El Cajon, CA 
Olive Glen Share
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 save your money

1    6/8/2018   6/22/2018
Review By: dreadlock86
Played: 334  Reviewed: 272  Exp: 13.2 Years
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: -nice Mach baskets
-three tees per hole
-a few interesting tee looks
-ace runs
Cons: -very small area, very short holes, unimaginative design
-one set of tees has pavers, the others are natural and in poor condition
-tees are labeled but poorly
-alternate tees interfere with other fairways
-many fairways are very close, beware of errant shots
-no map
Other Thoughts: It's cool that you can play 3 sets of tees to try to get your money's worth but you still won't get $5 worth of golf. The course is definitely an afterthought on this ball golf property. With the number of trees it looks promising but the pads are signage are poor and the course is bland. There are a few interesting tee shots (2C, 6) and the basket atop a rock on hole 8 makes for a nice green but that's about it.

If you have the course to yourself you could play some safari routes to make things a bit more interesting. It could be a fun place for some all day, casual, mob golf. A group of good friends with beer would probably be the only thing that could drag me back to this course again.

Course baggers can make it through quickly. Locals... just head to Mast Park in Santee. It's a better course and it's free.

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1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

 Pleasantly surprised

2-4    12/30/2015   1/18/2016
Review By: Mr. Butlertron
Played: 290  Reviewed: 127  Exp: 17.4 Years
4 Helpful / 0 Not

- Three tees per hole gave this straight course some shape
- Mach X baskets are nice especially for an ace run type course
- Well maintained and landscaped
- Numbered/lettered tee placards with distances
- Low course traffic regularly
- Relatively easy to navigate

- Pay to play
- No map
- No Fairway map on tee signs
- No directional signs between holes
- Only one out of the three tees per hole were bricked , the other 2 were mostly natural
- Natural tees were rutted
-Basket/Tee/Fairway overlap.
- Course closed on Tuesday for a School's use
- Fairways lacked distance
- pedestrian putting/chipping green interferes with a couple holes
Other Thoughts:

I played 3 rounds of 9 holes from (A), ((B), and ((C) on a Monday afternoon. I had originally intended to throw Morley, but it looked really busy. I could see from driving passed the course that I couldn't have picked a worse time to show up and just kept on driving. It was a good excuse to check out Olive Glen. The front desk at Oliver Glen didn't have a map and I didnt know where to start, so I parked and began my round at the nearest hole from the lobby (6). Don't be like me, follow the road around the practice golf putting green and small pond. It will dead end at the start of 1. From 6 I wandered aimlessly around for the last 4 holes until I started to figure out the flow. It took me a couple holes to figure out that there were 2 additional tees per hole, which made the course much more exciting.

The 9 basketed course is located within a tree orchard. Each tee (A) is comprised of large landscaping tiles. Tees (B)&(C) are either rubber matted or natural and have slightly tougher fairway routes. Even though I wasn't able to break out the distance drivers as much as I may have liked, I thought it was a well planned out course. The course designer did a great job using every inch of the course. Birdies were plentiful, but not always a given from (B) & (C). The biggest criticism I have is that the course is a could have better tee pads & hole navigation. If I'm paying for a course I expect more of a polished product, I payed less for Skyline Wilderness. I'd give it a 2.5 if this was a free course or if they had better tees. I saw a pallet of tiles near 6, hopefully the resort plans to make tile tees for the rest of the course

4 of 4 people found this review helpful.

  sycuans olive glen

5+    1/11/2015   2/4/2015
Review By: redeyesurfing
Played: 2  Reviewed: 1  Exp: 5.6 Years
This review was updated on 4/16/2015
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: great for beginners and those looking to work on their midrange . advanced players have an opportunity to ace every hole but maybe one . #8 possibly is the exception. best baskets of any course this first yr player has played. discs are easy to remove from olive trees from personal exp
Cons: brand new players that havent learned to keep throws down will end up in trees. havent gotten one stuck lately but first couple months playing disc golf had my disc up in about 3 trees per 36. .update: been at least 20 full rounds since a disc if mine has been stuck in a tree , highly recommended for beginners
Other Thoughts: $5 pays for as long as u can play before u decide u cant see anymore . bring lights if u want. 30$ monthly passes available as well.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

 Aptly Named Olive Glenn Not A Destination Course!

