How Much Does a Monarch Bay Beach Club Membership Cost?

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The Monarch Bay Club is a private resort located in Dana Point, California that provides members an exclusive beach and clubhouse that features full-service oceanfront dining and banquet facilities and much more.

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How much does a Monarch Bay Beach Club membership cost?

The cost of a membership will greatly depend on the type of membership you sign up for.  With a variety of options available, we broke down the costs in the table below:

Membership ClassOne-time Initiation FeeAnnual DuesMinimum Quarterly Spend
Wellness Single$750$2,800$375
Wellness Family$1,000$4,800$750
Unlimited Golf Weekday Individual$7,000
Unlimited Golf Daily Individual$9,000
Wellness Golf Individual$1,500$9,200$375
Wellness Golf Couple$3,000$13,200$750
Wellness Golf Family$3,000$15,200$750
Resort Golf Individual$3,000$10,200$375
Resort Golf Couple$5,000$15,200$750
Resort Golf Family$5,000$18,200$750

NOTE:  Do use these as an estimate as they may not be accurate as of today.  We were able to extract these fees from an official brochure we had found online.  Be sure to call the club directly for up to date pricing and details as some of the membership options are available to Monarch Bay homeowners only.

The membership options

Elite – An Elite membership offers access to the Monarch Beach Resort, various discounts to food, drinks, the spa and dry bar, access to the pool facility, discounted hotel room rates, access to the athletic club, reduced green fees, complimentary valet parking, eight complimentary guest passes, access to the Monarch Bay Club, two parking decals, private beach access and complimentary beach host service.

Resort – Resort members enjoy privileged access to the resort, golf course, athletic club, dining options, social events, resort pools, and the Miraval Life in Balance Spa.

Unlimited Golf — A membership option that offers unlimited complimentary green fees, complimentary cart fees, up to 14 day advanced tee times, preferred Royal Club pricing on accompanied guest fees, discounts, the ability to participate in tournaments and access to a wide array of social events.  Individual, couple and family membership options are all available in this category.

Wellness – Wellness members will enjoy access to the Monarch Beach Resort, various discounts on drinks and dining, and access to the fitness center.  Reduced pricing on green fees are available.

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The club offers private beach access, the Monarch Bay Club, beach butler services, beach toy rentals, dining options, hotel room options, valet parking, the Caterpillar Kids Club, an athletic club, eight lighted tennis courts, personal training options, fitness classes, a dry bar, spa service, cabanas, a resort pool, golf lessons and its signature 18-hole golf course.  While available at the resort, some of these options are only available to certain membership tiers and/or guests.

What are the extra costs?

Accompanied guest fees can apply depending on the membership option chosen.  According to the official membership comparison chart, the average guest green fees range from $69 to $160.

Private golf lessons, clinics, leagues, and tournaments, all of which are available at the resort, can be an additional fee to consider.

Personal trainers, available at the fitness club, can be an additional fee to budget for.

Social events, which are commonly held throughout the year at the club, will often have a fee to attend.  This PDF, for instance, showcases the upcoming events and the related costs.

Tips to know:

The club, at the time of this publishing, was offering a complimentary three day pass on its website.  If you wanted to try out the club, this opportunity is offered to local residents and first-time visitors only.  With this pass, according to the fine print, beach access is not included and some restrictions apply.

To explore the three membership options in detail, the club created an easy-to-read side-by-side comparison, showcasing exactly what you will receive with each tier.

Monarch Beach Golf Links currently ranks “Best Places To Play” with 4.5 Stars (out of 5) by Golf Digest and #1 Best Golf Course in OC by Orange County Register for 2017.

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