Resort, One, Dana Point, California 92629, US
(800) 722-1543
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About Monarch Beach Resort

The Monarch Beach Resort is a grand Mediterranean retreat that has earned AAA Five Diamond Awards since 2003 and Mobil/Forbes Five Star Awards since 2007. The first Miraval Life in Balance Spa in California debuted in 2016 as part of a $40 million refresh. The Monarch Bay Club is a private beach club across the street. Every day ends with champagne sabering at the Lobby Lounge to celebrate another spectacular SoCal day.

Facts

Price Range$$$$
Property Class★★★★★
Acres162
Year Opened2001
Number of Units300-500

Amenities

RestaurantsFine, Casual
Room TypesRoom, Suite
TennisYes
Fitness CenterYes
Beach AccessYes
Banquet SpaceYes
SpaYes

Services

Kids ProgramYes
Room ServiceYes
ConciergeYes

Rules

Is the resort pet friendly?Yes
Is resort stay required for a tee time?No
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Golf courses at Monarch Beach Resort

Reviews

4.4
127 Reviews (127)
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Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Never Again

Amazingly gorgeous course. Has a few holes ON the Pacific Ocean which are amazing.

Unfortunately it was backed up more than any course I’ve ever seen. We’d run into 2-4 other golf carts at every tee box.

After it taking 3.5 hours for only 9 holes, we left. Never again.

Conditions Good
Value Poor
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Excellent
675883f1-81ad-5c0f-be3a-45663fa9fa02
Commented on 12/06/2019

Greetings DerekFSU -
We are so very sorry to read that you experience a less than exceptional day here at Monarch Beach. We really do strive for fast pace of play and it seems you joined us on an off day. We certainly don't believe your experience was okay and hope we can try and host you again. We certainly understand your frustration. Wishing you all the best -
Eric Lohman, PGA GM

Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
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 12/06/2019

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

Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Excellent
675883f1-81ad-5c0f-be3a-45663fa9fa02
Commented on 12/06/2019

Greetings!
We are, of course, sad to read your review. We hope you can come back and experience a more memorable and fun round with us, and if not we are sure our friends up the road will be happy to host.
Happy golfing -
Eric Lohman, PGA GM

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Excellent staff makes for an excellent experience

Golf shop staff I had the pleasure to interact with included Frank, Josh, Renee, and Tony. I was in the shop several times - setting up my round, prior to play, and shopping for my boys.
All 4 were very professional and set the stage for a great golf outing.
Thank you to the MBR golf staff for such a great experience.
And, the course was fun, challenging, and a perfect spot to play some great golf.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
675883f1-81ad-5c0f-be3a-45663fa9fa02
Commented on 12/06/2019

We are so grateful for your review. We will be sure to share your kind words with our stellar team members!
Regards,
Eric Lohman, PGA GM

Played On
Reviews 11
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Beautiful Oceanside Course

This is a beautiful course that offers, a challenging layout, but not unfair to a mid handicap player. The greens are very fast but true, so if you are heavy handed with the putter you may roll a few by the cup. The staff is super friendly and the views of the ocean and the surrounding area are great! The only down side to the course is the practice area, you only hit into a net not a driving range so if you want to see how your ball is flying do it before you get there. Otherwise its a fantastic course!

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
675883f1-81ad-5c0f-be3a-45663fa9fa02
Commented on 12/06/2019

Thank you very much for the the great review of your visit. We hope you can visit us again when you're on the west coast!
Happy Golfing!
Eric Lohman, PGA GM

Played On
Reviews 11
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Beautiful course in Laguna

To start the course is in very nice shape, the greens were excellent, a bit fast and rolled perfect. The staff was friendly and were there to support you and made you feel welcomed. I really had a blast playing this course I would give it a total recommendation for anyone in the area especially if staying at the Ritz and looking to get in a round on a great course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
675883f1-81ad-5c0f-be3a-45663fa9fa02
Commented on 12/06/2019

