Designed by Emporia local and 2010 Pro World Champion Eric McCabe, the course at the Emporia Country Club should be on every player’s bucket list. Immaculately maintained and challenging for all experience levels, this course is included as part of the competition during the Glass Blown Open each year.
What else makes disc golf at the Emporia Country Club so unique? A quick overview of this course’s features will leave you ready to book a flight to Kansas in no time!
Looks Can Be Deceiving
At first glance, the layout on this prime piece of land might lead you to believe that you can dominate this course. Gently rolling hills and little to no foliage makes it seem like wide open fairways will reward you with minimal effort. However, once you make it through the nearly 10,000 feet that it entails, you may be singing a different tune.
The holes at the Emporia Country Club are long, with only 2 of them measuring under 300 feet. Five of them range from 300 to 400 feet, and the remaining holes offer a test of your skill and shot placement. Couple that with an immense amount of OB and you’ll get to see what your disc golf game is truly made of!
As if to test your endurance, holes 1 through 15 are just a preview of the biggest challenge awaiting you. Two par 5’s come near the very end, and as you finish on an island green, you’ll breathe a sigh of relief!
Unlike other courses in the area, the Emporia Country Club offers limited access to those who meet specific criteria. While you don’t have to be a member of the club to play the course, you must adhere to a strict dress code, including a collared shirt and flat soled shoes. Check in at the Pro Shop, pay your $10 greens fee, and decide if you want to rent a golf cart to make the day that much more enjoyable.
It’s advised that you call ahead before heading out to play the Emporia Country Club, as their hours can vary throughout the year and the course may be closed from time to time for tournament play.
A Disc Golf Destination
Concrete tee pads, Dynamic Discs Veteran baskets, and manicured fairways make this par 64 course a sight to behold. Despite being installed in 2011, it had stood up to the test of time and maintains the position of being one of the more desirable courses to play in the area.
When it’s competition time, especially during the Glass Blown Open, it offers a great place for spectators to look on and see the best of the best performance at the highest level of our sport. The challenging nature of this layout can literally make or break championship rounds, so it’s up to every player to manage their expectations and keep their mental game in check.
If you’re ever in Emporia, take a trip to the Emporia Country Club for a round or two. When you combine this caliber of play with the other courses in the area, it’s easy to see why it’s a disc golf mecca of the US!