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4.7
104 Reviews (104)
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3
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Conditions
4.4
Value
4.1
Layout
4.4
Friendliness
4.8
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.6
89.5%
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94 out of 104 reviews
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4.7
14 Reviews (14)
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4.4
Value
4.1
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.6
StaffFriendliness
4.8
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4.8
17 Reviews (17)
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Conditions
4.5
Value
4.2
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.6
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4.8
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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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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 70 6645 yards 72.5 135
Orange 70 6052 yards 70.0 129
Combo 70 5846 yards 68.9 127
Gold 70 5612 yards 67.7 124
Gold (W) 70 5612 yards 73.5 138
Platinum 70 5050 yards 64.5 115
Platinum (W) 70 5050 yards 69.8 129
Scorecard for Monarch Beach Golf Links
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Black M: 72.5/135 W: 78.6/149 437 446 315 185 217 400 612 436 512 3560 417 405 542 155 385 185 424 172 400 3085 6645
Orange M: 70.0/129 W: 75.9/143 376 410 295 162 193 376 550 387 495 3244 346 365 526 146 375 165 366 150 369 2808 6052
Monarch M: 69.0/127 376 388 295 162 193 376 517 357 472 3136 346 365 496 127 354 137 366 150 369 2710 5846
Orange/Gold M: 68.9/127 376 388 295 162 193 376 517 357 472 3136 346 365 496 127 354 137 366 150 369 2710 5846
Gold M: 67.7/124 W: 73.5/138 354 388 278 151 168 366 517 357 472 3051 333 342 496 127 354 137 305 128 339 2561 5612
Platinum M: 64.5/115 W: 69.8/129 319 356 258 132 150 346 499 296 436 2792 306 303 456 90 323 105 268 110 297 2258 5050
Handicap 11 3 17 15 7 13 1 5 9 10 2 4 16 12 14 8 18 6
Par 4 4 4 3 3 4 5 4 5 36 4 4 5 3 4 3 4 3 4 34 70
Handicap (W) 7 3 15 17 9 13 1 11 5 8 4 2 16 6 14 12 18 10

Course Details

Year Built 1983
Golf Season Year round
Architect Robert Trent Jones, Jr. (1983) Donald Knott (1983) Gary Linn (1983)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes
GPS 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
Dress code Proper golf attire.

Reviews

4.7
104 Reviews (104)
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Played On
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
Played On
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
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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
Played On
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
Played On
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
Played On
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
Played On
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
Played On
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
Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
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
Played On
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
Played On
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
MonarchBeachGolf
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

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Played On
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
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
675883f1-81ad-5c0f-be3a-45663fa9fa02
MonarchBeachGolf
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

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Played On
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
675883f1-81ad-5c0f-be3a-45663fa9fa02
MonarchBeachGolf
Commented On 12/07/2018

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

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Played On
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
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
Played On
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
Played On
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
MonarchBeachGolf
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

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Played On
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
675883f1-81ad-5c0f-be3a-45663fa9fa02
MonarchBeachGolf
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

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