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Monarch Beach Golf Links

50 Monarch Beach Resort N, Dana Point, CA 92629
+1 949-248-3002
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BEST PUBLIC GOLF COURSE IN OC - BY FAR

I played Monarch Beach today with a friend and it FAR EXCEEDED my expectations. The location... read more

Reviewed 27 January 2016
bobbydidge
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Newport Beach, California
First Class

After the 1st round, Monarch become my go to Orange County Course. I'd say, all of SoCal, actually... read more

Reviewed 20 January 2016
Ian R
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Los Angeles, California
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Established in 1993. Designed by legendary architect Robert Trent Jones Jr. Monarch Beach Golf Links offers challenging layout with undulating greens, links style fairways and a array of Augusta white sand bunkers. In 2012, OB Sports added MBGL to their impressive list of Golf Courses around the United States under which they manage and operate. MBGL is available virtually every day of the year for your golf outings; whether for pleasure, celebratory, corporate or charity, the MBGL Team is there to assist you. True to the SoCal Beach Vibe, you'll enjoy music upon arrival, 'Beach Cruiser' refreshment vehicles & can even Surf the Earth on a GolfBoard. We hope you visit us soon!
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  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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Hours Today: 6:00 am - 7:00 pm
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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50 Monarch Beach Resort N, Dana Point, CA 92629
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Reviewed 27 January 2016

I played Monarch Beach today with a friend and it FAR EXCEEDED my expectations. The location, views and course conditions were a 10 out of 10!! The staff was very friendly too. I HIGHLY recommend Monarch Beach Golf!! You will NOT be disappointed. TRUST ME!!!

Thank bobbydidge
Jackie K, Manager at Monarch Beach Golf Links, responded to this reviewResponded 14 July 2016

That you very much for your stellar review of your experience at Monarch Beach Golf Links. We work hard to create experiences just like you had. We hope you have had the chance to visit us since this review! Thank you again!

Reviewed 20 January 2016

After the 1st round, Monarch become my go to Orange County Course. I'd say, all of SoCal, actually. Fantastic management. Absolutely fantastic.

Thank Ian R
Jackie K, Manager at Monarch Beach Golf Links, responded to this reviewResponded 14 July 2016

Greetings Ian! Thank you for taking the time to review Monarch Beach Golf Links. Now that we are in the peak of summer, we hope you have a chance to experience the Links in its peak condition. We hope to host you again soon!

Reviewed 2 January 2016 via mobile

This is public, very busy golf course. The fairways are in terrible condition while the greens are fast and challenging. The staff is friendly and tries hard to ensure faster play but you need to plan around 5 hours for a round. Be careful around...More

Thank ttgrant
Jackie K, Manager at Monarch Beach Golf Links, responded to this reviewResponded 15 January 2016

Greetings, Thank you for your review! I wanted to touch base and let you know that in 2016 we will be spending capital expense on improving our fairways, Club 19 and Golf & Lifestyle Retail Store. We will be sodding and re-irrigating our worst fairways...More

Reviewed 31 December 2015

Played a couple of rounds there in November. Only downside was the "cart path only" provisions because of the winterizing taking place. Brand new golf carts with great GPS. Course is a fair challenge...a few blind tees shots, a par 5 that must cross the...More

Thank MFFL-in-Kerrville
Jackie K, Manager at Monarch Beach Golf Links, responded to this reviewResponded 15 January 2016

Greetings! Thank you for taking the time to review your visit to Monarch Beach Golf Links! We appreciate you understanding our cart path only rule - over-seeding in the fall is a challenge as we have to give the seeds enough time to really grow...More

Reviewed 2 September 2015

WOW from the time you drive up until you drive away. Nice reception, friendly staff at the starter position, well stocked Pro Shop will lot's high-end things to choose from and the course is very well maintained. It is quiet. not rushed and the golf...More

Thank John R
Reviewed 25 June 2015

I have played several Orange County golf courses: Oak Creek (good layout but they need to improve pace of play), Pelican Hill (WAY too expensive), Coyote Hills, Strawberry Farms, Arroyo Trabuco, Tijeras Creek, Tustin Ranch, Black Gold, etc. I would suggest giving Monarch Beach a...More

2  Thank James M
Reviewed 1 May 2015

Monarch Beach Golf Links is a fantastic Golf Facilty in South Orange County. Significant attention is dedicated towards course condition & the staff is 10 + From the moment you get there, you are treated exceptionally well. Staff including Outside Services & Golf Shop make...More

Thank 369benb
Joe S, Director of Sales at Monarch Beach Golf Links, responded to this reviewResponded 3 May 2015

Mr. Ben B, Thank you not only for your response, but especially for your business and willingness to share your opinions. Feedback like yours allows us to train better and continue to improve upon our operations. Your notes will be shared in our next meetings...More

Reviewed 23 March 2015

Course was in great shape. Clubhouse staff were very friendly as we're the cart girls. After playing it several times with members helped learning were to hit it.4 holes of path only did slow it up, but course isn't easy. Enjoyed playing several local members...More

Thank jaye116
Reviewed 22 February 2015

Great track....lots of fun and very challenging! This course is not for sissies....in the range of 150 traps. Unfortunately there were 4 holes which were cart path only so that led to a five hour round. Several holes require course knowledge to properly play...the second...More

Thank drlehman
Reviewed 13 February 2015

This is a fun course in good condition. Service is excellent. The course is more of a resort course, so not overly difficult. But it isn't just a grip and rip it without thinking course either. The few holes along the ocean are beautiful, but...More

Thank JeffLJones
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