Staying at the Aunt's place in Calabasas, CA (north of Hollywood in the mountains).
Hard to navigate is the theme of the day.
San Luis Obispo, CA- Sinsheimer:Short, blind holes using mostly small trees and bushes as obstacles, easy to throw over usually though. No signs, just a map. Cement tees are short. A small dry creek bed adds difficulty on putting due to float by's and roll aways. Plays around perimeter of park behind baseball diamonds, with a dry packed earth fairway with some yellow grass. If you can throw a high medium hyzer it's real easy.
San Luis Obispo, CA- Laguna Lake:Medium to long holes in a park near a lake which is not in play. Most holes have trees surrounding a basket, well guarded by low branches. A few play through trees as tunnels, and a few are open. Rollers come in handy. One tight tunnel along a barbed wire fence, and another shoots over a fence corner, to the base of some foothill mountains. Temporary tee signs don't show length or location of hole, very hard to navigate, I didn't find #16 tee. It took an hour and a half to play due mostly to trying to find the next hole. You often need a driver off the tee, but no tough super long holes. Dug down loose rock on dirt tees.
Santa Maria, CA- Preisker:The best course of the day, on green grass in nice park, playing in a circle. Partially closed due to firefighters camp set-up on the last few holes. Mostly flat, with some man made bumps in play. Good length, with a few 2 drive holes and a lot near 300'. About 2/3 in the green grass, with wide trees as obstacles, the rest in the fringe in a woodchipped area with tree trunks making for some tight holes, sadly all rhbh hyzers though on these holes and kills the shot balance. Grass tees but they're in good shape. Has small tee markers, colored red then white then blue to make it easier to see where to go next, yet still pretty hard to figure out after the first 6 holes. #7 is where it switches back and forth between grass and woodchipped areas, with #7 being near the cement wall, hard to spot since #8 is right by #6. Good roller ground, requires some accuracy and length. Beware road on left of #1 if throwing over the tree, the wind got me good up there.
Santa Barbara (Isla Vista), CA- Isla Vista Peace Center:Weird layout, packed into 3 basically empty lots where a house should be, across a road from each other, very hard to navigate of course. After 4 you backtrack to left of basketball hoops for 5-9. Big arms have to use caution on the mostly less than 200' somewhat tight holes due to parked cars, houses. That can make it tougher than it should be. Has signs, mostly damaged, mach-2's and rough dirt tees. Good to have around if you live in there neighborhood!
Santa Barbara, CA- Evergreen Open Space:Very very hard to navigate, couldn't find 15-17. Plays through thin green-way in neighborhood, so you have to backtrack and criss-cross fairways often. Short to the point of being tough because it's short except for a few nice longer holes. Partly in tight old woods, with a creek hazard, partly in open green grassy area. Nice small downill shot with water behind (water is hidden didn't know it's there from the tee). Unmarked, some tees on pathways others have their own rough old cement box that could easily cause a fall. I wouldn't have been able to play half of it if other hadn't been there to follow, get a map.