DANA POINT, Calif. - OB Sports Golf Management has been selected to manage Monarch Beach Golf Links in Dana Point, California. Located at The St. Regis Monarch Beach Resort in South Orange County on the edge of the Pacific Ocean, Monarch Beach Golf Links features a scenic Robert Trent Jones Jr. designed layout that was recently recognized as one of Golf Magazine's Premier Golf Resorts for 2012. OB Sports is managing all aspects of this dramatic oceanfront golf facility to include golf shop operations, sales, golf memberships, tournament operations, marketing, and agronomy.
OB Sports will also be focused on enhancing the golf and service experiences as well as creating new packages and synergies aimed at creating a first-class guest experience at the adjacent St. Regis Monarch Beach Resort. OB Sports will provide agronomic enhancements to create impeccable playing conditions, and course presentation that highlights the dramatic ocean views for local golfers and resort guests alike.
In 2010, Monarch Beach Golf Links and The St. Regis Monarch Beach Resort were acquired by Washington Holdings, a private real estate investment firm that invests in well-positioned commercial real estate assets throughout the United States. The Washington Holdings acquisition provided long-term stability for the property, which is now benefiting from a commitment to strategic investments in the resort and golf course to take full advantage of the recovering market. "We think that OB Sports' personalized, hands-on approach to golf management will significantly enhance the golfing experience at our resort," stated Chad Christensen, Senior Vice President of Washington Holdings. "We are extremely pleased to have OB Sports at the helm of our golf operations and look forward to the new and exciting 'next chapter' of Monarch Beach Golf Links," added Christensen.
"We are excited to work with Washington Holdings in establishing Monarch Beach as the marquee resort golf destination in Southern California," said Phil Green, Chief Operating Officer of OB Sports Golf Management. "We are excited to enhance the golf, service and agronomic conditioning of this iconic property to be commensurate with a Five Star, Five Diamond resort experience. Guests that come on property to Monarch Beach Golf Links will notice a new image, new attitude and some elegant new touches that will be sure to be appreciated by even the most discriminating golf traveler," added Green.
For more information on Monarch Beach Golf Links call 949-240-8247 or visit www.monarchbeachgolf.com
About Monarch Beach Golf Links
Designed by leading golf course architect Robert Trent Jones Jr., and opened in 1983, the 18-hole Par-70 Monarch Beach course is a golfer's paradise. Featuring two oceanfront holes, ocean views from several others, play adjacent to "Salt Creek" and four shimmering water features, which come into play on eight other holes. Currently ranked by Golf Digest, "Best Places To Play" with 4.5 Stars (out of 5), Monarch Beach also features a "Top 100" Golf Retail Shop, Men' s and Ladies Locker Rooms, and the Club 19 restaurant and grill, which features majestic panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean. Monarch Beach Golf Links is a key amenity to The St. Regis Monarch Beach Resort, California's only Forbes Five-Star and AAA Five-Diamond resort. Opened in 2001, the oceanfront hotel features 400 guestrooms and suites, 65,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor meeting space, award-winning restaurants and the 30,000 square foot Spa Gaucin. Located in Dana Point, CA in South Orange County, Monarch Beach is just twenty minutes from Orange County's John Wayne Airport. For more information, visit www.monarchbeachgolf.com
or call 949-240-8247. For more information on the St. Regis Monarch Beach, visit www.stregismb.com
or call 949-234-3200.
About OB Sports
Monarch Beach Golf Links is professionally managed by Scottsdale-based OB Sports Golf Management. OB Sports is a diversified, golf-oriented company with a long history of success that currently manages 40+ premier golf courses and country clubs throughout the United States, including such award winning properties as We-Ko-Pa Golf Club in Arizona, Tetherow Golf Club in Oregon, Sandia Golf Resort in New Mexico and the popular Tijeras Creek Golf Club, also in South Orange County. Known for its comprehensive and personalized services since 1972, OB Sports has become widely acclaimed as the leader in boutique-style golf course management. For more information on OB Sports, visit www.obsports.com
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