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Address: 50 Monarch Beach Resort N, Dana Point, CA 92629-4084
Phone Number: +1 949-248-3001
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Sun - Sat 06:00 - 20:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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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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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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 May 2016
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Laguna Beach
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167 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 good value if you play very many times. This review is about the on course... More 

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

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 by soon (if you haven't) to see what is new on our menu! More 

San Diego, California
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744 reviews
222 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1,379 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 guys in the pro shop, golf cart and superintendent. Everyone couldn't have been nicer. On... More 

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

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 will be turning our first fairway into a Driving Range Experience! We hope you have... More 

Newport Beach, California
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles 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!!!

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

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! More 

Los Angeles, California
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 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.

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

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! More 

Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 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 some of the holes as errant shots may land on adjacent fairways or houses and... More 

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

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 and top dressing, aerifying and seeding the rest. Our superintendent who has been with us... More 

Kerrville, TX
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles 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 creek twice, some good risk/reward opportunities. Only one hole (#3) plays into an oceanview -... More 

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

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 in before we can have the carts 'smashing' them. We hope you come visit us... More 

Carlsbad, CA
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359 reviews
65 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 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 carts are in good condition. T-boxes, fairways and greens are all in good shape. Have... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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42 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 try. I recently played a round there for the first time in a couple years.... More 

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Laguna Niguel, California
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles 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 you feel very welcome & I assure you that you will not be disappointed. Should... More 

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

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 and we thank you again! We look forward to seeing you again at "The Beach".... More 

Colleyville, Texas
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80 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2015 via mobile

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 who were very friendly and helpful. Cost to play seemed fair. Took @4 1/2 hrs... More 

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