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3.7
423 Reviews (423)
5 Stars
84
4 Stars
205
3 Stars
87
2 Stars
23
1 Stars
24
Conditions
3.6
Value
3.8
Layout
4.1
Friendliness
4.0
Pace
3.4
Amenities
3.4
80.8%
Recommend this course
341 out of 423 reviews
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Average Rating
Avg Rating
3.9
34 Reviews (34)
5 Stars
7
4 Stars
20
3 Stars
4
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
1
Conditions
3.8
Value
4.2
Layout
4.3
Pace
3.6
Amenities
3.7
StaffFriendliness
4.1
82.4%
Recommend this course
28 out of 34 reviews
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Average Rating
Avg Rating
3.6
69 Reviews (69)
5 Stars
12
4 Stars
33
3 Stars
14
2 Stars
7
1 Stars
3
Conditions
3.6
Value
3.8
Layout
4.2
Pace
3.3
Amenities
3.4
StaffFriendliness
4.0
76.8%
Recommend this course
53 out of 69 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Style Links
Par 71
Length 7015 yards
Slope 126
Rating 73.9
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Monarch Bay Golf Club
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Course Details

Year Built 2001
Fairways Paspalum Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - $10 - $15
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Appropriate golf attire.

Food & Beverage

Bar, Grill

Available Facilities

Banquet Facilities

Reviews

3.7
423 Reviews (423)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 15
Brunch 7
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 25
Thick Rough 22
Plays Long 15
This course/club is great for:
Locals 25
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 22
Walkers 18
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 29
Near the Airport 27
Worth the Drive 8

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Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Reviews 19
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Cheating golf cart fee

Booking condition is including cart fee. But golf staff denied the condition. I had to be paid golf cart fee.

Conditions Excellent
Value Poor
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Poor
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Monarch Comes Through

Great layout.. great condition considering lack of rainfall!!
Goose droppings too much… get a couple of dogs to take care of and it would be stellar!!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 11
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Golf cart

Purchased 4 players with the cart but the course won accept the email says including cart. They charge us another cart payment.

Conditions Average
Friendliness Poor
Pace Average
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

This course is great but does not match GolfNow price

I paid for the hot deal that included a golf cart but when I arrived, they told me that the GolfNow price was incorrect and that I would have to pay an additional cart fee.

The course is great for the price. A lot of geese and droppings but overall not a bad course for $40 (plus cart fee at check in).

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 70
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played

Great All Day Fun

If choose to spend a weekend trip here or you are a regular player here the fun is real. Lots of playing room for all levels of play. Don’t fear the wind. It is part of the regular Bay Area conditions.
Well manicured greens. The use of all your clubs is important. Come out and play this legendary course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Slow pace

Good course but there was no Marshall to keep things going.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Poor
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Good enough

Good enough is my title because it's expensive to maintain a good course and you get what you pay for. I thought Monarch Bay was reasonable. Greens were well maintained although slow. Big fairways mostly plenty of grass, a few bare spots. Tees were occasionally uneven so make sure you find a flat spot. Course is well set up given the prevailing winds. Friendly staff. "Spirited players." Accepting its a municipal golf course with lots of players I was not surprised or bothered by people shouting about good shots or swearing about bad ones. Teed it up on a Thursday at noon and played in 5 hours. I'd say check it out and enjoy.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 41
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

easy mid-morning round

Walked it in under 4 hours on a Thursday morning and that included waiting on the last 4 holes. Was breezy for the whole round. Greens weren’t quick but very even and smooth.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 34
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Beautiful ocean view and cool summer day

Pretty interesting course with beautiful ocean view. The only complaint I have is that we had to wait a long time for 2 par 3s - #7, # 17. They were two groups on the tee box at #7, and there were 3 groups waiting on #17. We ended up did not finish our round. I think it would be great if we can have a marshal to help out - have people mark their ball, and let next group to hit before finishing putting

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Good Course For The Money

5:33am tee time. Finished in 4hrs. Course in good condition for the most part

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Poor
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