2+ soldFour Private Golf Lessons or One Lesson with 12-Hole Round for Two Plus Cart at Monarch Dunes Golf Club (Up to 71% Off)
10+ sold60-Minute Private Lesson with Option for a 12-Hole Round for Two Plus Cart at Monarch Dunes Golf Club (Up to 69% Off)
60+ sold12- or 18-Hole Round of Golf with Cart Rental and One-Hour Lesson for Two at Monarch Dunes Golf Club (Up to 68% Off)
At Monarch Dunes Golf Club, the links-style golf of coastal Britannia stretches out in the hills of California wine country. Amid windswept dunes and eucalyptus trees sweep coastal views speckled with amber hillsides and big blue skies. And this is just how architects Damian Pascuzzo and PGA Tour Pro Steve Pate wanted it. But they also wanted something beyond beautiful vistas. They wanted a unique 30-hole arena that tested the mettle of golfers.
On the 6,810-yard, par-71 Old Course, players unleash the full potential of their swings on the open expanses of the longer front nine before dialing back for close control on the back nine—a shorter tract made formidable by water hazards on all but two holes. Though the two halves have their own distinct flavors, both begin with mid-length par-4s. These are the course's two most difficult holes, so savvy golfers should spend extra time before the round and at the turn to give their driver an encouraging massage.
While the Old Course is a grassy homage to golf's most sacred traditions, Monarch Dunes' Challenge Course charts a much more unorthodox path—and not just in its unconventional 12-hole layout. While some par-3 courses are known as "pitch-and-putts" for their short holes, The Challenge—named among the Top 10 Par-3 Courses by Golf.com—will have some reaching for a driver or three-wood on holes 5 and 12, which measure 242 and 202 yards respectively. Golfers can expect to finish the round in two hours or less, freeing up plenty of time to relax at the Butterfly Grille or shop for flame decals to glue onto their golf bag.
Course at a Glance: The Old Course
- 18-hole, par 71 course
- Total length of 6,810 yards from the back tees
- Course rating of 73.0 from the back tees
- Slope rating of 137 from the back tees
- Five tee options
Course at a Glance: The Challenge
- 12-hole, par 36 course
- Total length of 1,858 yards from the back tees
- Three tee options