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4.7
493 Reviews (493)
5 Stars
362
4 Stars
100
3 Stars
22
2 Stars
6
1 Stars
3
Conditions
4.7
Value
4.3
Layout
4.7
Friendliness
4.8
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.4
92.7%
Recommend this course
462 out of 493 reviews
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4.6
66 Reviews (66)
5 Stars
50
4 Stars
11
3 Stars
2
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
2
Conditions
4.6
Value
4.1
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.2
StaffFriendliness
4.7
89.4%
Recommend this course
59 out of 66 reviews
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4.7
118 Reviews (118)
5 Stars
94
4 Stars
17
3 Stars
4
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
2
Conditions
4.7
Value
4.2
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.2
StaffFriendliness
4.7
92.4%
Recommend this course
109 out of 118 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 7167 yards
Slope 142
Rating 75.2
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Maderas Golf Club
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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
Caddies 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.

Food & Beverage

Bar, Grill

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Banquet Facilities

Accolades

Reviews

4.7
493 Reviews (493)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 32
Patio Dining 20
19th Hole Scenic Views 19
Course Challenges Include:
Elevation Changes 57
Forced Carries 44
Undulating Greens 43
This course/club is great for:
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 44
Advanced Golfers 43
A Bucket list/Top 100 Pick 40
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 39
In the 'Burbs 23
Convenient to the City 21

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Reviews 6
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Awesome, except...

Almost everything was top notch! Course conditions, pace of play, the staff, speed of greens were all great. It's a small thing, but they are the only course we have played that charges an additional service fee on top of what I paid online. This hidden fee was not revealed when I booked and paid online

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 3
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 22
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Bag fee and overall layout

This golf course is a difficult course to play. The layout is interesting but with a lot of hazards and native areas left and right. Most of the par 4 are longgggggg. We were playing at the white tee, it is 6400 yds and the next tee is 5200 yds. Nothing in between. This golf course also charge an extra $5 bag fee per person. I don’t really know what the fee is for. In 30 year playing golf, this Is the first time I got charged for bring a golf bag. Lol.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 6
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser

Great Conditions

Course was totally worth $100. It’s tough to find tee times around that price there though. Would play it more if more were available in that range.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 12
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Good times at Maderas

The greens were lush but much slower than usual for Maderas. The back nine greens were closer to normal. The deal I found via Teeoff.com (same parent company as GolfNow.com) was the lowest price I’ve ever paid for this course: $70! All around it was a great twilight round during the long days of the year. I hope to return soon.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Must Play in San Diego!!

Excellent course conditions, great views, challenging course. A++++

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Fantastic Course!

This is easily one of the best courses in San Diego. The conditions are great especially now that the previous dormant bermuda grass has started to grow. Greens were incredibly fast and fairways still rolled pretty well. The staff is always been top notch. I've had slow rounds here in the past, however this day we only had one group ahead of us that we could see and our 4-some finished in 4 hours. We played with a couple from Orange County and it was their first time playing Maderas. It just reminded us how much of an advantage it is to have played this course many times previously. There are little tricks that you can pick up where to hit it and where to leave it. In terms of value, it is hard for me to justify paying that much on a regular basis for a local course.

The only gripe is they have moved from their $5/pp mandatory COVID cleaning fee to a $5/pp guest services fee. The cashier gave an incoherent explanation of what it covers. Obviously when you spending $160 - $250 per person the $5 isn't a huge issue, but it still doesn't sit right from an optics perspective for me. I rather the fee just be rolled into the greens fee.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great course

The course is in excellent shape
Definitely is very good choice

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great course!

Enjoyed playing here. We are from Dallas, here for a wedding,

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Couldn’t have been better.

Perfect weather and excellent conditions.

Teeing grounds, fairways and greens are the best I’ve played anywhere in San Diego county this year.

This is a tough course, do yourself a favor if this is your first visit and play up one tee so you can get to know the course before you try playing back.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great hidden gem

This course is well maintained, challenging and have great professional staff.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Amazing course. Incredibly Beautiful. But no time keeper/marshal. Still worth it!

One of the better courses I have played. Amazing views. Perfectly manicured. But for our threesome it took over 4 hours and twenty minutes. There was a foursome two groups up who were taking way too long and we never saw a marshal or anyone to pick up pace of play. We ended up having to wait almost every other shot on the back nine which is a bummer. Would love to play again and get the rhythm back. Very nice course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
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
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