Fun 6 hole course
Pros: Sunset Park is a nice 6 hole disc golf course in San Marcos, CA. This course is well maintained but very short course. The first 3 holes are upper grass land and then the rest kind of just play down by the soccer fields.
- The first hole was very short. The second was SUPER short. I almost did a jump putt. The third hole is so cramped with the road off to the right so and the most tight fairway I have ever seen. The forth hole is my favorite hole on this course because it is down hill. The last two are down in the soccer field.
- This course as a nice splash pad, playground and bathrooms.
There are some small trees that are kind of pain because there close to the tee pad.
Cons: There are not to many cons but there is real big issue which is that they have soccer practice right in the middle of number 5,6 and 4.
- Also it is real busy and there are a lot of sidewalks which means a lot of people walking in the park.
- Two of the baskets are placed really close to the sidewalks so you have to wait until it is clear to throw.
Other Thoughts: Fun busy course but has some great and bad things to it. Just play this course if you live near it and do not make the trip out here because it is probably not worth it.
- My rating on this course would be way higher if there were not so many people just walking through the park not paying any attention to the disc golfers that are playing.
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Pros: Fun short course. Trees have grown in since pictures were taken. A little bit of a challenge throwing between the trees. Really nice park with plenty of parking.
Cons: Only six baskets. Would be nice if they added three more baskets making it a 9.
Other Thoughts: No crowds early in the morning.
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Perfect for Beginners, and Novas
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Pros: -Sunset Park Disc Golf Course is a pitch and putt course located in a very nice, well manicured park. The park also features soccer fields, a large playground, a basketball court, a splash pad, walking trails and nice restrooms.
-The layout is cramped, but it works. The first three holes play in the upper park area near La Mirada Dr. Hole 4 is downhill to the lower park area, and holes 5 and 6 play through that lower field. It makes good use of the land available.
-As all holes are under 300 feet, it is a great place to bring kids or do some putter practice.
-There's a sign near the parking lot with the course map and hole yardages, with the title Disk Golf Course (that's disk with a K :-)
-Some small trees have been planted in appropriate spots which eventually should add a bit of challenge to the course.
-The teepads were nice, circular and engraved with the hole number and par. (Beginner par - There's a 275 ft par 5 and a 225 ft par 4.) The teepads were small but when you're throwing a putter every time that doesn't matter.
Cons: -It was a fun course to play once, but it was so short that it did not offer much challenge or variety. I used my Nova on every hole except #4.
-On hole 4, a thick tree has grown directly in front of the tee. I do not know if this was intentional or not, but it makes the hole very awkward to throw. I assume the tree will get much bigger, and the teepad will need to be relocated.
-Safety is a big issue here, as this is a popular multi-use park. Watch out for picnickers and people strolling on the walking paths, especially on holes 5&6. When I was there, a soccer team set up for practice right in the middle of hole 5, too.
Other Thoughts: -The first tee is at the top of the hill, above the basketball courts. It's not exactly obvious unless you look at the map.
-This is a fun little course, worthy of playing once, but probably not more than that. If you live nearby it would be a good place for some putter practice.
-This is exactly the type of course that everyone should start out on, especially kids. Beginners certainly won't feel beat after a round here. They may very well even experience the thrill of their first birdie!
-Unfortunately, the safety issues, along with the number of parkgoers seemingly oblivious to the disc golf course, bumped down my rating.
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1 Helpful / 4 Not
Pros: A quick little course can be played before any appointments of any kind.
Cons: Way to easy for me. I am a bogey disc golfer. But I did not even get a single bogey. Way too many kids. This toddler almost grabbed my Katana Distance Driver as I smacked her hand away from the disc. On hole 5, I almost had to hit a group of kids because they were screwing around the basket so long.
Other Thoughts: This course was way out in the open. Not even a challenge. No obsticles at all. This course is a "not go back to course"
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For casual play and beginners only
Pros: Really short course, which is a pro depending on how you look at it. To me this is a pro if that's what you're looking for. I like having time commitment options.
This course is beautifully maintained. The tees are all concrete with distances and arrows marked in them. So aside from the challenge of trying to find hole one (by the street, on top of the hill), the course is easy to follow.
While the distances are easy, the elevation presents an interesting challenge even for those that have experience. There's a high risk of rollers or having your disc kicked around by wind.
Cons: The only real con about this course is the location. And by this I mean that it wraps around a playground/picnic field/baseball/outdoor family area. So unless you go early in the morning or while kids are in school you're going to have dozens of kids running around by the baskets, making them essentially unplayable.
One could argue that the size of the course is also a con. If you enjoy the sport 6 holes is not enough to make you drive out of your way. But, again, the design is clearly not targeting this hard core audience and should be treated as such.
