I am going to be in Southern Cal. for a week soon and was wondering what courses should I play. I'll be staying around Disney Land. Would love to meet up with some locals and play a round. Will be there on April 12th.
La Mirada is 10 minutes north of Disneyland. Exit Beach or Rosecrans on the 5 freeway.
El dorado is near by, also a very good course. It is in Long Beach.
Whittier Narrows, Twila Reid, Frontier, and Liberty are all okay courses if you feel like seeing new/different courses that SoCal has to offer.
Im posting last years courses of SoCal, some are not listed but can be found easily enough. http://www.hereandthere.com/DiscGolf_New/discgolf.htm
La Mirada and HB are obvious choices from you location. These are two of the oldest courses in existence, probably in the first 5 or 10 that had baskets. If you have time you could go north of Pasadena to Oak Grove - but it's a full daytrip. I'd play OG for the history, not because it's a great course. If you have time to come down to San Diego, Emerald Isle in oceanside is one of the best examples of ball golf/disc golf hybrid, and Morley Field in Balboa Park (San Diego) is another of the oldest courses and probably the most-played in the world.
Also, make sure to stop at Discovering the World, the flying disc store near La Mirada. Dan Mangone's been selling discs in the la mirada area for over 25 years.
I left H.B. off because that is the day of the Higher Flyers tournament. Course is closed the 12th, so making the trek would be to spectate. Much love to the course, and thanks Chris for the reminded of the monthly.
i suppose i will have to take some notes and follow up with some of you cali guys because im from wisconsin but goin to be in cali roughly once a month for work so im going to have to start bringin a couple discs and possibly sneak in a few rounds when im not meeting with customers of mine. i was there a few weeks ago and can just imagine how nice some of the courses are with the different terrains you guys have.