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Monarch Bay Golf Club, Tony Lema Golf Course

13800 Neptune Dr, San Leandro, California, 94577
Type: Public
No. Holes: 18
(510) 895-2162
Architect: William F. Bell (87)
                       John Harbottle (20)
                      
Monarch Bay Golf Club, Tony Lema Golf Course, San Leandro, California, 94577 - Golf Course Photo
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Detailed description of Monarch Bay Golf Club, Tony Lema Golf Course

Monarch Bay Golf Club is a Public, 27 hole golf course facility located in San Leandro, California. The facility has the 18 hole Tony Lema course and the Executive 9-hole Marina course. Additionally there a state-of-the-art all weather double decker lighted driving range.

Monarch Bay Golf Course was formerly known as the San Leandro Golf Club, The San Leandro Golf Club course first opened for play in 1983 and was designed by William F. Bell. The course underwent a redesign and renaming and in 2001 re-opened as the Monarch Bay Golf Club.

Both the 18-hole Tony Lema Course and the 9-hole executive Marina Course, were overhauled by golf architect John Harbottle III (R).

The Tony Lema Course remains one of the most authentic links style courses in the Bay Area and the back nine offers spectacular views of downtown San Francisco. The regulation Tony Lema Course is wide open, and there are only a few trees that can affect your shots. The undulating greens are medium in size and slow in speed. There are scenic views of the San Francisco Bay that accompany the golfer all around the Lema Course. Afternoon breezes off the bay make the golfer feel they are playing a traditional links-style course. Set just feet from the San Francisco Bay, the Monarch Bay Golf Course provides ideal course conditions, stunning views of the Peninsula and 18 challenging holes of golf making it one of the most exciting courses in the Bay Area.

In addition to the redesign, a new state-of-the-art all weather double decker lighted driving range was constructed on site. The club is also home to a Nike Golf Learning Center.

Professional (Black) 7015 74.1 / 128. Tournament (Blue) 6937 73.7 / 127. Championship (Gold) 6567 72.1 / 124. Member (White) 6061 69.5 121. Member (Ladies - White) 6061 75.1 / 127. Resort (Green) 5502 66.3 / 105. Resort (Ladies - Green) 5502 69.8 / 117. Forward (Ladies - Silver) 5140 67 / 115.

This course has been reviewed 17 times
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Livermore, CA

$36 (cart included), played on Friday, August 2014 at 8am

Decent course. Greens had been sanded recently so were in good shape but slow. Pace of play can be slow.

Would travel: 20-30 Miles
Bottom line: I would play again
 
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Rank ID # : 022349
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Campbell, CA

$46 (cart included), played on Wednesday, November 2012 at 8am

Greens great. Fairways and Tee boxes have a real need for some TLC or a new superintendent

Would travel: 20-30 Miles, Not Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again, Worse than average course for the area
 
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Rank ID # : 019189
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San Francisco, CA

$31 (cart included), played on Monday, May 2012 at 8am

really good shape and good pace of play

Would travel: 30-60 Miles, Not Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again, Better than average course for the area, Ranks with the best in this price level, Fair priced based on quality and competitive area pricing
 
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None worth mentioning
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Rank ID # : 017895
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San Ramon, CA

$61 (cart included), played on Sunday, June 2011 at 10am

PROS: Great place to play in early morning hours CONS: Don't go after 10am on the weekends, check for tourneys because they tend to double book tourneys. Hence the extremely so play, besides the winds pick up in the PM hours.

Would travel: 10-20 Miles, Not Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again, Better than average course for the area, Fair priced based on quality and competitive area pricing
 
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Rank ID # : 014563
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Hometown, CA

$36 (cart included), played on Sunday, January 2011 at 10am

Pace of play was excellent, but this was NFL Conference Championship Sunday, so that helped. Considering the amount of rain the previous weeks, the course was in good condition. Carts were allowed on the fairways of most holes. The layout is links style, with some elevation changes and challenging holes. Tony Lema is not your typical wide open, flat muni, it does have some character and is reasonably priced.