1    6/29/2014   7/18/2014
Review By: The Valkyrie Kid
Played: 1452  Reviewed: 1398  Exp: 42.1 Years
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Located on the far corner of the Sycuan Golf and Tennis Resort sits this little 9 hole beginner disc golf course. They're charging you $ 5 to play. I didn't ask how long you could play for your $5. They give you a little purple hospital band like the ones Morley uses.
There is ample parking at the beginning. The course follows a very simple layout basically just playing up and down the rows of olive trees. It is nicely shaded as I'm sure it gets really hot out here.
The baskets are the portable, single chain models which are somehow attached to the ground. They do have a large red # bolted to the top which makes navigating the course even easier. The tee pads are natural although # 8 did have a nicer patio block pad.
There are simple signs giving the hole # and distances.
This is just a decent little beginner course. It does provide many opportunities for ACES.
Most holes are pretty straight forward, throw down the row of olive trees which are spaced about 50' apart.
Cons: # 8 basket is bent over like a old man using a crutch.
Single chain baskets.
Sub-standard tee pads.
Lack of difficulty and creativity.
$ 5 to play this course is a bit steep.
Other Thoughts: I had fun playing this course twice. It was pleasant, shady throw on the very hot day I was driving by. I wouldn't make a special trip to play here but I would play it every time I was passing by. It might be the best beginner course in the San Diego area but then again, that's not saying much, is it?

3 of 3 people found this review helpful.

 Not worth the $5.00

1    3/3/2014   3/4/2014
Review By: nuttinbutchain
Played: 36  Reviewed: 20  Exp: 4.1 Years
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: -shade
-plentiful parking
-easy navigation (despite no signage)
-little to no waiting
-LOTS of trees
-as long as there are no crowds, safari hole possibilities are potentially infinte
-plenty of ace runs
Cons: -most holes are short
-mostly tunnel shots with little variety
-Costs $5.00 to play here (and totally not worth the money considering Morley is only $3.00)
-no teepads really (but teeing off on solid ground works fine)
Other Thoughts: First time I've played here...there were alot more people here than I expected, but there was little to no wait and we squeezed in three rounds; 1 rd with course layout and the other 2 rds we played safari and added our own rules (OB's and mandatories). This is a pitch and putt course and overall this is not a great course, but its not shabby either. I say play the course layout for one round; then as long as the crowd permits, get creative and make up your own teepads with OB's and mandatories. I'd rate this course a 2.75 - 3.0 with the safari holes I played. The numerous tunnel shots can help your straight and low game, but become boring after awhile. This is more a mid/putter type course, but you can use your driver here if you choose (its just not needed necessarily).

3 of 3 people found this review helpful.

 Break from the action

5+    1/23/2014   1/24/2014
Review By: EastCountyPride
Played: 8  Reviewed: 2
2 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: Shade
Easy walking
Low ceilings
A,B and C Tee locations
Cool local crowd
Cons: Steep admission for the course quality
Short distances
No signage
No Banos!
Other Thoughts: Love to beat the heat and the crowds, come out here for a nice relaxing game of DG. Course is usually open to just play right through without waiting. Smaller distances really work on your short game!

2 of 4 people found this review helpful.

  Technical fun and friendly locals!

5+    11/17/2013   11/17/2013
Review By: Franchise
Played: 1  Reviewed: 1  Exp: 17 Years
4 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: This technical course has lots of pros, in no particular order;
Friendly locals without a lot of ego and always willing to help new people to the course.
Groomed fairways.
Plenty of shade during the hot summer months.
No crowds, which means no waiting.
Technical shots from 3 teepads for each hole. Requires a varied shot selection. (Sidearm, back hand, hyzers, anhyzers, roller, thumbers, etc.)
Rewards solid drives and great putting.
Punishes errant drives and poor putting.
Pay to play!
Organized weekly doubles and singles events.
Cons: Baskets could be upgraded.
No course map.
No restroom.
No pro shop.
Tee pads could be upgraded, but very playable.
Other Thoughts: If you are looking to improve your game this course will help your game. Since all the holes are lined with trees it will teach you to hit your line to score well. Same goes for the numerous tunnel shots. With 3 sets of tees for each hole, ranging from 180' to 366' you will be challenged. If you want even more of a challenge ask the locals to show you the alternate gold level pads with holes stretching out to 525'!

