La Mirada was the last stop on our disc golf/wine tour. We played the Lakeside course first and then moved to the back 18. The Lakeside course was very interesting. Lots of elevation changes, and the holes that shoot along the top of the ridge can drive a person insane. If you get any roll on this hole it will be a bad one. It will take off and roll at least 150' feet down a steep slope towards the lake with no backdrop to stop it from getting wet. My wife wound up down this slope twice next to the water. Luckily it didn't go in, but someone in a group behind us did tell us later that he lost 2 discs in the lake on that same hole. I only had one complaint about this course and that is the amount of people who aren't disc golfing, but are completely oblivious to the discs whizzing all around them. On one hole I had to shoot around 2 kids who were just sitting, hanging out, about 15 feet in front of the basket. On other holes people just walk right in front of you as you're prepping to shoot. Regardless of them this course was awesome and I can't wait to play it again.
The back 18 seemed to me to play a little easier than the lakeside course, but my scores did not at all reflect that. Like the lakeside course there is a lot of elevation change. What this course lacks in challenges it makes up for in length. There were some long holes over here and a lot of mandys. I shot a 5 on the hole that goes along the street with the double mandy short and another mandy long. It didn't seem that difficult when staring off the tee, but it does take an accurate drive to make the mandys and stay in the fairway thats only 30' wide.
Overall La Mirada was fun and challenging and I would definitely go back up to play it again.