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3.7
308 Reviews (308)
5 Stars
61
4 Stars
147
3 Stars
68
2 Stars
12
1 Stars
20
Conditions
3.7
Value
3.9
Layout
4.1
Friendliness
3.9
Pace
3.1
Amenities
3.4
75.9%
Recommend this course
247 out of 308 reviews
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3.4
22 Reviews (22)
5 Stars
4
4 Stars
7
3 Stars
8
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
3
Conditions
3.5
Value
3.7
Layout
3.8
Pace
3.0
Amenities
3.3
StaffFriendliness
3.9
68.2%
Recommend this course
15 out of 22 reviews
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3.6
46 Reviews (46)
5 Stars
10
4 Stars
18
3 Stars
13
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
5
Conditions
3.7
Value
3.9
Layout
4.1
Pace
3.1
Amenities
3.4
StaffFriendliness
4.0
71.7%
Recommend this course
33 out of 46 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.

Reviews

3.7
308 Reviews (308)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 15
Brunch 7
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 24
Thick Rough 21
Plays Long 15
This course/club is great for:
Locals 24
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 21
Walkers 17
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 28
Near the Airport 26
Worth the Drive 8

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Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

A good muni with great views.

Best bunkers on a muni corse,excellent greens also.Fairways a little spotty,need to fill in a little better.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

Bay Area Gem

This course is an area gem and a must play! Links style, so if you are looking for something new and different, this is it.

Gorgeous views of the Bay, SF skyline, and Oakland Hills. 5 tee boxes to choose from for all skill levels. This course is as long or as short as you want to play.
Great practice facility including double decker driving range, putting green, chipping green, and sand trap.
Restaurant, separate bar with plenty of TV's, pro shop.

The only detractor was there were no restrooms on the course. You gotta hold it until the turn! :)

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Wet weather affects course conditions

Cart path only. Greens were good, fairways mushy & tee boxes flat.

Conditions Fair
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Played On
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played

Great pace

Got to tee off about 20 minutes early and never saw any other golfers within 5 holes of our group. Finished in under 3 hours. Course is in pretty good shape considering all the rain we have had lately. No balls plugged all day. And apparently someone got a cart stuck in a tree yesterday and they hadn't got it out yet so that was good for a solid belly laugh.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Monarch Bay Everglades

Played today. The only difference from monarch bay and the Everglades was the Everglades has alligators and snakes. Everything else was the same. Instead of a golf cart needed a fan boat to go on the fairways. Nooooooo drainage from the rain!!!!!’

Value Average
Layout Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Good Times Along SF Bay

I’ve played Monarch Bay many times in the past and although they have struggled with pace of play often over the years, they seem to have that in order and things are flowing much more smoothly now. The layout is wonderful with most holes out on a undeveloped peninsula of land with San Francisco Bay to the west and a large tidal marsh to the east. A true links experience, with deep bunkers and large greens. Almost always you will see one of the resident red foxes trotting along as well. Great mix of short and long holes and typically in very good condition for a course to get so much play. Very friendly staff, however you are better off booking directly through the golf course and not an online service because they will not reduce any online service rate.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Nice course, but...

We had a beautiful day. The course was a little torn up, many divots and ball marks on the green, but the worst part was the pace of 5 1/2+ hours. Started at 12:30 and left 16 at 5:15 because of darkness. Waiting at every hole

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Walked

Horrible Expereince

Worst course in the Bay Area. I do not understand why anyone would play this course when Corica Park and Metropolitan are just a few miles away.

Bad staff, bad conditions and bad price. Never again!

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Course conditions

Beautiful day by the bay. Unfortunately groundskeeper decided to over due it by over irrigating course.Fairways ,green soggy. Not sure what groundskeeper was thinking. Won’t be back anytime soon.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
Incentivized Review
3.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Nice course but 6.5 hour rounds are unacceptable

Was excited to try the course but it took us 3.5 hours to finish 9 holes due to the scheduling and pace of play. NO one should have to deal with that.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Run away, run far, far away

Summary - Don't bother until they get their act together.

First time playing this course and unfortunately the last. I'm always looking for new courses and will give any course a second chance, but not this one. They're putting groups out in 8 minute intervals and loading 4 groups of 4somes in front of 2 and 3somes. It was a clown show. The pro shop was friendly, the starter was nice. Got out 15 mins late, waiting on every hole for fairway to clear, then drive to the next tee box and find the people in front of us waiting for the group in front of them. Nobody was playing ready golf, nobody acted as if they were holding up the entire course. The marshals were there, but not keeping the pace of play. After almost 3 hours, I had finished 6 holes. I stopped, went to the pro shop to get some sort of refund or rain check and was refused. The guy running the shop argued with me that there wasn't 3 groups ahead of me on, waiting on the par 3 that I eventually abandoned. All around bad experience.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Horrible round - didn't finish

Started at 6:52, was the first group out. Would have finished in under 4 hours but they had a shotgun tournament starting on hole 13 at 9:30!! We had to wait 40 minutes on 13 while 2 groups (13A and 13B) went off. 20 minutes later (so 1 hour after playing hole 12), we finished the hole and I gave up and went home. Would have taken 2 more hours to play the last 5 holes. Who manages a course this way?

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
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 Good
Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Grate time

Wow what a course
On the water
First of all it is a amazing facility
The course the shop the cafe just a grate Saturday at at a grate course

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Poor management

Paid a good price for a round late Thursday morning. Turns out we were about 5-6 holes behind a junior tournament. The youngsters played so slowly that we were stacking up 2 and 3 groups of players at every tee. We saw the juniors on the back 9 and the marshals were doing nothing to speed them up.We gave up after 9 holes, reported it to the pro shop. The people there just started to argue, so I gave up with them too. Won't be going back there any time soon.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Fair
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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