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Old 12-05-2019, 03:48 PM
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I may be in So Cal over the holiday and am wondering what the must play courses are?

I do not mind a little driving, and will be traveling with my dog.


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Old 12-05-2019, 04:01 PM
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La Mirada (lakeside and backside) and Oak Grove (for the history, as it was the first course with baskets) are both must plays. I have not played Huntington Beach but it is probably the next new course I play. I don't know what area of So Cal you will be in so I will list other good courses in So Cal that I have played. Morley Field in San Diego is great (although very, very busy). Mountain Pride Park in Murrieta is a great course that is very well maintained. Yucaipa Regional Park is a solid course (plug in for my home course, weeklys are on Saturday Mornings at 9 ) Martha McClean in Riverside is a very good course (just watch out for the homeless in the riverbank, kinda lame). Lake Casitas near Ventura is a great course, and so are the Lake Cachuma courses near Santa Barbara. I would also recommend Sky High in Wrightwood but the baskets will probably be pulled before the holiday due to snow (it is a killer mountain course).

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Old 12-05-2019, 04:54 PM
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Not a fan of SoCal golf. As a Midwest guy, they just don't seem to live up to my hopes. As nicely stated by Mellow, La Mirada and Oak Grove are the only two I can honestly recommend. Morley also has a lot of history and is a unique play. San Diego is a great town, it would be fun to take the pooch for a run in Balboa Park. No insult to my Cali friends, it is just a different type of golf.

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Old 12-05-2019, 05:00 PM
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Greetings:

I may be in So Cal over the holiday and am wondering what the must play courses are?

I do not mind a little driving, and will be traveling with my dog.


Thanks

If a trip to the beach is on your list of things to do, play Huntington Beach DGC in the afternoon then you can go to the beach and watch the sunset over the Pacific with your toes in the sand! While the Huntington Beach course may not be the best in the area, it is next to the beach!


My favorite course in So Cal is Yucaipa Regional Park. There is a $10.00 per carload fee to enter the park.

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Old 12-05-2019, 09:36 PM
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I've only played La Mirada and some random nine hole in Anaheim, but I'll add another vote for La Mirada. It isn't the best of the best that I've played, but it uses the property to its full potential and has lots of history.
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Chavez Ridge, right next to Dodger Stadium is a good one. Coyote Point at Lake Casitas is great but a bit of a drive. A new course in Thousand Oaks, Sapwi trail, is really fun but still new and disc finding can be a challenge. You could easily hit Chavez Ridge and either of the others in a day.

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Waller Park in Santa Maria is just about the northernmost part of Southern California.

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... and will be traveling with my dog.
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If a trip to the beach is on your list of things to do, play Huntington Beach DGC in the afternoon then you can go to the beach and watch the sunset over the Pacific with your toes in the sand! While the Huntington Beach course may not be the best in the area, it is next to the beach!...

Forgot to mention that Huntington Dog Beach is nearby so your best friend can join you.
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Oak Grove

La Mirada (both)

Sylmar

Chavez Ridge

HB and dog park

What else?
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Also, I will likely be there during the week (Tues-Thurs) and prefer courses that are not crowded. When and where is the best time to play these spots above?

Good breweries?
Leagues?
Dog parks?
tacos?
anyone want to join for a few rounds?
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