Monarch Dunes Golf Course and Grille

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I played the front nine one day, and the 12 hole par 3 the next.  I remember scoffing on the first day, "I don't want the Par 3--I want a 'real course'."    But the Par 3 beat me up worse than the main course!

The Par 3 is named The Challenge.  It is target golf at its finest.  Fall off the green, land in the rough, and you're looking at links-style grass past your ankles.  Trust the yardages!  

The greens on The Challenge were AMAZING.  So many undulations, challenging pin placement, and beautiful condition.  

Plus, I played "twilight" for $10!  After noon, you can play for $12.  

I had thought I could bring my kids next time because it's a par three....but the course is far too difficult for mine.  If you bring your kids, they should be experienced golfers.

The main course was challenging, too: lots of water and deep rough.  The greens were less impressive than those of The Challenge, though: they had some blight or cross-pollination/different types of grass.  This round, too, though, was a value.   Plus, FIVE sets of tees make it interesting and accessible for almost all players.

The houses (which some yelpers mention) didn't bother me at all.  I didn't see anyone my entire round.  

I walked because carts were scarce--and it was a tough walk for me (I'm no longer in my 20s.....)  They are apparently getting a new fleet of carts.  

Try The Challenge.  Bring extra sleeves....

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Lush Links style course is a challenge, but one that's worth conquering!

Beatiful scenery and great views, can get a bit windy in the afternoon... but the course layout is a good one. I hear the locals love it as well since we bumped into quite a few after we finished

Watch out for carts dying though since our foursome had a cart die, and we also saw a couple dead ones during the course of our day. (Must be poor batteries)

Great course, amazing manicured greens and neat small course. Main complaint is service for food/drinks. Food service not helpful and happy hour cuts at 5pm on the dot. It was 5:02 and they wouldn't let HH prices after ordering.

So avoid the bar wenches (I don't mind insincere service, but this was bad)

And stick to the sweet course which was a fun spot to play. 12 hole challenge course also worth a stop and hit, best par 3 one I've ever played (also most difficult)

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Beautiful course, very nice and friendly staff!  Drinks are a bit pricey but tasty, saw the drinks cart go by about 3 times during the 18 holes. Our cart died and they brought us out a replacement promptly. Great gps in cart, how far to pin, to fly water, bunkers, etc and to green.

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Very good layout and a fair test of golf. Some blind shots that require local knowledge. The greens are lightning fast - STAY BELOW THE HOLE. It was a bit more crowded than I expected for a Thursday, but given the quality of the course I understand it. There were more houses on the course than I expected, but they're set back, so I was never worried about breaking a window. Oh, they have the ugliest beer $lu+ on the planet.

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As another reviewer said, it is a pain to get to.  But once you arrive, you should be very pleased.  I played April 20.  Starter gave me a discount because it was a referral from Cypress Ridge, which was booked. I was happy about that!  I absolutely love the layout.  Not knowing the course, I followed the lead of the other regulars I played with and did okay, aside from hitting lousy shots!  I thought the first tee was beautiful, with these mounds in the middle of the fairway.  Make it past the mounds with your opening drive and you have a nice approach.  The greens were definitely tough, but I attribute that to not having played the course, plus I can't read a green. :(   The course has some beautiful views and most fairways are lined with large trees.  This course looks like it was just carved out of the forest.  The other players told me the area is mostly a retirement community and it was really nice.  Many houses lined along a lot of the holes. I will definitely play this again.

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