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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Orange County, CA
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Golf courses at Monarch Beach Resort

Reviews

4.4
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Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 10
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Monarch Beach Links

This course had some beautiful views. Holes 3 & 4 were phenomenal. The GPS on the Golf carts were annoying. Way too many advertisements not much information about the course layout or distance on each shot. First time playing MB. Staff was friendly. Food was really good. Snack shack is after the 5th hole which was different. Overall experience was good.

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

Greetings!
Thank you for taking the time to rate us 4-stars. We have revised our GPS ads since you last played and actually received new carts with new GPS displays. Hope you can visit us again soon.
Regards,
Eric Lohman PGA GM

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

Best course in OC

This course is a bucket lister for sure. The layout and location are exceptional, with ocean views from the clubhouse and on holes 3 and 4.

The staff is the best in the business from valet and carts guys to the starters, especially Frank and Tony who take customer service to new heights.

The course is challenging, yet fair.

Great job all around and five stars for sure!!!

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

We agree! Our course is a bucket list course. We have notified Frank and Tony regarding your feedback and they are appreciative of the mention. Visit us again soon!
Regards,
Eric Lohman PGA GM

Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Orange County Gem

We had a great day! The weather was perfect, the course was in supreme shape, green rolled amazingly well, and the food and amenities and the staff were also incredible. There are tricky holes, tricky greens, and challenging shots and fun holes and even two holes right on the ocean! The 18th hole is a perfect way to finish all bets with a nervy shot over water! Then the warm towels and home cookies are waiting for you! My group loved it.

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

Thank you very much for rating us 5-stars. We hope you had a chance to golf with us a few times this year.
Regards,
Eric Lohman PGA GM

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

Great Course

Monarch Beach is a great course that is a fun play with excellent views. Eric Lohman the PGA Pro does a great job with this course. I highly recommend playing this fantastic OC Course.

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

Thank you for taking the time to rate us 5-stars. We hope you able to visit us a few times this year.
See you around the Links in 2019!
Regards,
Eric Lohman PGA GM

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

Outstanding service

Excellent, outstanding and magnificent are just a few words that come to mind. The views were stunning. The course is in great shape and manicured beautifully. The sand traps were perfect, the green speeds were just right and the fairways were very nice. The only thing that was less than perfect was the practice area, but because of the location you have to give it a pass. Who could blame them for not using more of that property for a driving range. I saved the best for last. The staff was absolutely unbelievable. From the moment you pull up to valet to the moment you're loaded up and on the way out its 100% perfect. They even cleaned my golf shoes and put them In a plastic bag. I'll be back.

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

What a great review - thank you very much for taking the time to share your experience. We hope you have time to golf with us in 2019!
Regards,
Eric Lohman PGA GM

Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

The green were the best I have seen them

They seem to be finally putting some serious money into upgrading the course, the greens were the best I have seen them and the bunkers are much better than they have been. The fairways are improving but the tees need work. The staff is great especially Frank in the Pro shop. Always friendly, always professional and welcoming.....

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

We appreciate you taking the time to review your experience. We hope you have a chance to visit us in 2019.
Regards,
Eric Lohman PGA GM

Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Very picturesque

All in all it was great course, very challenging and very well laid out. Ocean views, mansions and beautiful Scenery wherever you looked. The staff was exceptional and it seemed the refreshment cart was always available when needed.

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

Top of the Day!
Thank you for taking the time to rate us. We appreciate the 4-star review.
Visit us again soon.
Regards,
Eric Lohman PGA GM

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Greatest customer service

Very impressed with the golf staff. Everyone was super friendly and professional. I would recommend this course to anyone.

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

Thank you for recommending our course! Hope you have a chance to visit our course in 2019?
Regards,
Eric Lohman PGA GM

Played On
Reviews 33
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Unforgettable Golf Experience

This round will definitely never be forgotten and I can’t wait to go back! Staff were all amazing but the one that stood out was Frank at the pro shop! Absolutely the best customer service I’ve ever had at any Course in my 12+ yrs golfing!! Great views! Great challenging layouts...greens were always different and you had to have well placed shots into greens to even have a chance to two putt!!...from the moment I stepped on hole 18 tee box...I was overwhelmed with sadness because I wanted to do it all over again! I live about 1 hour 30 mins away ...and I will definitely plan to go back a few times a year! Keep up the great work Monarch and thank you for the experience.

