One Ritz Carlton Drive, Dana Point, California 92629, US
(949) 240-2000
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About Ritz-Carlton Laguna Niguel

The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel overlooks the Pacific Ocean in the trendy SoCal beach town of Dana Point. It is stylish and luxurious, yet welcoming and casual for kids and pets. The hotel, decorated by a revolving collection of works from local artists, is home to a spa, two restaurants, two tennis courts and two pools. The Eco-Adventure Center brings the ocean to you through surfing lessons, whale-watching and other activities. The adjacent Monarch Beach Golf Links was designed by Robert Trent Jones Jr.

Facts

Price Range$$$$
Property Class★★★★★
Acres18
Year Opened1984
Number of Units300-500

Amenities

RestaurantsFine, Casual
Room TypesRoom, Suite
TennisYes
Fitness CenterYes
Beach AccessYes
Banquet SpaceYes
SpaYes

Services

Kids ProgramYes
Room ServiceYes
ConciergeYes

Rules

Is the resort pet friendly?Yes
Is resort stay required for a tee time?No

Golf courses at Ritz-Carlton Laguna Niguel

Reviews

4.5
117 Reviews (117)
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Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Interesting Holes

Fortunately we played with a member who was very helpful Beautiful views of the Pacific. Greens in super shape Fairways ok.
Staff was very accommodating in all aspects.

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Commented on 01/13/2020

Greetings!
We appreciate you taking the time to rate your experience at Monarch Beach Golf Links. Glad to hear you were able to play with a Member to help with some course tips!
Hope we can host you again soon -
Have a great 2020.
Eric Lohman, PGA GM

Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Really love this course. Layout is great, dog left, dog right ,over the water. A great place to work on all your golf games from driver, woods ,irons ,wedges and putter. I'll come back and play here for sure. Staff are helpful and great customer serves . Free waters and food with green fees ain't beat that....

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

Beautiful oceanside course

I am a regular to this beautiful oceanside course, and have been enjoying the layout, condition of the course, pace of play and friendly staffs.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
675883f1-81ad-5c0f-be3a-45663fa9fa02
Commented on 12/06/2019

Greetings 23992caravel!
Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. We are glad to hear you're a regular and hope you're enjoying the changes we are making to the property. Looking forward to seeing you around!
Regards,
Eric Lohman, PGA GM

Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
Incentivized Review
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Dana Point must play

Great course with some wonderful views. Good for all levels of play. Great staff

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
675883f1-81ad-5c0f-be3a-45663fa9fa02
Commented on 12/06/2019

Thank you for sharing your review and photo!
You're welcome any time!
Eric Lohman, PGA GM

Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
Incentivized Review
5.0
Previously Played

Monarch Experience

This course is challenging and scenic. The staff is genial and helpful. More important antsy the course is always in great shape. Especially the greens which are challenging to all levels of golfers

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
675883f1-81ad-5c0f-be3a-45663fa9fa02
Commented on 12/06/2019

Thank you for the stellar review! Visit us again soon!
Eric Lohman, PGA GM

Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
675883f1-81ad-5c0f-be3a-45663fa9fa02
Commented on 12/06/2019

Thank you for rating us 4-stars!
Regards,
Eric Lohman, PGA GM

Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

nice Views but...

The views are great and the staff were friendly but the layout is a bit funky and the conditions were a bit messy (divots on greens left unattended)
No driving range

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
675883f1-81ad-5c0f-be3a-45663fa9fa02
Commented on 12/06/2019

Greetings!
As a resort course, you can expect we get golfers who don't care for our course as much as we wish they would. We do ask our marshals to fill and fix divots as well as our regulars. We do wish to host you again and hope that you experience our better usual conditions.
Happy golfing -
Eric Lohman, PGA GM

Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Beautiful and challenging!

Great experience! Played fast and was beautiful. Was paired with 3 great golfers from Texas and had a great time. Frank and Kevin in the pro shop were super friendly and helpful. Frank even lent me a pair of sunglasses for the round when I couldn’t find mine! Hope to play again this weekend.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
675883f1-81ad-5c0f-be3a-45663fa9fa02
Commented on 12/06/2019

Sincerely appreciate you taking the time to share your stellar and memorable experience with us. We will be sure to let Frank and Kevin know that you gave them a shout out!
Regards,
Eric Lohman, PGA GM

Played On
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Never Again

Amazingly gorgeous course. Has a few holes ON the Pacific Ocean which are amazing.

