Monarch Beach Golf Links Course Review
A course like this sees a lot fewer rounds per year than your local muni, so the pace of play is perfect. It’s not the kind of place they load up; nobody ever wants to feel rushed or have to wait. We found the course in great shape in spite of our California water woes. As many California golf courses do, they reclaim their water; but I’m told that because of being on the ocean, salt in the air and in the soil is a constant battle. They’re doing a fine job. I was really happy to find that the bunkers were consistent, a big peeve of mine. I sure saw enough of them and, as every green is well guarded by sand or a nice water feature, this may be your experience as well. The fairways are lined by hundreds of beautiful Coral and Pepper trees.
There’s no full-size range, but there are cages to get you loosened up and a nice putting green right by the first tee. Be sure to pay attention to the most amazing GPS ever outfitted on a golf cart. It has the usual bells and whistles, flyover, and tips and such, but it is also touchscreen so you can touch the screen where you want to hit it and see exactly what it will take to carry that trap or pond or corner and simultaneously how many yards you’ll have left to the hole, just like my favorite smartphone GPS app. Fantastic!
Monarch Beach Golf Links Scorecard
Monarch Beach Golf Links Dress Code
|Me, Larry Berle, and course pro Jackie Kazarian at the selfie spot.|