Will aerify and close the course on 4/1 with 5/8” tynes reopening 4/2. Course recovery is scheduled for 4/2 – 4/9 with discounted rates and a sleeve of golf balls for each golfer, online at www.monarchbeachgolf.com/teetimes. - Thank You Monarch Beach Golf Links for e-mailing Greenskeeper.org this information.
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1. gymflake Posted: 04/13/15 5:48p Member Since: Jan 24, 2010 From: Los Angeles
Played here last week on the 7th. Got a good deal because of the aeration. Tee boxes, fairways, rough are all in great shape here as you would expect! Greens were a bit bumpy even thought they said t... Continue »
Played here last week on the 7th. Got a good deal because of the aeration. Tee boxes, fairways, rough are all in great shape here as you would expect! Greens were a bit bumpy even thought they said they were "blown" off and all the holes were filled. Not a bad day! This place is a bit tricked up, especially the front nine with severe dog legs and a lot of blind tee shots. BTW, it was cart path only for a lot of the course which makes it even more tough because of all the blind approach shots. Still.... a very beautiful place to play.
2. baomai Posted: 04/08/15 11:42p Member Since: Mar 3, 2009 From: Mission Viejo
I got a chance to get out to Monarch last week a day after the greens were aerated. They told us playing the day right after aeration is always better than the weeks to follow and they were right. Alt... Continue »
I got a chance to get out to Monarch last week a day after the greens were aerated. They told us playing the day right after aeration is always better than the weeks to follow and they were right. Although the holes were clearly visible, the balls rolled true....just slightly slower than if they weren't punched. I wasn't complaining. Any day that I get to play Monarch is a treat. And on this day, it was especially fun because we got in 54 holes! That's right....5-4. It was the longest day I've had on a golf course and I was amazed that we were able to get in all 54. Other than the greens, the course was in great condition. Tee boxes were level, the entire course was lush, green, and well maintained and the bunkers had good coverage. The service was top notch....as it always seems to be whenever I come to play here. The ocean views from holes 3 and 4 are truly exceptional and are must photo ops. I can't wait until I get to play here again.
[b]Media Day – Monarch Beach Golf Links (Dana Point)[/b]
I had the pleasure of attending Media Day at Monarch Beach Golf Links in Dana Point Tuesday, 11/13. It was an unveiling of the new management company OB Sports and some of the new guest features they are providing.
It started off with us...
Thanks for allowing me the opportunity to play this course. It was great to meet you Junior and wish you good luck with your marketing endeavors at MB.
Just wanted to make mention that your course conditions are opportune. That is to say magnificent. I have played every level of golf course at e...
If you aim for the center of the fairway you could end up in the water because the last 75-100 yards is downhill, so you'll get a lot of roll. And if you are short of the water you'll have a downhill lie for your approach shot over water, which is a tricky shot. If you hit an iron or wood to stay at the top of the slope you have a longer shot over water, with a green that slants away from you. Aiming over the left trap could work, but if you miss a little left you could be in the trees, and a little right and you're in the water. I prefer the unconventional approach: aim for the center of #10 fairway, which runs parallel to 18. That takes the trees, water and bunker out of play. The main advantage, though, is that you have a flat lie on good grass, and the water on the approach shot doesn't come into play. The downside is that you may have to wait for the golfers on #10 to hit your shot, and the GPS or sprinkler heads won't give the distance.
Short but mighty. Play a club off the tee that puts your most accurate iron in your hands for the approach shot. Be on the right level to putt on this treacherous green, I have witnessed a 6 putt for an 8 on this hole.