The Madison Club

4.3185764706 4.3 stars from 5 (105)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6847 yards
  • Slope: 130
  • Rating: 72.4
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - included in green fees
Clubs: No

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Putting green: Yes

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: Soft spikes only
Dress code: Collared shirts required. Denim is not permitted.
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 6847 yards 72.4 130
Brown 72 6339 yards 69.8 123
Green 72 6101 yards 68.7 121
Orange 72 5159 yards 70.1 113
Yellow 72 4905 yards 70.6 124

The Madison Club is a local favorite that is known for its top conditions and challenging layout. It is one of the premier public golf courses in Pittsburgh. You won't find two holes that are alike on this diverse course. It can be especially tough your first time playing since there are several blind shots. The golf course tumbles across rolling, wooded hills, which makes it a hard course to walk but a beautiful one to look at. Golfers will have to contend with mature trees, rough, and a variety of elevation changes. The elevated tees offer some scenic respite from the golf course's many challenges. One of The Madison Club's most memorable holes is the par-3 17th, which begins with a forced carry over water. It is considered one of the best public holes in western Pennsylvania.

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.3 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.7 stars from 5
Value: 4.0 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.4 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.1 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.3 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 105 Reviews
5 stars:
34
4 stars:
62
3 stars:
7
2 stars:
2
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

99 out of 105 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is worth the drive in the 'burbs   Great for advanced golfers locals a weekend splurge   Challenges include elevation changes water hazards bunkers   Great for drinks  

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"well worth the money"


u000001121647's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/13/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

the course is always in excellent condition. a well run golf course with friendly professional service. pace of play was very comfortable on a busy Sunday, not waiting, not pushed. good shot selection and some challenging pin placements keep it interesting. best value around!


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


"Course cost"


DYLANLEXIE's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/15/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

Had a group of 48 that played in our annual Rider Cup match. Between Ohio/Pa. Even though the course looks very nice it is way over priced for what you get. Played way better course's for less.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


"Totally worth it"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/02/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Average weather

Reviewed on

My wife and I played this course for the first time and our overall experience was just awesome. The staff were very friendly and helpful. The course from the first tee you could tell it was well managed, the fairways were in amazing condition and the best of the all, the greens were immaculate. It rolled true and fast even with scattered rain. There were a few unrepaired ball marks (which I took the time fix other than mine), but you could tell most other players there were considerate to others.

The course is challenging but fair. It just played long with the rain, but drainage was pretty good as we didn't have to have any puddles in the fairway. The course layout is super interesting and no hole were alike. Someone behind us noticed that each hole plays down, except for #18. It is quite hilly for walkers, especially to next tees. We usually walk to play but chose to ride since it was our first time, and we are glad we did because would have had climbed up quite many hills.


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 layout"


SlicerOfCranberry's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/09/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

There are a number of very memorable holes on this course from the par 5 with the rough down the middle of the fairway to several blind par 4s with varying elevation changes to the terrific par 3 from an elevated tee with a lake in the background.

The greens roll true and the conditioning is terrific. This course is worth the drive.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Loved it."


mcquainc13's avatar
Age:  Under 25
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/25/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

Great course for a decent price considering the quality of the course, it is a course with a lot of up and down but what I liked is that even though it was very undulating throughout the round it wasn't to the extent that every approach shot was from a funky lie. Nice even fairways but still a challenge for the average golfer. The course makes you play every club in the bag and that is what I like, nice mix of distances for the holes, par 3, 4 and 5s all varied. Only strange thing was on the Par 3 8th hole the tee box was a mat because they can't keep the grass there? Not a bad thing just different.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"The Madison Club is incredible!"


VokeyHour's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/26/2015
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played there for the first time on 7/26/15. The course was in amazing shape and could not have been a better value for the money. I ABSOLUTELY recommend it.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Marshy Track"


NoRebound's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/24/2015
Previously played Paired up at course Used cart Played 18 holes Average weather

Reviewed on

Second round on the course this year.<br/> Main problem with this round was that a month of rain had underscored drainage problems on the course. Plugged more than a handful of drives during the round and had a nearly impossible time playing wedges from tight lies near the green.<br/> The layout is interesting in that it takes the driver out of the hands of long hitters but plays some of the most severe doglegs in the state.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"Excellent course"


u302501423's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/21/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Madison club is truly a gem in western pennsylvania. Beautiful fairways. Green fast but need to be more receptive to shots that hit them kind of hard. Very good course


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Rich"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/17/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Very nice course ,I would recommend it to everyone.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"A remote beauty"


u000001702938's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/07/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Poor weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Too much rain made playing conditions ridiculous. No roll and plugging galore. I lost 3 balls, 2 in the fairway and actually one on a green (They all plugged). Hit a high wedge onto the green and it just disappeared and never found it. One ball plugged in the fairway and happened to see a small one square inch of white in the ground. I pulled it out and it was my ball. Strangest round I ever played.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"My Favorite Local Course"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/04/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

It is a well kept, scenic and fast paced course during the weekdays. (I avoid golfing on weekends unless I am in an outing). The course is my local favorite.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Well-maintained course"


u393536627's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/29/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course is drying out, some tee boxes are in horrible condition.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"This course is close to home"


gogolf4396's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/20/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 9 holes Fair weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Despite the howling wind and rain on the first two holes, the weather man was wrong again. Sun came out after chipping on second green. Front nine was aeriated two weeks ago, but played very well. The back nine had just been aeriated, and had lots of sand on it. Wind was a strong factor in scoring low. Great day and enjoyed ourselves.


I recommend this course


"Great local course"


Robert7884487's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/12/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Always enjoy playing this course. Conditions were wet from recent weather but that was to be expected. As far as local courses go in this area it's hard to find one better than The Madison Club.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great value"


mkinyon130's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/11/2015
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Fair weather

Reviewed on

Course was in very good condition for being early and weather being so poor this past winter. Course held up even after a hard rain the night before. Green were slow but fair and course was not cart path only, which was surprising. Staff was very nice and paired me up with a double. Enjoy the round but type of course you need to play a few times to score. Well worth the ride.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great course"


faithbob1970's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/27/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was in excellent condition. The greens were well maintained.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Nice mix of hole designs"


u000007865570's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/20/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Fair weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The windy conditions made the course play a good deal tougher.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great course to play in mid-October."


tteerryy's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/17/2014
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Fair weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The greens were in great condition. The scenery in the fall is spectacular. This was our first time playing Madison and we plan are returning.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great Shape as always"


None's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/11/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Every time I play at Madison the course is in great shape. My last outing was no exception. It's one of my favorite golf cources to play.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"One of the best in south pittsburgh area"


u000005555031's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/26/2014
Previously played

Reviewed on

This course is always in great condition. Course is a great layout, a couple quirky holes, but generally a great layout. Staff is always nice.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



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