A view from a tee at Maderas Golf Club.
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4.7
589 Reviews (589)
5 Stars
442
4 Stars
113
3 Stars
24
2 Stars
7
1 Stars
3
Conditions
4.7
Value
4.3
Layout
4.8
Friendliness
4.8
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.4
94.2%
Recommend this course
554 out of 589 reviews
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4.8
66 Reviews (66)
5 Stars
53
4 Stars
11
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.7
Value
4.3
Layout
4.8
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.5
StaffFriendliness
4.7
95.5%
Recommend this course
63 out of 66 reviews
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4.8
152 Reviews (152)
5 Stars
124
4 Stars
22
3 Stars
4
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.7
Value
4.2
Layout
4.8
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.4
StaffFriendliness
4.8
94.1%
Recommend this course
143 out of 152 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 7167 yards
Slope 142
Rating 75.2
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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
589 Reviews (589)

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 58
Forced Carries 44
Undulating Greens 44
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 40
In the 'Burbs 23
Convenient to the City 21

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Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing

Great course

This will be one of the best and prettiest course you will ever play. It was in excellent shape and was just beautiful to look at. Played Torrey Pines south the day before and Maderas was so much better.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Enjoyable challenge

Great, challenging course with very fast and tricky greens

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Awesome course, awesome staff

Green runs true, course well taken care of, staff is nice and tmgreeted us before we parked our car.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 12
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Interesting Experience

A terrific layout that was in reasonable shape. Lots of painted grass, more than I expected for this time of year. The greens were not as fast as they have been in the past and were really showing the foot traffic around the hole which made putts jump and bounce in the last 3 feet.

Played in 4:40 which was a little disappointing.

I was EXTREMELY unhappy with being charged $5 when I arrived at the course (I pre-paid for the round) for a "service fee to help pay the staff". Seriously? I always tip the cart lads and am offended that a course would not advertise this FORCED TAX ahead of time. Please rethink this policy. It's not customer friendly. BTW, I still tipped the cart lads but not as much as I usually would have (and why do I believe the cart staff did not receive the entire $5 tax?!?!?).

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great escape from cloudy San Diego

It was rainy and cloudy in San Diego, but the trip up to Maderas gave us mostly clear skies and a nice day to play. The course was in winter condition, but honestly it's better than anything back home in NC right now. The surroundings are beautiful and the layout is challenging but fair. Best of all, EVERYONE on staff was amazingly nice and accommodating. Go play Maderas

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Poor
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
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 Good
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser

Father & Son Dream Getaway

Was fortune to play this beautiful course and my son and I had a blast. The course ate up a few of our sleeves but what a great time and the most friendly of staffs. Highly recommend you make plans to visit.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

tough course

A severe golf course with many challenging features - canyons, water, mounds and odd bounces. Good fun!

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 15-19
Skill Beginner
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 Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Amazing course! We loved our time out there. The greens were wicked today, and it was tough to putt, but overall really fun!

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 12
Skill Intermediate
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
Reviews 11
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Love Maderas!

Course is in great condition. Greens are quick so be careful of putting too much spin on the ball and stay below the pin! Was charged a $5 bag fee in the golf shop that goes to the outside operations staff, which is new from the previous number of times I’ve played Maderas and was not asked to pay a bag fee. Already have another tee time booked at Maderas for this Sunday.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 17
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Surprise Fees

One of the great courses you can play in San Diego County. A true gem that we are lucky to live in close proximity. It was especially fun since the wind was out of the northeast that day. We signed up on the Golf Pass App and the rate was $199. At he course two fees were added: an $11.45 water surcharge and a $10.00 bag handling fee. The bag handling was a fifteen foot walk from the bag drop to the cart. Are they afraid people will pay $199 but not $219? I normally will let the bag boys clean the clubs and then tip them, but the baggage handling fee rubbed me the wrong way So no cleaning and no tip.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Service and equipment did not meet the price tag

We paid good tee fee for this course but hen was told that tips was mandatory right off the bat before we even get onto our carts. Also, the cart we had was horrible. It was slow where there is no hills and also added more time to play a round of golf. Please upgrade carts.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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