Indulge in Orange County Luxury

California’s St. Regis Monarch Beach Resort and Spa, one of Orange County’s most posh retreats, offers Tuscan-inspired architecture and a Scottish links-style golf course overlooking the Pacific Ocean.


Monarch Beach Golf Links (Image: St. Regis)

The 6,600-yard Monarch Beach Golf Links features panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean. (Image: St. Regis)

Crave a hit of warm-weather golf and self-indulgence after surviving another Canadian winter? The Taste of Luxury package offered by the St. Regis Monarch Beach Resort and Spa, one of the most posh retreats in California’s Orange Country, includes deluxe accommodation and 18 holes of golf at the property’s Robert Trent Jones Jr.-designed links-style course. Rates from $520 a night.

Built at a cost of $240-million, the 12-year-old Tuscan-inspired resort overlooks a gorgeous stretch of coastline between Los Angeles and San Diego, in the upscale community of Dana Point. Hotel amenities include stunning artworks, a private beach club, six restaurants, a wine cellar tasting room, marble-laden bathrooms, 24-hour butler service, and a 30,000-square-foot spa.

Within easy reach of the resort are a dozen or more popular tourist attractions, including Doheny State Park (5 kilometres), Disneyland (42 kilometres), Legoland (58 kilometres), and Knott’s Berry Farm (60 kilometres).

Opened in 1983, the 6,600-yard Monarch Beach Golf Links features rolling greens and tight fairways affording panoramic views of the crashing Pacific Ocean.