Monarch Beach Golf Links

4+ (4 gold): one of our top-rated 4-star courses, worthy of 4½ stars.
   Monarch Beach Golf Links Est. 1983

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Monarch Beach Golf Links: The southern part of Orange County, located between Los Angeles and San Diego, is home to several excellent golf courses. One of the flag-bearers is Monarch Beach, combining top-quality presentation with a brief excursion down to the ocean's edge.

Laid out in classic Scottish links style, the course is played across relatively open and nicely undulating terrain, with pairs of holes weaving their way out-and-back in two nine-hole loops. As part of the prestigious Monarch Beach Resort, the layout certainly has a more elegant and manicured feel than its rough and rugged Scottish cousins. Reinforcing the layout's top-quality resort feel, an abundance of stylish, clover-leaf bunkering combines with small lakes that threaten at seven holes.

The opening two par-4s, one straight, the next seriously dog-legging, quickly bring you to the layout's two signature seaside holes. The short par-4 3rd completes your journey down to the beach, or as close to it as a small line of cliffs will allow. The uphill par-3 4th heads you inland once more, with the sound of the waves lapping on the shore just behind the tee boxes. Much of the rest of the layout routes you into a variety of scenic canyons, unobtrusively flanked by houses and villas.

As one expects from Robert Trent Jones Jr, each hole is skilfully crafted, combining plenty of golfing challenge with his trademark style and fairness. From the higher elevations on the course you will enjoy many wonderful vistas onto the Pacific Ocean and surrounding coastal hills.

Stay & Play at Monarch Beach: luxury onsite accommodation available, see Where2Stay section below.

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Making Contact

Monarch Beach Golf Links
50 Monarch Beach Resort Drive North,
Dana Point, California 92629
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Office   +1 (949) 248 3002
Pro Shop   +1 (949) 248 3001

  +1 (949) 240 9210

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Golf Pro
Brandon Delgado (PGA, Director of Golf).
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About the course

The course: 18 holes. Tree-lined & open parkland.
Undulating terrain - a few slopes to climb.
Surroundings: Rural countryside and briefly oceanside
Designer: Robert Trent Jones Jr.
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  Men Back Men Front Women Front
Yards 6601 5612 5050
Par 70 70 70
SSS or Slope 72.8 67.7 70.4
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How2Get There?

52 miles SE of Los Angeles
From the Interstate Freeway (I-5), just east of Dana Point, take exit 79 and head west on Pacific Coast Hwy (Hwy 1), direction Dana Point. After 3.5 miles, turn right into Niguel Rd. After o.4 miles turn left into Monarch Beach Resort and immediately right at Golf Club sign.

Essential information

Green Fees:
2017 visitor fee, 18-holes, peak rate in high season: Mon-Thur c.$200; Fri-Sun c.$259. Golf cart included. [Contact club for full details, discounts, Stay&Play rates and packages for guests of Monarch Beach Resort and nearby Ritz-Carlton Laguna Niguel]. Credit cards accepted.
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Who can play and When?
Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.  Must book in advance.
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Other Information
Walking permitted. Forecaddies available if booked in advance.

Practice facilities
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Did you know?

The nearby city of Dana Point is an attractive seaside resort, with plenty of excellent restaurants, good beaches and a large marina. The restaurants around the marina (Dana Point Harbour) are well worth a visit.

The city is named after Richard Henry Dana Jr (1815-82), a Harvard-trained lawyer, seaman, and author of the classic sea journal Two Years Before the Mast (1840). In his journal Dana documents his voyage from Boston around Cape Horn to California on the merchant ship Pilgrim. In the book, he describes the area known as Capistrano Bay (now called Dana Point), as "the most romantic spot on the California coast."

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Latitude: (33.483263)
Longitude: (-117.717873)
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Where2Stay including nearby courses also detailed in

Monarch Beach Resort AAA 5-Diamond
One Monarch Beach Resort, Dana Point, California 92629.
+1 (949) 234 3900

Standing high on a bluff with spectacular views onto the Pacific Ocean, the Tuscan-inspired Monarch Beach Resort is home to a wonderfully scenic Robert Trent Jones Jr designed 18-hole championship golf course. In an environment of elegance and top-quality service, this luxury coastal retreat offers spacious guestrooms, an exclusive beach club, award-winning Miraval Spa, and six ocean-view restaurants.

Golf at this hotel Monarch Beach
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Golf within 5 miles No
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Golf within 20 miles Talega; Arroyo Trabuco; Oak Creek; Strawberry Farms; Pelican Hill.
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Holiday Inn Express - Dana Point 
34280 Pacific Coast Highway, Dana Point, California 92629
+1 (949) 248 1000

The Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Dana Point Harbor - Doheny Beach is located on Pacific Coast Highway and only minutes to Laguna Beach, San Clemente, San Juan Capistrano, Camp Pendleton, the Ritz Carlton, St. Regis, and the Montage Resort and Spa.

Golf at this hotel No
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Golf within 5 miles Monarch Beach
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Golf within 20 miles Talega; Arroyo Trabuco; Oak Creek; Strawberry Farms; Pelican Hill.
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