OB Sports Selected to Manage Monarch Beach Golf Links

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Guests and Members of The St. Regis Monarch Beach Will Enjoy World-Class Golf Experience

Monarch Beach Golf Links at The St. Regis Monarch Beach

"OB Sports will ensure that our golf members and guests receive world-class golf and service experiences, with exciting new packages, course enhancements, and impeccable playing conditions.” Chad Christensen, Senior VP Washington Holdings

Seattle-based Washington Holdings, owners of The St. Regis Monarch Beach Resort, today announced that it has selected OB Sports Golf Management to manage the adjacent Monarch Beach Golf Links, which the firm also owns.

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 will manage all aspects of this dramatic oceanfront golf facility to include golf shop operations, sales, golf memberships, tournament operations, marketing and agronomy.

“The St. Regis Monarch Beach is a Five-Star, Five-Diamond resort, and our guests and the local community deserve a golf experience to match these high standards,” said Chad Christensen, Senior Vice President of Washington Holdings. “OB Sports will ensure that our golf members and guests receive world-class golf and service experiences, with exciting new packages, course enhancements, impeccable playing conditions and heightened ocean views.”

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 are thrilled 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. Guests will immediately notice 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

About Monarch Beach Golf Links and The St. Regis Monarch Beach Resort
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, one of 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 and the Salon at 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 http://www.monarchbeachgolf.com or call 949-240-8247. For more information on the St. Regis Monarch Beach, visit http://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 http://www.obsports.com, or call 480-948-1300.

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