The world’s largest disc golf tournament, the Glass Blown Open, is held right here in Emporia, Kansas! The event was founded in 2003 by Emporians Eric McCabe and Gabe Werly and hosted 88 competitors. The fledgling event gained tremendous prestige by awarding blown glass trophies crafted by world-renowned artist, Hal Berger. Over 1,700 disc golfers now compete on local and area courses in what is one of the PDGA National Tour Elite Series tournaments. A block party in downtown Emporia near the Dynamic Discs retail store concludes the tournament.
Emporia might not have invented disc golf, but we’ve perfected it. With five 18-hole and three 9-hole disc golf courses in the city and three more 18-hole courses within 20 minutes, people come from all over the region to play and practice. Whether you are an expert wanting to practice for one of Emporia’s first-rate tournaments, a beginner working on improving your game, or a family wanting to spend some quality time together, come spend an afternoon or weekend playing our beautify courses. Emporia is the place to tee off and have fun!
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 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 trees, this Championship… Read more