Morley Field, San Diego, California


This is a strange one.  I'd read about it in the magazine and talked to people about it, I knew it was the only financially self sustaining course in the country.  It was impressive.

Well, crowd-wise it was.   There were lots of people there, it was wonderful.  We had to wait about 10 minutes to tee off on hole 1, that was wonderful.  Later, when I went to return the discs I'd rented, I had to wait in line.  I've never enjoyed waiting in line quite so much.  It was a joy to see so many people out playing, people who weren't very good but were having a good time.  

That said, this was by far the most dangerous course I've ever seen.   The holes are all very close in on each other and there are crossing fairways and tee pads almost in other fairways and, well, I can only imagine that lots of people get hit by discs out there.  

There weren't any multi shot holes, there weren't any really good holes, but there weren't ANY really bad, boring holes.  Every hole had things to consider, which (safety aside) makes it an excellent beginners course.  I think the longest hole was in the mid 400's, but it was pretty downhill and was reachable.   Overall it was a short course, but enjoyable.

There were bathrooms which I didn't go into but I'm sure were fine, a snack bar, and a disc pro shop all near hole 1.  There were concrete tee pads on every hole and good tee signs on every hole.  It looks like there are a lot of different pin placements and they rotate them consistently.

Finding your way around wasn't trivial, but I think we only had to ask once.  Once we threw to the wrong basket (16 to 18's basket).  If there's water I've forgotten it, and there's not really anywhere to lose your disc unless you work at it.  But if you do, you can stroll up to the pro shop and buy or rent one.  The guy was pretty helpful about finding me the disc I wanted to rent and I was very impressed that they had a stack of 150 class discs for rental.


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