San Marcos, CA 
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Uploaded By: Apothecary Hole #5 (Taken 3/2010)
4 / 225ft. Par / Distance:
Hole #5 Fairway

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Perfect for Beginners, and Novas

1    3/30/2017   4/22/2017
Review By: Pierparknut
Played: 43  Reviewed: 41  Exp: 4.4 Years
1 Helpful / 0 Not
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.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

 Bring the kids

1    7/6/2011   7/7/2011
Review By: DocHaole
Played: 79  Reviewed: 48  Exp: 10.2 Years
7 Helpful / 0 Not
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.

7 of 7 people found this review helpful.

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