Would travel: 20-30 Miles, Not Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again, Better than average course for the area, Fair priced based on quality and competitive area pricing
 
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Rank ID # : 012885
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(cart included), played on Friday, December 2010 at 6am

Drop down menu for country doesn't include "USA", "America" or "United States of America"

Would travel: 20-30 Miles, Not Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again, Better than average course for the area
 
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Rank ID # : 012511
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Santa Rosa, CA

$66 (cart included), played on Saturday, July 2010 at 8am

A very enjoyable walk in the park

Would travel: 60-120 Miles, Not Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again, Better than average course for the area, Fair priced based on quality and competitive area pricing
 
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Rank ID # : 010827
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Belmont, CA

$66 (cart included), played on Saturday, October 2009 at 8am

Great value, wish it was on the peninsula side of the bay

Would travel: 20-30 Miles, Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again, Better than average course for the area, Ranks with the best in this price level, Bargain priced based on quality and competitive area pricing
 
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Rank ID # : 008925
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Fremont, CA

$76 (cart included), played on Sunday, April 2009 at 10am

WE HAD A CLUB TOURNAMENT AT MONARCH BAY ON SUNDAY APRIL 19TH, 2009 THE CONDITION AND PRICE WERE SO BAD THAT WE(CLUB MEMBERS) VOTED NOT TO PLAY THIS COURSE IN THE FUTURE.

Would travel: 0-10 Miles, Not Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: Better courses for less nearby, Worse than average course for the area
 
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Rank ID # : 006850
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San Ramon, CA

$56 (cart included), played on Saturday, April 2009 at 6am

Greens had been recently sanded; but when making reservation no prior notice of that fact. Pace was slow - 5 hour round. Good sandwiches in clubhouse. Course is not particularly long. It is a links-like design with few OB areas unless you are completely off the course. Next to San Francisco Bay the winds can be heavy and make this a tough challenge. I played on a nice sunny day with slight breeze. Not particularly difficult.

Would travel: 20-30 Miles, Not Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: Average course for the area
 
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Rank ID # : 006846
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Redwood City, CA

$41 (cart included), played on Tuesday, March 2009 at 10am

Nice to play when there is minimal wind, like the new carts

Would travel: 30-60 Miles, Not Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again, Fair priced based on quality and competitive area pricing
 
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Rank ID # : 006589
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San Francisco, CA

$41 (cart included), played on Sunday, March 2009 at noon

Depending on the tee time, it can be expensive although one needs to drive an extra 10-15 more miles out of SF just to get to a better course for the same fee. What Monarch has going for it is proximity and ambiance. It is a good layout built right alongside the East Bay. On a good day, one can see across the water to San Mateo, SF, some of Oakland. Planes can also be seen going in for landings. Very cool place but very windy in the afternoons for twilighters. Then again, it always gets windy anywhere in the Bay Area in the afternoon anyway.

Would travel: 10-20 Miles, Not Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again, Better than average course for the area, Fair priced based on quality and competitive area pricing
 
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Rank ID # : 006537
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San Bruno, CA

$26 (cart included), played on Wednesday, February 2009 at 10am

I play this course a couple times a month. Excellent value for mid-week senior golfers. Nice links style layout with few trees, but quite a few fairway bunkers to make up for it. Easy for a single to pick up a game. Wind off the bay can be a challenge, especially during the summer months. Friendly staff, adequate driving range and practice facilities.

Would travel: 20-30 Miles
Bottom line: I would play again, Better than average course for the area, Ranks with the best in this price level, Bargain priced based on quality and competitive area pricing
 
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Rank ID # : 006369
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Redwood City, CA

$76 (cart included), played on Saturday, January 2009 at 8am

Our day was impacted by a frost delay and we had one of those PGA foursomes in front of us (wait until the green clears from 300 yds out, everyone hit in turn, stand by your partners ball until he hits and THEn cross the fairway to your ball, take 40 practice swings etc....) Once we got the marshals attention it got better. This is a course that has lots of Ducks on it so be prepard for a little duck poop but overall the layout is fun and there are some nice looking holes. it's not perfect but it is a daily use course in reasonable condition with great food at the turn and great views of the bay and San Francisco

Would travel: 10-20 Miles, Not Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again, Better than average course for the area
 
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Rank ID # : 006274
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San Mateo, CA

$36 (cart included), played on Friday, February 2009 at 10am

Nice condition course. Slope rating is a little high for difficulty. Lots of sand, but fairways wide with few natural hazards.

Would travel: 10-20 Miles, Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again, Better than average course for the area, Bargain priced based on quality and competitive area pricing, Fair priced based on quality and competitive area pricing
 
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Rank ID # : 006139
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Union City, CA

Member (cart not included), played on Monday, January 2009 at 2pm

The views of the bay and San Francisco across the water are amazing.

Would travel: 10-20 Miles, Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again, Better than average course for the area
 
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Rank ID # : 006100
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South San Francisco, CA

$41 (cart included), played on Wednesday, August 2008 at 10am

Good value for a single player if book a tee time on the internet.

Would travel: 30-60 Miles, Not Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again, Better than average course for the area, Fair priced based on quality and competitive area pricing
 
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Rank ID # : 004387
3.7/5
Based on 17 reviews
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