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Old 09-02-2009, 08:39 PM
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I will be taking a trip the first week of october, flying into San Diego thursday October 1st and flying out of LA saturday the 10th.

I will be going with my GF but still plan to get in as much disc golf as possible.

I will visit a friend in San Diego friday, saturday, sunday. We will likely play Morley Field (a course I love other than the long waits).

We will than shoot up to oxnard to visit my brother. I will be sure to play Coyote Point while there.

After a few days there I will visit a friend in LA

I won't be able to play every day, so want to get in the best courses possible. We also won't likely have our own car, so won't be able to hit a course on the way up to our next stop.

I plan on playing Morley, Coyote Point, and likely La Mirada, but was wondering what other courses I must play and any other suggestions/tips that you have about my trip or a course is appreciated. ( I enjoy scenery, well groomed courses, and having a course that is easy to follow would be helpful as well)

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Old 09-02-2009, 09:56 PM
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When I visited LA this past spring a buddy took me to Chavez Ridge DGC at Elysian Park and I thought it was an awesome course. Really senic with stunning views of downtown LA and Dodger's Stadium. The course map is pretty confusing, but once you're on the course it isn't too hard to follow. The locals there are also really cool.
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Old 09-02-2009, 11:49 PM
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Haven't played it personally, but lots of my friends back home love Emerald Isle in Oceanside (San Diego). While you're in L.A., it's a pretty decent drive but Sunrise DGC is on a ski mountain, and is 27 fun holes.
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Old 09-03-2009, 01:42 AM
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I live right here in So Cal so I might be able to help you a little.

Morley is definite must play if you are going to be in San Diego. Only downside is the long waits you mentioned. You could stop at Emerald Isle in Oceanside on your way out of SD. It plays on a ball golf course so it is a unique experience.

Good call on Coyote Point since you are going to be so close. Great course!

As far as the greater Los Angeles area is concerned, here are my rankings:

1. Sylmar
2A. La Mirada Backside
2B. La Mirada Frontside
3. El Dorado
4. Oak Grove
5. Chavez Ridge
6. Whittier Narrows
189. Huntington Beach (As you can guess from my ranking, I hate this course)

Sunrise is very fun and great scenery, but it is probably too far out of the way for you.

Feel free to PM me if you want more details or maybe want a playing partner to show you around.

Good luck!
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Old 09-03-2009, 02:18 AM
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I mostly agree with Flash though I like Huntington Beach better than he does. La Mirada and Sylmar are defiantely the best of the best in Los Angeles. After that I would go El Dorado and Huntington Beach. Maybe Oak Grove is in that second group but it could also be put in a thrid group with Chavez and Whittier. Oak Grove is about the history as they claim to be the Original. But if you are only playing a couple definately hit La Mirada and Sylmar.

Oh and so you know I am not just anyone saying these things, I only recently moved to Colorado from the Los Angeles area. I would play La Mirada just about everyday unless I decided to try something else. It was so nice living less than 5 minutes from La Mirada, I am going through serious withdrawls as there is just not that quality of a course near me right now.

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Old 09-03-2009, 03:04 AM
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You're going to hit Coyote Point at a great time. We'll have two 27 hole courses set up for our big annual tournament at the end of October. Remind me before you come out and I'll be happy to show you around the course.
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Old 09-03-2009, 10:07 AM
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Haven't played it personally, but lots of my friends back home love Emerald Isle in Oceanside (San Diego). While you're in L.A., it's a pretty decent drive but Sunrise DGC is on a ski mountain, and is 27 fun holes.
Do you think Sunrise is still open in October?
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Old 09-03-2009, 10:13 AM
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Do you think Sunrise is still open in October?

Whoops, good point. I misread the op and thought he was going next week. I'm not sure when they pull the baskets.
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Old 09-03-2009, 10:21 AM
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Hey! Aren't we on a Disc Golf informational site right now?

**runs off*

OK. Here's what I found.

Closed from Nov. to April for ski season.
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Old 09-03-2009, 11:00 AM
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This would be my recommended itinerary - it works well from a travel standpoint:

From San Diego, first hit La Mirada (either or both courses). then shoot across the 22 and drop down to Huntington. Then go up the 405 to El Dorado. Then up the 110 to Chavez Ridge. Then up the 5 to Sylmar, and then scoot across the top of the valley on the 118, which will head you straight for Coyote Point.

Post your plan when the time gets near - you'll likely have lots of folks ready / willing to join you for a round or 3
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