Monarch Dunes Golf Club - Old Course
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Monarch Dunes Golf Club - Old Course

1606 Trilogy Pkwy , Nipomo,California,93444
Type: Public
No. Holes: 18
Detailed description

Monarch Dunes Golf Club is a public golf facility. The facility offers 30-holes of golf. They have the championship 18-hole Old Course and the 12-hole Challenge Course.

Monarch Dunes Old Course first opened for play in 2006. The course was designed by Damian Pascuzzo and Steve Pate.

The 18-hole "Old Course" at the Monarch Dunes Golf Club facility in Nipomo, California features 6,810 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 71.

Some of the unique features of this "Old Course", are greens that use Velvet Bentgrass commonly seen on East Coast courses. It is the finest-textured, densest bentgrass ideal for putting surfaces. It can be cut as low as 3/32 inch. Those who have played on it report that the putting surfaces are swift and true. Players will have the option to run the ball rather than being forced to carry it in the air, something you'll appreciate when you experience the afternoon winds on the Nipomo Mesa. With fescue grass fairways that are fast and firm, your ball may fly gracefully like a butterfly on the monarch course but it won't necessarily stop on a dime.

The course layout ranges from a 4,702-yard, par-71 layout from the women%u2019s tees to 6,810-yard, par-71 from the back tees. The concept behind course design was to be generous to the golfer in the fairways, while making you work on the greens.

Although the course is not particularly long - measuring just over 6,800 yards from the tournament tees - and generous fairways are offered - risk is available to the gambler. Landing areas appear closer and smaller than they are. Fairways are often bordered by hazardess water, sand and dunes. Some fairways are flat, while others play across and along ridge lines.

The course has five lakes which come into play on one six of the holes. Three of these lakes impact tee shots on five holes. Most of the lakes border fairways, but the par-3 8th requires a carry over water.

The challenges arise as golfers approach the greens. Some greens are enclosed by deep bunkers, mounds or dunes. Others are just targets perched in the air.

Men's Black tees: 6810 yards, course rating 73.0, slope rating 137.

Men's Gold tees: 6337 yards, course rating 70.7, slope rating 135.

Men's White tees: 5821 yards, course rating 68.5, slope rating 128.

Women's Bronze tees: 5320 yards, course rating 66.3, slope rating 117.

Women's Green tees: 4702 yards, course rating 63.6, slope rating 110.