A view from a tee at Maderas Golf Club.
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4.7
399 Reviews (399)
5 Stars
290
4 Stars
84
3 Stars
19
2 Stars
5
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.7
Value
4.4
Layout
4.8
Friendliness
4.8
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.5
93.8%
Recommend this course
376 out of 399 reviews
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Average Rating
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4.9
27 Reviews (27)
5 Stars
24
4 Stars
2
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.8
Value
4.1
Layout
4.8
Pace
4.6
Amenities
4.1
StaffFriendliness
4.7
96.3%
Recommend this course
26 out of 27 reviews
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4.9
68 Reviews (68)
5 Stars
61
4 Stars
5
3 Stars
2
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.8
Value
4.4
Layout
4.9
Pace
4.6
Amenities
4.5
StaffFriendliness
4.8
94.1%
Recommend this course
64 out of 68 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 7167 yards
Slope 142
Rating 75.2
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Course Details

Year Built 2000
Fairways Bermuda Grass
Greens Bent/Poa Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Johnny Miller (2000) Robert Muir Graves (2000)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Caddies Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted Amex MasterCard Visa card(s) Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Dress code No denim or tee shirts permitted.

Food & Beverage

Bar, Grill

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Banquet Facilities

Accolades

Reviews

4.7
399 Reviews (399)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 32
Patio Dining 20
19th Hole Scenic Views 19
Course Challenges Include:
Elevation Changes 57
Forced Carries 44
Undulating Greens 43
This course/club is great for:
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 44
Advanced Golfers 43
A Bucket list/Top 100 Pick 40
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 39
In the 'Burbs 23
Convenient to the City 21

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Reviews 3
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Beautiful Layout

I played Maderas earlier this week and it was a blast. Course is in good shape and was a good value overall. I had a great time with my buddy visiting as it was his first time playing the course. He was able to use the club rental service called ClubShare and it was great because we picked up the clubs on the way to the course which was even better because the rentals at Maderas are quite expensive. We will definitely be back, and might want to try it during the winter months.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Beautiful

Was gonna play Torrey Pines but couldn’t get on the day I was planning and played Maderas. Absolutely gorgeous course in unbelievable shape!! Staff was awesome from the moment I parked my car. For 125$ was expecting an awesome course and experience and I definitely got it and would recommend to anyone who wants a challenge with great conditions. First time playing here and would definitely play again when coming home to visit family. Live in Orlando area and have played some top courses over there, condition wise this is best I have played since moving to Florida 8months ago..

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great Golf Course

The layout was great. We played from the blue tees and there were several times where you had to think about driver vs 3-wood off the tee. Course was in great shape, greens were very nice, and we teed off at 8:00am and finished by 11:45 which included a 10 minute stop after 9 for the snack bar. Definitely worth the money and I would recommend this course to everyone and I will be playing there again

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 12
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Absolute Gem

Took advantage of the heatwave (108 at 2:40 tee time) to have the place to ourselves. Lots of elevation and plenty of forced carries, but not overly narrow or punitive - a tough but fair test. The course is manicured to perfection and the layout is spectacular. Will definitely return next time in SD.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 8
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

A beautiful golf course

I had a great time it was real hot. I loved the ups and downs of the terrain and the golf course is in great shape for this time of year

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Great course in Poway.

Excellent condition. Superb layout with a mix of challenging drives and tough approach shots. Fun to play.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 19
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Love this course

The course is challenging, meticulously groomed and beautiful. I would recommend it to anyone. I even bought a logo shirt finally because I talk this course up so much to my playing groups that I figure its time to represent.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 19
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Worth the Price Tag!!!!

Super impressed! Clubhouse, practice facilities all top notch! Tee boxes, Fairways and greens were perfect! I would have preferred the greens to be a little faster but it was hot and humid. Tremendous layout and design. Holes are well framed with perfect targets. If you hit it well you can score if you are a little off you will be punished! Ill be back for sure!!!! It is one of the best tracks in San Diego County. Feels like you are at a private club.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Heard good things

Greens were in great shape, but course was dried out. Most of the staff were friendly. With.all the blind spots on drives, I got hit into 3 times, while waiting for group ahead

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Average
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Played On
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

A1 Golf Experience

After teeing up on 18, I’m already dreaming of the next time I’ll get to play Maderas. Immense challenge meets sheer beauty as soon as you step onto the first box. Johnny Miller sculpted this course into the hills like Michelangelo sculpted the David, creating a timeless masterpiece for us mortals to enjoy. Complete with rolling hills, waterfalls, creeks, and strategically placed trees which create a sense of solitude on each hole paired with added difficulty. Find a tee time mid-week and you’ll score one for about $100, which, as the 2nd best course in the county behind Torrey Pines, is well worth it. Staff is always friendly, with a cart waiting for you at the parking lot. Also, if it’s any importance to you, the premium price and difficult layout seem to drive away the hacks/30 handicaps so your round will NOT consist of waiting 10 minutes at each shot which always happens at Torrey. In the event you do have to wait at a tee box, time goes by twice as fast as you take in the beauty of the surrounding hills, and before you know it, you’re up.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Great course and property

Played on a hot Sunday in July. Hit accurate tee shots and you'll go low--approach shots aren't as punitive as other courses around (i.e Torrey) and allow for good scoring. Course was in fantastic shape; fairways were like carpet, tee boxes immaculate. Flyover GPS on cart was helpful as this was my first time playing this course. Had to handle my own clubs and clean them pre/post round due to COVID, also had to clean out my own cart afterward due to pandemic. Grill options were limited to 4/5 items only and were simple items that cost less than half the price to make. Overall great course and highly recommend adding it to your list of must-plays in San Diego County.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

World class course

Really good mix of holes, easy to difficult Course in excellent condition, not burned out like so many in the area. Greens very challenging but fair. Need to play it a few times if possible to figure a few things out.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 36
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played

Maderas

Prepare yourself for a outstanding day of golf at one of San Diego best kept secret's
The moment you arrive you are treated like royalty and you will be amazed at the organization and friendliest employees, make feel comfortable and welcome.
Now the course is challenging to most that play it, and our group shared that challenge. From tee to green the course is in perfect shape and greens were true and fast. Love to play again in the near future.
JHARTIGAN

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Celebrating friendship

Great course lots of beautiful views and well maintained fairways & greens. Bring your A game on the greens ⛳️

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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