A sunset view of a green at Monarch Beach Golf Links.
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4.4
184 Reviews (184)
5 Stars
111
4 Stars
42
3 Stars
22
2 Stars
8
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.1
Value
3.7
Layout
4.5
Friendliness
4.8
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.4
82.9%
Recommend this course
159 out of 184 reviews
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4.6
15 Reviews (15)
5 Stars
11
4 Stars
2
3 Stars
2
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.3
Value
3.9
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.6
Amenities
4.5
StaffFriendliness
4.9
86.7%
Recommend this course
13 out of 15 reviews
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4.5
31 Reviews (31)
5 Stars
22
4 Stars
3
3 Stars
4
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.0
Value
3.7
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.4
StaffFriendliness
4.8
83.9%
Recommend this course
26 out of 31 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

4.4
184 Reviews (184)

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 14
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

Fun course

Fun course with some nice water holes and creative shots needed. Only two holes on the beach if you think it is an ocean course it is not really.

Staff was very friendly at all locations pro shop, snack shop, Marshall, etc..

No driving range but hitting area was good for warm up.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
675883f1-81ad-5c0f-be3a-45663fa9fa02
Commented on 08/26/2022

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

Played On
Reviews 8
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
675883f1-81ad-5c0f-be3a-45663fa9fa02
Commented on 08/26/2022

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

Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Dana Point Delight

If you ever thought about playing Monarch Beach and just haven't done it......don't wait! It is a tough but fair course and the conditions are wonderful. The fairways and greens are well maintained and the views are just as good.
I Played as a single as was paired with some local players. I couldn't have had picked nicer and more helpful playing companions for my first outing there.
Treat yourself and friends and book a round soon.

Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
675883f1-81ad-5c0f-be3a-45663fa9fa02
Commented on 08/26/2022

Thank you for taking the time to share your words and experience. We hope you have a chance to play with us again soon.
Regards,
Eric Lohman, PGA GM

Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
675883f1-81ad-5c0f-be3a-45663fa9fa02
Commented on 08/19/2022

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

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
First Time Playing

Fun Course | Poor Value

I will keep this short - if you are booking this as a destination experience you will be disappointed if your expectations are not set.

If part of your experience is driven by experiencing course facilities you will be disappointed.

- No Driving Range
This is hard information to find on the site and they try to sell you on this being a good thing. Would be passable if they had additional technology such as TrackMan, but the facility is no better than a backyard cage

- No food for early tee times
Both food options were closed in the morning during the weekday. This may be different for the weekend.

- Locker Room below expectations
The locker room was simply a bathroom. No sauna, steam room, nice toiletries, etc.

- Fairways Under Repair
A surprising amount of fungus and damage to the fairways at this price point. It sounds improved from earlier in the year, but the fairways are still a bit rough on certain holes.

- Not Walkable
The site says its walkable - it really isn't. There are several holes with significant walks through tunnels and up hills. Do yourself a favor and get a cart. This is particularly true if you are playing in a group with other cart riders.

If expectations are anything higher based on price point you will be disappointed. Unless you have a discounted round rates from staying at the hotel think twice before booking. You can play comparable courses in the area 3-4 times for this green fee.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
675883f1-81ad-5c0f-be3a-45663fa9fa02
Commented on 07/29/2022

Greetings kbishop33,
Thank you for taking the time to review your experience with us. Though we may not fully agree with all you mentioned, there are some valid points. We plan to add tech to our hitting bays soon. Golfer also have access to the Miraval Spa for a nominal fee, the golf shop carries some F&B for times when the Cafe is not open and we do have many people who choose to walk our Links course. As for the conditions, we work hard every day to solve longstanding issues and are closer to the standard we are holding for ourselves.
Thank you again for choosing to play and review Monarch Beach Golf Links - we do hope you can visit again soon.
- Eric Lohman, PGA GM

Played On
Reviews 3
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
675883f1-81ad-5c0f-be3a-45663fa9fa02
Commented on 07/29/2022

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

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great course. Great value.

