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3.7
331 Reviews (331)
5 Stars
68
4 Stars
159
3 Stars
69
2 Stars
14
1 Stars
21
Conditions
3.7
Value
3.8
Layout
4.0
Friendliness
4.0
Pace
3.3
Amenities
3.4
79.2%
Recommend this course
268 out of 331 reviews
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Average Rating
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4.0
26 Reviews (26)
5 Stars
9
4 Stars
13
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.0
Value
4.0
Layout
4.2
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.7
StaffFriendliness
4.3
92.3%
Recommend this course
24 out of 26 reviews
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3.7
49 Reviews (49)
5 Stars
13
4 Stars
19
3 Stars
10
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
5
Conditions
3.8
Value
3.9
Layout
4.0
Pace
3.4
Amenities
3.5
StaffFriendliness
4.0
77.6%
Recommend this course
38 out of 49 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.

Food & Beverage

Bar, Grill

Available Facilities

Banquet Facilities

Reviews

3.7
331 Reviews (331)

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
Reviews 26
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 10
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
2.0
Previously Played

Long wait

First time this happened, short on carts and our 11:10am tee time didn’t go off till 1140

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Plays Once a year
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Great course

Great course Very good facility
The layout great
and the staff are very friendly
It windy

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Windy weather
Walked

The Wind and Pace will get you

I've played Monarch a few times, and like Metropolitan in Oakland, it gets exceptionally windy in the afternoon. What makes Monarch even tougher is that the last four holes are usually directly INTO the wind, and it's hard to finish strong. The course layout is nice, and has some very interesting holes. As a muni, it's not in pristine shape and that's okay. But the pace of play, especially on weekends, is often really bad. The par-3 6th hole tends to be the biggest culprit - we had three foursomes waiting there -- it's a longer par-3 where the wind is WAY up, so most golfers are nowhere near the green off the tee, and it just takes so long for them to finish up that the pile up occurs.

That said, it's a good course with a driving range for practice, and well worth the price for the Bay Area.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Be warned! GolfNow Hot time purchase will NOT include a cart

If the tee time purchased is Golfnow Hot time deal, the invoice will show it includes a cart. However, when I check-in, the staff tells me otherwise, and it is not included, and Golfnow made a mistake. I ended up renting a pushcart for $7 dollars (power cart was $17) despite my protest to the shop manager. He was telling me it is Golfnow’s problem, and they have nothing to do with the cart issue. I need to call Golfnow to get a reimbursement was his message. At this point, I was disgusted with their attitude towards the tee time booked through Golfnow, so I paid and left the pro shop.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 99
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 100 Contributor
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Walked

fun course

Monarch Bay is a fun course that is definitely challenging. Holes are long and the wind makes it difficult. The course is in good condition and pace of play was good even though the course was crowded.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 25
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Cool place to play

Great golf course to play when the rest of east bay is dealing with the heat great water view and value little busy but the pace of play is good the greens are well kept and the fairways good , alway bring a windbreaker

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

Great course for the price

Just played this course for the first time and it was great. Very good conditions, great greens. Somewhat challenging with a lot of thick grass outside the rough, but playable for most golfers. Wind picked up a lot around 2 pm which added to the challenge especially on a couple long par 3s. I would recommend playing earlier in the day. The one negative was that the bunkers were quite packed and wet. Overall a good course and one of the better cheap courses around.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Monarch Bay Golf Course

Our tee time was on schedule, staff was friendly. The condition of the course was really good, the greens were receptive and in pretty good condition, with most courses ball marks on the green were not repaired, but I attribute that to , today’s players. The cost to play was exceptional, I’m sure that’s one reason it was so busy , when we finished. I always recommend to start early if at all possible

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 99
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 100 Contributor
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Walked

A challenging course

Monarch Bay is a challenging course with some difficult holes.
The wind was strong today which made it even tougher.
The course is well layed out.
We walked today but there was a closed bridge which made the walk much longer.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 99
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 100 Contributor
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Fun course.

Monarch Bay is a fun course with a challenging layout.
It is situated on the bay so it gets a little windy in the afternoon. The greens are in good condition. The fairways were in fair condition. The pace of play was a bit slow as the course was crowded on a Thursday.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
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
Reviews 1
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
Reviews 1
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
Reviews 2
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
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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