Maderas Golf Club

4.5988846847 4.6 stars from 5 (210)
  • 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

GA Rating Index 4.6 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.5 stars from 5
Value: 4.1 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.1 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.8 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.6 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.5 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 210 Reviews
5 stars:
138
4 stars:
59
3 stars:
10
2 stars:
3
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

199 out of 209 reviews


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"My Favorite Course in San Diego"


Benedict9997017's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/12/2018
Previously played Used cart Cold weather

Reviewed on

I live in MA but visit San Diego frequently. It was too hard to get out on Torrey Pines, so I got a mid week (Monday) tee time at Maderas. It was cold (55) and overcast, which probably helped in the sense that there weren't a lot of people at the course. The pace was good at about 4 hours. Conditions were excellent as always, and the layout is one of my favorites. What the course normally charges is a bit steep, but the Golfnow price of $76 (before fees) is very reasonable for this place. I try to play it every time I come out.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Overpriced"


Rick6494435's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/11/2018
First time playing

Reviewed on

This is a good course, not not for $200 a round! My wife round alofg for an additional $50. Having Johnny Miller as co-designer is not enough of a price increase! Go play Pams Hill instead and it is much cheaper!!


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


"Interesting Course"


mrrambler's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/10/2018
First time playing Used cart Cold weather

Reviewed on

Played for the first time last Saturday. Fairways, greens, tee boxes in good condition. Greens themselves are often large, but full of undulations and speeds can vary. Took most of the front 9 to get comfortable with them. Interesting layout with water and forced carries in places. Would go again.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Always a pleasure to play this course"


ob960's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/08/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

This course is fun and challenging. We played on a Thursday and the pace of play was just right, as we were neither pushed nor did we have to wait. The course was dry, but still very playable. The greens rolled true and were fast, but not outrageous. If you have the opportunity, play this course, it is a gem.


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


"Fast greens"


u00000548370's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/31/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

First time playing Maderas. The course has lots of elevation changes and played firm and fast on both fairways and greens. Carts were electric and had GPS which was great to see the hole layout. I didn't eat at the course so can't speak of those amenities but did shower and downside was that there is only 1 shower stall so had to wait a few minutes (not a big deal given that the course wasn't too busy when I was there). As a twosome played in about 4 hrs which was 'slow' but really could have been alot faster if I wasn't taking pictures, videos, and grinding on some very tricky putts! I enjoyed the overall experience and the staff was friendly and very helpful.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Awesome Course!!!!"


Steven7038321's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/01/2018
First time playing

Reviewed on

This course makes you think about each tee shot!

The fairways can present you with some uneven lies. Bunkers had lots of sand in them. The greens are the fastest in the county!!

Not recommended to play if you DON'T regularly shoot less then 100. This course will eat you up making for a very long day.

Amsume course overall, very challenging course with very fast and tricky greens.

A pleasure to play!!!!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Greens were insane"


alex3199613's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/27/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

If you choose the proper tees, the course is not that long. However, the greens were rolling out/cut on some slopes. Balls that I thought would stop 3 feet from the hole would roll out to 8 feet away.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course



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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/25/2018
Previously played

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Beautiful course conditions but Crazy Fast Greens"


TA3787260's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/24/2018
Previously played

Reviewed on

The starter warned us the greens were fast and slippery, but after watching the ball make a 90° turn on several greens I had to do a little test. Found a green on the back 9 where the hole was cut on a slope...set my ball down two feet from the hole and watched it slide off the green! Dang that’s slippery and maybe not fair!

So that’s a a bit of a nock against the greens keeper but heck it’s The Farmers this week and I’m sure he wanted to show how manly the green could be.

Course condition was great, much more lush than last time I played. Pace of play was excellent, there was no one in front of us, until we ran into a foursomes with rental clubs playing from the tips...struggled to stay focused watching them spray balls all over the place and then sequentially go to the green to putt out! Where’s a Marshall when you need ‘em. Thankfully we only had to watch that show for the last three holes.

Overall I shouldn’t complain, it’s a fun challenging course in a beautiful setting. If you can play it for under $90, which we did, it’s a helluva course!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Old School Golf Club"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/15/2018
First time playing

Reviewed on

Great golf experience! Customer service was top notch. Course was in very good condition and the greens fast and difficult with extreme undulation. Very challenging course and conditions were exceptional. Will definitely be back to revenge myself.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course


"PACE OF PLAY"


Neal1502796's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/14/2018
Previously played

Reviewed on

We were 36 minutes behind pace. No Marshall at all. We had a guy walking and still waited on everybtee box.

Course is always a pleasure, tough so pick your tees wisely.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"January review 2018"


Bradley8802454's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/11/2018
Previously played

Reviewed on

Winter construction and maintenance going on otherwise great place to play . Can be expensive better dollar wise in spring.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Best round I ever shot"


mrbinkowski's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/07/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Outstanding staff the starter Paul and the marshal Lloyd were very helpful. Course was in excellent condition. I can't wait to play again when I am back in town.


I recommend this course



u000006439746's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/07/2018
Previously played

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Now I Know"


miketschida's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/28/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

this course has always been on my radar; I visit San Diego at least twice a year ( have been doing so for last 20 yr.s); I read a review, suggesting strategy in lieu of banging away with driver would be better, but it took five holes & three lost balls for me to throttle back.

Having been an 18-month member @ Bridges, San Ramon, I wasn't surprised to see Johnny Miller as co-course architect, when I was toting my 50/43 - 93

I want another crack at this puzzle; anything 82 or under would make me happy


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great track. An absolute must play."


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/27/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

Great course and friendly staff. Hope to play again.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Pretty but tough"


u000005525204's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/07/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

Beautiful but extremely hilly with too much up and down for an older or out of shape golfer. The greens we're in great shape but I'm possible to read.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I don't recommend this course


"Gem outside of San Diego"


RUSSE7's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/06/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

Spectacular course in the hills of Poway. Absolutely gorgeous track. Pristinely manicured course. Great elevations and vistas. Greens especially fast and undulating this most recent play. Great staff.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Country club style golf"


Neal1502796's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/03/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

Wow. Unreal course

Very demanding off the tee

Bring your A game.

Gotta be accurate off the tee and accurate on all approaches, and it will be rewarded.

Greens were perfect and fast. Staff was friendly and helpful.

All around a great place to play.

Will be back for sure.


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


"Best Course we played near La Jolla"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/30/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

Great course, friendly staff good value. Challenging greens and hilly terrain not length is the issue. Greens are really quick and undulating.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



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