A sunset view of a green at Monarch Beach Golf Links.
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4.3
151 Reviews (151)
5 Stars
88
4 Stars
39
3 Stars
17
2 Stars
6
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.2
Value
3.8
Layout
4.4
Friendliness
4.8
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.5
83.9%
Recommend this course
132 out of 151 reviews
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4.5
20 Reviews (20)
5 Stars
12
4 Stars
5
3 Stars
3
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.5
Value
4.1
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.7
StaffFriendliness
4.9
90.0%
Recommend this course
18 out of 20 reviews
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4.2
30 Reviews (30)
5 Stars
16
4 Stars
7
3 Stars
4
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.3
Value
3.8
Layout
4.4
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.5
StaffFriendliness
4.8
80.0%
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24 out of 30 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Resort
Style Links
Par 70
Length 6645 yards
Slope 135
Rating 72.5
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Monarch Beach Golf Links
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Course Details

Year Built 1983
Golf Season Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
GPS Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf Simulator Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Indoor Practice Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Fivesomes Allowed No
Single Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Proper golf attire.

Food & Beverage

Food & Beverage

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Locker Rooms

Reviews

4.3
151 Reviews (151)

What Golfers Are Saying

Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 6
Undulating Greens 6
This course/club is great for:
A Weekend Splurge 6
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 6
This Course's Location is:
At a Resort 6

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Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
675883f1-81ad-5c0f-be3a-45663fa9fa02
Commented on 09/24/2021

Thank you for rating us 5-stars!
Regards,
Eric Lohman, PGA GM

Played On
Reviews 14
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Beautiful Course to Play

Monarch Beach is easily one of my favorite courses. Each hole is unique and challenging. Gorgeous views of the ocean from multiple holes, especially the third hole, which is adjacent to a beach. Kaitlyn in the pro shop also adds a great touch to the experience with her wonderful customer service. She even remembered me from about six weeks ago when she put me in touch with someone who could order a special shirt for my husband. She could recall very specific details of our prior conversation. Very impressive! I can’t wait to play again in two weeks!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
675883f1-81ad-5c0f-be3a-45663fa9fa02
Commented on 08/27/2021

Greetings!
Thank you very much for taking the time to review your visits with us! We will be sure to pass along your kind message about our valued team member! We look forward to hosting you many more time!
Regards,
Eric Lohman, PGA GM

Played On
Reviews 45
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
First Time Playing

Excellent course a must play if in area

Primo resort course. As good as it gets for public access golf. Only eclipsed by Pelican Bay according to Zach. The course and greens were in top notch condition. Two cool holes just above beach. This too is a superbly memorable course. Pay a little extra. It’s worth the experience.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
675883f1-81ad-5c0f-be3a-45663fa9fa02
Commented on 08/19/2021

Greetings simerm,
Thank you for taking the time to review us on GolfAdvisor. We are glad to hear you enjoyed our conditions and had a memorable experience.
Visit again soon,
Eric Lohman, PGA GM

Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

First 4 holes were exciting. Design/layout severely drops off after that. Very short course, I couldn’t count the number of straight forward par 4’s. Pretty location, but a pure moneymaker and not for the avid golfer. Good for out of towners.

Conditions Good
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
675883f1-81ad-5c0f-be3a-45663fa9fa02
Commented on 08/19/2021

Greetings EricFuller,
Thank you for taking the time to review your visit.. We wish you had a better experience but thank you for your honest opinion.
Happy golfing,
Eric Lohman, PGA GM

Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
675883f1-81ad-5c0f-be3a-45663fa9fa02
Commented on 07/23/2021

Thank you for rating us 5-stars!
Regards,
Eric Lohman, PGA GM

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Good Choice

Very nice round. Conditions were good. Greens and tee boxes were in good shape. Fairways decent, challenging layout. My round was extra enjoyable due to pairing with sime very nice members. Joy, the starter and Chad and Scott who helped with my car and clubs were very professional.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
675883f1-81ad-5c0f-be3a-45663fa9fa02
Commented on 07/23/2021

Thank you very much for taking time to review your round with us. We are going to share your kind words regarding our Team Members with them. We hope you have a chance to visit us again.
Regards,
Eric Lohman, PGA GM

Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Missing Piece

First time playing this course, and it was a nice layout from the back tees, with fairways and greens in really excellent condition. Staff were great, and its so spectacular to play. What's missing is a driving range of some sort to warm up on before play. The four little mats off in the corner of the putting green don't cut it for me at least. And the older we get, the more we need to loosen up and swing clubs before playing. For this kind of money, I expect a place to warm up.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
675883f1-81ad-5c0f-be3a-45663fa9fa02
Commented on 07/16/2021

Greetings!
Thank you for taking the time to review your visit with us. We understand the frustration of not having a traditional driving range though are happy to see you enjoyed the layout, conditions and our valued team members. We hope you have a chance to golf with us again.
Regards,
Eric Lohman, PGA GM

Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great Day

Had a wonderful time playing this course again. The weather was perfect and the course conditions were up to par. I highly recommend this course to everyone

