Monarch Bay Golf Club
Monarch Bay Golf Sun 04/13
Nice weather. Great views. SOmewhat hallenging holes. Looks wide open but not. Proximity and views are it's best qualities. Good deals can be had. Very windy in the afternoon, though.
April 14, 2014
the windy city and punched greens
purchased tee time on golfnow.com, only to arrive at the course and see the greens were recovering from being punched...would have been nice to know this prior to booking the tee time. I hate when this happens. I would have selected another course had I known this was the case. golfnow usually mentions if the course was aerated, but I didn't recall seeing anything about it. very windy conditions, a big challenge, but we still had a good time. The price of $36 should have been a red flag to me (for a Saturday, even at 1:10. I also booked the 1:10 tee time only to find out they moved us to 1:20 because of a tournament...not a big deal.
April 14, 2014
A great deal through Golf Now
The staff at the pro shop, starter and on the course were friendly and easy going.
I was surprised that the course wasn't that busy when I arrived at 11:20 for a 12:20 tee-time. When I checked out the practice green I realized that it was probably due to a recent aeration project that regulars are waiting for the greens to grow back. So in a few weeks I expect the play will really pick up.
The weather was ideal and we were able to move along very nicely.
It's a nice layout, however I was told that one of two bridges over a canal has been closed for some time which requires a little detour.
I'm looking forward to going back sometime next month when the greens fill in.
April 8, 2014
They were punching the back nine holes and therefore have every golfer to play the front nine twice. Didn't see the IA! when making the booking through GolfNow thus was quite upset when the
pro-shop advised me upon check in. Just played nine holes. I recommended this course IF you are playing 18 holes, not twice on the front or back nine.
March 26, 2014
Two big problems
I like the layout, pricing and staff and facilities. I do not like the incredible amount of goose and duck droppings on many tees and fairways. It must be a health hazard and is disgusting.
2nd big problem is there is not nearly enough sand in the bunkers. Barely 1/4 inch of sand in most of the bunkers my group was in yesterday. Sand is a major factor at this course so you have to be able to play out of it.
I don't think I would return unless they can do something to address these two issues.
March 21, 2014
pace of play
There is a sign in the club house that says the course should take 4 hours. After 3 + hours we were still on hole 11 with groups backed up behind us and in front of us, on a non busy Monday. We quit. The course Marshall prefers to sit in the club house and shoot the breeze rather then do his job and monitor and control pace of play. Great place if you want to play 5 to 6 hour round on a weekday.
March 18, 2014
course nice and well maintained
i got a nice deal of this course!
i will never forget this because i got my first hole in one.
March 17, 2014
This course is always a safe bet to get a pretty good round in. It's on my shortlist of places to go to get a good round in that will not be too slow on a good course.
March 11, 2014