See you on the course.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful.

 Family fun!

1    9/27/2013   9/27/2013
Review By: tdkrizenshine
Played: 33  Reviewed: 12  Exp: 7.1 Years
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: This is a fun little , family friendly course that has multiple tees for all holes which can really up the technical level and distance. TOTALLY uncrowded and laid back, gorgeous setting with major shading on all holes, interesting mix of tees including sand/ wood platform/ pavers/ gravel and wood chips. Ceilings, heavyily wood lined fairways, multiple mandos and REALLY clingy olive branches combined with the alternate tees can make this a much more challenging course than first impression would give (especially if you play off fairway OB rule). Played my wife and toddler and had a BLAST running through twice for 18.
Cons: Short, no baņos or pro shop, tees can be precarious, $5 (but for no crowd whatsoever...).
Other Thoughts: I really enjoyed this little gem and a had a great experience introducing the wife to the sport without any pressure or "fore" factor like some other local courses. Can't wait to bring the teenager and youngster back tomorrow!

3 of 3 people found this review helpful.


1    8/15/2012   8/16/2012
Review By: mashnut
Played: 831  Reviewed: 777  Exp: 18.4 Years
7 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: The course plays through a small olive orchard. You'll need to contend with low ceilings and straight tunnels on most shots, the majority of the holes play down the rows of olive trees. There are two sets of tees marked, offering a little bit tougher length and line from some of the long tees and offering a way to change things up if you play multiple rounds. The course flows well, it's easy to follow and all baskets are visible from the tees.
Cons: This could be a cool piece of land for a course, but unfortunately 8 of the 9 shots were basically identical. A straight shot down a row of trees is cool, but a course full of them gets a bit repetitive, and doesn't test different line shaping skills. A little more creativity in the use of the trees and the tee and basket placement would go a long way.

The tees are raised mounds of soft dirt and woodchips, offering rutted and squishy footing that can be a little odd to throw from. There is no real signage, the baskets are numbered and the shorter tees have distances marked, but those distances are rarely all that close to the actual length of the hole. I rarely mind paying for a round of disc golf, but $5 for a short 9 hole course with bad tees, cheap baskets and no signage seems a little out of line with other pay to play courses I've seen. I can't imagine they'll get much traffic with the current price and layout.
Other Thoughts: Beginners can have a great time here, the holes are reasonable lengths and there are trees to avoid without much punishment for errant drives. More experienced players won't find a whole lot of challenge, if you can throw a straight putter shot you'll have birdie opportunities on every hole.

7 of 8 people found this review helpful.

 Fun short course

2-4    2/19/2012   6/26/2012
Review By: patdb23
Played: 44  Reviewed: 4  Exp: 13 Years
4 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Olive Glen is a short 9 hole course located near Sycuan Casino Golf course. The course is in an olive grove with heavy coverage allowing plenty of shade to throw short midrange tunnel shots. It's a fun little course, great for beginners or players that need to work on midrange low ceiling shots. It's never busy, matter of fact you probably will have the course to yourself. There's a couple longer holes that open up in the fairway with trees bordering the sides. You could easily play 36 holes here and not be tired.
Cons: I would suggest venturing out if you're close by, but it's a not a top notch course to go completely out of your way. If it's your first time, it would help to have a map as there are no tee signs, only markers on tree stumps on the ground.
Other Thoughts: My expectations were low, but I was pleasantly surprised with this course. The shade and that it's never busy is a major plus. Can be a fun course to just relax and goof off and not take it seriously. This would be a great course to introduce new players to. btw, make sure you stop by the course shop to pick up your daily $5 pass.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful.

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