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4.2
236 Reviews (236)
5 Stars
67
4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Stars
4
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.6
Layout
4.1
Friendliness
4.3
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.2
92.7%
Recommend this course
218 out of 236 reviews
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4.3
29 Reviews (29)
5 Stars
14
4 Stars
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3 Stars
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Conditions
4.2
Value
4.7
Layout
4.3
Pace
4.6
Amenities
4.2
StaffFriendliness
4.2
89.7%
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26 out of 29 reviews
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4.2
47 Reviews (47)
5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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Conditions
4.2
Value
4.6
Layout
4.1
Pace
4.6
Amenities
4.2
StaffFriendliness
4.2
89.4%
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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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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

4.2
236 Reviews (236)

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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5.0
Previously Played

Great Winter Course

Madrona Links is one of the driest courses around in the winter time. It is always well maintained, The course is not exceptionally long, but still provides a good challenge especially on the back side where there is a lot more undulation from tee to green. The course layout has some nice variations, and all the fairways are lined with beautiful trees that might either keep your ball in the fairway or knock it to the other side. It is a really fun course to play for all skill levels and the staff are incredibly friendly and helpful. If you are looking for a great round in Gig Harbor I highly recommend Madrona Links as an option.

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

Beautiful day in November

I got a great deal on Golfnow Hot deal. Course was in good condition and not many people for a mid November day. I did get lucky with good but cold weather. Greens were in good shape and the course had some wet spots from the previous few days of rain. Overall, fun day for golf.

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

Beautiful fall day on well maintained course

Course was in great shape on this cold fall day. Greens, T boxes and fairways all were in good shape.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Madrona

Fantastic time playing at Madrona today and the breakfast was out of this world. We will definitely be back.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked

Tees and Fairways in poor shape

I haven't been to Madrona Links in a long time. Overall short and easy layout, but pretty narrow. Lots of trees, some in play even for good shots. OB all around the perimeter of the property. Greens were in pretty good shape. Fairly slow, but that was good considering some of the slopes. I was disappointed with the course conditions, especially considering they were prepped for their club championship the next day. Soggy and muddy in August is not good and doesn't bode well for the fall and winter here. Lots of bare ground on fairways, tees, and even near greens. Needs work. Visited the Hackers bar post round and it was fine.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Difficulty Extremely Easy
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser

a pleasure to play; nice little track

very much enjoy this course. good terrain, not overly challenging, and a great bar/restaurant at the end.

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

Deceptively difficult

A short course that logically you can say “I can par every hole” but in reality it messes with you. I can’t stop thinking about this course since I played it and have signed up to play it again in a few days. Put away your driver. You don’t need it...it’ll only get you in trouble on the tight fairways.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 100 Contributor
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great little course

Second time playing the course. Lots of trees and some narrow fairways. If you are in the area it is definitely worth playing. Lots of challenges for all skill levels.

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

Early am golf

Course conditions were good. Greens were challenging.
Keep the ball straight.

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

Poor counter engagement

Great course great restaurant-the people are friendly and welcoming except for Ryan- He just doesn’t understand customer service .

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

Fantastic

Once again I had a great time at Madrona. It is a great course with fantastic staff. I could play anywhere but my first choice is Madrona. Sincerely Kenneth Rachal

Conditions Excellent
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
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart

Outstanding

I play here 3 to 4 times a week. It is one of my favorite course to play. Madrona is truly my happy place!

Kenneth Rachal

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

Outstanding

I live in Gig Harbor and have played plenty of other golf courses. I consider Madrona my home course. The staff is great!!!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Perfect round

I was paired up with a couple of folks for the round. We were first players out for the day. It was so quiet, no breeze and of course, pace of play was brisk. Recommend Madrona.

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