Maderas Golf Club

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4.7
270
5 Stars
186
4 Stars
69
3 Stars
12
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.6
Value
4.3
Layout
4.6
Friendliness
4.8
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.6
95.5%
Recommend this course
257 out of 270 reviews
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4.8
22
5 Stars
17
4 Stars
5
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.6
Value
4.7
Layout
4.8
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.6
StaffFriendliness
4.8
100.0%
Recommend this course
22 out of 22 reviews
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4.7
69
5 Stars
54
4 Stars
12
3 Stars
3
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.6
Value
4.4
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.6
StaffFriendliness
4.8
95.7%
Recommend this course
66 out of 69 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 7167
Slope 142
Rating 75.2
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Maderas Golf Club
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 7167 yards 75.2 142
Maderas 72 6856 yards 74.0 138
Blue 72 6670 yards 73.3 136
White 72 6368 yards 71.9 131
White (W) 71 6368 yards 77.5 144
Forward 72 5393 yards 67.7 119
Forward (W) 71 5393 yards 72.8 135
Red 72 4967 yards 65.2 113
Red (W) 71 4967 yards 70.0 128
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 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
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.

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4.7
270

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

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I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played

Best course in San Diego

Troon’s only course in San Diego and they know what they’re doing when it comes to course management and hospitality. The course layout is challenging but fair and the greens and fairways are pristine in condition. The pace of pay is usually quick; I’ve played there multiple times and all but once was sub 4.5 hours expect once. But above all else, their staff make the experience of Maderas. 10/10.

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

Nice golf course

I enjoyed the round of golf. My two disappointments were the temp in the club house (appearantly the people with the keys to the thermostats were out and the beer girl was absent the back nine.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great course but pick the right set of tees

We played as a 3some on Tuesday, 18 December. Weather was perfect and overall it was a fun experience. The fairways and greens were in absolutely perfect condition. But, it was our first time playing and in hindsight, should not have gone from the blues. Whites/Greens would have been better. Course has several holes that require carries over ravines/gorges. Several holes have blind tee shots. But the most challenging aspects were the greens. You have to know where to land the ball on the green if you want any chance to get a par. On several holes, a bogey would have been a great score. Some of the greens were angled pretty steeply to begin with. Add some "interesting" pin placements and you are looking at 3 putts minimum. We hit a few greens only to see the ball roll back 20 yards. The greens themselves were absolutely stunning; any pro would have been impressed. We played this course using a great deal from GolfAdvisor. Great conditions and unbeatable hospitality. But, be warned, if you are playing for the first time, move up 2 sets of tees.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Good time... good course

4-1/2 hour round on a weekend is always welcome. Course is in good shape. Greens are fast. The rains several weeks ago messed up my home course

( Balboa) , so I took advantage of a golf now special and was glad that I did. Almost forgot how nice these premium courses are fun to play on. Oh yes, the personnel at Maderas is always courteous and helpful..

Highly recommend this course.

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

5 star operation&course

Probably my favorite course in the United States ..perfect weather perfect conditions

Every hole is a postcard challenging but very fair pick the right Tee Box

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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 Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Maderas

Wonderful course. Excellent customer service. Will definitely play again and recommend to others.

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

Outstanding golf course

This is one golf course you have to play if you're in the San Diego area .The staff are very friendly and helpful.from the time you park the car till the time you leave you are treated outstanding .

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

3 players in my group and less than 3 hours

For winter season starting, the course was in excellent shape. The greens were running fast and smooth. We probably had more roll on the fairway due to winter conditions but not bad.

I haven't played here in a while since I belong to a country club but enjoyed the challenge.

The clubhouse staff and starter were very friendly.

My friends and I decided to grab a drink and order an appetizer. That was okay. Nice people but they were not jumping to help us even though the bar was empty. The menu was limited and nachos were okay at best.

But we were at Maderas for the food.

The course was in great condition and we played a quick round. Perfect!

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

Fantastic layout

Really enjoyed this course. Nice starter, staff and in-house services. Course layout is beautiful as well as the view. Club house is gorgeous. Only negative is that the pace was hopelessly slow. Why was there no sheriff pushing the extremely slow players.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Kevin

Really enjoyed the course from the tips. Nice, scenic tee boxes. Greens in good shape. Good course.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 25 Contributor
California Advisor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great Play

Great experience overall. Staff was friendly and starter got us out on time. Course was in excellent shape overall except for a tee box or 2 that were a little beat up. Greens rolled true and on the fast side. Pace of play was average. Course is a good test of playing ability, fairways narrow and require good shot making ability. Water and forced carries come into play on a few holes. Only complaint, if you can call it that, was practice range was mats only and was pretty wet and soppy. Was able to score a deal time which made this an excellent value. Otherwise the value here is average. Would definitely play here again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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
Texas Advisor
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
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