Monarch Bay Golf Club - Tony Lema Course

3.7509235294 3.8 stars from 5 (274)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 71
  • Length: 7015 yards
  • Slope: 126
  • Rating: 73.9
  • Layout

  • 13800 Neptune Dr, San Leandro, California 94577, Alameda County
  • (510) 895-2162
  • (510) 895-0221
  • monarchbay.americangolf.com

Year built: 2001
Architect(s): William F. Bell, John Harbottle III (2001)
Type: Public
Style: Links
Greens: Bent Grass
Fairways: Paspalum Grass
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - $10 - $15
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Practice bunker: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Appropriate golf attire.

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Professional 71 7015 yards 73.9 126
Tournament 71 6937 yards 73.5 125
Championship 71 6567 yards 71.8 122
Member 71 6061 yards 69.1 118
Member (W) 71 6061 yards 74.4 128
Resort 71 5502 yards 66.6 112
Resort (W) 71 5502 yards 70.8 119
Forward (W) 71 5140 yards 69.2 115

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.8 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.3 stars from 5
Value: 3.9 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 2.9 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 3.9 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.0 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.7 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 274 Reviews
5 stars:
52
4 stars:
137
3 stars:
57
2 stars:
12
1 stars:
16

recommend this course

223 out of 273 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city near the airport worth the drive   Great for locals wildlife/ scenic views walkers   Challenges include bunkers thick rough plays long   Great for drinks brunch  

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"Back 9 pace of play"


David1014818's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/09/2019
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

My buddy and I woke up extremely early to play a fast round by teeing off at 526am. When we got to #10, we waited on every shot for the rest of the round and took more than 2x the time to play the back as it did the front.

This was because the course let out a bunch of back nine walkers which completely bogged down the whole back nine.

I suggest you better manage the amount of people you let off the back to ensure that your full 18 holes customers experience the steady pace of play throughout the round as this is what you would expect being the first group off at 526am!

Thanks


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course



MrACE1980's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/11/2019
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Smokey"


dimitricr's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/04/2019
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Better than anticipated. Greens were fast, well maintained. Definitely will play again. Great price for the course!


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"An SF Bay Area Must Play"


None's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/28/2019
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The Elements dictate the difficulty level on any given day at Monarch Bay. There is an abundance of Wildlife and some stunning views weather permitting. Accuracy of the tee is rewarded and the greens are protected well by bunkers. I always enjoy playing the course when I can find an affordable Tee Time.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Pace"


FinRetired63's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/24/2019
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

With the rough areas as tall as they are, you need Marshall’s to keep the pace of play. Group in front constantly looking in deep rough for ball. Slowed it to a crawl.

Fairways are in great shape. Tee boxes getting re-sodded so distance on holes much easier.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course




4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/08/2019
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



atze12o's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/07/2019
Previously played Walked Perfect weather

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Good day"


MorenoSimonova's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once every three months

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/31/2019
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was in good shape but I booked the tee time on GolfNow. And had no idea they just aireated the greens in the beginning of the week but they weren’t that bad and they gave us additional $5.00 off Wichita’s nice.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Call Ahead"



1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/31/2019
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Got to the course the. Was told of Aeration. “We tried to tell golfnow”. Even though every other course seems to be able to figure it out. A clear con job. Pace was awful. Got hit into three times while waiting for green to clear from 150 out. Awful place and getting worse.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course



krgolfing's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/24/2019
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great conditions with good drainage"


u000003291594's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/01/2019
Previously played

Reviewed on

Found a great single person early tee time and was able to go ahead as the first player of the first 2 groups which was slow (argh) Friday’s is very busy and slow with a lot of senior players. They need a Marshall to police speed of play.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Poor condition"


drhoads's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/18/2019
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

While it had rained the course obviously has very poor drainage and fairways were quagmires. The bunkers on several holes were full of water, at least they plan on fixing that problem soon. The wicked grass that lines many holes punishes even slightly errant shots.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


"Never again."


chase4908795's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/26/2019
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

To start off the round they where 20min behind. And it took 1hour to play 2 holes. By the time we made it to the 4th hole it was a hour and 50min absolutely the worst place i have ever been the course was a swamp amd they where letting cart's just rip up the course. Will never play there again we left after 4 holes...


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"Really good local golf course"


u000003053509's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/04/2019
Previously played Used cart Cold weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Although there were backups from other players and it was rather cold we had a great day of golf.

The course was in relatively good shape and the greens were excellent. Thanks for a good experience Monarch.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great course!"


Wyattnagler's avatar
Age:  Under 25
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/01/2019
First time playing

Reviewed on

Very affordable for the area. Nice greens and layout.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



u000002939398's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/10/2019
Previously played

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Greens"


FinRetired63's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/09/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Greens in very good shape. Bunkers are inconsistent. Some have sand others have mud. Played front 2X as back 9 was backed up 3 groups on 10.

Overall excellent day.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Perfect Weather"


FinRetired63's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/07/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course in excellent shape. Even though back nine started slow, was still able to complete in 4 hr 10 min.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Pace"


FinRetired63's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/25/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Pace of play was much improved from last time. Greens in excellent shape


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"A very good course"


phillylu24's avatar
Top 250 Contributor
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/18/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Monarch Bay is a very good and fun course to play.The holes are challenging but not too difficult.

The one drawback is the slow play.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



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