Other Thoughts: I feel like this course did an excellent job catering to its target audience. By just having it in a highly populated park, disc golf itself is going to get a lot of exposure with beginners wanting to try it out.
My two star rating mainly stems from the fact that this course is not playable during "normal" hours due to the crowds.
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Pretty Little Park, Unique Tee Pads & Signage!
Pros: Sunset Park is a small, very clean neighborhood park. It has a children's play area, sand volleyball pit, lights for evening play, a walking path, BB courts and ample parking.
The designers somehow squeezed 6 holes in this very small area. The baskets are brand new Mach IIIs. The pads are round concrete circles with the hole #, par , distance and an arrow engraved into the concrete. Very cool! The distances and pars are designed for children and the most beginner of beginners, like a 275' Par 5, downhill no less. I did get my first official double eagle ever on it and I'm damn proud!
There are great views up on top from the # 2 tee pad of the surrounding area clear to the Pacific.
Cons: Only six holes.
You have to be very careful of other park patrons.
Other Thoughts: What a great little course to bring the kiddies to or that newbie. It's well designed, it's extremely clean. You can play at night. Great views. Just be careful of other park users.
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Sunrise at Sunset
Pros: Terrific use of elevation & landscape for such a limited area. The park itself is host to a plethora of activities including roller hockey and sand volleyball. Great intro/gateway course for beginners. Couse layout does a nice job of isolating shots from busier areas.
Cons: Can't they fit another 3 holes/baskets in there somewhere? Even starting before sunrise, there were a good number of pedestrians and dog walkers.
Other Thoughts: This is a great DGC for youngsters, women & newbies. Holes 1, 3-5 are actually pretty interesting & nicely laid out. A 6-hole round only takes 20 minutes to complete. Would be a fun picnic or lunch time spot.
Uniqueness: B+ (for such a short course, there is a surprising amount of elevation & landscape features)
Difficulty: C+ (elements of elevation; trees will eventually grow up; better players should be shamed if any bogey is recorded)
Fun Factor: B (Ace runs abound; would be a fun course to bet & slam brews with buddies)
Aesthetics: A- (cool circluar & informative tee pads; clean and manicured)
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Pros: Clean. Not many obstacles. small for short game practice.
Cons: if populated, may be a little hard to control. Course is on top of a hill and there are frequent gusts of wind...helps develop wind skills. Small, never really get to grip n rip.
Other Thoughts: nice course. nice cement pads. a little hard to spot the pins at first but overall a nice course to workout on.
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Bring the kids
Pros: - The course plays in a nice park that is well kept
- Navigation is easy to follow, just find the unique round tee pads.
- Baskets are in good shape.
- Great place to bring little kids to play or first timers.
- Some elevation in play.
Cons: - Safety can be an issue especially on weekends with lots of other park users in the area. A few holes play near picknick areas or walking paths.
- For anyone other than beginners or kids this course is short an boring. But it is appropriate for the intended users.
Other Thoughts: Obviously this course is not meant for the experienced disc golfer. Even as a super class course it can be pretty boring. That being said this course definitely serves a purpose in providing a fun place for people to start the game. It is a safe place to let the kids play and learn to love the course at a young age rather than give them a traumatic brain injury playing at Morley.
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Not for adults
Pros: -Family Course
Other Thoughts: Sunset Park is a small multi-use community park that sees heavy local usage. Aside from the disc golf course, there is a children's playground, baseball diamonds, soccer, a water-play facility, and a large field for kids to run in (aka hole 6).
The park is mostly flat, but part of it is on a relatively decently graded area, and this is where the course begins. The first three holes are actually enjoyable enough, all playing with some elevation and in an area that saw little traffic when we were there. While incredibly short, they were effective disc golf holes.
I actually lost a disc here, it disappeared into the brush near hole three, never to be seen again. Totally bizarre. Anyway.... Hole 4 shoots over a fence down to the crowded part of the park. If you are throwing anything but a putter, you might want to reconsider how disc golf works.
Hole 5 is along the side of a small hill and is not blind. The pin location we encountered was about 50 feet from the alligator object that the kids were gravitating to. Hole 6 throws directly across a field about 180' with no obstructions, except for the stroller that was parked there directly between tee and pin.
Families were using the tee pads for 5 and 6 to set up their home base on, but when they saw us golfing through, they were totally nice and even moved out of the way voluntarily. It wasn't necessary because use of the entire tee pad was not necessary.
We played a couple of rounds here on a Tuesday early afternoon, and the place was pretty busy. This is the course you bring your future protege 4 year old disc golfer to to master the game. We saw a few other families give the course a round and it was totally ideal for that level of game.
We found some of the distance markings on the tee pads to be incorrect, but after reading other reviews I have no doubt that the holes were shortened for safety....which is fine....because this course is not for adults. Its for families. Great facility for that, but as far as quality disc golf courses go, you can definitely pass this one up.
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