La Mirada, CA 
La Mirada Regional Park - Back 18 Share
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1    2/14/2021   2/21/2021
Review By: Sol Baird
Played: 6  Reviewed: 6  Exp: 0.2 Years
This review was updated on 2/26/2021
Pros: Parking is good and nearby. Very good course. Very clean park. Liked the elevated tee on 1st hole. The Par 4 - 520 foot long #4 hole is a great hole too. The tight trees on front nine. Very pleasant atmosphere and strategic course. Not too crowded at the end of Saturday.
Cons: Most of the park is so nice, clean and more secluded that there are many more people in the way on blankets. Because they took out a hole on second nine, there is a disjoint on the flow of this back nine. Restrooms are kind of far away at the 1st hole of the Front 18 Lake course.
Other Thoughts: I would really like to play front 18 (Lakeside) and then play the front nine on this course for a solid 27.

Beautiful Course in a Great Location

1    4/3/2018   9/16/2019
Review By: Nate32
Played: 61  Reviewed: 42  Exp: 7.6 Years
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: The La Mirada Regional Park is located on the back side of huge park in La Mirada, California. This course is one of the events on the European Tour and is a great course to play. This course is obviously maintained very well and is one of my favorites. Day use at any time I think until after dusk. Every hole pretty much plays on luscious grass with walking paths throughout the course. Hole 1 is a downhill hole that plays straight to the baskets not much to it but it is pretty fun to rip a backhand down this hole.

This course rests under a moderately hilly to lightly wooded course. Pine trees are shading most of the holes as well as some shrubs.
Various pin locations on this course make it fun if you live close. Most course I play they keep it in one position and it stays there throughout the year. Great hardware on this course.

You have got color coded signs and concrete tee pads. Discatchers were added to this course when it was built and make it great. When I went it was pretty busy and I can understand that because this course is very nice. I had a great time hear and it really made me work on my backhand and forehand with all the mandos.

There is a nice little pro shop where they sell some discs. I always like to see a pro shop on these kind of courses. I have played the front 18 and let me tell you it was not very much different.

The front definitely felt more open with a bunch of pedestrians and walkers. I think there is more trails on the front side so you definitely get more picnickers and people fishing.

Some of my favorite holes are: Hole 1, Hole 6 and Hole 15. Most of this course plays by the back side near a busy road. I really liked the pro shop and all the environment around hear. I would like to see them not make so many of the holes near the road on the back side.

This course is great I would reccomend it to anyone who has not played here. Hole 6 is my all time favorite with the extremely small island green that they need to take out. This hole is great to rip a backhand on or forehand. There is a wide variety of shots and is a great place to have a stress free round.

There is a wide variety of shots as well as things to do in this park. There is a playground and workout area near the front 18. A big pool and splash pad not in the park but neighboring it. I like this course a lot but it is a little busy especially on the other side.
Cons: Holes 9 through 12 are very close to a busy road and side walk. I like these holes but it is very easy to get your disc flattened by a car. Some of the holes are a little muddy due to over watering. A lot of courses I have played do that and I think they should tone it down.

I do recommend the course map on the links and files page. This course is a little tricky to navigate around if it is your first time. This course seems almost the same compared to the other course on the front 18. Both of these courses offer a great experience though. Not much of a first timer course though. It is fun if you just want to get outside but it is not very beginner friendly.
Other Thoughts: Overall this course is amazing. I loved coming here and I hope to come back soon. If you feel ambitious and want to go 36 holes it is very doable. I have not done it but I would like to do it sometime. There is lots of OB such as roads, french drains and paths. On hole 6 I really want them to take out the island green. This hole is so hard to put it on the green from a good 150 ft. Front 18 was nice as well I would like to do it again.

