Maderas Golf Club

Golf Advisor Icon
Ratings Index
Tooltip Information Icon
4.7
257
5 Stars
177
4 Stars
65
3 Stars
12
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.5
Value
4.2
Layout
4.6
Friendliness
4.8
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.6
95.1%
Recommend this course
244 out of 256 reviews
Read Reviews
Average Rating
4.9
22
5 Stars
20
4 Stars
1
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.7
Value
4.5
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.6
Amenities
4.7
StaffFriendliness
4.9
95.5%
Recommend this course
21 out of 22 reviews
Read Reviews
Average Rating
4.7
68
5 Stars
53
4 Stars
12
3 Stars
3
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.6
Value
4.4
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.6
StaffFriendliness
4.9
94.1%
Recommend this course
64 out of 68 reviews
Read Reviews

About

Holes 18
Par 72
Length 7167
Slope 144
Rating 75.4
Type Public
Book a Tee Time at
Maderas Golf Club
Powered by GolfNow.com
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
Scorecard for Maderas Golf Club
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Black M: 75.2/142 394 387 583 172 487 352 219 559 382 3535 341 359 437 449 552 253 453 188 600 3632 7167
Maderas M: 74.0/138 394 357 583 164 460 333 190 507 382 3370 341 359 437 385 526 240 453 165 580 3486 6856
Blue M: 73.3/136 355 357 560 164 460 333 190 507 351 3277 305 343 410 385 526 240 439 165 580 3393 6670
White M: 71.9/131 W: 77.5/144 337 352 540 150 435 310 181 491 341 3137 293 323 400 376 505 220 417 142 555 3231 6368
Forward M: 67.7/119 W: 72.8/135 332 330 470 139 332 290 126 418 275 2712 277 314 344 292 432 138 340 136 408 2681 5393
Red M: 65.2/113 W: 70.0/128 305 259 470 97 332 142 126 418 275 2424 246 276 316 292 432 138 340 95 408 2543 4967
Handicap 17 9 7 15 1 11 13 3 5 16 14 10 8 2 6 4 18 12
Par 4 4 5 3 4 4 3 5 4 36 4 4 4 4 5 3 4 3 5 36 72

Course Details

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

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

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

Best of Lists

Reviews

4.7
257

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 32
19th Hole Scenic Views 19
Patio Dining 19
Course Challenges Include:
Elevation Changes 56
Forced Carries 43
Undulating Greens 42
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 43
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 43
A Bucket list/Top 100 Pick 39
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 38
In the 'Burbs 23
Convenient to the City 20

Numbers based on reviews tagged with attribute.

Advanced Filters
Overall Rating
Recommended
Handicap
Age
Type of Golfer
Gender
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Maderas is definitely a must play

Great course with a lot of different looks. Conditions weren’t peak but still always really good. Tough for high handicappers but very challenging and fair for mid to low handicappers. Greens when not punched are fantastic. Always enjoy playing Maderas. Great practice facilities to work on game before and after. San Diego gem. One of my favorites as a San Diego resident.

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

San Diego County Gem

This was my first time playing Maderas and it was a great day. The course was in good shape (the greens were still in recovery from having been punched and sanded) and they didn’t roll as true as they might, but overall it’s a wonderful and challenging test of shotmaking skills. Not a bomber’s paradise by any stretch. The facility is terrific, the staff was like private country club staff, and the grill has excellent food. I had the burger, and it was superb.

Can’t wait to go back

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

Well worth it

I don’t normally write post round reviews but felt inclined to make an exception this time. I was traveling from AZ to San Diego and wanted to play a good course. Maderas didn’t disappoint. Not only that, I would put it as one of my favorites now in this area.

The course requires precise shots. Johnny Miller is a master at layout. The views are great and you really get a feel for the hillsides of San Diego. The holes are all very unique and fun to play. The greens were fantastic and are faster than they look. The fairways were clean and smooth. Everything was great about this place. The staff were friendly and I had no issue teeing off early and finishing in 3 hrs as a single.

Will definitely play again some time.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 1000 Contributor
First Time Playing
Perfect weather

Phenomenal Venue

This course is 5-star across the board. The layout is incredibly well done and although it was definitely a hike I would highly encourage folks to walk this course. This course features some incredibly dramatic elevation changes and by walking this course you are able to truly appreciate how intricate yet overpowering the landscape the architects had to be.

A lot of dirt had to be moved simply to clear out enough space for this course but there course does a tremendous job of bending into the natural terrain. This is easily the best desert course I have played (which includes TPC Scottsdale and all the top PGA West Courses).

