Monarch Bay Golf Club
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
Great Pace even on a busy day
This is a pretty good course, everybody is their to have a good time
March 10, 2014
Terrible Experience with the Pro Shop
I booked this tee time and was stoked. I have only played this course once a few weeks earlier, but I was disappointed with all the dirt in the fairways and lack of grass. That being said I still had a blast the first time. This second time I tried to call the pro shop after I booked the time because I had an emergency come up and could not make the time anymore. Whoever answered put me on hold for 25 minutes without any updates. Basically he forgot about me completely. Once he picked up the phone and answered again I was disconnected. I mean I didn't get to play the course and I can't get the time of day to let the guys know they have an open spot if someone wants to play. I would never give that course my money again.
March 9, 2014