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4.1
202 Reviews (202)
5 Stars
50
4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
11
1 Stars
4
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.6
Layout
4.1
Friendliness
4.4
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.1
97.2%
Recommend this course
188 out of 202 reviews
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3.9
13 Reviews (13)
5 Stars
3
4 Stars
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1
1 Stars
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Conditions
4.1
Value
4.3
Layout
3.5
Pace
4.5
Amenities
3.9
StaffFriendliness
4.3
92.3%
Recommend this course
12 out of 13 reviews
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4.1
38 Reviews (38)
5 Stars
11
4 Stars
22
3 Stars
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2 Stars
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Conditions
4.1
Value
4.5
Layout
4.1
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.4
97.4%
Recommend this course
37 out of 38 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 71
Length 5602 yards
Slope 110
Rating 65.5

Madrona Links Golf Course first opened in 1978, and has since become one of the most active clubs in the Puget Sound area. Located in Gig Harbor, the course is conveniently located on the peninsula with easy access to Tacoma Narrows and Highway 16. The layout has a classic links design that is player friendly enough for players of all skill levels. Small, deep bunkers frame both the greens and fairways. Madrona Links requires accuracy, but it's not overly punishing if you're slightly errant. With only gently rolling hills, the golf course is an easy walk. At just over 5,600 yards from the back tees, it's relatively short but you will still face some challenging shots. This popular course is one of the best values in the area.

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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Championship 71 5602 yards 65.5 110
Middle 71 5193 yards 63.7 107
Forward 73 4737 yards 65.6 110
Scorecard for Madrona Links Golf Course
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Blue M: 66.2/111 432 201 324 320 273 182 324 498 389 2943 316 323 158 383 252 440 386 142 259 2659 5602
White M: 64.4/106 424 179 303 298 252 163 298 459 365 2741 311 288 139 364 252 403 334 119 242 2452 5193
Red W: 65.6/110 397 134 275 265 234 138 265 430 337 2475 290 279 113 364 235 364 305 94 218 2262 4737
Handicap 5 11 7 13 17 15 9 1 3 10 8 18 2 12 4 6 16 14
Par 5 3 4 4 4 3 4 5 4 36 4 4 3 4 4 5 4 3 4 35 71

Course Details

Year Built 1978
Golf Season Year round
Architect Ken Tyson (1978)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Appropriate golf attire.

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Reviews

4.1
202 Reviews (202)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 23
Watching the Game 21
Patio Dining 20
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 23
Elevation Changes 19
Narrow Fairways 19
This course/club is great for:
Locals 42
Walkers 38
Beginners 34
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 37
Worth the Drive 17
In the 'Burbs 16

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Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
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5.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Wet weather

Fun little joint

Like many courses in WA state, Madrona Links is a smaller course with a group of par 4s on the short side. Madrona makes up for this with fast greens that break consistently. 150 yard range and putting green are right next to hole 1, no need for a cart. Overall, it was a fun little round that tests your putting on each green. Plus, Gig Harbor is a cool retreat.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather

Concrete Greens! Meh Clubhouse staff

Yesterday was an odd experience! My foursome for reasons had to bail. the course was of course angry we didn't let him no sooner! The short range is annoying. I was using balls from the 90's. The guy in the clubhouse could have been nicer. I couldn't use anything over a 7 iron...And they start you on a par five. The course was pretty greens were rock hard...made the day less enjoyable! would be in the middle of a fairway and have a shot with the ball up around my belly button. I golf a lot of Municipal courses and was very disappointed start to finish. Probably wont be back!

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Easy course and good pace

This course was maintained better than average. The staff and facilities were about average. The course layout was a little boring. There is a part with sloping fairways that go toward out of bounds. I find this annoying. Too many of the holes were straight short par 4s. A few interesting bunkers, but nothing surprising and not much elevation change.
The players leave balls laying everywhere because of the number of money games on this course. Pace of play was good! Very good rates!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great Condition for this time of year.

Perfect day for golf, course in very nice condition even after all the snow, pace of play was under 4 hours.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Shorter than most from the white tees, but this course has adequate challenges.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once 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
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Played On
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Well kept, short course

Greens were in great condition for time of year, course is a little short. Went early and finished under 3 hours.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart

We had a great time

Greens were perfect and we finished in 3 hours with 3 people. Only drawback is it was a little soft in a few places but other than that it was a great round.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Even on a wet or foggy day

The course shines even in fog or saturated with rain. Fun, challenging and the effort the crew puts into the grounds shows through even in sub par weather conditions.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Challenging course

Played course recently still a little sandy great value for the money

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart

slow play

well it was a fun course but to slow of play if you are a long ball hitter

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

Lots of Trees

A lot of tree-lined fairways, especially on the front. Need to hit the ball straight or it could be a tough round of golf. The course is not long, but keeping the ball in the fairway is huge and the greens were in great shape with a lot of slopes, but they putted true.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
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