What makes this course top notch is the hardware I think. Great Discatcher baskets are great as well as pretty big concrete tee pads. This course needs hardly any updating. All of the hole pay on grass which is nice but you will not get any skip action. One thing I liked about this course is there is not to many people and is very fun to play.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

The other half

1    6/17/2019   6/19/2019
Review By: b-mart
Played: 65  Reviewed: 60  Exp: 10.6 Years
4 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: It would be a crime to come here and only play one of the courses. So here we go with the back. I'm going to act like you're only reading this review, so I'll repeat some points.

Equipment: It's similar to the front. The baskets are all in prime condition and the teepads are long enough and grippy enough. Nothing to complain about here. This side of the course doesn't feel as well traveled by pedestrians, but the baskets are still in great condition. I'd almost expect more damage and vandalism back here, but you just don't find it.

Navigation: The teepads all have signs that detail the hole. You get an idea of the pin placements, the distances, and the OB and obstacles. They don't give you any suggested lines, but I'm finding that I prefer that. Why should they tell us how to play the course? Half the fun is us figuring it out for ourselves. Oh, and a good majority of the baskets had something pointing you toward the next basket. Always appreciated.

Design: The design here is pretty solid too. You get some uphill and downhill shots. Some more "technical" lines. Some open looks. Some blind pins. Some rollers. Some air shots. There's some OB to take into account too. This course really does take full advantage of the property.
Cons: Equipment: Really no cons to list. The sprinklers drenching the 1-4 fairways were kind of annoying, but how else do you keep a course this green? It was my own fault for playing in the morning.

Navigation: While not as bad as the front course, this one does need some better navigation aides. Yes, we have UDisc. Yes, we use it. But a map would be helpful, and possibly some next tee signs on the longer walkouts. I did get turned around between 3 and 4, and especially between 10 and 11. There really isn't room for a hole between those, but it's not the best walk out.

Design: This course was likely designed by the same person who did the front and they did a good job with the property provided. Some of the holes do feel like filler though. 11-14 definitely come to mind. Just fairly short holes without too much in your way, and all of them play closer to the street and parking lot than you might like. In fact, a lot of holes play too close to the street and parking lot. But at least that gets them in your head I suppose.
Other Thoughts: Overall this was a very enjoyable round. I threw a crazy get out of trouble roller on 4 that was quite possibly the best shot I've ever thrown. That alone made the full 18 worthwhile. We're choosing to ignore that I drove my tee shot into the ground by the sprinklers and needed to get out of trouble in the first place... We're also going to ignore the con that the street and parking lot come into play so much, because even those holes are still just challenging enough. Bringing trees, slopes, and OB into play. This was my first experience with California disc golf, and it was a great choice to start out. I prefer the more technical courses of the NW, but playing defined lines and manicured fairways is a pleasant way to spend a day.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful.


1    7/10/2018   10/2/2018
Review By: bjreagh
Played: 327  Reviewed: 316  Exp: 24.5 Years
4 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: La Mirada park features 36 holes of decent park style disc golf. And paired with the Front 18, this is clearly the best place to play what seems to be a fairly wide radius. This is a very nice park with large mature trees and neatly mowed green grassy fairways.

I felt the back 18 was a notch better than the front 18, or at least had the better holes. The section from 1-5 was especially good with their length, elevation, and trees. 6-9 are shorter but well designed, and 16-18 are ok. (for 10-15 see cons)

A bonus for disc golf (and all outdoor activities) in this area is that the weather is comfortable all year round.
Cons: Holes 10-15 are weak and somewhat silly. They are clearly filler holes playing in area that probably should not have holes. Narrow strips of land between roads and ball fields. Navigation is also tricky here as I played 16 and 17 immediately after 9 not paying much attention to hole numbers. When I got to 18's tee I realized I had skipped a third of the course that is hidden across the drive. I backtracked and found #10 eventually.

(I am guessing the whole park used to be 1 course with less holes, and in an effort to get 2x18 the better holes were kept and many filler holes were created. If not the case, it is what it looks like.)

On the day I played, hole 14 had sprinklers on spraying much of the hole including tee pad and sign. My tee shot literally flew through water much of the way down the fairway.

About half the holes play close to the roads- not just park roads, but main roads. And a couple times you feel like you are practically teeing from the road.

Hole 1 on the back was tricky to find. A bit of a walk from the pro shop and a really long walk from the Front #18.
Other Thoughts: Though not spectacular, I still enjoyed playing these 36 holes. Very cool to know that this land has been used for disc golf since 1976, making it one of the first courses ever built.

As a 36-hole group, I would rate them around a weak 3.0 but as stand alone 18-holers I give the Front a 2.5 and the Back a 3.0. The best 18 holes of the 36 might rate around a 4.0, but there are too many poor filler holes that bring it down. Still the best of the what I have played in SoCal up to this point (includes El Dorado and Huntington Beach).

4 of 4 people found this review helpful.


1    9/24/2018   9/24/2018
Review By: Breh
Played: 168  Reviewed: 166  Exp: 10.8 Years
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: I actually prefer this course just slightly above the frontside. Pro shop is still really close, It starts with a nice downhill shot for hole one and two plays back up the hill. It's got a good use of elevation for a few holes, and lots of holes to throw some max distance drives. Nice teepads and baskets, with some tunnel shots off the tee pad not many holes to throw overhand because of this. Good use of forehand/backhand holes as well as mandos.
Cons: Some holes play close to road and parking lot. Layout may be a little tricky for first time players. Hole 4s tee pad can be hard to find just remember it plays back down past 3s pin could for sure use some next tee signs to take down some confusion
Other Thoughts: This park is phenomenal and when you combine it with the front side you have a great day of disc golf

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

 Lesser of Two, But Still a Gem

2-4    8/6/2018   8/18/2018
Review By: dobsonr
Played: 40  Reviewed: 33  Exp: 12.8 Years
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: - Great course design, allows for lots of different shots. Plenty of "grip it and rip it" holes, as well as holes that are more technical and require some finesse.

- Serene setting. The course is very well-maintained, grassy, and plays like a ball golf course.

- Cement tees with great signage on every hole.

- Pro shop on site. Has a small quantity of discs for sale, as well as cold drinks and snacks.

- Another immaculate course on the same property if you're up for two-round day!

Cons: - Parts of the property play along a neighborhood road, so be careful (it's OB, anyways!).

- The neighboring school often has activities that can get in the way. Last time I played there were groups of cross country runners cutting across multiple fairways throughout the course.

- It's a public park, so there are occasionally park patrons that are oblivious to the DG course and can get in the way. It's easy enough to get them to move, though.

- The start and finish of this course are a good ways from the parking lot.

- A few holes play near a waterpark, which can be pretty loud and distracting.

- Several holes play right next to each other, with fairways essentially overlapping.

- Navigation. Like the other course on site, it is occasionally tricky to find your way to the next hole. If no locals were around I would never have found a few of the holes.

- Not particularly different from the lakeside course.
Other Thoughts: Like the other course on site, the backside at La Mirada is a highly enjoyable course. Both courses are well-designed, serene, top-tier disc golf experiences. If you're in the area, do yourself a favor and make time to play them both. If you only have time for one, though, I'd recommend the lakeside course.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

 Not bad

1    8/8/2018   8/8/2018
Review By: AeroPurt
Played: 53  Reviewed: 29  Exp: 12.6 Years
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: - Great use of the terrain and obstacles.
- Concrete tee pads on every hole with tee signs showing a layout of the hole and distance.
- Landscape maintained well enough.
- Restrooms on site.
- Pro shop on site.
- Layout wasn't too difficult to follow.
Cons: - Tee pads were pretty short.
- Baskets were in okay condition, quite a bit of wear and tear on them.
- Baskets weren't numbered.
- Could use some next tee indication.
Other Thoughts: I enjoyed the Back 18 a little more than the Front 18. Fun course.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful.

 La Mirada DCG Back 18

1    7/5/2018   7/5/2018
Review By: Tdelano3
Played: 36  Reviewed: 21  Exp: 34.8 Years
4 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: -excellent use of the land available to add another 18 hole course on site
-concrete tees on every hole, great signage as well
-fair but challenging layout uses the terrain, trees & OB very well
-newer Discatcher baskets on every hole, all numbered
-fairly easy navigation; I played an early solo round and used the DGCR map to avoid getting misled
-fantastic addition to the existing Lakeside course, providing two challenging 18 hole courses on site
-course is well-maintained, and there is a pro shop between the courses also
Cons: -there are a few holes that play along roads/parking areas that could have cars coming into play
Other Thoughts: After playing the Lakeside course yesterday with some locals, they suggested I hit the Back 18 today and I'm very glad I did. La Mirada boasts two amazing courses that share some commonalities, but each have their own character. The Back 18 has much less traffic from pedestrians, far more trees to shape shots around, and a bit more length to challenge your game. I'm hoping to play both at least one more time before we head back east, because they are both fantastic courses that seem to exemplify SoCal disc golf!

4 of 4 people found this review helpful.

 Fantastic course!

1    3/29/2018   4/3/2018
Review By: Pierparknut
Played: 64  Reviewed: 64  Exp: 7.8 Years
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: -La Mirada Backside is located on the back side of the huge, beautiful La Mirada Park. The rolling, green grass hills and mature trees make it a one-of-a-kind course in Southern California. What this course lacks in lake views, it makes up for in fun challenging shots.

-Some outstanding holes:
Hole 1, a long downhill shot with both a hyzer and anhyzer route.
Hole 3, a shorter downhill shot with the basket perched on a hillside under a huge, flowering tree.
Hole 17, a long anhyzer shot with the basket in a bowl.

-All shots are required. Touch shots, crush shots, hyzers, anhyzers, and rollers are all key to a good score.

-Interference from pedestrians is minimal, unlike the Lakeside course.

-Excellent tee signs showing all pin placements, as well as OB and mandatories.

-New Innova Discatcher baskets.

-A well-stocked pro shop, with all the latest Innova releases.

-Another wonderful, 18 hole course on site.
Cons: -It's rather easy to throw into the road and/or the parking lot on several holes on the back nine. Three baskets are located within a short distance of parked cars.

-Most of the tee pads were excellent. However, three share space with a pedestrian path and are uneven and slick.

-The first tee is about a half mile from the parking lot. I suggest Hole 13 become the new Hole 1, as it's only 50 feet away.

-No practice baskets.
Other Thoughts: -It's a lot of fun to throw the same shots seen on CCDG.

-The course routing must have been changed at some point. The last few holes on the map are in a different position.

-This is a splendid course, one of my favorites in Southern California. With two fabulous courses on site, this is certainly a must-play if you're in the Los Angeles area.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful.

 Excellent use of vacant area behind baseball fields

1    2/3/2018   2/5/2018
Review By: Schreuds2.0
Played: 93  Reviewed: 81  Exp: 3.8 Years
This review was updated on 3/22/2018
3 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: More trees in play than it's front 18 counterpart. Very well designed, O.B. And mandos make open shots more difficult. Every inch is used to perfection here. Very easy to navigate with no hold ups. A lot less crowded than lakeside course. The desciption says this is the best course in SoCal, I have only played these two La Mirada course in SoCal, but I can really see why they are considered to be the best. This course is also much less crowded than the frontside. Much more wooded also.
Cons: Road comes into play a lot, with more trees a bad kick is a looming possibility. Tee pads are not as obvious sometimes as they are on the front 18. Before coming here I wondered why it was two 18ers and not a 36er, the two courses are very far apart, and it is a long walk in the heat to get to the next course.
Other Thoughts: Bring a map for this course, it isn't that hard to navigate but better safe than sorry.

3 of 5 people found this review helpful.

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