Looking to work on your back swing, practice your putt or get your birdy on? Look no further than the capital city. Topeka is home to several premier golf courses and resorts, including Cypress Ridge Golf Course, Lake Shawnee Golf Course, Topeka Country Club, Firekeeper Golf Course (at the nearby Prairie Band Casino), and various GreatLIFE Topeka locations, among others. Book a tee time, grab your clubs and enjoy a day on the fairway!

If weather conditions aren’t to your liking, Topeka’s hottest new take on golf just might help you keep your plans to hit the green. The Tee Box in downtown Topeka, 8 Iron Therapy near Lake Shawnee, and TopCITYGolf at GreatLIFE North feature out-of-the-box golfing experiences. Both The Tee Box and 8 Iron Therapy offer indoor simulated golf, along with libations that will have you coming back for more. The Tee Box also features a curated menu of golf-inspire fare, and 8 Iron Therapy partners with select local restaurants to quell your hunger mid-round. A covered driving range at TopCITYGolf will help you steer clear of the elements while you work on your swing. Rent a bay by the hour to enjoy a variety of golf games solo or with friends. If hunger or thirst strikes, TopCITYGolf has comprehensive food and drink menus to hit the spot. Visit all three facilities in one weekend or plan your next event at one of these great locations!


Disc Golf

No matter where you are in the city, you’re only a backhand throw away from a great disc golf course. Okay, you may have to take a short drive — but it’ll be worth it, we promise! The capital city offers about seven different disc golf courses that range in difficulty to serve seasoned players and newbies alike. Play a round solo or with friends, or take part in a local league night to put your skills to the test.

If you have the urge, you can even compete locally in a variety of tournaments held each year for competitors of all ages. Most notable may be the Capital City Classic tournament hosted by Dynamic Discs, which is based in Emporia, Kansas, and has grown into one of the nation’s top disc golf retailers. They host tournaments annually, including a professionals’ tournament in Emporia that draws elite competitors from around the world.

Lake Shawnee Disc Golf | Topeka, KS

Whether you're looking to practice your throws, play competitively or just blow off some steam, the capital city has your disc-golf needs covered. The following Topeka courses are never short of green space and offer a variety of terrain. Local tip: Join the “Dawn to Dusk Disc Club” group on Facebook to stay abreast of the latest league news and local disc-golf events.

Big Shunga Park

Big Shunga features an 18-hole, par 60 course with permanent baskets and grass tee pads. DG Course Review calls this course "long and very challenging, using well-placed trees, elevation changes, tucked pins and out-of-bounds areas. A tremendous balance of open bomb holes and tight technical holes." 

Crestview Park East

This mostly wooded and moderately hilly 18-hole course consists of many technical holes. Situated along Shunganunga Creek, water comes into play on seven of the holes.

Crestview Park West

One of the most popular courses for local disc golfers, Crestview West features 18 holes, concrete tee pads, multiple pin placements and defined fairways. It is also one of the oldest courses in Kansas.

Edgewater Park

Adjacent to Crestview Park, Edgewater is a nine-hole course with moderately wooded terrain. A creek running through the course results in several technical shots.

Lake Shawnee

On the banks of Lake Shawnee, this 18-hole open course features concrete tee pads, elevation changes and few obstacles (mostly trees). Hole 18 requires players to shoot across a cove, making for a challenging finish to an otherwise manageable round. Fun fact: There is also a second, alternative 18-hole course at Lake Shawnee that is open seasonally; it begins and ends at Reynolds Lodge.

Rice Park

Located near the Rice Community Center in East Topeka, this nine-hole course offers concrete pads and mostly open fairways with enjoyable intermediate lengths.

Shunga Glen Park 

In a mostly flat, partially wooded area near Shunga Creek, this six-hole course is perfect for beginners and junior players — but be careful, as water comes into play on two of the six holes.

Mini Golf

If discs aren’t your thing or the family is looking for something a bit more kid friendly, perhaps we can interest you in a round of mini golf! There are several local places to grab a putter and add a little whimsy to your day. Whether you desire to shoot around dinosaurs and giant spiders, putt by the glow of neon lights, or simply enjoy some time on a standard miniature golf course, Topeka has what you’re looking for. We encourage you to check out the following putt-putt locations: