Golf Course Review Monarch Dunes Golf Club (Old Course) Nipomo California
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Reviewed by: kevbig, Rowland Heights
Been a while since I’ve played at my home-away-from-home course. Had some expiring vouchers that I needed to use and I was prepared to play in the rain but to my pleasant surprise, it was one of the nicest days I can ever remember while playing up here. Close to 70 degrees and not a breath of wind, which for those of you that have played here before, you’ll know how rare that is! Threat of rain caused many cancellations and I was able to cruise around solo in 3 hours while only having to wait a handful of times on a few foursomes ahead or else 2-2.5hrs would have been doable even taking my time.
As I’ve come to expect course conditions are darn near impeccable. I was expecting some soggy conditions after last night’s rain but found the course drains extremely well. Only minor issues was the placement of the (gold) tees today. A few could use leveling but all had a great coverage and minimal damage. Fairways were completely lush and healthy and not a thin spot to be found. Rough was the same however, if you find yourself further offline in the mounds then it’s a crapshoot as always. Bunkers are same as ever and possibly the most consistent out of any course around. Different type of sand than other courses but all the traps at Monarch Dunes play exactly the same which is nice. Greens are great right now! Rolling medium-fast and pure. #15 & 17 being the exceptions as they still have issues with thin spots and bumps which I assume is due to the lack of sunlight they receive. For both holes it’s because of the huge Eucalyptus groves surrounding them.
Service is great on all levels but no drink cart today. As others have mentioned, the layout is just sweet. It has a little bit of everything regarding length, width, elevation changes, green undulations, wind (but not today!) and you’ll use every club in your bag. Contemplating if I should get out there again tomorrow morning. Really hope to have a return GK Event at the Old Course again some day soon!
Happy New Year everyone!