1. kevkey Posted: 07/28/14 2:31p Member Since: Oct 23, 2011 From: granada hills
Played on 7/27/14. The staff at MB is top shelf I wish I could say the same for the condition of the course. From tee boxes to fairways to the putting surfaces this course is in poor condition. Being... Continue »
Played on 7/27/14. The staff at MB is top shelf I wish I could say the same for the condition of the course. From tee boxes to fairways to the putting surfaces this course is in poor condition. Being $$$$$ course it was truly disappointing.
The tee boxes looked like that they had not moved the markers for several days and no one was filling their divots. The fairways were thin and dead in many places on each hole with many un-repaired divots. The bunkers were very hard and uneven and had thin layer of sand covering muddy sand which made it very hard to hit good shot.
The putting greens were inconsistent and rolling about 3-5 there were dead spots on them and many of them had sod recently replaced. I left the course feeling that a great track has been mistreated and abused.
2. fesdwino Posted: 05/27/14 12:57p Member Since: May 6, 2004 From: Laguna Niguel
Played Memorial Day at noon. Booked on the internet with the Crown Club rate of $85 (great deal - check it out on the web site). Upon check-in they wanted to charge the holiday rate of $109 but acce... Continue »
Played Memorial Day at noon. Booked on the internet with the Crown Club rate of $85 (great deal - check it out on the web site). Upon check-in they wanted to charge the holiday rate of $109 but accepted the internet rate of $85 - apparently a posting error; it defaulted to the normal Monday rate. I appreciated that they honored the rate without discussion. Post card day, could not ask for better weather. Light tee times for the holiday so we breezed through in less than 4 hours. The two ocean holes were spectacular this day. The course was in great condition. I have played this course intermittently for over 30 years and still enjoy the track. The beverage cart showed up several times during the round. Valet parking and a great restaurant. Pro shop is well stocked as well. Great customer service. The only thing missing here is a driving range. There is a hiting area with nets. With the Crown Card this course is a bargain. Without it, I would be tempted to play Pelican instead. Can't go wrong with either course.
[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.