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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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Finicky Travel Agent

Don't waste your time or money on what should be a wonderful course but is in horrible shape. If... read more

Reviewed 12 September 2016
FinickyTravelAgent
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Enjoy a fun relaxing Course by the Ocean. Breezes, views, maybe a cigar and a great day. Stay at... read more

Reviewed 5 September 2016
robert j
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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!
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good25%
  • 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 12 September 2016

Don't waste your time or money on what should be a wonderful course but is in horrible shape. If you like divots, swamps and bogs, desert dry rocky patches, and a course that is not easy to navigate then this is the course for you.The...More

Thank FinickyTravelAgent
Jackie K, Owner at Monarch Beach Golf Links, responded to this reviewResponded 27 March 2017

Greetings - Thank you very much for taking the time to review your experience. Since your visit we have renovated 4 of our problem fairways, added new directional signage, removed a lot of information on the GPS and much more. We thank you for taking...More

Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

Enjoy a fun relaxing Course by the Ocean. Breezes, views, maybe a cigar and a great day. Stay at the Hotel or near by. Go to Stellas Serious Italian or Salt Creek Grille in the Monarch Bay Plaza to unwind. Both have good Happy Hours....More

Thank robert j
Jackie K, Manager at Monarch Beach Golf Links, responded to this reviewResponded 9 September 2016

Greetings Robert, Thank you for taking the time to review your experience! Sounds like you had a wonderful day - we hope you have a chance to visit us again in the near future!

Reviewed 22 August 2016

The team at the Monarch Beach Golf Links go above and beyond for their customers. We hosted a company golf event there and everyone was very impressed.

Thank DebrainIrvine
Jackie K, Manager at Monarch Beach Golf Links, responded to this reviewResponded 9 September 2016

Greetings! Thank you very much for taking the time to review your company golf outing at Monarch Beach Golf Links. We work hard to provide an exceptional experience and hope you have a chance to host future events with us! Happy Golfing!!

Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

I enjoyed the layout of the Course, but it was in poor condition (whether that is from water restrictions, I'm unsure, so I'll give the benefit of the doubt.). The Greens were pretty good, the Tee Boxes rough and a lot of the fairways were...More

Thank Joe H
Jackie K, Manager at Monarch Beach Golf Links, responded to this reviewResponded 9 September 2016

Greetings Joe, Thank you for your constructive feedback. I have taken your suggestions to our team and will work on the music, hitting bays & signage. As you saw, we are in the middle of a transition period with our turf - on top of...More

Reviewed 10 August 2016

Monarch is a convenient vacation venue in south Orange County which offers few choices. The stunning location is reflected in both the ocean and the fees. It is a fun test for the mid handicap player but single digit players will not be challenged. Course...More

Thank Robert T
Jackie K, Manager at Monarch Beach Golf Links, responded to this reviewResponded 9 September 2016

Greetings Robert, Thank you for taking the time to review Monarch Beach Golf Links! We are so pleased to hear you had a wonderful experience here. We work every day to make it a memorable one for our guests. We hope you visit us again...More

Reviewed 1 July 2016

This was my second trip to golf in SoCal and I really enjoyed the course - amazing views and in great condition. Although somewhat expensive for mid week golfing, the friendliness, flexibility and high quality of service from everyone we met at the course made...More

Thank Kristine B
Jackie K, Manager at Monarch Beach Golf Links, responded to this reviewResponded 13 July 2016

Thank you Kristine for your review of Monarch Beach Golf Links. We strive to provide an exceptional experience and are glad you enjoyed your experience. We hope you come visit us again soon!

Reviewed 13 May 2016 via mobile

It's a nice course, with a pleasant layout, but unfortunately it's under some course renovations so the conditions aren't the best. People in and around the pro shop at very nice though, hope to come back when the course is cleaned up!More

Thank Bryan N
Jackie K, Manager at Monarch Beach Golf Links, responded to this reviewResponded 13 July 2016

Greetings Bryan! Thank you for your review of Monarch Beach Golf Links. This spring we went through some much needed fairway turf renovation. We completely rebuilt some of our troubled fairways delivering a more consistent turf product for our guests. We have completed our renovations...More

Reviewed 12 May 2016 via mobile

The location and climate of this golf course is perfect. It is naturally beautiful and a bit breezy. The greens are in perfect condition. Yes tripees, it was slow. The staff did its best to keep things moving. I played solo in the afternoon and...More

Thank Reasonable50
Jackie K, Manager at Monarch Beach Golf Links, responded to this reviewResponded 13 July 2016

Greetings! Thank you for your review of Monarch Beach Golf Links! We do sincerely appreciate reviewing your experience for other trip advisor users. We hope you have a chance to visit us again soon!

Reviewed 1 May 2016

I have previously reviewed the golf course portion of this property. In those reviews, I compliment the people (who are first class) and the condition of the course (which is good). If you are going to play much, you should join their Crown Club--it's a...More

Thank LagunaMike
Jackie K, Manager at Monarch Beach Golf Links, responded to this reviewResponded 13 July 2016

Thank you LagunaMike for your continued reviews of Monarch Beach Golf Links. We sincerely appreciate your feedback of our Monarch Cafe. Our Food & Beverage staff makes all food out of the Cafe from scratch and work very hard to deliver a premium product. Stop...More

Reviewed 13 March 2016

I golfed Monarch Beach for the first time yesterday. (Wednesday, March 9). It's a gorgeous golf course in great condition. Everything was very lush and green. Great views of the ocean on some holes. The staff was super friendly from the great valet guys, the...More

Thank saintba
Jackie K, Manager at Monarch Beach Golf Links, responded to this reviewResponded 13 July 2016

What a great review of your experience at Monarch Beach Golf Links. We sincerely appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts with fellow trip advisors. We are limited with land in regards to a driving range, but this summer on the weekends we...More

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