Monarch Beach Golf Links
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Hole #3 | Photo: Courtesy of Monarch Beach Golf Links

Monarch Beach Golf Links


50 Monarch Beach Resort North
Dana Point CA 92629 United States

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Monarch Beach Golf Hole #4
Monarch Beach Golf Hole #4 | Photo: Courtesy of Monarch Beach Golf Links

Guests of the AAA Five-Diamond-rated Monarch Beach Resort, located between LA and San Diego in Dana Point, Orange County, will enjoy an equally highly-rated golf course, designed by master golf architect Robert Trent Jones II, that boasts ocean views from all eighteen holes. Routed among dramatic bluffs beside the Pacific, the 6,601-yard par-70 layout is seamlessly integrated with an upscale housing community. The course provides a fine example of how a golf course architecture firm can help a client achieve complex goals through skillful coordination with consultants, governmental agencies, and other experts. Monarch Beach also proves that golf and high-density housing can work well together.

Challenging Design and Coastal Coordination

One of our greatest challenges in designing Monarch Beach Golf Links was to locate at least part of the golf course directly along the Pacific Ocean. Through innovative design and diligent coordination with the California Coastal Commission, the Department of Transportation, and other agencies, we were able to reroute the Pacific Coast Highway temporarily to create and permanently access two oceanside holes. Other challenges were presented by steep, rolling, coastal terrain cut by ravines. We designed the golf course to play through low-lying areas to meet our client’s goal of locating housing on higher points. RTJ II also oversaw a complicated balancing of earthworks in which we incorporated a large amount of dirt moved during housing construction into the golf course. We used water as both a hazard for golfers and as a real estate amenity.

Monarch Beah Golf Links Award-Winning Layout

In meeting our charge to create a fun, challenging championship resort golf course that would serve both resort and residential communities of Monarch Beach, we incorporated existing creek lines and other aspects of the natural terrain. The result is an award-winning, environmentally responsible layout that has garnered fine reviews from PGA Tour players, resort guests, and local residents alike. This is truly one of those golf resort experiences that golf enthusiasts can't miss. 

Attention to Detail and Exceptional Service

One of the standout features of Monarch Golf is its attention to detail. The course is meticulously maintained, ensuring that every golfer's experience is nothing short of extraordinary. The friendly and knowledgeable staff go above and beyond to provide exceptional service, making players feel like royalty from the moment they step onto the course. With lush fairways, pristine greens, and stunning views, every hole at Monarch Golf is a visual delight.