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Monarch Beach Golf Links and Gamble Sands announce Best of the West sweepstakes

Scottsdale, Ariz. (March 3, 2022) – Monarch Beach Golf Links, Gamble Sands and Troon® have teamed up with partners Travis Mathew and Manifest for the Best of the West sweepstakes.  One lucky person will win a trip for two people for three-day, two-night trips to Monarch Beach Golf Links in Dana Point, Calif. and Gamble Sands in Brewster, Wash. Those interested in entering the sweepstakes should visit by Thursday, March 31, 2022 at 11:59 p.m. The winner will be notified via email.

Best of the West Sweepstakes

The Best of the West sweepstakes is supported by the Southern California Section of the PGA and the Pacific Northwest Section of the PGA and includes:

Monarch Beach Golf Links:

  • 3-Day, 2-Night stay at the Waldorf Astoria Monarch Beach Resort & Club
  • 3 Rounds of golf at Monarch Beach Golf Links with a GolfBoard or Phat Scooter (based on availability)  

Gamble Sands:

  • 3-Day, 2-Night stay at the Inn at Gamble Sands
  • 6 rounds of golf on the Sands Course, rated the No. 1 golf course in Washington
  • 4 rounds of golf on the QuickSands
  • A Gamble Sands metal works gift basket that includes custom ball marker, metal coasters & divot tool


  • $1,000 in Manifest travel credit
  • A National Troon Twosome Card for savings of 50 percent off greens fees at participating Troon-affiliated facilities – a $699 value.
  • $1,000 in Travis Matthew and Cuater gear

In total, the Best of the West prize package is valued at $10,000.

One of only a handful of oceanfront golf courses in California, Monarch Beach Golf Links is an intriguing layout with sweeping views of the Pacific Ocean on every hole. Designed by golf course architect Robert Trent Jones, Jr., the par-70 championship course offers a variety of challenges mixed with stunning natural beauty. Monarch Beach Golf Links is located adjacent to the Waldorf Astoria Monarch Beach Resort & Club, formerly the Monarch Beach Resort. Perched on 175 acres atop a 150-foot seaside bluff and featuring a private beach club, this elegant AAA Five-Diamond retreat offers both indulgence and inspiration—from oceanfront culinary experiences to unique coastal activities and adventures. For more information on Monarch Beach Golf Links, visit or call 949-248-3002.

Located in central Washington in the town of Brewster, Gamble Sands features 32 holes of golf. The 7,169-yard Sands course at Gamble Sands opened for public play in 2014 among widespread industry acclaim. Both GOLF magazine and Golf Digest named it the “Best New” golf course of 2014. It is currently listed among “Golfweek’s Best: Modern Courses, 2019,” and also ranks No. 1 in “Golfweek’s Best Courses You Can Play” in Washington. It currently is No. 35 on Golf Digest’s America’s 100 Greatest Public Courses as well as No. 48 on GOLF’s Top 100 Courses You Can Play. Designed by the renowned David McLay Kidd, the Sands course is a true links layout set in the high desert overlooking the Columbia River with sandy soil, traditional fine fescue grasses, firm surfaces, wide fairways and massive greens. In May of 2021, Gamble Sands unveiled its David McLay Kidd-designed QuickSands Course. The 14-hole short course adds to an impressive collection of golf and hospitality amenities at Gamble Sands, which also includes a 100,000 square foot Cascades putting course. The Inn at Gamble Sands features oversized rooms that perfectly match the wide-open nature of Gamble Sands as big rooms open to the big golf course, framed by even bigger views that sweep across the Columbia River Valley. The Danny Boy Bar and Grill is a gathering place for golfers and casual diners alike. Large garage-style doors roll open to outdoor dining and more views of the Cascades and Columbia River Valley. For more information on Gamble Sands, visit or call 509-436-8323.

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About Troon
Monarch Beach Golf Links and Gamble Sands are proudly managed by Troon. Headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz., Troon is the world’s largest golf management company providing services at 630-plus locations around the globe, including managing 650-plus 18-hole equivalent golf courses. In addition to golf, Troon specializes in homeowner association management, private residence clubs, estate management and associated hospitality venues. Troon’s award-winning food and beverage division operates and manages 615-plus food and beverage operations located at golf resorts, private clubs, daily fee golf courses and recreational facilities. With properties located in 45-plus states and 30-plus countries, Troon’s family of brands includes Troon Golf, Troon Privé, Troon International, Indigo Sports, CADDIEMASTER, True Club Solutions, Cliff Drysdale Tennis, Peter Burwash International, Casa Verde Golf, and RealFood Hospitality, Strategy and Design. For additional news and information, visit

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