Southeast Kansas includes the Disc Golf Capital of the World, Emporia, which is the home to one of the oldest disc golf manufacturers and the world’s largest disc golf tournament.
Idle Hour Lake, Ness Road
21 holes; fairly wooded, water hazard, wind challenges
Highland Park, W. Chestnut & N. Western streets
9 holes, short course in 9.6-acre park
Lakeview Disc Golf Course, 208 W. 35th Pkwy
9 holes, flat, lightly wooded, former ball golf course
Big Hill Lake, Cherryvale Pkwy/Big Hill Lake
27-hole professional level course, major elevation changes, tight wooded holes and wide open shots, for advanced players
Chetopa Disc Golf Course, 136 Maple St.
18 holes, open and some mature trees, beginner to intermediate
Dena Dee Disc Golf Course, Walter Johnson Park, 1498 E. 4th St.
18 holes, lightly wooded, very flat, play through park
Pfister Park, Eisenhower Drive
4 holes, wide open, flat practice course, grass tee
Columbus Disc Golf Course, 615 S. Delaware Ave
9 holes, flat, city park, balance of short, moderate and long shots
Emporia Country Club, 1801 Rural
18 holes, premier championship course, home to Dynamic Discs Open, players must be PDGA members or Dynamic Discs guests
Emporia Middle School, 3049 W. 24th Ave
18 holes, mostly flat, lightly wooded, ideal for junior players
Flint Hills Technical College, 3301 W. 18th Ave
9-hole, moderate length course, both regular and “safari” play
Hammond Park, Merchant St. & 18th Ave
9-hole course, perfect for beginners
Hornet Hills, 202 E. 15th Ave (Emporia State University campus)
9 holes, short and technical, wooded shots, open to the public
Jones Park, 2006 Jones Dr
Two new 18-hole courses: Supreme 18 championship level course and Supreme Short Course
New Life Christian Church, 1505 Road 175
18 holes, shorter layout, excellent for all skill levels
Peter Pan Park, Congress St. & West Kansas Ave
Challenging 18-hole course with a variety of features
Erie Disc Golf Course, 710 E. 3rd
6 holes, city park, small creek
Crawford State Park, 7 10th Ave
9 holes, easy to navigate, park pass required
Gunn Park Disc Golf Course, 1010 Park Ave
18 holes, mature trees, elevation changes, water, challenging
Rotary Park, 13th & Carney streets
9 holes, recreational course in multi-use park
Long Cedar, North Lake Rd
18 holes, open at start, then heavily wooded, finishes on island
Elk City State Park, 4825 Squaw Creek Rd
9 holes, short and lightly wooded
Independence Community College, 1057 W. College Ave.
18 holes, wide open, varying elevation
Pride Park, South 10th St.
18 holes, lightly wooded, flat, crosses busy street
Elm Creek, 1019 S. Washington Ave
9 holes, adjacent to creek, mix of wooded and open
La Cygne Disc Golf Course, 520 S. 1st St.
9 holes, flat recreational course, lightly wooded
Mound City Disc Golf Course, S. 6th St.
9 holes, flat recreational course winding around city ball fields
The Arboretum / Glenwood Park, S. 21st St. & Briggs Ave
18 holes, very challenging, play through arboretum along abandoned railway through natural and manmade obstacles
Forest Park, 378 S. 13th St.
9 holes, flat, downtown park, tennis courts and park obstacles
Tolen Creek Park, 1500 Cattle Dr
18 holes, mix of wooded, technical shots and longer holes
Eagle Disc Golf Course, 600 Rd K 7
18-hole championship caliber course at Olpe City Lake
Lincoln Park, 748 9th St.
9 holes, plus alternate 12- and 18-hole layouts, mostly flat
Schlanger Park, 601 N. Stilwell St.
18 holes, woodsy, tricky navigation