2023 PDGA Masters Disc Golf World Championships
July 11 – 15, 2023
Flagstaff, AZ, United States
The 2023 PDGA Masters World Championships will be held in Flagstaff, Arizona USA. “Flag” was host of the 2003 Pro Worlds and the 2005 Am Worlds events, which makes the 2023 Masters Worlds event the 20th anniversary of that Pro Championship. The members of the local organizing committee have changed quite a bit since that time, but the current disc golf community is following in the footsteps of their predecessors and is ready to bring the top age-based competitors back to Flag to experience the amazing courses, fantastic weather, and abundant outdoor recreation opportunities that are synonymous with this part of the Southwest. The support of the local CVB, the Flagstaff Disc Golf Club, the Arizona Disc Golf Club, the Prescott DGC, and the Las Vegas Disc Golf Club all accompany this bid, giving them a vast volunteer and support pool. Courses proposed for use are Thorpe Park, McPhereson Park, AZ Snowbowl (36 holes), Northern Arizona University, and a new track at Fort Tuthill, which is a recreation facility just outside of town.
Flagstaff is located in the heart of AZ, on Interstate 40, and very close to scenic hotspots such as the Grand Canyon, Meteor Crater and Sedona (of which tours of all 3 locations are listed as ancillary activities). This provides an extra alternative to explore the area and escape the rigors of competition and the other proposed social activities. This location has perfect weather in July, never breaking 90 degrees and cooling to below 50 at night. No bugs and no humidity are also a huge plus. Flagstaff sits at an elevation of over 7,000ft above sea level, so every physical activity is more demanding, and the flight characteristics of the discs will change significantly. Everything in Flagstaff is 20 minutes away, so the convenience of being in this small mountain town will be evident. Flag is known as a Gateway to the Grand Canyon and is a popular stopping point for all travelers, both domestic and international, so this event will provide great exposure of the sport of disc golf to a truly international crowd. Masters Worlds will run in July of 2023.
“Flagstaff Disc Golf Club is beyond excited to return a PDGA World Championship to Flagstaff for the 20th anniversary of Flagstaff hosting its first PDGA Championship event. We’ve put in a lot of work since then, added some new courses, and we are eager to show off what our Club, the City of Flagstaff, and Northern Arizona have to offer the global disc golf community. Players can expect challenging, technical courses with elevations from 7,000’ to 10,000’ on a desert mountain island like nowhere else in the world.” — Flagstaff Disc Golf Club