Monarch Bay Golf Club - Tony Lema Course

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3.8
258
5 Stars
50
4 Stars
128
3 Stars
55
2 Stars
11
1 Stars
14
Conditions
3.8
Value
3.9
Layout
4.1
Friendliness
3.9
Pace
3.1
Amenities
3.4
84.4%
Recommend this course
212 out of 257 reviews
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Average Rating
3.9
22
5 Stars
4
4 Stars
13
3 Stars
4
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
1
Conditions
3.9
Value
3.9
Layout
4.1
Pace
2.9
Amenities
3.5
StaffFriendliness
3.8
86.4%
Recommend this course
19 out of 22 reviews
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Average Rating
3.9
45
5 Stars
9
4 Stars
26
3 Stars
9
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
1
Conditions
3.9
Value
4.0
Layout
4.2
Pace
3.1
Amenities
3.6
StaffFriendliness
3.9
87.0%
Recommend this course
40 out of 45 reviews
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Holes 18
Par 71
Length 7015
Slope 126
Rating 73.9
Type Public
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Monarch Bay Golf Club
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Professional 71 7015 yards 73.9 126
Tournament 71 6937 yards 73.5 125
Championship 71 6567 yards 71.8 122
Member 71 6061 yards 69.1 118
Member (W) 71 6061 yards 74.4 128
Resort 71 5502 yards 66.6 112
Resort (W) 71 5502 yards 70.8 119
Forward (W) 71 5140 yards 69.2 115
Scorecard for Tony Lema
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: 74.1/128 413 409 443 198 514 411 244 383 437 3452 152 396 556 497 315 429 598 213 407 3563 7015
Blue M: 73.7/127 411 405 439 193 513 406 235 379 431 3412 149 389 555 493 311 424 593 208 403 3525 6937
Gold M: 72.1/124 403 385 402 173 507 389 207 354 405 3225 139 369 546 468 293 388 556 190 393 3342 6567
White M: 69.5/121 369 374 376 160 482 365 180 332 389 3027 129 342 507 450 278 358 519 178 273 3034 6061
Green M: 66.3/105 W: 71.9/125 338 363 336 139 458 355 152 308 373 2822 106 324 386 417 260 326 461 149 251 2680 5502
Silver W: 69.8/117 288 298 330 131 401 337 141 302 349 2577 100 318 380 389 251 320 455 107 243 2563 5140
Handicap 9 3 11 17 1 7 15 13 5 18 10 6 4 12 8 2 16 14
Par 4 4 4 3 5 4 3 4 4 35 3 4 5 4 4 4 5 3 4 36 71

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

3.8
258

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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Skill Intermediate
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I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played

Greens

Greens in very good shape. Bunkers are inconsistent. Some have sand others have mud. Played front 2X as back 9 was backed up 3 groups on 10.

Overall excellent day.

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

Perfect Weather

Course in excellent shape. Even though back nine started slow, was still able to complete in 4 hr 10 min.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played

Pace

Pace of play was much improved from last time. Greens in excellent shape

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

A very good course

Monarch Bay is a very good and fun course to play.The holes are challenging but not too difficult.

The one drawback is the slow play.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great conditions

It has been a while since I played this course and was surprised by the overall condition of the tee boxes, fairways and greens. The rough around the tee boxes are still the same as before so you better get off the tee or consider it a lost ball. Played 7:08am tee times and went out as a two-some. Fairways were moist which is great considering some courses in the area neglect watering their courses. Greens rolled true. Best thing was we were done in 3.5 hrs! Will play again soon!

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

Pace

If there are tournaments can the course post that ahead of time. Play took nearly 5 hours.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Good greens

Need to put sand in traps, and fix the tee boxes!!

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Good scenery, Too crowded

Beautiful city course

Very slow pace

Disgusting restroom

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

On line booking problems

Booked a 756am 9/18 tee time on golf now, showed up at the course with my group and they said they had no record of our reservation. Showed my confirmation email and they needed up getting us out at 9am. Not cool this day and age being so out of sync with online booking.

Recommend calling the course to verify anything booked on line.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great course.

Lovely layout, beautiful scenery. Good greens and fairways. Tee boxes just ok. Good variety of holes...challenging but fair. Loved it and will go back. The earlier your tee time the better.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
1.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Slow Play

3 hours to play the front 9, enough said and on a week day. Completely overbooked and poorly managed. Never going back, too many other courses in the area where you can play without waiting an eternity on each hole for the 3 groups that we had in front of us on every hole! Shame on Monarch Bay for ruining a golf outing!!!

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Fun course

Monarch Bay is a fun course to play.

It has some challenging holes and some easy holes.

The wind makes it much more challenging.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

The best place for golf enthusiasts with cool and beautiful scenery..

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

6.5 hour round

The course was absolutely beautiful- located right on the San Francisco Bay with amazing views. Course was in good condition and the holes were fun. Fighting the wind off the bay made the course challenging! I really enjoyed the course but my experience was completely ruined by pace of play. Management is so greedy they overbooked to an extent I’ve never seen before. The round took 6 1/2 hours! There were three groups on every tee, one on the fairway, and one on the green. EVERY HOLE. Shame on Monarch Bay for ruining the experience. It’s no fun for anyone when you overbook a course like that.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

Great Day

The weather was a good relief from the heat on the other side of the hills. Course is in excellent condition (avoid the extra long rough), greens were smooth. Only issue was with the cart, the battery died on 16 and the replacement died before I could reach the clubhouse.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 50 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

never mentioned the three tournaments in front of us...

first four holes went ok just waiting for the group in front of you then we came to the 2nd par 3 and there were 20 people waiting at the tee(no joke).When I called the front desk they said its always like that but it will clear up right afterword......it NEVER cleared up and was the most painstakingly slow round I have yet to play.Then there was this goofy older marshall that came out and said,"are you a 10 or under handicap?if not go ahead and hit when there on the green".I laughed and said really,I can still hit it to the green your kidding right?anyway he got flustered and drove up to the green and was waving me on to hit.I waited till they cleared the green hit a 5 wood and landed 8' from the hole.He then drove away....what a strange encounter I must say,anyway this course is alright but tends to always play slow it was just close and that's why we chose it.most the bunkers were ok which is better then some courses but still its pretty flat without much character for me,I prefer hill courses with elevation changes and ravines to keep you on your toes,but still if you can get a good rate here and don't mind the pace then this could be for you,does get windy towards the end of your round so the last 4 holes always play long

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

Golf

The course was excellent the pace of play was very poor. It was my buddy and I, they put a very slow 4 some in front of us and a on pace group behind us. The 4 some in front of us would hit bad shots drop another ball and hit again. Would not let us through, so we would wait 30-40 minute on each tee box. Extremely discouraging. But on a good not the course was in great condition.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather

Monarch Bay

I love this course. Second time I played. Recently played in Ireland, this course reminded me of an easier less windy Ireland course. I thought it was a great layout. On the bad side, got to the 7th tee and there were 11 people there. Need to work on pace of play

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Better planning

I don’t know if they were short staffed or not. But if you book early tee times the pro shop, bathrooms and range should be open more than 2 minutes before the first tee time. Somewhat disappointing to be early and completely ignored until tee off. Then it was hurry hurry. A little planning and foresight goes a long way.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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