Emporia Knows

Disc Golf

Emporia is home to a national disc golf retailer, professional courses, championship events, and more disc golf baskets in the ground per capita than anywhere in the world. Emporians are super fans of this sport and play year-round. We were named the #1 Disc Golf Small Town in the U.S. for a reason – we know disc golf.

Disc Golf Road Trip

If you're looking for the Disc Golf Capital of the World, you found it! Emporia is a can’t miss destination for a disc golfer.

When you combine disc golf with a classic American road trip, you're in for adventure, the outdoors, fun with friends, and new places to explore. Emporia is built for disc-golfers, from shopping to professional courses to awesome food.

Emporia has a mix of 18-hole and 9-hole disc golf courses for any skill level, from beginner to expert, with more courses nearby. At the end of the day, you'll enjoy Emporia's laid-back vibe and community of fellow players. We’ve put together this guide to help you plan the ultimate disc golf getaway in Emporia:

Visit Dynamic Discs

Founded right here in Emporia, Dynamic Discs is the nation's premier disc golf brand. Shop thousands of discs and gear at their flagship retail store, or schedule a tour of their world headquarters.

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Dynamic Discs Retail Store

Dynamic Discs is the dynasty behind the disc golf movement in Emporia. Founded in March 2005 by Jeremy Rusco (in his basement), the company now employs around 50 workers. With…

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Dynamic Discs Headquarters

Have you ever wondered what over a quarter of a million discs in one place look like? Would you like to see it in person? Founded right here in Emporia,…

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Choose your courses

Emporia has top-tier 18 hole and 9 hole courses, including many designed by PDGA Champion Eric McCabe. With even more courses to explore in nearby communities, you'll have plenty to do on a multi-day trip.

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Jones Park [favorite_button]

This 70 acre park located in Northwest Emporia offers some of the best disc golf in the area, as well as plenty of room to walk or run, two fishing… Read more

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Peter Pan Park [favorite_button]

For nearly 100 years, Peter Pan Park has been one of Emporia’s largest and most beautiful parks, with over 50 acres to explore. The park, one of several in use… Read more

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Hammond Park [favorite_button]

This lush green park across the street from Emporia State University has a playground, tennis courts, shelters, and a 9-hole disc golf course designed by Eric McCabe. Hammond is one… Read more

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Eagle Disc Golf Course, Olpe [favorite_button]

Located 15 minutes south of Emporia near the community of Olpe. This championship caliber course is nestled in a peaceful, rural setting at Olpe City Lake. The course is long… Read more

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Emporia Country Club [favorite_button]

The Emporia Country Club Disc Golf Course is one of the premier championship disc golf courses in the United States. Home to the annual Dynamic Discs Open, the course has… Read more

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Emporia Middle School Disc Golf Course [favorite_button]

Emporia Middle School features an 18-hole disc golf course. Primarily flat with lightly wooded areas, the course is an excellent challenge for junior players! There is both a short and… Read more

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Flint Hills Technical College [favorite_button]

Meeting Capacity: 100

Flint Hills Technical College offers meeting venues as well a 9-Hole disc golf course. Meetings Nestled between I-335 and I-35 on the edge of Emporia, FHTC is a convenient location… Read more

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Hornet Hills [favorite_button]

Located at Emporia State University, the alma mater of Dynamic Discs founder, Jeremy Rusco. This 9-hole course sits on the east side of campus in Wilson Park. The course is… Read more

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Jones Park, Olpe [favorite_button]

Located 13 minutes south of Emporia in the community of Olpe. This is an interesting 9-hole disc golf course in a small town park with natural tee pads and a… Read more

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Kanza View Park, Council Grove [favorite_button]

Located in the community of Council Grove, 45 minutes northwest of Emporia. The Kanza View disc golf course is alongside Council Grove Lake with views of the water. The course… Read more

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New Life Church Disc Golf Course [favorite_button]

This disc golf course is a dream-come-true for the 2021 Dynamic Discs Open Special Recognition Award recipient, Keith Krause. Under Keith’s leadership, the church put several hours of fundraising and… Read more

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Swope Park, Cottonwood Falls [favorite_button]

Just 30 minutes west of Emporia, Swope Park is located in the town of Cottonwood Falls. The park features a unique disc golf course that should be on your bucket… Read more

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Where to Eat & Drink

These local spots rank as disc golfers favorites

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Do-B’s Burger Barn, Philly Stop & Po-boy Shoppe

This local favorite offers fresh and delicious food that’s made fresh to order just for…

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Radius Brewing Company

Radius Brewing Company is Emporia’s first brewery since prohibition. Try artisan-style appetizers, salads, sandwiches, soups,…

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BobbyD’s Merchant Street BBQ

Hungry for slowly smoked ribs, brisket or pork? How about a slice of smoked prime…

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Trolley House Distillery

NOW OPEN… Trolley House Distillery is one of only 6 microdistilleries in the state of…

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Casa Ramos

Generous portions of the Ramos family collection of delicious authentic Mexican cuisine will delight your…

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The Station

The Station Dance & Night Club

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Gufler Mansion Bed & Breakfast
Gufler Mansion Bed & Breakfast

Where to Stay

#1 Disc Golf Small Town in the U.S.

Make Emporia your base camp for exploring all the courses in town, as well those in nearby communities. Check out local options for hotels, B&B's, and campgrounds.

Want to play competively?

Emporia hosts multiple Pro Disc Golf Association (PDGA) tournaments each year, including the Dynamic Discs Open. Get started with competitive events by joining the PGDA.