Super friendly and attentive staff, top-notch conditions and an all-around great experience. No hole even came close to resembling another and there isn't a single hole out here that wasn't architecturally interesting. If I lived in SoCal I would become a member here and never play another course.

Very easy to see why this course was once rated in GDs Top 100 and I think you'd be hard-pressed to find 100 other public courses across the country that can compete with Maderas.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great Course

Would recommend this course to everyone. Challenging, and demanding at times, but a fair test.

Excellent conditions, greens were consistent in speed and fairway was great where it needed to be.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Wonderful golf course

This is the nicest course I have played in North County. Nice courses are more expensive but Maderas GC is definitely worth it!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Monday at Maderas

Fabulous golf course

Fairways recently cross cut, so discounted round - a great value for the money

I drive 70 miles from Orange County to play this course - and will continue to do so; fabulous track !!!!!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

A scorcher, but great track and friendly staff

First, it was the hottest day this Summer in Poway. Temp read 115 when I parked. Staff are always super friendly and rate on GolfNow was 60% discounted on a Friday. It was a great value, played in under 4hrs, and everyone from starter, to beer cart lady, to green keepers, to bar staff super nice and friendly. Only bummer was twosome on 18 took crazy long to finish, but what can you do. Wouldn’t have mattered much if it wasn’t 115 in the shade. It’s a great track, the keep it watered well, and greens are always fast and difficult. I love playing here with you can get a reasonable deal, it’s expensive for what it is retail.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather

DISABLED GOLFERS BEWARE!!!

Expect lots of walking, as many greens are inaccessible by cart. Wild, hilly landscape.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Poor
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Nice course

Saw a golf now deal for $55. Didn’t see hardly anyone on the course and played in 3.5 hours. Played blue tees (5 handicap). Thought the course was tough but fair. Greens were slower than I anticipated. Not worth $140-160 in my opinion but with a deal a great value

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

Great Bang for your buck.

Yeah the prices might be a little high to play Maderas, but you get what you pay for. Played 18 challenging holes. With lots of undulations on the greens, there were hardly any give me puts out there. Staff was great! Felt like I was a member for a day. Greens and fairways were emaculate. There’s virtually no rough either which was nice. You’re penalized for bad shots and rewarded for good ones. Would definitely go back and play again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Great Course!

Loved this setup. I don't know, I have the feeling that Golf Courses in San Diego have totally forgot the service side of the Golf Experience. Arriving to this facility remembers me how cool golf is and my days at Puerto Rico. Staff is very friendly, course practice facilities is one of the best I have ever seen in San Diego area. Course is challenging, but you are surrounded by beautiful views through out the whole course. Green conditions and superb. Overall a great experience. Keep it up guys!

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Excellent course condition

Great golf course design and it is in excellent condition. The practice facilities are VERY good and the staff is very friendly and helpful.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

a very nice day

Good weather, friendly staff, challenging but playable course with interesting greens.

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

Highly recommend

I have read about the course, and was excited to play it. Very nice course, layout and location! I use to live about 5 miles from the course, but it was not built then. Sorry I don't live close by now! It has a nice advantage for the ladies tees. I played about normal for me, so it helped with the tee placements. Great views.... the course was in very good condition. We were slowed down the last few holes waiting on a ladies tournament.. Great course for inland beauty!

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Nearby Courses
Poway, California
3.9047714286
13
San Diego, California
4.1137352941
108
San Diego, California
4.1137352941
108
San Diego, California
4.1137352941
108
San Diego, California
4.1050823529
135
Escondido, California
3.6398294118
548
San Diego, California
0.0
0
Ramona, California
4.4590470588
529
San Diego, California
3.7110705882
307
San Diego, California
3.1696
224
Escondido, California
3.4524058824
574

Stay & Play Offers

$339 Starting price
Valid dates: Nov 08, 2018 - Dec 20, 2018
Enjoy four rounds of golf at either of Ka’anapali’s championship courses and a beautiful Ocean View room with a five (5) or more night stay at the Royal Lahaina Resort.
Course Layout
Now Reading
New Cookie Policy
WE AND OUR PARTNERS USE COOKIES ON THIS SITE TO IMPROVE OUR SERVICE, PERFORM ANALYTICS, PERSONALIZE ADVERTISING, MEASURE ADVERTISING PERFORMANCE, AND REMEMBER WEBSITE PREFERENCES. BY USING THE SITE, YOU CONSENT TO THESE COOKIES. FOR MORE INFORMATION ON COOKIES INCLUDING HOW TO MANAGE YOUR CONSENT VISIT OUR COOKIE POLICY.
CONTINUE