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Address: 50 Monarch Beach Resort N, Dana Point, CA 92629-4084
Phone Number:
19492483001
Today
06:00 - 20:00
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 06:00 - 20:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Description:

Established in 1993.

Designed by legendary architect Robert Trent Jones Jr....

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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Very Nice Golf Course....Slow Play

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 22 February 2015
drlehman
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The Woodlands, Texas
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The Woodlands, Texas
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515 reviews
79 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2015 via mobile

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 round would probably be more rewarding!

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Thank drlehman
Dallas, Texas
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27 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 the inland holes are also good holes with their own beauty. Glad I played it... More 

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Thank JeffLJones
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189 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2015

Hi,we came with big expectations to play that course but overall it was too much money for what we got.the staff was very friendly.100 % ok.Too many birds on the course if you understand what I mean.nice course but well overrated .

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1 Thank bernardverheecke
Annandale, Virginia, United States
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287 reviews
78 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2014

bring your A game if you want to score well. Course was in superior condition and a fun track--the back nine is a bit more open as I recall. good course!

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MBGL, Public Relations Manager at Monarch Beach Golf Links, responded to this review

Thank you Richard for your review of Monarch Beach Golf Links. We are glad you caught us in our usual great conditions. We hope you and your A game come visit us again soon! More 

Toronto
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266 reviews
130 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2014

I enjoyed this course because the staff were friendly, helpful, the course was in excellent condition. October is not the time to golf in California - the courses are being conditioned for winter and it is cart path only. Wide friendly fairways.

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MBGL, Public Relations Manager at Monarch Beach Golf Links, responded to this review

Thank you Mary for your review of our golf course. We are glad to hear you had a wonderful experience here at MBGL and we hope to host you again in the near future! More 

Las Vegas, Nevada
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462 reviews
103 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2014 via mobile

The golf shop staff was very friendly & professional - always a good start. We got a bit of a discount so the course was good for what we paid. 4 1/2 hr pace. A few difficult holes & overall above average. Course was in pretty good shape. There were only a few scenic holes but not bad. It's not... More 

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MBGL, Public Relations Manager at Monarch Beach Golf Links, responded to this review

Greetings and thank you for your review of Monarch Beach Golf Links. We are very glad to hear you had a positive experience at our golf course and appreciate your feedback. Hope to see you on the links soon! More 

Tampa, Florida
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230 reviews
58 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 216 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2014

Here are some tips to help you if you are going to play Monarch Beach Golf Links 1) No driving range per se but they do have 4 cages you can hit in to 2) large practice putting green but not enough space on sides to really chip from 3) Views - there are a couple holes that are right... More 

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1 Thank thehelpfuldad
Joe S, Manager at Monarch Beach Golf Links, responded to this review

Thank you for your list of helpful tips and perspective on our golf course. Unfortunately, you played the course during over-seed preparation, which includes heavy mowing (scalping) which begins mid-September. The course then closes for 3 days at the end of Sept for over-seeding. We try very hard to communicate these unique condition to every guest. We hope that you... More 

Kansas
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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2014

I found the staff to be indifferent, no driving range and below par fairways. When you have the Ocean/Beach you can sell it at any price and that's what's going on here. Golf is, "oh by the way".

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Thank TNTKansas
Laguna Beach, California
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49 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2014

the golf course is great and what a nice spot with fantastic iews to grab lunch before a round of golf or cocktails after. the view is so good I don't even recall the meal I had!

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West Lafayette
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2014

Beautiful golf course overlooking the ocean. Challenging and fun. The service is wonderful, cold drinks and coolers in carts along with scented towels when you need them! Great experience.

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