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The Tribune-December 2006
Biz Buzz: New Nipomo golf course reaps honors
Three national golf publications have named Nipomo’s new Monarch Dunes as one of the best golf courses in the western United States.
Golf Magazine has named the 18-hole course one of the 10 "Best New Golf Courses in the Country." Fairways & Greens Magazine named it the "Best New Course in California." And Golf Inc. magazine called it the "Best Development of the Year of a Public Golf Course."
The year-old course — the first 18-hole course at The Woodlands development — was the only one in the state to make Golf Magazine’s list, which covers all new public courses in the United States.
"This really reaffirms what our players have been telling us all year — that this is the best course they’ve ever played," said Krystal Bough, sales and marketing director of Monarch Dunes. "We are thrilled about these endorsements."
The 6,817-yard championship course was designed by Cal Poly graduate Damian Pascuzzo.
Future golf plans include an executive course and another 18-hole championship course that will run near a bluff overlooking the Nipomo Mesa. Both will be open to the public. Monarch Dunes is operated by KemperSports Management, which also operates Bandon Dunes and Pacific Dunes in Oregon, and Desert Willow Golf Resort and Black Gold Golf Course in Orange County.
— Melanie Cleveland
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