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7130B Highway 72 W
Huntsville, AL  35806
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Monrovia Course

18 hole regulation length course

Public golf course

71 par | 5,372 yards | 101 slope

65.3 rating

Recommend this course: +1 -0

Monrovia Golf Course Description

The 18-hole "Monrovia" course at the Monrovia Golf Course facility in Huntsville, Alabama features 5,372 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 71. The course rating is 65.3 and it has a slope rating of 101. Designed by John Stephens, the Monrovia golf course opened in 1960. 

Course Reviews

This place is closed for good. It was just a cow pasture with flags anyways...

I played the course over Thanksgiving and yes it is a little rundown but it is NOT CLOSED TO BUSINESS. Please go support this course or the Madison County Area will lose it to a devlopment like Providence.

It's a cow pasture with flags. Go there if you want to teach your kid to play or if you really want to play but can't get on anywhere else. No clubhouse. Get your drinks or snacks at the gas station next door. you might want to use the bathroom while you're there.

From what I understand, the individual who owns the land on which this course sits is currently in negotiations to develop the place. Apartments and retail, probably.

As such, the poor folks who manage the place have no reason at all to put any money into maintenance, etc. Which is a shame because - as others here have said - it could be a nice little course. Real fairways and redesigned (not enlarged, just re-contoured) greens and tee boxes would make for a short, narrow par 70 or 71 course that would require a good many long irons from the tees and precision approaches.

As it stands, it's not a bad place to take a kid (or grownup) just starting out. It's cheap, anyway.

Here's hoping the folks that doze this place (and they will - the real estate's just too valuable) realize they're destroying what could be a damn fun place to spend an afternoon.

too frustrating to even play...nothing sucks more than to hit a killer long iron onto a green and watch it bounce off as if it hit concrete...

No Maintenance

This could be a good course if it were maintained. The greens are more weed than grass and the fairways are like concrete. If it were maintained, however, this could be a challenging course. The fairways are narrow and present some interesting lays off the tee. There is no sand or water. For a beginner it provides an inexpensive place to start. All in all it is a shame that it has not been maintained.

Hey its only $20

If you want to work on your accuracy this is the place for you. Small greens and some narrow fairways make it challenging. I think the parking lot probably rolls better tahn the greens. It's a challenge to make anything over 3 foot. It ain't Augusta that's for sure. But I played 18 in 2hrs45min for $20 so it wasn't a wasted trip.

Not good

Calling this place a goat track would be an insult to goat tracks. Let's just start at the beginning with the tee box. Good luck finding a spot with some actual grass (or ground soft enough to put a tee in. If you don't put it dead in the middle of the fairway, the same thing applies. Dirt everywhere, pine cones, trash, etc. And the greens? Good luck getting a ball to stay on. They're all small and dome shaped with dead patches and weeds. Your ball will most likely bounce several times on it's way to the hole even if it's struck well. In short, unless you just wanna hack it up and chug beers don't go here. You could go to an abandoned lot and hit balls and it would be the exact same thing (maybe even better).

Good Grief, what can be said?

Played this course yesterday after work. It was about 95 degrees in the shade and this course hasn't seen a drop of water in 2 months. We might as well have been playing on a parking lot. Balls rolled for miles after teeing off. The greens are about the size of a large coffee table and are shaped like a dome. Laying up on the green is impossible. Either hole out, or roll off and chip again. The fairways consisted of around 30 different varietys of grass and weed along with pine cone, branches and other hazards. Water hazards and sand traps? Not this place, brother. The only real hazard were those rickety, rotting, golf cart bridges. Those suckers buckle when you have a couple of 200 pounders riding across them. I knew we were in trouble when the guy in the shack almost seemed like he was trying to talk us out of going out there. But hey, we're hackers. So in a nutshell, if you want to have a course pretty much to yourself, slam a case of beers, then this place is for you.

I like to Play this coruse

The greens are somewhat maintained the fairways (not so much ) they get cut. there are no traps or water to speak of, I do like the price $10 twilight if you walk you can play until dark. I understand this may be the last year it is open. it could be such a nice course if the ower would invest in the upkeep. IE..sand and seed the fairways also a sprinkler system. the fairways are like a cut pasture now. the greens need more attention as well. get rid of the weeds.

Cheap, but you get what you pay for

Yes the course is a dog, but think about it this way...playing this course is half the price of anything else in the area, and it's rarely crowded. I tend to think of it as my chance to practice by playing 18 holes and hitting 2-3 "extra shots", if you will, per hole for the price of a bucket of range balls elsewhere.

Great potential left unattended

My first golf game after moving to Hunstville was at Monrovia. Luckily, it was a day or two after a good rain. I played again later that summer and it was like hitting off of concrete.

The tee boxes are in pitiful shape and the fairways are just as bad. both are in need of a sand layer and both are nothing but common grass now with small patches of bermuda here and there.

The greens are bent grass greens, but have lacked proper maintenance for so long that they are getting over run with random weeds as well. That and the staff aerates them using a common 1/2" pipe lawn aerator doesn't help.

Small ridges and gullies where the rain run off has been allowed to go unchecked makes for a very bumpy cart ride as well.

What makes this such a crying shame is that Monrovia could be such a great course. Many courses these days focus only on the long drive and have very large and expansive greens. Monrovia, being a smaller course, has the opportunity to have golfers work on more precision fairway shots. many of the fairways are rather narrow and the dog legs require a fairly accurate shot. Obstructed shots by trees make lofting an iron shot a must. The small size of the greens could really push one's short game as well.

In all, the course is crap. I'm sorry to say it that way, but the lack of grounds keeping has run it there. The front nine are completely worn out. On the back nine, a person can see the potential this course once had.

It is really sad to see such potential go to waste. For an avid golf invenstor, this could be bought and turned into a rather challenging course for the beginner to intermediate player by having them focus on precision more than distance. As it stands, it is a course that caters to those who cannot afford other local courses, but the +$20 green fee (18 holes to ride) is not reflected int he quality of the course. Guess the owners got tired of putting in the effort and just pocket the cash now.

It's a real shame what happened to this course.

Are you kidding me?

This course is ridiculous. No sprinkler system. You are hitting off of straight hard dirt. Green's are even more ridiculous. Greens are very hard. I have played here for the first time and that was also my last.


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  • Overall
  • Latest Scores
Rank Golfer Name Handicap Gross Net Date
1 Francisco S. 30 97 67 12/21/07
2 Ken M. 19 86 67 10/21/07
3 Ken M. 19 87 68 11/03/07
4 Ken M. 19 88 69 10/28/07
5 Francisco S. 30 99 69 10/20/07
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Rank Golfer Name Handicap Gross Net Date
1 Francisco S. 30 97 67 12/21/07
10 Marvin W. N/A 125 125 11/23/07
3 Ken M. 19 87 68 11/03/07
4 Ken M. 19 88 69 10/28/07
9 Ken M. 19 94 75 10/27/07

Golf Course Information

About Monrovia

Monrovia Golf Course

Golf Only facility

18 regulation holes

Awards at Monrovia

No recent major awards have been noted.

Tournaments of Monrovia

No local tournaments listed for this course.

Course Staff

Steve Newby, Owner President

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