1. bretthlista Posted: 05/13/13 3:56p Member Since: Jan 26, 2011 From: Newport Beach
I've played this course a couple of time recently and loved every minute of it. First and foremost I never waited on the tee box or in the fairway. I could give a good review just based on that, but... Continue »
I've played this course a couple of time recently and loved every minute of it. First and foremost I never waited on the tee box or in the fairway. I could give a good review just based on that, but I also have to say that the course was in great condition. I hear there's a new management/ownership group in place and you can tell they're trying to take this course to another level. Fairways were in great shape, sand traps were perfect and the greens were really nice. Add this to the great views on the front nine, the very friendly staff and challenging play of the course and you've got a beautiful round of golf to look forward to.
2. mtighe Posted: 05/11/13 9:55a Member Since: May 8, 2013 From: san Francisco, ca
I'd have to say this was in the top 3 overall golf experiences. The course was in phenomenal shape, great layout but the service and staff made it exceptional. The hot towels and lemonade at the finis... Continue »
I'd have to say this was in the top 3 overall golf experiences. The course was in phenomenal shape, great layout but the service and staff made it exceptional. The hot towels and lemonade at the finish and the attentive staff really made this a top 3 golf experience. This was the highlight of my 4 day Dana point visit.
[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.