1. mbsisson Posted: 11/18/13 11:31a Member Since: May 9, 2005 From: Laguna Hills
Played this Sunday 11/17/2013 with perfect weather and amazing ocean views. The course was in great shape -the greens were slower than they have been but it is later in the year. The pace was a little... Continue »
Played this Sunday 11/17/2013 with perfect weather and amazing ocean views. The course was in great shape -the greens were slower than they have been but it is later in the year. The pace was a little slow however it was so enjoyable a venue it didn't matter. Overall a great experience.
2. dethman Posted: 10/15/13 9:45p Member Since: Sep 14, 2006 From: irvine, ca
played this afternoon on my day off. course is in very good condition, they just reseeded and everything is coming back nicely, service was all right, valet when you pull up to the bag drop, check i... Continue »
played this afternoon on my day off. course is in very good condition, they just reseeded and everything is coming back nicely, service was all right, valet when you pull up to the bag drop, check in unremarkable, but took a while to find a starter. they definitely consider themselves a destination course, $18 for a ball marker. yeesh. tees and divot tools at the starter stand. tee boxes were all in good condition, greens were a bit slow and very receptive, easy to stop balls. not a lot of ball marks. course is green, fairways are just a bit thin but they are almost there. i like the layout of the course, lots of challenging holes with lots of doglegs, strategically placed water. only one hole is actually on the ocean though. overall had a very nice time and the course is worth a play if you can find a good rate.
[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.