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Current Course Status During CORONA-time

May 4, 2020
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[Updated 5/3/2020 @ 11:45pm]

As a result of the COVID-19 outbreak the Governor of California has instituted a stay-at-home order that has caused many local agencies to close their recreational spaces. Here is a link to the Governor’s stay-at-home page: https://covid19.ca.gov/stay-home-except-for-essential-needs/#faq This page does not address disc golf directly – disc golf is NOT prohibited or allowed by this document. That means that local governments and course managers are coming up with their own rules. Here’s what we know about our local courses:

Morley Field: Course re-opens on May 5, 2020. Morley is instituting tee times and a group size limit of 4 players. They have an online tee time registration system. Check out the website. Morley Field website: https://www.morleyfield.com/

Mission Bay Golf Course: The course is open. Although the city’s website says that disc golf and footgolf are “postponed”, players have made tee times and then played disc golf at Mission Bay. You must have a tee time to go on the property – no walk-ups! City of San Diego Golf Division COVID-19 page: https://www.sandiego.gov/park-and-recreation/golf/covid19

Colina Park Golf Course: Course is closed until further notice. See their web page for more details: https://www.colinaparkgolf.com/

Sycuan (Singing Hills Golf Resort at Sycuan): The resort, including the disc golf course, are currently closed due to COVID-19. See the notice on their website: https://www.singinghillsgolfresort.com/

Mast Park: The park is open, the disc golf course is closed – baskets have not been replaced after park construction project. City of Santee COVID-19 response page: https://www.cityofsanteeca.gov/our-city/public-notice

Kit Carson Park: Baskets have been reinstalled. The city’s COVID-19 information page states that disc golf can be played: “…active recreation areas such as basketball, disc golf, and tennis courts are open for limited use by members of a single household only.” Please note the use by MEMBERS OF A SINGLE HOUSEHOLD ONLY! CITY’S INFORMATION PAGE: https://www.escondido.org/covid-19.aspx

Reidy Creek Golf Course: The course is open, disc golf is open. As of Saturday, only the front 9 was open. You must call in advance for a tee time. No carts. Face coverings are mandatory. See the JC Resorts Covid update page: https://www.jcgolf.com/san-diego-golf-blog/2020/04/23/jc-golf-safe-play-guidelines-amid-coronavirus-regulations/

Brengle Terrace Park: The City of Vista pulled the baskets on Saturday, May 2 because people were playing the course in large groups, not following social distancing. Vista categorizes disc golf as an active sport – Brengle Terrace is only open for passive recreation. If you continue to play the course as an object course in groups, not following social distancing guidelines, the city will delay putting the baskets back in. City of Vista COVID closures page: https://www.cityofvista.com/city-services/city-departments/fire-department/covid-19-coronavirus/covid-19-postponed-events-and-closed-facilities

San Marcos: Sunset Park is listed as being closed on the city’s COVID response page. Montiel Park is not listed as being closed, but the parking lot is closed and the city lists nearly every other park facility in the city as being closed. We think it is safe to assume that the disc golf course is closed. City of San Marcos COVID page: https://www.san-marcos.net/live/emergency-preparedness/covid-19-response

CSUSM: The campus is closed to all activities except ESSENTIAL PUBLIC HEALTH AND SAFETY. Disc golf course is closed. CSUSM COVID page for Community members: https://www.csusm.edu/incident/resourcefaq/community.html

Goat Hill Park: Goat Hill is open for golf and disc golf. Tee times only, do not come to the course unless you have a tee time. No carts. Prices have increased $5 for the time being. Goat Hill Park web page: https://www.goathillpark.com/course-updates/?fbclid=IwAR3EE3SfbnpCzHuCJFFYNc0DQPmBmT9nN6FQtIVdGiDzjc9yZRCYC0wg2L8

Mountain Pride Park, Murrieta: Mountain Pride will be closed until all of the public courses in San Diego County reopen. The neighborhood surrounding Mountain Pride cannot handle the increased traffic, parking and trash.All of these listings are subject to change.

Please follow the guidelines as described by the course managers, including limitations on group size, need for face coverings, social distancing. If we can’t follow the rules we can expect to have more closures.

Thanks.

Send questions/comments to SD Aces President Allen Risley (ajrisley@yahoo.com).

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