Monarch Dunes Golf Club

1606 Trilogy Pkwy,

Nipomo, California 93444

  • Office

    +1 (805) 343 9459
  • Fax

    +1 (805) 343 0913
  • Golf pro

    Rory Doll (PGA, Director of Instruction).
  • Academy

    Monarch Dunes Golf Academy

About the course

  • The Course:

    18 holes. Open parkland. Undulating terrain - a few slopes to climb.

  • Surroundings:

    Residential and rural countryside.

  • Designer:

    Damian Pascuzzo and Jerry Pate

Back
tees
Club
tees
Front
tees
Yards
6810
5821
4702
Par
71
71
71
SSS or slope
73
68.5
69.2

At the same location:

Above distances are for the championship Old Course. Also at Monarch Dunes is the 12-hole Challenge course (par-36; 1858 yds from back-tees), a collection of testing par-3s, both long and short.

Location

Latitude:

35.032307

Longitude:

-120.552077

How to get there:

25 miles S of San Luis Obispo

Monarch Dunes Golf Club

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.

Est. 2006

Monarch Dunes Golf Club: Located just a few miles south of Arroyo Grande on California's Central Coast, Monarch Dunes features the award-winning Old Course as well as the newer 12-hole Challenge course.

Laid out on the sand-blown terrain of the Nipomo Mesa, both courses were designed by Damian Pascuzzo and Steve Pate. Whereas the Challenge course will test your iron-play and short game on this excellent collection of par-3 holes, the championship Old course will ensure every aspect of your game is suitably examined.

Monarch Dunes is part of The Woodlands, a master-planned resort and Trilogy residential community. Although housing lines several holes, sometimes on both sides, enough of the natural habitat has been retained to create a visually attractive golf course. Windswept dunes, eucalyptus trees, coastal vistas and amber-coloured hillsides are frequently more in evidence than the real estate ... and occasionally a sea view can be glimpsed.

Pick of the holes: often quite links-like in character, the layout contains several memorable holes, not least the signature downhill 13th. This testing downhill 423-yard par-4 features a prominent bluff running across the fairway, with the leftside flanked along its entire length by a eucalyptus woodland.

List of courses: Central Coast, CA

Visitors

Who can play and when?

Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.

Must book in advance.

Green fees

Visitor fee, 18-holes in high season: weekdays walking $74, riding $94; weekends $95/$115.

Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc. [Last updated: 2020].

Other information

Walking permitted. Golf carts available to rent.

Practice facilities

Good

Did you know?

The sand-based landform that is the Nipomo Mesa, on which Monarch Dunes is located, was formed by westerly winds blowing and forming sand dunes over tens of thousands of years.

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