San Marcos, CA 
Montiel Park DGC Share
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3 / 129ft.   3 / 228ft. Par / Distance:
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 Short but sweet

5+    1/3/2009   4/27/2009
Review By: mashnut
Played: 828  Reviewed: 775  Exp: 15.2 Years
This review was updated on 7/8/2010
7 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: This course is packed into a fairly small area, but it is well planned so that the holes don't feel like they are right on top of one another. The space is used only for disc golf, so there are never other park users on the course. Two tees for each hole add a little more challenge. Lots of ace run holes from the short tees, and a little more challenge from the longs.

The course plays up and down a fairly steep hill, so there is elevation on nearly all the holes which helps keep the shorter holes more interesting. The uphill holes are shorter, and the downhill are much longer, keeping the course accessible for beginners from the shorter set of tees.

There are nice signs on all the holes, and concrete pads on all the short tees. There is a practice basket near the first tee, and the park has a dog park and basketball court. Every time I've played the people playing have been very friendly and fun to play with.
Cons: There is very little shade on the course, so on sunny days it can get dusty and hot. Almost all the baskets are out in the open, and there are very few obstacles in general, so there are not very many risk/reward decisions forced by the course.

The dirt and occasional rocky areas can be hard on cheaper plastic, especially on the longer downhill holes, but this is a really minor thing.
Other Thoughts: Fun little course that is great for newer players and families. Great use of the available space and the terrain to turn a dusty hill into a neat little course. Great place to work on approaches and long putts, especially on the shorter holes up the hill. Good workout if you play it a few times, walking up and down the hills.

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