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
675883f1-81ad-5c0f-be3a-45663fa9fa02
Commented on 07/16/2021

Thank you, Jmoregon for taking the time to review your round with us. We strive to provide a 5-star experience and glad you felt that! Visit us again soon!
Regards,
Eric Lohman, PGA GM

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Quintessential Coastal Orange County

Monarch Beach Golf Links is a perfect combination of upscale, beautiful, and relaxed. Just a good vibe all around. So much so that I signed up for their Links card membership today. Super stoked to call this course home!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
675883f1-81ad-5c0f-be3a-45663fa9fa02
Commented on 06/25/2021

Greetings,
We couldn't agree more! Very grateful for your patronage and looking forward to having you around the Beach more as a Links Cardholder.
Happy Golfing!!
Eric Lohman, PGA GM

Played On
Reviews 2
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
675883f1-81ad-5c0f-be3a-45663fa9fa02
Commented on 06/25/2021

Thank you for rating us 4-stars and we hope you visit again soon!
Regards,
Eric Lohman, PGA GM

Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
675883f1-81ad-5c0f-be3a-45663fa9fa02
Commented on 06/11/2021

Greetings! Thank you for taking the time to rate us 5-stars. We sincerely appreciate it. Visit again soon!
Regards,
Eric Lohman, PGA GM

Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Jvcal

Grass was tough and hard to take divot and very little roll. Greens mostly elevated and well bunkered. Low handicap golfer type course. Greens are firm and undrulated.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
675883f1-81ad-5c0f-be3a-45663fa9fa02
Commented on 06/04/2021

Greetings,
Thank you for taking the time to review your round with us. We, of course, are disappointed to see that you feel your experience was 3-stars. If you'd like, we love if you could share more and how we can elevate your experience. Please email me at elohman@monarchbeachgolf.com.
Thank you,
Eric Lohman, PGA GM

Played On
Reviews 9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
675883f1-81ad-5c0f-be3a-45663fa9fa02
Commented on 05/28/2021

Thank you for taking the time to review your round with us. Visit again soon.
Regards,
Eric Lohman, PGA GM

Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
675883f1-81ad-5c0f-be3a-45663fa9fa02
Commented on 05/28/2021

Thank you for taking the time to rate us 5-stars.
Regards,
Eric Lohman, PGA GM

Played On
Reviews 8
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
675883f1-81ad-5c0f-be3a-45663fa9fa02
Commented on 05/14/2021

Thank you for rating us 4-stars! Visit again soon.
Regards,
Eric Lohman, PGA GM

Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap Don't know
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Friendly staff all around .

a golf staffer needs to get in a cart and patrol course for golfers playing 50 yards behind you and rushing your shots.

Conditions Good
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
675883f1-81ad-5c0f-be3a-45663fa9fa02
Commented on 05/14/2021

Greetings!
Thanks for taking the time to review your visit with us. We will certainly bring your concern regarding players behind you pressuring you to our Player Assistants attention.
Regards,
Eric Lohman, PGA GM

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Fun atmosphere friendly staff exclusive experience

I have played here a handful of times but this last time was such a good experience I felt I needed to write a review. Everyone from the valets, pro shop, starters, beverage cart were attentive, friendly, and accommodating. Their course is maintained like a private club and the greens were so fast, it took me a hole or two just to get used to the speed. My favorite holes were the ocean holes which are so close to the beach you can watch the waves crash. Overall a very upscale experience and we finished in 4 hours which was nice.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
675883f1-81ad-5c0f-be3a-45663fa9fa02
Commented on 04/09/2021

Greetings!
Thank you for taking the time to review your visits. We will certainly share your glowing review with our valued team members and sincerely hope to host you again soon. Happy Golfing!
Regards, Eric Lohman, PGA GM

Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Good golf, good drinks, good vibes, what else can you ask for?

I have played Monarch a handful of times and always enjoy my round. I really enjoy the music played around the clubhouse and the cafe and the option to rent a golfboard or phat scooter. Hole 3 and 4 always take my breath away, but I think the views on the back 9 have some of the best. If you're looking for a deal, their Links Card includes a round of golf and more. Worth it if you plan to play there a few times. Definitely recommend!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 8
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Awesome place

It lived up to the hype for me an amazing golf course

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
675883f1-81ad-5c0f-be3a-45663fa9fa02
Commented on 03/16/2021

Greetings!
We appreciate you taking the time to review your visit and even more grateful that you were able to golf with us! Visit us again soon!
Regards,
Eric Lohman, PGA GM

Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
First Time Playing

Eh

Don’t fall for it!! Only one ocean front hole!

If you are looking for ocean views and a well maintained course spend your money! Many better options along the coast at this price point!

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
675883f1-81ad-5c0f-be3a-45663fa9fa02
Commented on 02/26/2021

Greetings Manhattan,
Though we wish you had a more memorable experience, we appreciate you joining us for the day.
Happy Golfing,
Eric Lohman, PGA GM

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