Not worth the $5.00
1 Helpful / 0 Not
-easy navigation (despite no signage)
-little to no waiting
-LOTS of trees
-as long as there are no crowds, safari hole possibilities are potentially infinte
-plenty of ace runs
Cons: -most holes are short
-mostly tunnel shots with little variety
-Costs $5.00 to play here (and totally not worth the money considering Morley is only $3.00)
-no teepads really (but teeing off on solid ground works fine)
Other Thoughts: First time I've played here...there were alot more people here than I expected, but there was little to no wait and we squeezed in three rounds; 1 rd with course layout and the other 2 rds we played safari and added our own rules (OB's and mandatories). This is a pitch and putt course and overall this is not a great course, but its not shabby either. I say play the course layout for one round; then as long as the crowd permits, get creative and make up your own teepads with OB's and mandatories. I'd rate this course a 2.75 - 3.0 with the safari holes I played. The numerous tunnel shots can help your straight and low game, but become boring after awhile. This is more a mid/putter type course, but you can use your driver here if you choose (its just not needed necessarily).
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
Break from the action
1 Helpful / 2 Not
A,B and C Tee locations
Cool local crowd
Cons: Steep admission for the course quality
Other Thoughts: Love to beat the heat and the crowds, come out here for a nice relaxing game of DG. Course is usually open to just play right through without waiting. Smaller distances really work on your short game!
1 of 3 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: This is a fun little , family friendly course that has multiple tees for all holes which can really up the technical level and distance. TOTALLY uncrowded and laid back, gorgeous setting with major shading on all holes, interesting mix of tees including sand/ wood platform/ pavers/ gravel and wood chips. Ceilings, heavyily wood lined fairways, multiple mandos and REALLY clingy olive branches combined with the alternate tees can make this a much more challenging course than first impression would give (especially if you play off fairway OB rule). Played my wife and toddler and had a BLAST running through twice for 18.
Cons: Short, no baņos or pro shop, tees can be precarious, $5 (but for no crowd whatsoever...).
Other Thoughts: I really enjoyed this little gem and a had a great experience introducing the wife to the sport without any pressure or "fore" factor like some other local courses. Can't wait to bring the teenager and youngster back tomorrow!
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Fun short course
Pros: Olive Glen is a short 9 hole course located near Sycuan Casino Golf course. The course is in an olive grove with heavy coverage allowing plenty of shade to throw short midrange tunnel shots. It's a fun little course, great for beginners or players that need to work on midrange low ceiling shots. It's never busy, matter of fact you probably will have the course to yourself. There's a couple longer holes that open up in the fairway with trees bordering the sides. You could easily play 36 holes here and not be tired.
Cons: I would suggest venturing out if you're close by, but it's a not a top notch course to go completely out of your way. If it's your first time, it would help to have a map as there are no tee signs, only markers on tree stumps on the ground.
Other Thoughts: My expectations were low, but I was pleasantly surprised with this course. The shade and that it's never busy is a major plus. Can be a fun course to just relax and goof off and not take it seriously. This would be a great course to introduce new players to. btw, make sure you stop by the course shop to pick up your daily $5 pass.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
Short Technical Fun!
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Empty! -Went on a sunday morning and didn't see another sole. Saw the players in the log book from day prior(Sat) only 12 total!
Navigation- Easy due to signage and visibility within the olive tree glen. Great for family DG with small children to get them interested in the game!
Scenery- Overall very pretty scenery which was unexpected for El Cajon. Nice green grass "fairways" with stumps/logs at tee boxes for seating if for some reason you ever had to wait. Trash cans on almost every hole.
Play- Short and semi-technical due to the trees if you like that style of course. Secondary tee spots available to vary the 9 hole course and make it play like an 18+ course.
Cons: Cost- $5 is a little steep, but to avoid the crowds of Morley...probably worth it!
Tee pads- Loose uneven tree bark pits make consistent footing difficult but, manageable.
Restrooms- Non-existant except maybe in the resort lobby or a bush.
Play- Short holes with the 297' hole being the longest. There's no variety of shot choices as most holes pretty straight and lined with trees.
Other Thoughts: This course was fun and challenging. I would HIGHLY suggest it for family DG. If you have bad luck with trees, this is probably not the course for you. A nice addition to the San Diego DG scene with a lot of potential which with the right seasoned player or pros input to make this course REALLY good! Will play again!
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
5 Helpful / 0 Not
Shaded and pleasant
Pros: Olive Glen is a short beginner friendly course located at the Sycuan Resort. They have turned an old olive orchard into a fun nine holes. Navigation is easy without a map due to the large red metal numbers bolted to the top of each basket and the hole numbers and distances painted on stumps at the obvious tee areas. The fairways do not cross and are very well defined due to the straight rows of large olive trees. Trees provide ample shade from the hot sun and a couple of challenging mandatories. Watch out for the sand trap on #8.
Cons: A short course with the longest hole being 297' and most being around 200' (hole #1 is only 106'). DisCatcher Sport baskets with no center chains sometimes spit out solid putts. Almost entirely flat terrain with slight elevation on two holes. The olive trees are thick and hold on to discs thrown into them. $5.00 is a rather steep fee for the caliber of the course.
Other Thoughts: I enjoyed this course despite the lack of length. The setting is pleasant and there was no one else playing on a sunday afternoon. The addition of pro tees and center chains for the baskets would go a long way.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful.
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