Kansas’s Best Disc Golf Course: Your Guide to Sunflower State Disc Golf

A breakdown of the best disc golf courses in Kansas would be extensive if I tried to include all of them. Kansas is ranked 9th in the country where disc golf is concerned and has over 350 courses. There’s a lot to choose from, even if I’m feeling picky. 

There are 57 ranked courses throughout the state, which means each of the listed courses has to have a minimum of 21 reviews, along with multiple ratings from various agencies within the disc golf ecosphere. To make a long story short, coming up with the best eight courses is quite the exercise. 

Kansas is a state of vast plains stretching for miles in every direction. While that doesn’t leave much in the way of elevation games, it’s a beautiful country. Disc golf courses in Kansas, like other flat states, rely more on strategic design and fairway placement among trees and other natural obstacles. 

My Picks for the Best Disc Golf Courses in Kansas

Today, there are around 350 courses in the state. In a year from now, there may be ten more. The game is exploding around the country, though it now has competition from pickleball. It’s golf without the hundreds, sometimes thousands of dollars in expenses.

Kansas is fertile ground for such an easy-to-pick-up game, and it shows. Some might assume that the best courses will be around the cities but that’s far from reality (Emporia is a bit of an exception). They’re all over the place, and here are my top 3:

  1. The Farm at Quail Valley – Winfield (Best Overall)
  2. Spoon Creek DGC – Gardner (Runner-Up)
  3. Longview DGC – Kansas City (Best Challenge)

Emporia is considered by many to be the disc golf capital of the world (North Carolinians argue in favor of Charlotte). However, my top three didn’t end up coming from Emporia. That’s not to say I disagree with the assertion, only that Emporia is a fantastic place for the sport, while my top three are outside of it. 

My results are grounded in the idea that course design, versatility, a splash of par 4s and 5s, and uniqueness make a disc golf course in that order of importance. With that being said, I threw Emporia some love as well. Don’t worry. 

The Farm at Quail Valley – Winfield (Best Overall)

Features

  • 18 holes
  • Concrete tee pads
  • Multiple pin locations
  • Dynamic Veteran baskets
  • x7 water hazards
  • Designed by Eric McCabe

A course designed by a professional disc golfer always intrigues me because there’s a big difference between playing a course and diving into creative design. This course is located on a wedding farm that encompasses 48 acres of gorgeous real estate. 

The Farm at Quail Valley has both a unique vibe and aesthetic that is nearly unmatched throughout the country. Several holes brush up against some small ponds, and the course overall feels like a winding passage through a different, exotic countryside.

The signage is great, and the 18 holes across the course are challenging without being brutal. There are both trees and huge boulders to contend with, and no fairway feels the same as the one before it. 

Spoon Creek DGC – Gardner (Runner-Up)

Features

  • 3,775’ to 4,813’
  • 18 holes
  • x6 water hazards
  • Multiple pin locations
  • Concrete tee pads
  • Dynamic Veteran baskets
  • Single tee pads

I chose Spoon Creek because it has that same vibe that The Farm at Quail Valley has, with all of the aesthetic wonders, including the excellent course design.  It’s not thickly wooded, but you will find yourself in sporadic woodlines where trees will punish the errant throw. 

The signage is excellent, and even the newest of newbies shouldn’t have trouble finding each tee. This course is rife with unique basket placement, and each fairway requires a bit of forethought before you toss. 

Despite Kansas’ reputation for being fairly flat, there are elevation changes to contend with on the back 9. The course is on private land, and it’s well-kept. Expect to find one of the most exciting and unique courses in the game today. 

Longview DGC – Kansas City (Best Challenge)

Features

  • 4,639’ to 8,315’ course length
  • 18 holes
  • Multiple pin locations
  • Concrete tee pads
  • Mach III baskets
  • Moderate elevation changes
  • A single water hazard

Not only is this course remote, but it’s also one of the most difficult courses to play throughout the state and beyond. One of the things that makes it difficult is the versatility it requires you to have in your bag.

Newbies will struggle until they acquire and learn all of the discs and various types of throws out there. You’ll need every one of them. It’s not an unfair course; it’s just the kind of course that requires you to know exactly how to mold a line.

If you can’t, you’ll pay the price. The course utilizes elevation changes masterfully, and you’ll need discs with high glide and discs that drop out of the air like a rock. 

