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4.6
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4.6
Value
4.8
Layout
4.8
Friendliness
5.0
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.6
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About

Holes 18
Type Resort
Par 72
Length 7166 yards
Slope 143
Rating 74.8
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Monarch Course - Garland Resort
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Course Details

Year Built 1988
Fairways Blue Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Open: 5/01 Closed: 11/01
Architect Ron Otto (1988)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes
GPS No
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Caddies No
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Fivesomes Allowed No
Single Allowed No
Walking Allowed No
Dress code Proper attire is required.

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Reviews

4.6
26 Reviews (26)

What Golfers Are Saying

Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 9
Plays Long 6
This course/club is great for:
Group Getaways 7
A Weekend Splurge 6
Playing Multiple Courses 6
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 10
At a Resort 8

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Play the Monarch

Probably the most playable of the four courses at Garland. Very large landing areas, easy to find your ball if you spray. There are some very tight tee shots though on some of the holes. Greens were in good shape. Warned about ticks in some of the areas.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Lodging review

We stayed in the main lodge room 129. The bathroom was disgusting. The shower had black mold in the tile seams. The bathroom fixtures were very old looking. Several other people in our group complained about the same mold in the two bed units. The members of our group that stayed in the single bed units on the second floor, did not have the mold issues in the showers. Not a good showing for an expensive resort.

Value Average
Layout Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 250 Contributor
First Time Playing
Good weather
Used cart

long and challenging

Having played the much easier Reflection and Fountains courses the day before, this was a step up in terms of course length, difficulty and beauty. This and Swampfire are clearly the two best courses on the property.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

Great Resort and Value

Nothing to complain about. Great place and value.
4 courses on property, all very good.
wonderful. going back

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

Wonderful

It was a beautiful day for golf. My husband and I enjoyed the round. We were not pushed nor were we held up. Just enough sand and water to keep it interesting.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Beautiful course

Pristine conditions on whole course, park lime settings. Staff was very helpful and friendly since it was our first visit. Planning on playing the other courses soon.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great value . User friendly

Wife and I played. I played from the White tees and found course a good challenge . My wife played from the Red tees. She enjoyed the terrain and was not pressured by the water. She enjoys golf but is not too good.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

Good time except for all of the gnats buzzing around your face!

Overall we had a good time. Nice layout. it was a beautiful day around 75 and sunny, but all of the gnats were driving everyone in the group crazy, not sure there can be much to do to correct that problem. I think it was #13 needs a little attention on the cart path....thought we were going to sink into the swamp...it was very difficult to get to the tee box.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

Challenging Yet Fair

Played the Monarch course. There's water on 15 of 18 holes. The course was in good condition and the greens were holding nicely after a couple days of heavy rain. Booked my tee time through Golfnow.com and got a great deal. Overall had a good experience. Looking forward to playing their other 3 courses in the future.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Challenging but Fair!

The Monarch course at Garland is a beautiful, well kept course. This course challenges you with distance and subtle breaks in the greens but other than that it is really a fair golf course that can be had if your game is on. The greens roll very smooth, and roll at a speed that's not too fast and not too slow. The fairways are maintained well, but we played after a heavy rainfall so they were alittle mushy. The rough is long but nothing to challenging to hit out of. The hardest part about the course is that there is a water hazard located on almost every hole. Avoid the water, and you'll do well. Overall I was really happy with the course and would definetly go back. One of my favorites in Northern Michigan!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Good weather
Used cart

No Tips

Played the MOnarch from the Tips. Wow is all I have to say. Better be able to hit a somewhat straight tee shot about 285 plus on most holes. Most par 4s over 420 many with doglegs that require a long shot to have a good look at the green from the black tees. From a long hitter perspective, it was a heck of a challenge (7166) but my buddies had a really difficult time. Probably would play the blue tees next time as the black tees never offer a break. Course in great shape. Very private as we barely saw anyone at noon on a sunday. Will surely be going back next year.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Relaxing golf

Great place to golf with friends and challenging at the same time.

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

nice course

Great course, in great shape, very slow play 6hrs for 18 holes

Conditions Good
Value Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

Awesome Tee-Boxes

Probably the best tee-boxes I have ever hit from. We played from the back (Black) tees. We thought there were some "tight" driving holes for a course playing at 7166 yards, but for the most part, we could hit driver. Greens were quite large, undulating, and hard to read. Putting was certainly challenging. If you like PGA tour length 4 pars, then this is the course for you. 422 yards was the shortest 4 par we played on the back nine, and only one 4 par on the front nine was under 400, and that was 393!!! Very long, and demanding course. I wouldn't recommend taking an inexperienced player on it...I play to an 11, and my son plays to a 5, and we had our hands full for sure...

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

Tee boxes could use some work.

The course is long, it could use a tee box between the reds & whites.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

Beautiful Lodge & course

Challenging course at a great setting, I can't see how you could not enjoy your round at this course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

great course

The course was great and in great condition. Only complaint was that we had to wait at least five minutes at the bar to get served and we were the only ones in there. Actually had to go look for the staff. Got a great deal on golf now. Would not pay full price of $120 for 18.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent

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