The Monster at Concord Resort Hotel

4.1818000000 4.2 stars from 5 (33)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 7650 yards
  • Slope: 137
  • Rating: 76.8
  • Layout

  • 84 Chalet Rd, Kiamesha Lake, New York 12751, Sullivan County
  • (845) 794-4000, (888) 448-9686
  • (845) 794-6944
  • concordmonster.com

Year built: 1963
Architect(s): Joe Finger
Type: Resort
Golf Season: Open: 4/15 Closed: 11/15

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - included in green fees
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Monster 72 7650 yards 76.8 137
White 72 6989 yards 75.3 124
Green 72 6068 yards 72.2 127
Red (W) 72 5442 yards 70.6 125

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.2 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: No ratings so far
Value: 4.6 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.9 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 3.8 stars from 5
Course Layout: No ratings so far
Course Conditions: 3.5 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 33 Reviews
5 stars:
16
4 stars:
12
3 stars:
2
2 stars:
1
1 stars:
2

recommend this course

29 out of 31 reviews


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Reviews


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"course is very challenging"


heartmender1's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/14/2013
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The Monster has beautiful views, each hole has its challenging personality, course was in immaculate Condition. Invited friends to play the monster from the tips, although we didn't score well. We had a good time. I recommend every golfer should experience plying the 7600 yd. Course from the tips.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"bad shape"


standwork's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/12/2013
Previously played

Reviewed on

Not what it used to be. Played a week ago and cart paths jarred one's kidneys so badly that the soda I brought from home exploded and foamed all over me and the cart due to the bumps on the cart paths. There were bald patches on the fairways and greens, had to putt over dirt on a couple of holes. Between the bald patches and horrible cart paths, it is hard to enjoy the course, even at discount prices. We need the casino bill to pass so maybe they can restore the course to good playing condition. It is too nice a layout to deserve this treatment. I would not recommend it to anyone and I won't go back there, despite the discounted greens fees.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"great experience"


rogerherman's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 9/27/2013
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

there are five tees and you need them.the course is long and difficult .lots of water in the right places and plenty of sand traps.little weird,trailer at bag drop with two bathrooms witch is okay but you have to go up a hill across a road to sign in.we will go and sign in before we drop our bags off now that we know.every body should play it at least once.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great course, great condition, low traffic. Good bang for your buck"


nicksusername's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 9/21/2013
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We played this on a Saturday and there were maybe 15 others on the course. We were very happy with the condition in general. The greens were a little spongy, but very responsive and rolled true. The mens tees are pretty long in most holes, but the course plays very fair.

Because of the length, the ladies tees are in most cases shoved up onto the fairway with no real tee box which was not a problem.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"very challenging"


Edsa57's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 9/19/2013
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

course was in good shape. staff were friendly.very challenging


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Must try this course"


breezer01's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 9/18/2013
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I had so much fun playing from the blue tees, almost 7500 yards, with wide fairways and large greens you could bomb away. Greens were in great shape. The only thing that was subpar was the cart path. It was undriveable, so I just drove the fairways. Can't imagine playing from the longer Monster tees, but I'm going to try my next time out.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Excellent courses very challenging some long par 3's"


twhitt88's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 9/16/2013
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Good experience here - I like shorter par 3's just need to hit from red if not a long hitter - just about impossible to take the cart path a little to bumpy for me - once they redo the path this course would carry top ratings - signature hole for me would be the 10th<br/> Standing high above the fairway w/ a view of the stream and green far to the left distance is a sight to enjoy as you lead into the back nine


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great challenging course for the great GolfNow price."


gordon1956's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/08/2013
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Challenging and long course. Definitely bring your A game.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"This course surpasses all expectations of golf appreciation."


remG's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/07/2013
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course provided a unique and challenging blend of creativity in shaping shots, distance vs barriers, and green reading only the finest putters can appreciate. Along with its complexity, the course provides the golfer with a beautiful, comforting, and relaxing environment; worthy of our time and visit. Thank you to the staff at GolfNow for booking a hot deal on the tee time and thank you to the staff at "the Monster course" concord resort and golf club!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"remarkable beauty"


jimgrover1's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/06/2013
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Surrounded by beauty. Course in great shape, so perfectly green.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


"xx"


Bailey3356's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/05/2013
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course in excellent shape other than a little wet, greens are beautiful. Can't wait to go again. Staff very friendly.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great course... in dryer conditions."


Jlenihan's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 9/4/2013
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Fairways were saturated from recent deluge which affects my evaluation. I was tough reaching greens in regulations due to wet fairways...zero roll on my drives. Love the layout and the very long holes. Played once before under dryer conditions and it was outstanding!! Can't wait to play it again before winter sets in.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


"Check weather reports for week before booking"


chrisf7725's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 9/3/2013
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Probably not an accurate review for usual course condition. Very nice course and would probably play again….but only after 5 straight days with no rain. Rained hard night before but EVERY single fairway was a river, no dry spots at all. Course should have ben closed for day and given rain check to all scheduled guest. Terrible experience


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"Course was not just wet, it was saturated! Cart path impossible - ruts, bumps, very rough ride and was cart path only!! farways underwater. Greens nic"


071368's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 8/28/2013
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

have played this course several times in past few years. Could be a world class course. Only got 6 holes in - wicked thunderstorm and torrential rain. Course already underwater and everytime we have played there water is a problem Cart path only with the worse cart path ever (holes, ruts, washed out)<br/> The resort associated with this course has long since been torn down, area is depressed.


Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Great Design and Challenge"


Patrick5228279's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 8/12/2013
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is a great lay out and true challenge. Conditions have been better in the past, but still adequate. If you enjoy playing a tough course with a great design, give this a shot. Would be 5 star course with better conditions, everything else is great.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"long ball hitters delight"


laxdad's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 8/04/2013
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

course is long ,par 3's in the 220 plus range. nice layout that is enjoyable while playing your round. length is there but it is fairly open and almost always what you see is what you get. fun to play.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Course in great shape. Super golf course"


u000001604492's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 7/31/2013
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

It's a shame this course doesn't get more play. I think people are intimidated by the lenth.. 7800 from tips ....but by someone s suggestion. (me) they changed the score card making it more inviteing to women and seniors. More tee boxes, so your not forced to play the back tees . It's a great course in the beautiful catskills ... Down side. Cart paths need to be fixed . This would be a $ 100. Dollar course anywhere else.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"fun from the tips"


wvu1987's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 7/30/2013
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The Monster is very different for the fact of where it is. It's in the middle of a defunct Catskill resort. Weird to get to and weirder checking in because you must drive to proshop, check in and then drive to the first tee where you are given a cart. Once you are on the course there is nothing strange and it's a real test but not unfair. Close to 7,700 yards but all the holes have ample room to hit. Loved the course and plan on going back to try it again.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Most beautiful course in the Catskills"


mmaro's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  25+

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 7/30/2013
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Never had a bad day here. Great course for a great price. Very challenging. Well kept and pleasant staff.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Simply a great golf course"


cjep15's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 7/26/2013
First time playing

Reviewed on

Everyone's talks too much about the length of the Monster and not enough about the fantastic layout. Think Bethpage Black but with a better layout, and not in as good of shape. One needs to constantly think their way through the course due to the water and bunkering. On top of all this a great value.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course



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