Will be aerating the greens 4/15 & 4/16 with small holes and light sanding.
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1. mnehls86 Posted: 04/10/14 7:51a Member Since: Aug 24, 2010 From: San Bernardino
Played 4/8/14 with GKer Jerry64. Noticed that they space the tee times out perfect in 10 minute intervals which is a big plus. We tee'd off on time @ 10:20am and the group ahead was already putting bu... Continue »
Played 4/8/14 with GKer Jerry64. Noticed that they space the tee times out perfect in 10 minute intervals which is a big plus. We tee'd off on time @ 10:20am and the group ahead was already putting but us going out as a twosome we ended up catching them by the next hole with them barely pulling away from the tee box when we finished the 1st hole. According to the starter they rarely ever send out only twosomes but the other two people canceled so he insisted we play a couple balls if we wanted to. Even though we had some waiting time on the front 9 the views made up for that and didn't bother me one bit. Back nine the marshal kept up on them and they started moving much faster. I believe we finished around the 4-1/2 hour mark but I was enjoying the course so much that pace didn't bug me one bit.
On to the course. Tee boxes were mostly level, I had a few where I had to move a little to get on more even ground. Fairways were a mix of lush and thin with some patch work and other GUR throughout the course. Rough was the same, pretty lush but quite a few thin areas right off the fairway and if you stray a little further off on some holes had some DEEP rough. There were a lot of bunkers which I found a few greenside and fairway. The fairway bunkers were a little on the firmer side so easy to hit out of and all the greenside bunkers except one were great and the one that was worse was just a little wet but still had plenty of sand. Greens had been punched a couple weeks before and some aeration holes are still visible but seem to be healing just fine. Most of the greens rolled pretty true for still recovering so I'm sure they will be amazing in another week or so. Greens were really undulating on a few holes and some really sucker pin placements. Luckily the greens weren't rolling super fast but I can imagine them being extremely tough if they were running any faster. I thought the layout was great with a good mixture of holes a different settings. Of course the signature 3rd hole was amazing. Cart girl came around plenty of times and you pass the snack shack twice during the round so getting enough food and drink is no issue here. Plus water bottles were in the cart cooler before the round and the marshal brought water bottles around during the round. Overall I had a great time and the weather was absolutely perfect.
2. can1yon Posted: 03/25/14 2:22p Member Since: Dec 13, 2004 From: Dove Canyon
Played here 3/22 after they had punched the greens. Not a fun experience playing a high priced course with punched greens. The rest of the course is great, especially the bunkers which are world cl... Continue »
Played here 3/22 after they had punched the greens. Not a fun experience playing a high priced course with punched greens. The rest of the course is great, especially the bunkers which are world class sand. Our mens league had booked the date before knowing this would happen. Certainly it took away from the event.
[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.