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Monarch Beach Golf Links

50 Monarch Beach Resort, Dana Point, CA 92629
949-240-8247
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Ranked #7 of 14 attractions in Dana Point
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Golf Courses
Activities: Golfing
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West Lafayette
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

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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Colleyville, Texas
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39 reviews 39 reviews
10 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

I have played Monarch Beach golf course a number of times when visiting SoCal. I have always enjoyed the layout and the course condition; however, my last round was anything but enjoyable. The green fee is too high...the greens were rough and inconsistent and we had to wait through four groups in playing the 7th hole. A course marshal or... More

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Joe S, Director of Sales at Monarch Beach Golf Links, responded to this review

Happy 4th of July to you and thank you for your review and feedback. We are very sorry to hear that it was a slow round for you. We have been incredibly busy this we due to the Holiday fever, but that is no excuse for poor pace of play. Despite 2 marshals and forecaddies always available to our guests,... More

Cleveland, Ohio
Top Contributor
241 reviews 241 reviews
13 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

very nice course that is tough to play the first time. a whole bunch of blind tee shots. wicked greens with lots of undelations and simply different levels. very well kept - super friendly and efficient staff

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Joe S, Director of Sales at Monarch Beach Golf Links, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and your feedback. We definitely don't intend to make the course any more challenging than it needs to be, but some days we have to use tougher pin locations due to the other areas getting overused. This helps us preserve the greens and their condition. We are glad to hear that your experience was nice... More

Atlanta, Georgia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

I had a small VIP group in April 2014. They were treated very well and had a guide with them that helped to make the game interesting. afterwards the store had great gifts as well for items to purchase.

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

Zarijazz, Thank you for your visit, your business and your great feedback. We take pride in our customer service and our offerings. If there is any chance you may return in the next few months, please email us and we will reply with a promo code that you may use online for up to a 4some of golf. the promo... More

Long Beach
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I love the layout of this course. You get a couple oceanview holes then 16 challenging holes. The staff is great and treat you like a member.

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MBGL, Director of Sales at Monarch Beach Golf Links, responded to this review

Thank you for your review Rob. We appreciate you taking the time to review us and glad you had a wonderful experience. We look forward to your next visit at The Beach. More

Orange County, California
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36 reviews 36 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

A challenging course, but not overly difficult. The fairways and greens are well a love average. Ocean views on #3 and 4, while 7 thru 9 will test your handicap. The back nine gives you a bit of a breather after getting through the front nine. Enough fun holes to get you to come back. Staff is helpful and friendly.... More

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MBGL, Director of Sales at Monarch Beach Golf Links, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback. I think you put it best when you say the course is challenging, but not overly difficult. And yes, hole #7 is a good test. We are glad you enjoyed your overall experience and hope to see you again soon at MBGL. Contact us anytime with thoughts, concerns, ideas, etc or... More

New York City, New York
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

It is a very nice golf course with great views, but it has way too many people to enjoy yourself. :(

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Joe S, Director of Sales at Monarch Beach Golf Links, responded to this review

Top of the day and thank you for your review and your business. December tends to be one of our busiest months with many Holiday golfers wanting to enjoy the ocean front golfing experience. We hope you can return another day and re-experience MBGL. I highly suggest summer afternoons. If you can catch the sunset over Catalina Island (around 8pm... More

Pensacola, Florida, USA
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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Do you like a good test of golf, ocean views and Robert Trent Jones? Here it is. There is a Laurence Lambrecht calendar here with the Pacific offering a gorgeous distraction almost everywhere you look. These people also no how be ensure you come back with solicitous service.

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Joe S, Director of Sales at Monarch Beach Golf Links, responded to this review

We are so thrilled to hear that our golf experience matches (or maybe surpasses) that which you are accustomed to in FL. That is quite the compliment and are proud to be part of it. We thank you for your comments and business. Hopefully we will see you again soon on the Easy Coast : ) Cheers and Happy New... More

Long Beach
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Great course played in the poring rain and still enjoyed myself. The staff was very friendly and made the experiance what it was.

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MBGL, Director of Sales at Monarch Beach Golf Links, responded to this review

You are a trooper and loyal golfer for playing in the rain. We don't get rain here often and it happened to be during your visit. Regardless, we appreciate your patronage and your feedback. We look forward to your next visit and although we can't promise sunshine and warmth everyday of the year, we can promise great service and a... More

Burbank, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Hide, the Head Pro, is absolute top knotch! Frank in the shop was fantastic... helpful and friendly. The starter was amazing... he took the time to explain the course, how to read the greens, and truly made it feel like a 5-star luxury experience. While the fairways were recently over-seeded, the greens were perfect and true. The views were breathtaking!

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MBGL, Director of Sales at Monarch Beach Golf Links, responded to this review

Thank you for your post and feedback and especially for pointing out the staff members that made your visit memorable. We will be sure to thank each employee on your behalf. We look forward to your next visit and exceeding your expectations again and again. Sincerely MBGL Management More

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