If you are looking for the Disc Golf Capital of the World, you found it! Emporia, Kansas is often referred to as “Disc Golf Disneyland” by players who come here from around the world to play our five 18-hole and three 9-hole disc golf courses. There are five additional courses within 10-30 miles.
Emporia is home to the Glass Blown Open, the largest disc golf tournament in the world! 1,700 disc golfers from 47 states and 10 countries flock to Emporia for a week filled with play, fun, camaraderie, new friends, and competition. Community events include a craft beer festival, mini disc golf tournaments, a Swedish bonfire and a downtown block party.
The event was founded in 2003 by Emporians Eric McCabe and Gabe Werly and hosted 88 competitors. Why is it called Glass Blown Open you ask? The trophies are made from blown glass. In the early years, the trophies were crafted by world-renowned Emporia artist, Hal Berger.
Two professional world champions, Eric McCabe (2010) and Paige Bjerkaas (2018), and one Junior World Champion, Isaiah Esquivel (2018) call Emporia home.
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Where to Play Like a Pro
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… Read more
The Emporia Country Club Disc Golf Course is recognized as one of the premier championship disc golf courses in the United States. Home to the annual Glass Blown Open and… Read more
Emporia Middle School features an 18- hole disc golf course. Course is mostly flat and lightly wooded. Good challenge for junior players.
Meetings Nestled between I-335 and I-35 on the edge of Emporia, Flint Hill Technical College is a convenient location for your next conference or training. The expanded room can accommodate… Read more
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.
Jones Park is home to two of Emporia’s best known disc golf courses. Visit the PDGA website for course maps. Jones East Featuring long fairways, 3 water shots and many… Read more