and regional leagues and domestic and international tournaments. We also encourage the establishment of local disc golf clubs and provide them with full support in the registration, initial operation, development and design of various disc golf content with the aim of popularizing the club and actively involving as wide a circle of locals as possible.