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|
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
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.
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! :)
Wet weather affects course conditions
Cart path only. Greens were good, fairways mushy & tee boxes flat.
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.
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!!!!!’
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.
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
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!
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.
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.
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.
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?
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
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.