Maderas Golf Club

4.5874588235 4.6 stars from 5 (182)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 7167 yards
  • Slope: 144
  • Rating: 75.4
  • Layout

  • 17750 Old Coach Road, Poway, CA 92064, San Diego County
  • (858) 451-8100
  • (858) 613-3897
  • www.maderasgolf.com
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Year built: 2000
Architect(s): Johnny Miller (2000), Robert Muir Graves (2000)
Type: Public
Greens: Bent/Poa
Fairways: Bermuda
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: Yes
Dress code: No denim or tee shirts permitted.
Credit cards accepted: Amex MasterCard Visa card(s) Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 7167 yards 75.4 144
Maderas 72 6856 yards 74.3 139
Blue 72 6670 yards 73.6 137
White 72 6368 yards 72.1 133
White (W) 71 6368 yards 77.0 147
Forward 72 5393 yards 72.4 134
Red (W) 71 4967 yards 69.9 127

Accolades

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.6 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.5 stars from 5
Value: 4.0 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.2 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.8 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.6 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.5 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 182 Reviews
5 stars:
119
4 stars:
51
3 stars:
9
2 stars:
3
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

173 out of 181 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is worth the drive in the 'burbs convenient to the city   Great for advanced golfers wildlife/ scenic views a bucket list/top 100 pick   Challenges include elevation changes forced carries undulating greens   Great for drinks 19th hole scenic views patio dining  

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"Fairway Conditions Are Excellent"


u000003557755's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/10/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The management of this course is so good. The fairways were in amazing shape, especially considering the low precipitation in the San Diego region. Two greens on the front side were a little thin in some areas. Other than that, the putts rolled true. The sunset late in the day made the afternoon round more spectacular.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



rikbaier's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once every three months
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/05/2017
First time playing Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Maderas"


Oncbuster's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/21/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Worth the trip to this course. Challenging for all players. A few blind shots but GPS on the cart helps navigate the course. Greens in great shape. A bit pricey but fun to play. Very enjoyable.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"A MUST PLAY"


geofflai's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/21/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

DEFINITELY A MUST PLAY!

I was able to score a great deal on GOLFNOW for $85 at 1:00PM which included cart and unlimited use of their practice facilities (including range balls). Staff were very very friendly and extremely helpful. I showed up one and a half early and was able to enjoy everything they offered.

Course was in perfect shape but I have to warn you that it's a very challenging course. You would have to deal with a lot of blind tee/green shots along with elevation changes, however the cart comes with GPS so it's manageable even for 1st timers. Greens are deceptively fast, you really have to put into consideration on reading grains; you will not have a flat lie on your fairway shots which adds another layer of challenge.

I also played Torrey Pines South that week and I would honestly say that I would go back to Maderas before I go back to Torrey Pines because of cost - Torrey cost me more than $250 for the round with cart (however Torrey is still a must play - one of those course that should be on everyone's bucket list)

Highly Recommend Maderas to everyone.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Challenging but fair"


u00000467518's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/19/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course is definitely challenging with plenty of bunkers and slope to deal with but beautiful views on every hole


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



Rogerruf's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/15/2017
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



Rogerruf's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/15/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"First time"


sergi0's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/04/2017
First time playing Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

We played last Friday for the first time. The course is in great condition. I thought the course was tough with many forced carries. The setting is beautiful. I would recommend playing. The $105 we paid to play in the afternoon seems like a fair price. No GPS in carts.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Maderas"


nickesquire's avatar
Top 1 Contributor
California Advisor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/27/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

Played the Blues (73.3/136/6670) with Parker, his dad Jim & Mike in bright, breezy conditions in the 70's. The POP was around 4.5H. This would be a very challenging course to walk since it's hilly with several tees a good distance from the last green. Many holes have red penalty areas down one or both sides, but I usually find this course very manageable off the tee. Fairly wide landing areas on most holes. The customer service was excellent from all encountered. Starts with an attendant collecting your clubs when you arrive, to complimentary range balls and finishes with attendants who clean you clubs and provide cool, wet towels for you to wash off with at the conclusion of your round. They also have an informative starter and Marshall who actually is courteously out looking to enforce POP guidelines. The Bermuda tees were very good. Only a few par 3's needed divot attention. The Bermuda fairways were mostly lush. I almost always had good lies in the fairway. The Bermuda rough had good coverage and was mostly lush. Not too penal, it was deep enough to get your attention but your could always find your ball in the primary rough. The traps here are about as good as you can get on any public course. Good quality sand, enough said! The greens putted medium fast, were usually firm and relatively smooth for the most part. The only negative was the amount of unfixed ball marks, which is a golfer issue. Excellent practice facility that is inclusive with the daily fee. Drink cart out and making the rounds multiple times. The only negative here is that the carts do not have GPS, which is really odd for a high end course? The amenities, layout, design, difficulty and conditions are all well above average. Absolutely recommended.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Hidden Gem"


u6126853's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/26/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I must say I was pleasantly surprised by this golf facility. From the course to the club and the 19th hole, hospitality was top notch. Course was laid out very well and was somewhat challenging at time. I will definitely play this course again.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Did Not Deliver"


u000005059229's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/15/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I was excited to play this Johnny Miller design, but conditions did not live up to expectations. Fairways were recently aerated, but they played loose, as if the grass was laid on top of the ground. Dry and high, made most tee balls run off into worse conditions in the rough. Be forewarned, there is not a flat lie anywhere on this course, made for an extremely taxing day. I expected better conditions for the money.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course




demolayory's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once every three months
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/27/2017
First time playing Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Could not ask for a better round of golf"


BogeyBob1275's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/09/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

First time playing a beautiful course like this. I was blown away by the up keep. The staff was amazing. The course in beautiful condition. If it were cheaper id play there a lot more... this was just for my birthday. I was more than pleased with everything. Thank you for an awesome experience.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



tedwin's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/10/2017
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"So hilly, but interesting"


adachikun's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/03/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

hilly! And as ground is hard, distance felt not long.

Water hazard is arranged strategically, so interesting course!


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Maderas is a gem"


u795545833's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/06/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Fantastic course - layout, greens, scenery, pace of play.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"great rate"


mikeaz518's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/05/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

played this course for my first time on the first day after some course maintenance. it is a terrific layout with top notch staff. the layout is fun and the ONLY downside is takes a bit of getting familiar with the undulations of the greens and fairways and a blind shot here and there. just look for a good price and play well


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



mconroy50's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/24/2017
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Reviewed on


Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course


"Not what I expected"



3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/07/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Pros: Great staff.. Very accommodating and friendly. Would recommend course based on them alone. Practice facility was nice and amenities were great.

Cons: Very challenging course layout to say the least. Some shots/areas were almost laughable at times. Lots of false fronts, blind shots and elevation changes. Greens (although in good shape) had lots of undulation and rolling at 11 with tucked pins - makes for a long round. Pace of play was long due to overall length of course and elevation changes. Course was in fair shape (by my known Troon standards) and that may be weather specific for all I know so no knock on the staff. Overall, did not think value was there $ wise.

Definitely not for the lower skill level but overall experience was good.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I don't recommend this course


"Nice Course"


Michael2920799's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  0-4

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/04/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was in excellent condition and a good test of golf.

Pace was slower than I like over 4:30 to play.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



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