busyiest course ever
0 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: the benches on every hole are nice because you have to wait on more than half the course. if you are a new player there are signs to let you know where the basket is. the workers change the baskets every Monday so it does not get boring. the course is very short and technical. the bathrooms are at hole 1. the pro shop is really close to hole 1. the people who work there are really nice.the tee pads are really nice.
Cons: you have to wait forever on more than half the holes. the bathrooms are not that clean. the toilet gets clogged all the time. there is no soap in the bathroom.
Other Thoughts: it is one of my favorite courses. i play it 2 or 3 times a week at least. they give you a little bracelet so they know you paid. it costs 3 dollars on weekdays and 4 dollars on weekends. it is more crowded on weekends than weekdays. try not to go on weekends unless you go there before 6am.
0 of 1 people found this review helpful.
Very popular, quirky, fun course!
2 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: -To have a pro shop is great, but to have a pro shop this well-stocked is amazing. However, all the discs are behind the counter so you have to ask if you want to feel/rent/buy one. Restrooms are also available.
-Each hole had plenty of pin locations, far enough away to completely change each hole from one week to the next. It would never get boring. The tee signs very accurately showed where that weeks' location is, however some local knowledge would be useful on the blind holes.
-2 practice baskets. They were a little close to the parking lot though.
-Each hole had a great informative tee sign that showed the current pin location, and a large concrete tee pad. Most holes also had a bench and a trash can.
-Perfect mix of open and wooded holes, very well designed, and hilly enough to make things interesting, but not crazy hilly.
-Many holes have low, tight routes, but since many of the trees here are squat and <10 ft, a higher option is often available and easier. I like having multiple choices, but if you aren't comfortable throwing high shots, this course isn't for you.
-Very nice location near downtown.
Cons: -It is very popular and crowded, even on weekdays as there aren't an ample amount of DG courses in San Diego, and it is very centrally located.
-They squeezed 19 holes on to this small piece of property. Many of the holes criss-cross. FORE! But I do understand they did the best with the property they have.
-The terrain is very rough. Rocks, roots, and loose dirt are common. Be careful or you'll twist an ankle.
-Parking was not sufficient. A popular course like this should have ample parking.
Other Thoughts: -There's a rule, that dogs must be on leash. Apparently no one abides by or enforces this rule. The group in front of us had four dogs, none of them on leash. I don't mind, as long as the dogs are well-behaved, which they were.
-The very old Mach 3 baskets are worn-in and don't catch very well anymore. I appreciate their efforts to reinforce them, as some new chains intertwined into the old ones were visible, but new baskets would be visually appealing and appreciated by everyone. Maybe they could auction off the old baskets, individually. Morley has so much history I think they could make a couple bucks this way, to put toward new ones.
-As I mentioned before, there are many short, squat trees They are very thick and great at catching a disc. If you get one stuck, ask at the pro shop for the pole.
-It's a great course, with so much variety. I've had the opportunity to play twice, and each time the pin locations were so different it almost felt like a new course! It can be crowded, but I think it is well worth it for only $3.
2 of 3 people found this review helpful.
Short with variety
0 Helpful / 7 Not
Pros: The location in Balboa Park can't be beat for urban outdoors. The holes are short, but well-placed obstacles make every hole challenging. Even after playing dozens of times, I find new ways to play holes. Especially since they move the baskets every week (at least).
Cons: It is consistently crowded, but most groups will let fast players play through.
0 of 7 people found this review helpful.
0 Helpful / 10 Not
Pros: Great course. Fun Course. Lots of things in the way, and a ton of basket placements. Baskets get moved EVERY Monday. Well cared for. There must have been 10 guys out there taking care of stuff on this course on a Tuesday Morning.
Cons: Little tricky to find your way on your first time, and, crowded because it's sooooooo fun.
0 of 10 people found this review helpful.
0 Helpful / 10 Not
Got it all
Pros: Coolest basket locations in SD
Variety of shots
Awesome pro shop
Cons: The CROWDS!
