Maderas Golf Club

4.5621000000 4.6 stars from 5 (169)
  • 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

Average Rating 4.6 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.6 stars from 5
Value: 4.0 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.8 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.8 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.7 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.4 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 169 Reviews
5 stars:
109
4 stars:
49
3 stars:
8
2 stars:
3
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

160 out of 168 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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tedwin's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/10/2017
Previously played 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


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
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
Verified Purchaser

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



ddevore99's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/02/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

course was in great condition and staff was very accomodating . i played at a discounted rate so value for money made more sense than normal rack rate. First time playing the course can make some tee shots more difficult as there are a couple blind shots and unforgiving "miss" areas. Played mid week and pace of play was excellent. Overall a good golf experience.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great course in beautiful quiet setting"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/24/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is a top 5 golf experience in the country. Immaculate conditions, great layout, perfect setting, challenging from all tees, and great staff. Many holes could be considered the signature hole. Love playing it & will return from Az to play it again!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Staff Friendly / Course challanging"


andysimpsonref's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/18/2017
First time playing Used cart Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

When first entering the parking lot you can tell the establishment is above most places you play. Staff greets you at the bag drop ready to take care of you. Friendly staff in the shop and helpful with your pro shop needs. While the girls shopped and purchased a couple items I hit the range. A well stocked with range balls which is included in the greens fee (It should at this price). The course is one you need to play more than once since there are several holes you need to lay up on. The first hole depending on you length can be a lay up hole so if you play here use caution. We played the blue tees and I hit driver into the crew through the fairway. I would hit 5 wood if I play again. The course is challenging and the lay out is fun. Greens are receptive and quick. You need to learn or understand the breaks with the mountain courses. Because a putt looks down hill does not mean it is. I would suggest asking the pro for some advise prior to playing. All in all it was a pleasure to play and the various elevated tees made for some visually pleasing sights. We will definitely play the course again but I do feel it is over priced. I feel it is about a $80.00 to 100.00 course at best.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Wow!"


colingarvey's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/18/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

Tried to play Torrey Pines not realizing it had closed in preparation for Farmers. Found Maderas on Golf now as a last minute substitute. My son and I were not disappointed!

The course was very challenging, but not unfairly so. Beautiful shape and great amenities, friendly staff.

Would definitely play again if we get out to San Diego in the future.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Worth the money, definitely coming back for more"


u000006276577's avatar
Age:  25-34
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/26/2016
First time playing Used cart Windy weather

Reviewed on

The course is in a fabulous shape, greens are fast and smooth. The pace of play was great in the morning, but slower in the afternoon. Great layout, great views. Will definitely come back for more golf.


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


"One of SoCal's finest"


JasonDeeganGA's avatar
Golf Advisor
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/17/2016
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

SoCal has a lot of great choices for premier public golf, but few have the total package like Maderas.

Troon Golf keeps the course in outstanding shape. The layout is strong, filled with scenic moments. There's plenty of places to lose balls - ponds and desert washes and rattle-snake-laden hazards - but nothing is too intimidating to make the course feel unfair. The finish is especially dangerous. The downhill tee shot on the par 3 15th hole can play as long as 250 yards. That might sound scary but it's not as tough as the next one on the downhill 16th hole. Special land lends to a special experience all the way around Maderas.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great Experience!"


RndyNrbs's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/01/2016
First time playing

Reviewed on

From the time i arrived, it was a first class experience. From the guys at the bag drop to the pro shop check-in to the course conditions, this is a great place to play.

I was first out by myself, so pace of play wasn't an issue. The tee boxes were perfect. The fairways were fantastic and generous, with good bailout areas but also opportunities for long hitters to go deep. Nicely bunkered, but fair. The greens kicked my butt a little, but that was my fault. They rolled true and fast, and exactly where I hit it.

Not the easiest course, but lots of fun to play. And since I'm from Alberta and it was Dec 1, who cares? Lol!

The only reason for rating this course less than 5 stars on value is that it was $170 and golf shouldn't cost that much anywhere. Having said that, it's still $100 less than Torrey Pines and except for ocean views, I can't imagine TP offering anything better in terms of playing conditions or services. Save your bucks for a nice dinner and play here instead. You won't regret it.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Nice Course, soft sand, local knowledge helps"


PerBj's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/08/2016
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Pretty course. Played alone using a GolfBoard (harder than it looks!). Seemed a little dry, understandable given the weather/season, but greens are in fine shape and pretty receptive. Spent WAY too much time in the sand but I've never had so many plugged/buried/fried egg lies before. Don't know if it was really fluffy sand or just a lot of it in the bunkers but it will be in my mind if I go back there. More elevation change than I expected which made for some tricky, blind shots. Tough without any local knowledge, so don't forget your yardage book or GPS! All that said, a great day out on the course.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Nice but slow"


uUEGC8044UE's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/29/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Nice course, First time playing it. Got behind a foursome who had skills but not from the blues. We did not make that 4:30 time limit they ask of you. No Marshall at all on the course. Two groups behind us left 17, and 18 due to group ahead of us and did not finish play


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Best round in quite a while"


Steven9018173's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/25/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course conditions were excellent. The greens were a little slower than I like.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Don't miss this one"


u000002292284's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/24/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

Worth the trip and what scenery. The staff are all great, helpful, and friendly. I will make the trip next time I'm in San Diego.


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


"A great course I enjoyed it very much."


Richard6642203's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/18/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

It is an excellent course and enjoyable to play.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great scenic and challenging layout"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/08/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Terrific course. Played with my friends two days ago. Greens were a little slow due to aerification. Other than that, course was perfect. Highly recommend


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



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