1606 Trilogy Pkwy,
Nipomo, California 93444
Office+1 (805) 343 9459
Fax+1 (805) 343 0913
Golf proRory Doll (PGA, Director of Instruction).
AcademyMonarch Dunes Golf Academy
18 holes. Open parkland. Undulating terrain - a few slopes to climb.
Residential and rural countryside.
Damian Pascuzzo and Jerry Pate
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.
25 miles S of San Luis Obispo
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.
Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.
Must book in advance.
Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc. [Last updated: 2020].
Walking permitted. Golf carts available to rent.
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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