I will be back! Very playable course with just the right amount of obsticles. Ill be back!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
675883f1-81ad-5c0f-be3a-45663fa9fa02
Commented on 07/08/2022

Thank you for taking the time to review your visit. We look forward to hosting you again!
- Eric Lohman, PGA GM

Played On
Reviews 28
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Two fairways under repair

We had a great time and the course was in very good shape. The only disappointment (which we knew about) was fairways 6 and 7 were under repair and they made both holes very short par 3's. I understand these two holes should be back in operation in a month or so and we look forward to coming back.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
675883f1-81ad-5c0f-be3a-45663fa9fa02
Commented on 07/01/2022

Thank you for sharing your thoughts! Please do return as both of those fairways are looking so healthy!
Happy Golfing!
-Eric Lohman, PGA GM

Played On
Reviews 14
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great way to spend Mother's day

The staff was extremely pleasant , the weather was perfect & the course was in great shape. Only downside was a couple of the fairways had major work being done but we warned ahead of playing so no big deal there. Will be returning in the near future.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Bob

very nice course, just 3 holes under construction so we lose a lot of fun, hopefully they can finish the construction in next couple month.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
675883f1-81ad-5c0f-be3a-45663fa9fa02
Commented on 04/29/2022

Thank you, Bob for taking the time to rate your experience. We will be completing the project within the next month so you'll have to come back and see the finished project!
Regards,
Eric Lohman, PGA GM

Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Amazing experience. Greens were perfect! Views are outstanding. Challenging but VERY playable. ?Used every club in my bag. Highly recommend to others.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
675883f1-81ad-5c0f-be3a-45663fa9fa02
Commented on 04/13/2022

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience and rate us 5-stars. Visit again soon!
Regards,
Eric Lohman, PGA GM

Played On
Reviews 15
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
675883f1-81ad-5c0f-be3a-45663fa9fa02
Commented on 04/13/2022

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

Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
2.0
First Time Playing

Cancellation policy is too strict

My wife and I get ill on the day (Mar 12th). Our TEE time was 13:10 PM. In the morning, I tried to cancel the booking, but failed. I made a phone call several times dire tly to the golf proshop, but failed to talk to the sraff working there.

We are very much disappointed to see that you charged full money.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Poor
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
675883f1-81ad-5c0f-be3a-45663fa9fa02
Commented on 03/18/2022

Greetings,
We apologize for this experience as booking tee times through Golf Now has a stricter cancellation policy than booking directly with us. Additionally, booking directly with us allows for more flexibility and typically a better rate. We understand if you choose not to visit us again, but we do invite you to return at a heavily discounted rate. Simply connect with me, Jackie, if this is something you're interested in. Once again, we apologize for this experience and hope you and your wife are feeling better.
Regards,
Jackie Riegle, PGA
jriegle@monarchbeachgolf.com

Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Wow! So much fun

What a great course. The staff is beyond friendly. From the valet to the course marshals. Customer service was impeccable.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
675883f1-81ad-5c0f-be3a-45663fa9fa02
Commented on 03/11/2022

Thank you for the stellar review. Visit again soon!!
Regards,
Eric Lohman, PGA GM

Played On
Reviews 5
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
675883f1-81ad-5c0f-be3a-45663fa9fa02
Commented on 03/04/2022

Thank you for rating us 5-stars. Visit again soon!
Regards,
Eric Lohman, PGA GM

Played On
Reviews 4
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
675883f1-81ad-5c0f-be3a-45663fa9fa02
Commented on 03/04/2022

Thank you for rating us 5-stars. Visit again soon!
Regards,
Eric Lohman, PGA GM

Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
675883f1-81ad-5c0f-be3a-45663fa9fa02
Commented on 01/21/2022

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

Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
675883f1-81ad-5c0f-be3a-45663fa9fa02
Commented on 01/21/2022

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

Played On
Reviews 1
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
675883f1-81ad-5c0f-be3a-45663fa9fa02
Commented on 01/21/2022

Hello,
We are sorry to read you had a 2-star experience. We would like to understand why as are always striving to improve. Reach out to me if you'd like to discuss.
Regards,
Eric Lohman, PGA GM

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