So I just got back from there, and here's my review:
- The new owner is cool as hell. Very nice guy, super professional.
- The refs are young and kinda lazy, but not nearly as bad as some courses. All in all they did an okay job, but not the top notch style you get sometimes, where the refs are running around all over the place, watching every move.
- The fields are pretty good. Some of the speedball courses are kinda dumb, but that's because I hate speedball. I'm a woods guy, so pittsburg and trenches were my two favorites. Survivor is crap, but the others are just fine.
- Prices are cheap. $20 for all day, which includes all day air and lunch. I bought evils for $65 a case, which really isn't too bad. Bring your own water, and you'll be all set.
- Professionalism. 18 year old kids are 18 year old kids, and it's hard for them to act all that professional when they're making minimum wage, if that. But they did a good job considering. The refs were rather responsive to where the group (of walkons) wanted to go, didn't do that whole "power trip degrading" thing where people get yelled at for minor infractions. The people doing the air where top notch (they fill HPA to 4500, by the way), and the people taking money were extremely courteous.
- Lunch. It sounds trivial, but having lunch delivered is a nice touch. Tereyaki chicken rice bowl for me, orange chicken rice bowl for my friends, and then pizza and subway sandwiches for others. Unless you're not planning on playing any later than lunch, I'd avoid eating a pizza in 90 degree Escondido heat, then running around twenty minutes later.
Overall it was a nice place, and I'm glad we went. We'll probably hit up Pirate's Grove more often because it's closer to San Diego, and Baja because it's cheap as hell with awesome courses. But I certainly wouldn't hesitate going back, and will probably do so in the next few months. I give it an 8 because of some slighly lame experiences with some refs, and dork speedball courses that were slapped together in twenty minutes.