What a great review! We hope you can come back and visit us next time you're in SoCal.
Regards,
Eric Lohman, PGA GM

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
675883f1-81ad-5c0f-be3a-45663fa9fa02
Commented on 12/06/2019

Thank you for the 5-star review!
Regards,
Eric Lohman, PGA GM

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Member

Exceptionally attentive staff, accessible course for all levels of players, scenic views, mostly fine conditions. The course is walkable, a rarity for a resort course. Fun place to play.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
675883f1-81ad-5c0f-be3a-45663fa9fa02
Commented on 12/06/2019

Thank you for the review! We will be sure to share with our team members -
Visit again soon!
Regards,
Eric Lohman, PGA GM

Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Used cart

Worth every penny

the 2 holes on beach are worth the price of admission

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
675883f1-81ad-5c0f-be3a-45663fa9fa02
Commented on 12/06/2019

We think so too, golfwhisperer1!!!
Visit us again soon -
Eric Lohman, PGA GM

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
675883f1-81ad-5c0f-be3a-45663fa9fa02
Commented on 12/06/2019

Cheers for 5-stars!
Visit again soon -
Eric Lohman, PGA GM

Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 25+
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
675883f1-81ad-5c0f-be3a-45663fa9fa02
Commented on 12/06/2019

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

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

Great venue

Love this place.
The staff make the day fantastic.
The course is always in good condition and the layout is fantastic.
Thoroughly recommended.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
675883f1-81ad-5c0f-be3a-45663fa9fa02
Commented on 12/06/2019

Thank you so much for the stellar review!
Cheers,
Eric Lohman, PGA GM

Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

One of SoCal best

Monarch is fun and challenging track. The few of the ocean holes have amazing views.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
675883f1-81ad-5c0f-be3a-45663fa9fa02
Commented on 12/06/2019

Thank you, Sonnybajaj for sharing your experience!
Regards,
Eric Lohman, PGA GM

Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Monarch Beach

Course in poor condition. Marshall was useless in helping pace of play or those hitting into us (due to pace of play). Not a $200/ round golf course.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
675883f1-81ad-5c0f-be3a-45663fa9fa02
Commented on 02/28/2019

Greetings WRGasior,
Thank you for taking the time to rate your experience. As you know, we are experiencing a colder & wetter than normal winter which has resulted in our Bermuda grass growing at a very slow pace. Our greens are in great shape, but when you mean poor condition, I assume you are referring to some bar spots in the fairways. We hope you can visit us again in our warmer months to experience better conditions. As for our marshal's and the group hitting into you, that is unacceptable in our opinion. Our Head Golf Professional or Director of Golf will be reaching out to discuss this matter further and make it right. Once again, thank you for taking the time to review your visit.
Regards,
Eric Lohman, PGA GM

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Nice course

Nice resort course. Fairways weren’t great but greens and tee boxes were in excellent condition. Pace of play was excellent and the course host was doing his job. Overall a great experience.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

3 Birdies

With a 11 handicap I tied my record of 3 birdies in a round. I played a month after the greens had been reseeded and they are perfect! The greens are rolling true. Fairways are like vacuumed carpet. Beautiful ocean views, especially on the signature hole #3. The staff is attentive to all my requests and very kind. Get the crab cakes on turn.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
675883f1-81ad-5c0f-be3a-45663fa9fa02
Commented on 12/07/2018

Thank you mckknight for the stellar review of our golf course. We will be sure to pass along the comments about the course and staff to our Team Members.
Regards,
Eric Lohman PGA GM

Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Excellent staff and service

Fantastic golf course and scene. The people are wonderful.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
675883f1-81ad-5c0f-be3a-45663fa9fa02
Commented on 12/07/2018

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

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

Awesome Course!

Awesome course! Great view and beautiful amenities and friendly staff! Would definitely recommend it as a must play course! Bravo!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
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