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Address: 50 Monarch Beach Resort N, Dana Point, CA 92629-4084
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6:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

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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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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed September 5, 2016
robert j
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I absolutely love Monarch Beach Golf, especially the spectacular views on hole 3 & 4. Everything at Monarch rocks!! The course conditions, the food, the staff, the view, etc. If I'm playing a public course in OC, it's Monarch Beach in Dana Point every time. Period.

Thank Robert K
Dana Point, California
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We had an amazing experience. As a company bringing in a large number of player from all levels of experience we were nervous and unprepared. Right away we were greeted by friendly and very knowledgeable staff that help organize and equip our players with the proper gear for a spectacular event. Since our event we have received such positive feedback... More 

Thank 570todd
Laguna Niguel, California
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

If you're looking for an exceptional golf course that's both challenging but also incorporates the laid back relaxing atmosphere Southern California provides Monarch Beach Golf links is the perfect choice. I've golfed here a handful of times and from the moment you pull into the lot you are greeted with exemplary service from the valet service and pro shop staff... More 

Thank saramay8289
Newport Beach, California
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Played Monarch with a few golf buddies over the weekend and we had a fantastic time. The views were spectacular, the greens were fast and in great shape and the staff went above and beyond to meet our needs. Can't wait to play it again!

Thank MTCoady
Orange County, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a beautiful course with an unbelievable ocean view. Excellent service by the staff as expected from a top class resort.

Thank MDDanielD
Seattle, Washington
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Quick Overview: -2 Fairways Cart Path Only as fairway remodel is not quite done. -Greens punched two weeks ago but not an issue. -Would not recommend this course at this price right now. Give it a month or two and it will be Ok. -Staff very friendly and attentive. -Short course and wide open. I can on TA and read... More 

Thank Matt M
Laguna Niguel, California
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2016

Monarch Beach Golf Links is an expensive course to play, and one would expect the course to well kept. But it is not. The first 4 holes are very nice, with nice ocean views, good greens and fairways. However, from hole #6 onward, the conditions of the fairways deteriorates rather quickly, with lots of bare areas, and some muddy areas.... More 

Thank amarcopolo
Manhattan Beach, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2016

Connected to the St Regis Hotel Monarch Beach Golf Links is an excellent course to play. Good spacing between teetimes allows for fast play without waiting for the group ahead. They keep you on track for a 4 hours round or less for early teetimes which is fantastic. Did I mention the spectacular ocean views. This course is a real... More 

Thank RL18
Los Angeles
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 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 GPS is like having Big Brother tracking your every move and advertising, and warning, and... More 

Thank FinickyTravelAgent
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 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. Enjoy ! 1980Ironman

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Jackie K, Manager at Monarch Beach Golf Links, responded to this review

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! More 

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