Monarch Bay Golf Club - Tony Lema Course
|Member (W)||71||6061 yards||74.4||128|
|Resort (W)||71||5502 yards||70.8||119|
|Forward (W)||71||5140 yards||69.2||115|
|Black M: 73.9/126||413||409||443||198||514||411||244||383||437||3452||152||396||556||497||315||429||598||213||407||3563||7015|
|Blue M: 73.5/125||411||405||439||193||513||406||235||379||431||3412||149||389||555||493||311||424||593||208||403||3525||6937|
|Gold M: 71.8/122||403||385||402||173||507||389||207||354||405||3225||139||369||546||468||293||388||556||190||393||3342||6567|
|White M: 69.1/118 W: 74.4/128||369||374||376||160||482||365||180||332||389||3027||129||342||507||450||278||358||519||178||273||3034||6061|
|Green M: 66.6/112 W: 70.8/119||338||363||336||139||458||355||152||308||373||2822||106||324||386||417||260||326||461||149||251||2680||5502|
|Silver W: 69.2/115||288||298||330||131||401||337||141||302||349||2577||100||318||380||389||251||320||455||107||243||2563||5140|
Food & BeverageBar, Grill
Available FacilitiesBanquet Facilities
Photo submitted by u000005864773 on 11/12/2020
Best views on the San Francisco Bay Photo submitted by Douglas5970890 on 09/03/2013
A lone fox keep an eye on our wayward drive! Lol. Photo submitted by junbelara on 07/09/2013
#17 tee box. Photo submitted by junbelara on 07/09/2013
I've seen deers, rabbits and skunks on the fairway but not a fox....and this close! That's the fun part of playing golf, you don't know who will show up! Photo submitted by junbelara on 07/09/2013
Photo submitted by junbelara on 07/09/2013
Foxtrot Photo submitted by u000007235985 on 07/05/2013
Ryder Cup Format with our 2 groups Photo submitted by Matthew6624674 on 11/05/2012
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.
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.
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 !
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.
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.
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,
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.
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.
-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.
-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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.