Jones Park Supreme – Emporia

Features

  • Championship Course
  • 28 holes
  • Designed by Eric McCabe
  • Dynamic Veteran baskets
  • Concrete tee pads
  • Multiple tee pads
  • Multiple pin locations
  • x7 water hazards

Jones Park Supreme is an interesting conglomeration of previous parks in Emporia. What was once a three-park layout becomes one, possibly two (course design and expansion are still ongoing). 

However, this is the second course designed by Eric McCabe on this list, and, as it stands, he’s on a roll with some excellent course designs. Jones Park Supreme is a gem, with several holes that would qualify as signature holes on other courses.

There’s some mild elevation at play, but mostly, it’s the aesthetic distraction of the course. While trees are definitely obstacles, you’ll find your discs striking stacked rocks, or you’ll find yourself throwing through vague tree tunnels. It’s definitely a course to remember, with plenty of challenges and even more fun.

Peter Pan Park – Emporia

Features

  • 6,006’ course length
  • 18 holes
  • x12 water hazards
  • Multiple pin locations
  • Multiple tee pads
  • Concrete tee pads
  • Dynamic Veteran baskets
  • Designed by Eric McCabe

Are you sensing a pattern yet? In fact, whenever you see the signage with bold, blue lettering, you’re dealing with an Eric McCabe course. Again, this is another phenomenal course and the second one in Emporia. 

The park is well-maintained and features a number of high-challenge baskets. There’s also a good mix of power throws, mid-range fairway drivers, and tight, punishing lines. Feel free to bring your ultra-high-speed drivers because you’ll find a use for them. 

On the downside, there are a lot of water hazards out here, so newbies might want to lay up when possible and risk an unreliable or unwanted disc or two. 

Emporia Country Club – Emporia

Features

  • 9,354’ course length
  • 18 holes
  • x4 water hazards
  • Dynamic Veteran baskets
  • Single pin locations
  • Single tee pads
  • Mixed tee pad types
  • Designed by Eric McCabe

I told you Emporia would get some love, and the Emporia Country Club came within a hair of being the most challenging course on my list. This is a tough one, especially where distance is concerned.

If you’re not very good at the distance game, this place will help you get better. There’s a good mixture of multiple boxes and pin locations, so you can play the course a little differently each time through. 

This is also another course where elevation changes are utilized. It features a number of drop shots where precision is necessary, or you’ll overthrow them. The up-throws are a brutal test of power while retaining finesse. 

Black Hoof Park – Lenexa

Features

  • 4,399’ to 10,008’ course length
  • 18 holes
  • A single water hazard
  • Multiple tee pads
  • Multiple pin locations
  • Concrete pads
  • Dynamic Veteran baskets
  • Designed by Eric McCabe

I don’t know about you, but I’m starting to think all of the courses in Kansas are designed by Eric McCabe. On the bright side, he knows his business because these are incredibly popular and challenging courses. 

Black Hoof is a brutal one. It’s mostly wooded, with one shot clear over a large pond. There are also big elevation changes, and you have to thread the needle while battling uphill and downhill turns. 

McCabe seems to like power drives because there are a few sprinkled throughout this course as well. The only difference is you have to do it near trees.

Clover Cliff Ranch – Elmdale

Features

  • 6,783’ course length
  • 18 holes
  • Single pin locations
  • Single tee pads
  • Concrete tee pads
  • Dynamic Veteran baskets
  • x6 water hazards

Last but not least, we finish with a course that lacks Eric McCabe’s name on it. Clover Cliff Ranch is a private course in Elmdale, and it’s probably the best-looking course on the list. “Cliff” is the keyword because you’ll find just them out here, in flatland-Kansas, no less. 

There are plenty of creeks passing through the course but playing over a creek is a lot easier than playing over a pond or a lake. There are a lot of challenging distance shots at Clover Ranch and a fair mix of other types as well. 

You would do well to bring a good variety of disc molds in your bag. Since we’re dealing with elevation, wind can be problematic on certain days, so extremely overstable and extremely understandable should fill your bag as well.

Final Putt: Best Disc Golf Courses in Kansas

Well, here’s my list of the best disc golf courses in Kansas, a state replete with outstanding courses. You could throw a rock and hit an excellent course in this state, which often finds itself ranked in the top ten or even the top five for best disc golf in the US


It’s also a surprisingly beautiful country. For those coming in thinking Kansas is flat land, prepare yourself for a heck of a surprise. This is also Dynamics Discs country, and it shows, with a ton of courses designed by Eric McCabe. Be that as it may, you can’t deny the guy knows how to put together a fantastic course.

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