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3.7
357 Reviews (357)
5 Stars
72
4 Stars
173
3 Stars
74
2 Stars
17
1 Stars
21
Conditions
3.7
Value
3.9
Layout
4.1
Friendliness
4.0
Pace
3.4
Amenities
3.4
80.8%
Recommend this course
290 out of 357 reviews
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3.7
43 Reviews (43)
5 Stars
7
4 Stars
24
3 Stars
6
2 Stars
5
1 Stars
1
Conditions
3.7
Value
3.8
Layout
4.0
Pace
3.5
Amenities
3.2
StaffFriendliness
4.0
86.0%
Recommend this course
37 out of 43 reviews
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3.9
58 Reviews (58)
5 Stars
15
4 Stars
29
3 Stars
7
2 Stars
5
1 Stars
2
Conditions
3.8
Value
4.0
Layout
4.1
Pace
3.7
Amenities
3.5
StaffFriendliness
4.1
87.9%
Recommend this course
51 out of 58 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
357 Reviews (357)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 15
Brunch 7
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 25
Thick Rough 22
Plays Long 15
This course/club is great for:
Locals 25
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 22
Walkers 18
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 29
Near the Airport 27
Worth the Drive 8

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Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 25+
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Course conditions were good. Grass was decently kept up. The greens were also in decent conditions. The Starter attendant was not around at our start time. Waited around for about 10 minutes then just started anyway. At the turn the snack bar was also not attended eventhough the window was open, with no "Be Right Back" signs. Played the rest of the course hungry and thirsty.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Previously Played

Sloooow round

Get ready for the longest round of your life. No marshall to keep pace moving. 2-3 groups on every tee box. 8:00am tee time, done by 1:45.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Great day of golf

Great day of golf took my friend he had never played this course he was impressed by the great views of San Francisco course was in good shape greens were fast !

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

Great Course

Great course. Had a awesome round. Challenging but fun. Not sure if it was windy today or just where the course is located. Suspect the second. But overall great experience. Will come back for sure.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 9
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Too much mud wet condition

Although played 2 day's after a mild rain storm the course was muddy as if there's leaking sprinklers. There's soft spots all over where the ball plugs and my us gets mud on it.j I believe it was still watered after the rains,. Fix the leaks and let it dry. The greens were pretty nice. Heavy play.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 15
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Fun course

Fun course but my only issue would be the teeing areas and so uneven and bumpy that it’s hard to have a flat stance. Greens were nice and rolled well/quick,

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Course in good shape

I didn’t play my best round, but the course is in good condition. I was able to play 18 holes in 4 hours whiling walking. Will be back to redeem myself.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 16
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Walked
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 20-24
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

Bay Links Style That Feels Very East Bay

Got a last minute tee time on a Friday Morning to play Monarch Bay, and took a gamble and played a pretty enjoyable round of golf. Was paired some nice folks. One player left after 9 holes, and the other two were playing a skins match against each other. Pace of play was good.

Pros:
-For how flat the plot of land is, there is some smart use of elevation, and hole variation. I was expecting a ton of copy and paste par 4s, but mostly all the holes felt different.
-Course was kept up reasonably well, the greenside bunkers were playable, and I didn't experience an unfair lie due to course conditions.
-Greens could be deceptive but fun at times.

Cons:
-For the back 9 the designer really took full liberty in putting bunker surrounding most of the green. It's challenging, and can get a bit frustrating. Lots of blind bunkers, where you really need to know the course to not get in them.
-The wind can really make or break a round here.

I'd definitely play this course again, and will. I'd also recommend the course to anyone.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 14
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
2.0
Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart

Wet, Muddy, Windy & poop

2 stars for being open during Covid and giving the locals the opportunity to play golf. Unfortunately this course is a poop hole! Literally it is! Golf and other animal poop ALL over the course. The 14th fairway is full of bird feathers on the entire apron of the fairway to the lake. Practically all areas of the course is damp and wet. Expect muddy conditions even in a dry & windy day. Your golf balls will plug after you tee off. It won't roll and will be filthy on every approach shot. Greens roll ok, a bit slow but will hold its line. Don't play any to little break. Pace of play was slow and no marshall on the course. 4.5hr round in the afternoon. I guess is normal for this course as the locals didn't care. Glad I got a chance to play here for bucket list but won't be back.

Conditions Poor
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 116
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 100 Contributor
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked

Good course with abit of wind on the back nine

Monarch Bay is a good course with some challenging holes especially on the back nine when one gets the wind off the bay. The course has a number of fun holes and it is in pretty good condition.
The only negative was the pace of play was a bit slow.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great links style course

This course is in great condition for a public course. I was pleasantly surprised by how lush the course was. A lot of sources this time of year are very dry and patchy.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Thoroughly enjoy the course. As a player new to golf it was wide open yet challenging. My only regret was not being able to finish 18 holes after a 5:20 pm tee time. I could only get to the 12th hole before it was too dark to see my ball. The course is very busy so I was placed with others to make foursomes. Play tends to be a little slow due to traffic but the view of the bay is amazing.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Nice course but read fine print

course was good fun. Nice breeze off the bay.. the starter was nice but seemed to be on his own.. front desk never communicated with him or announced whose in the tee.. my round if golfnow.com was supoose to come with a cart and it said on fine print.. but the stsff refused to give it to me... even showed them the email.

4.5 hrs to play

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

No Carts for prepaid Golfnow

Even though reserved tee time included CARTS. I was force to pay for two riders- some Covid issue. Not good politics.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Fair
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great Course. Pace of play was 4.5 hours

Course in great shape. Not too crowded today. Played mid day and played in 4.5 hours.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Good track

I’ve been wanting to play this course for a while, and finally pulled the trigger. I’d heard pace of play was an issue, but we played at 7am, and the pace was great- we didn’t have to wait for the foursome in front of us once.
It’s a good walkable course, with occasional long walks between green to tees. The greens were in good shape, as were the fairways. Like a lot of courses, the geese seem to be a menace, making you need to watch your step when walking!
It was a beautiful day, with minimal wind. I can imagine how a windy day would make it much more challenging. I like links courses, and I liked how this one looked and played. I think it’s a good value for the money, and I’ll be back to play it again.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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