Monarch Bay Golf Club
DON'T GO, IT'S NOW A "SOCCER GOLF" COURSE
THERE ARE NO SIGNS AND THE STAFF DON'T TELL YOU WHEN YOU PAY, BUT YOU WILL BE PLAYING ON THE SAME COURSE AS GUYS PLAYING "SOCCER GOLF". EACH SPORT HAS A SEPERATE TEE BOX, THEN THE SOCCER GUYS HAVE A BARREL-SIZE CUP NEAR THE GREEN WITH A FLAG. THE TWO GAMES AREN'T PLAYED ON THE SAME HOLE AT THE SAME TIME, SO FAR, BUT SINCE THE SOCCER GAME IS SO MUCH FASTER, YOU CONSTANTLY HAVE A BUNCH OF GUYS WAITING FOR YOU TO FINISH UP. I HEARD ONE OF THE SOCCER GUYS COMPLAINING TO THE STARTER ABOUT THE GOLF GUYS HOLDING THEM UP! THERE ARE TRACKS ACROSS THE GREENS FROM SOCCER SHOES RUNNING ACROSS THEM AND LOOKING AT THE GREEN AND SEEING TWO FLAGS IS DISTRACTING. GOLF PEOPLE ARE ANGRY ABOUT THIS SUDDEN INVASION AND I'M SURE THEY ARE GOING TO LOSE PEOPLE WHO HAVE PLAYED HERE FOR YEARS. I'VE LOVED THE COURSE, BEEN PLAYING HERE A LONG TIME, BUT TODAY I'M PLAYING ELSEWHERE. I'M SURE SOCCER GOLF IS FUN, BUT IT NEEDS TO BE PLAYED ON A "SOCCER GOLF COURSE", NOT A "GOLF GOLF COURSE". I GUESS CHARGING PEOPLE TO PLAY SOCCER GOLF WILL BRING IN SOME MONEY, MAYBE EVEN ENOUGH TO MAKE UP FOR THE GOLFERS THEY'RE LOSING.
August 17, 2014
Great course - slow round
Course is clean. However, Marshalls did a poor job keeping pace of play. A 4-hour round should not take 6-hours to play. Prepare to skip holes (and slow groups) if you want to complete the round in a decent amount of time.
August 7, 2014
brought my 8 year old nephew out to play the 9 hole marina course . perfect for he and I both. I as able to work on my iron game and he was able to play from tee to green with out getting overwhelmed by the length of the holes . staff was great...pro shop lady helped us get a cart when we thought all had been used in the shot gun tourney going on the other course
July 30, 2014
windy as always but cooler than inland a real plus
title says it like it is . the wind is always there and can push a poor shot to being a very bad location. The great thing is the temp. is always cooler on the bay than a few miles inland.
July 26, 2014
Needs to improve pace
As a twosome we caught up the the threesome in front of us on the third hole. It wasn't until a hole or two later that we realized the real problem, the group of 6 in front of them. Really? We didn't see a Marshall until the 16th.
July 24, 2014
Nice view of the bay
Great greens, fairways in good shape; A bit of aeration on some of the back nine, but overall good condition. Make sure you look out for the resident fox while you play. He seems to be a course pet, and shows up on several of the holes... :)
July 16, 2014
a good public course on bay shore
decent layout, not bad greens, good bay view, a couple of holes with tree line, many holes with strong bay wind and somewhat challenge.
June 23, 2014
Excellent Course but missing directions
Course is maintained very well but I would suggest following
1. There are places hole direction missing. Since I was playing first time, it was hard to find some holes.
2. There are long grass and weeds everywhere. Hard to find balls if they bounce out of fairway
June 9, 2014