Other Thoughts: This is the course to test all of your disc golf abilities. Love playing Morley Morley Morley Offers everything you would want in a course except waiting at every hole :/
0 of 10 people found this review helpful.
5 Helpful / 5 Not
Best Course Design/Layout/Maintenance, but longest waits in SD
Pros: -Every hole has multiple positions, ranging from 3 to 7 basket positions rotated weekly.
-The course is very well maintained.
-Exceptional variety of holes with regard to drives required
-Tree density variation is exceptional
-19 holes (weird but unique)
Cons: -VERY LONG wait times unless you go before 8am
-Little terrain change (mostly grass, some dirt/wood chips)
-Parking can be difficult
Other Thoughts: The course itself is a 5.0 without a doubt, but with rounds typically taking 3 to 3.5hrs for this pay-to-play course (although it's an all-day fee) and the difficulty in parking at times, unfortunately that makes the Morley Field experience somewhat less enjoyable.
Honestly have no problem with the pay-to-play aspect because it's well maintained. Really, it's the wait.
5 of 10 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 7 Not
Fun but crowded!!
Pros: Lots of challenging shots and different basket placements to change it up. Pro shop had a good selection of discs and food and beverage. Overall a great course!
Cons: Crowded!! We showed up on a weekday at 8:30 and had to wait through 3 groups just to start! Also, lots of holes cross paths and you hear fore like every ten seconds!
2 of 9 people found this review helpful.
8 Helpful / 10 Not
Great Disc golf...shady people
Pros: This course offers:
1) Multiple Pin positions changed weekly
2) Short and long pins
3) Variety of natural hazards
4) Challenges for both FHBH and LHBH players
It is also just a beautiful course
Cons: This course costs money ($3 on weekdays and $4 on weekends)
It can also get very busy. Sometimes the wait to play a basket is too long to bear. I have played on more than one occasion where someone I was playing with got fed up with the wait that they did not finish their round.
Some of the people who play at Morley are just down right shady. Drinking and smoking pot! I can stand the pot smoking that goes on at Morley. In additon, there have been a lot of complaints of people not returning lost and found plastic. This bugs me to no end, but it is getting even worse. People have been complaining of discs being stolen right out of their bag.
I recommend playing Morley because it is a fun disc golf course, but beware of stoners and thieves.
8 of 18 people found this review helpful.
0 Helpful / 6 Not
Pros: Played it in the early evening. Lots of folk around. Some very fun holes.
Cons: Lots of folks around. Had to really watch what was going off and what was maybe incoming. Great temp tho for early March. last few holes were criss cross dangerous. Good play tho!
0 of 6 people found this review helpful.
5 Helpful / 0 Not
terrific diverse course. hella crowded.
Pros: new pin placements every monday. up to 5-6 different pin placements mean you are constantly playing a different course. tons of very technical holes. a few wide open bombs. many many trees. excellent elevation change. fully stoked pro shop. pleasantly chill locals.
in the morning you can even hear the animals from SD zoo when the wind is blowing!
tee signs are clearly marked and informative.
excellent tee pads (broom available at pro shop if so desired).
if there is even a hint of rain in the air, virtually all locals will stay away for fear of melting, meaning you can actually play unfettered disc golf! though it may be raining.
Cons: this place is a wee bit too crowded for some souls.
suffice to say, this is in all likelihood the single busiest disc golf course on earth.
i highly recommend showing up prior to 9am. on a weekday.
playing any sort of "competitive" round on a weekend is prohibitively difficult. bring a hacky sack.
the crowded factor also enhances the danger level of being hit by discs.
in my experience, if the parking lot is full to the point you have no where to park your car, that is probably a hint that you dont want to be playing then anyway.
Other Thoughts: if there were any way to get past the crowds issue, i expect this course would hold up very well on the variety and challenges that it offers. the longer layouts can be EXTREMELY difficult (meaning par is a great score).
on the other hand, in the shorter positions, the course can become a birdie fest.
snapper does a fantastic job of keeping the course in excellent running order. the grass is always immaculately mowed, and the landscaping in general looks like it i tended to by a staff of half a dozen (which it essentially is!)
5 of 5 people found this review helpful.
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