Morley Field was established by Snapper Pierson (course pro and Disc Golf Hall of Fame member) in 1978 making one of the original disc golf courses in the world. Only a few miles from the San Diego Intl. Airport, San Diego Harbor, Coronado Beaches, beautiful Downtown San Diego, and directly across from the San Diego Zoo, this makes Morley a destination course with a personality all its own.
The course overall isn’t long but it does have a few lengthy holes and it‘s beautifully maintained by the shop employees and features Mach III baskets and concrete tee pads. The course is very challenging, with many trees and tough pin placements. Pin positions change each Monday and there are 3 to 6 positions for each hole.
Morley Field has a pro shop (other side of rest rooms) for all of your disc golf and refreshment needs. The pro shop is loaded with food, drinks, and lots of Discs. Rental discs and color scorecards are available.
Although the famous shoe tree has fallen down (January 2008), there is a plaque where it once stood. There is a new shoe tree taking shape next to the old one. It was known by travel experts as one of the 50 sights to see in San Diego. R.I.P. Shoe Tree.
Morley prides itself on the friendliness of its locals. Being one of (if not #1) the busiest courses in the world so you will never lack for a helpful, friendly and usually colorful playing partner.
Monthly tournaments are usually held on the 3rd Saturday of each month. Check the schedule for the next monthly. Tournament division include Pro, Advanced, Intermediate, and Novice. Morley Field also has two disc golf leagues per year – Spring and Fall. These are handicap leagues with all skill levels welcome to play. Also during the summer there is Wednesday Night Doubles at 5:00pm.
The course is open to the public from dawn to dusk year round except for the weekends of the Southwestern Disc Golf Invitational Team Tournament (usually around the 1st weekend of December) and the Spring Fling (usually in the first couple of weeks of May). If you plan to visit during these times, check the schedule to make sure the course will be open to the public.
City law does not permit alcoholic beverages in the park and this is enforced by park rangers and the San Diego City Police. If the parking lot is full, go just past the course west on Pershing and keep hanging lefts. You’ll find additional parking near the ball park, a short walk from the course.