Monarch Beach sits in the 949 area code. To entice local golfers to squeeze in nine holes in the morning or afternoon, we offer special rates during those times available to 949 residents (special outside 949 rates also available). The program is a hit. So recently we launched a new benefit-rich spinoff to this popular program called the 9FORE9 At-Ease Pass, which offers unlimited 9-hole play in the morning – 7 to 7:30 am – or in the afternoon – 2.5 hours prior to sunset. The pass sells for, of course, $949 and is good for six months from the time of purchase. Pass holders are able to ring up special deals on food and beverage and retail items on the 9FORE9 Menu for only $9. A few examples include GolfBoard rental, Monarch Logo'd Ball Marker, Callaway Super Soft Sleeve of Golf Balls, and interestingly, a 9-Minute Golf Lesson with a Monarch Pro.
At the Monarch Café, 9FORE9’ers can fuel up on a breakfast burrito with juice or coffee, sandwich and soda, brat or hot dog and domestic beer for only $9 a pop (valid for 9FORE9 pass holders and 9FORE9 daily golfers). Plus, the pass includes an X-18 Beacon Bluetooth Speaker and four Drink Tickets to the Monarch Café.
“This pass provides a golfers’ version of happy hour,” said Lohman. “It streamlines the process and makes it as easy as dropping by a local watering hole for happy hour, except you’re playing golf next to the Pacific Ocean. Not to mention the opportunity is always available to play a dew-sweeper round in the morning. Either way, mornings and afternoons are truly magical times at Monarch Beach.”