Unfortunately it was backed up more than any course I’ve ever seen. We’d run into 2-4 other golf carts at every tee box.

After it taking 3.5 hours for only 9 holes, we left. Never again.

Conditions Good
Value Poor
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Excellent
675883f1-81ad-5c0f-be3a-45663fa9fa02
Commented on 12/06/2019

Greetings DerekFSU -
We are so very sorry to read that you experience a less than exceptional day here at Monarch Beach. We really do strive for fast pace of play and it seems you joined us on an off day. We certainly don't believe your experience was okay and hope we can try and host you again. We certainly understand your frustration. Wishing you all the best -
Eric Lohman, PGA GM

Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
675883f1-81ad-5c0f-be3a-45663fa9fa02
Commented on 12/06/2019

Thank you very much for rating us 5-stars!
Regards,
Eric Lohman, PGA GM

Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Excellent
675883f1-81ad-5c0f-be3a-45663fa9fa02
Commented on 12/06/2019

Greetings!
We are, of course, sad to read your review. We hope you can come back and experience a more memorable and fun round with us, and if not we are sure our friends up the road will be happy to host.
Happy golfing -
Eric Lohman, PGA GM

Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Excellent staff makes for an excellent experience

Golf shop staff I had the pleasure to interact with included Frank, Josh, Renee, and Tony. I was in the shop several times - setting up my round, prior to play, and shopping for my boys.
All 4 were very professional and set the stage for a great golf outing.
Thank you to the MBR golf staff for such a great experience.
And, the course was fun, challenging, and a perfect spot to play some great golf.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
675883f1-81ad-5c0f-be3a-45663fa9fa02
Commented on 12/06/2019

We are so grateful for your review. We will be sure to share your kind words with our stellar team members!
Regards,
Eric Lohman, PGA GM

Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Beautiful Oceanside Course

This is a beautiful course that offers, a challenging layout, but not unfair to a mid handicap player. The greens are very fast but true, so if you are heavy handed with the putter you may roll a few by the cup. The staff is super friendly and the views of the ocean and the surrounding area are great! The only down side to the course is the practice area, you only hit into a net not a driving range so if you want to see how your ball is flying do it before you get there. Otherwise its a fantastic course!

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
675883f1-81ad-5c0f-be3a-45663fa9fa02
Commented on 12/06/2019

Thank you very much for the the great review of your visit. We hope you can visit us again when you're on the west coast!
Happy Golfing!
Eric Lohman, PGA GM

Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Beautiful course in Laguna

To start the course is in very nice shape, the greens were excellent, a bit fast and rolled perfect. The staff was friendly and were there to support you and made you feel welcomed. I really had a blast playing this course I would give it a total recommendation for anyone in the area especially if staying at the Ritz and looking to get in a round on a great course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
675883f1-81ad-5c0f-be3a-45663fa9fa02
Commented on 12/06/2019

What a great review! We hope you can come back and visit us next time you're in SoCal.
Regards,
Eric Lohman, PGA GM

Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
675883f1-81ad-5c0f-be3a-45663fa9fa02
Commented on 12/06/2019

Thank you for the 5-star review!
Regards,
Eric Lohman, PGA GM

Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Member

Exceptionally attentive staff, accessible course for all levels of players, scenic views, mostly fine conditions. The course is walkable, a rarity for a resort course. Fun place to play.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
675883f1-81ad-5c0f-be3a-45663fa9fa02
Commented on 12/06/2019

Thank you for the review! We will be sure to share with our team members -
Visit again soon!
Regards,
Eric Lohman, PGA GM

Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Used cart

Worth every penny

the 2 holes on beach are worth the price of admission

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
675883f1-81ad-5c0f-be3a-45663fa9fa02
Commented on 12/06/2019

We think so too, golfwhisperer1!!!
Visit us again soon -
Eric Lohman, PGA GM

Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
675883f1-81ad-5c0f-be3a-45663fa9fa02
Commented on 12/06/2019

Cheers for 5-stars!
Visit again soon -
Eric Lohman, PGA GM

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