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

What a great review! Thank you for taking the time to thoroughly review your experience. We have passed along your review to Frank.
Hope you have a chance to visit us again in 2019.
Regards,
Eric Lohman PGA GM

Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

This course under great conditions would be a 5 star club. But, they just airafied all the greens and not the best for putting. Also they had a outting of 50 players in a scramble that took close to 5 hours to play. I like to use golf now but you can't ask if you punch greens or if there is a outting going on when you sign up!

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
675883f1-81ad-5c0f-be3a-45663fa9fa02
Commented on 12/07/2018

Greetings!
You are more then welcome to ask regarding course & tee sheet conditions prior to coming to our facility. The last thing we want is for you to have a sub-par experience and would rather you have the information such as that prior to coming. We will discuss how better to handle situations like this in the future.
Thank you,
Eric Lohman PGA GM

Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Golf 949 in the am

I found out that Monarch most of the time has an am
9 Hole rate off the back nine for a special price. Only $49.00. This amazing because of how nice it is. We get to play the back nine before the days maintenance team goes through. Even with that the greens are still firm and fast and the course plays great, albeit it was a little chilly. We also got Gokfboards for $9 and breakfast for $9. Eric J. in the shop was very nice as well. I will be back and am looking at doing the 6 month pass as well.

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

Glad you found and are taking advantage of our 9FORE9 offering!!
It's a killer deal! More info on this can be found on our website under the PLAY tab.
Regards,
Eric Lohman PGA GM

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

No Better Place for a Friday Afternoon

I played Monarch yesterday (3/2) when it looked like the rain was going to hold off until sunset. I had not been out to Monarch in a while and was quickly reminded of why I love it. It has a great “OC” vibe and the friendliest staff around (Arroyo Trabuco is a close 2nd!). Eric and Frank in the golf shop couldn’t have been more helpful. The beverage cart girls even went above and beyond for my group! Though the rain scaring golfers away had something to do with it my foursome was able to finish in just under 4 hours teeing it at 1:30 and finishing just before the sunset and the rain. The rain will help the conditions which were still good considering the winter season and lack of precipitation. The greens were phenomenal and lightning fast which is rare in Orange County. Highlight of the day, as is the norm out there, was playing number 3 and 4 out on the beach in the afternoon sun. Looking forward to getting back out there next Friday afternoon

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Goodtimes again.

We teed off at 8am and played in 4 hours 15 mins. Not too bad. We did play a fivesome. Greens were silly good. Awesome views and staff. Fun and will be back soon.

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

Great review! Thank you for taking the time!
Regards,
Eric Lohman PGA GM

Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Unbeatable golf atmosphere

I had the opportunity to play a round with my father for his birthday. We tee'd off at 9 am and was off the course by 1 pm. The outside staff was the most friendly and accommodating I have ever experienced. The course was in phenomenal condition and he weather was a perfect 70 degrees in February in CA. Renee in the golf shop helped me pick out an outfit that I am very proud to represent! I will definitely be returning to Monarch Beach soon!

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 for taking the time to review your experience! This is the kind of review we want to read.
Hope to see you around in 2019!
Regards,
Eric Lohman PGA GM

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
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 12/07/2018

Thanks for the review!
Regards,
Eric Lohman PGA GM

Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Wonderful staff and views!

I accompanied my boyfriend for his round of golf at this wonderful course and it was so much fun! Tommy at the valet podium was great and Renee in the golf shop was so sweet and helpful! The course was well maintained and overlooked the water. I would definitely come back again.

Difficulty Moderate
675883f1-81ad-5c0f-be3a-45663fa9fa02
Commented on 12/07/2018

Thank you for taking the time to review your experience!
Regards,
Eric Lohman PGA GM

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

GREAT golf experience

From start to finish, a great experience. From the moment you drive up, the staff welcome you with a smile and gets you prepped for a solid round of golf. A great environment around the pro shop and first tee. Golf course was in excellent condition - greens smooth and fast. Fairways and rough were consistent and sand was fluffy. Played in just about 4 hours so little waiting on holes. Love the layout - challenging but fair and fun. Top shelf place but the staff makes you feel at home. See you again soon Monarch!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Best Course in the OC

If you want to cool place to go hang out and play an awesome golf course check out Monarch Beach golf links. The course and the views are amazing in their staff treats you like you're a member at a private country club. I can't wait to go back.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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