Nice place on a marine base
5 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: The baskets are good quality Discatchers, but the moveable kind with a temporary base.
The layout is fairly good. You cannot see the baskets for 5 and 9 when you tee off since they are both hidden by trees. When you start you turn left walking from the clubhouse to see number 1. If you look straight out of the clubhouse you can see the basket for number 9, which is where you finish. Notice it's location when you start since you won't when you finish. The map is good and makes this clear, but if wait until you tee off for 9 then you won't see it behind the trees and 680 feet away. When you tee off for number 4 you can see it's basket against a row of trees. Look to your right from the 4 tee and you can see the 5 basket at the end of the row of trees. The reason it's helpful to look from the 4 tee is because you won't see that basket from the 5 tee, which is on the other side of the trees in a sandy strip. This blind shot to 5 is perfect for my RHFH preferred hooking to the right shot. If you're a RHBH kinda guy then this will be hard unless you have a good anhyzer.
The holes are fairly long for a 9 hole course. The shortest is 270' and the longest is 680'.
The golf course grounds are well maintained.
Cons: There are no tee pads, no tee signs, or any hole markers for where the tees should be. If you follow the map it's pretty easy to approximate where to throw from. But having to pick your tee spot on each hole, like safari golf, seems odd.
There is a $5 fee to play.
After I paid my $5 the lady who received it asked the grounds keeper, Marco, to make sure all the baskets were up. He took off on a golf cart and came back to tell me he had to put 2 back that were missing. He said they don't see too many disc golfers.
There are no numbers on the baskets, which would help since there's no tee signs.
Access for the general public to this marine base makes a round here more complicated and time consuming.
Other Thoughts: If you're in the military and have easy access to the marine base then this is a great course compared to other courses on bases in Southern California that I've heard are pretty bad. If you are part of the general public and just want to bag a course then this may not be for you. This marine base is way off the beaten track. It's unlikely you'll just be in this area. But if you are and have the time to jump through the hoops for a visitor pass to get on the base then it's a nice course. All things considered I give it a 2.0, which means it is "reasonable."
5 of 5 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 2 Not
USMC doing it right
Pros: much more challenging than most 9 hole courses
Cons: not always clearly labeled tees or holes. only 9 holes
Other Thoughts: I would like to thank the SSGT and his wife and the rest of the Marines I played with on Friday. Their guidance around helped greatly. A great example of Marines doing the best they can with little resources as this course is sometimes shared with ball golfers. Thanks again Marines and SEMPER FIDELIS!
SGT Gregory J. Bien '93-'00
2 of 4 people found this review helpful.
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