Maderas Golf Club
greens are not very good
great course needs help ! the greens are not in good conditios !
September 24, 2014
Challenging Course with great views
The staff is always friendly and very attentive. If you are looking for good food along with golf, then this is also your place. The course conditions were very good to excellent and the greens played the same throughout the course. The views are always incredible as well. The only knock is the price, it can be pretty expensive, depending on when you play, so bring your wallet. However, if you love the course, they do have a great membership program that can help cut the costs a little. At the very least, it's worth going to play there if you've never been. You won't regret it.
It is a challenging course, so if you have a high handicap or are spraying the ball around, play the forward tees and maybe put the driver away. There aren't a lot of places to miss. That being said, the course generally plays fair. The only hole that gets a bit hokey is the 8th. It could do without the giant tree at the end of the water. The hole is hard enough already.
Bunkers generally play really soft, almost a beach sand. They also have some steep ones, so be sure to feel good about your bunker game. Greens typically play fast, but depending on the hole placement, are usually fair.
Carts are great and the beverage cart is top notch! Cart paths are well marked and well maintained as well.
Fairways are currently green and well maintained. Greens are always impeccable. The rough can get a little brutal at times, making it hard to find your ball, but hopefully you hit enough fairways so it isn't a problem.
The course is a precision course, so be sure to check the layout of holes and try to use the geography to help you. Pay attention to what is behind greens and don't be afraid to lay up. If you do this, you'll have a great day! Also be sure to hit the 19th hole for food and drinks. Drinks are bit pricey, but they don't cheap out on the pours and the food is top notch! Worth every penny! Overall, you can have a really great day of gold at Maderas.
September 16, 2014
Great course. Fun layout.
Really loved the course. Rough was challenging. Only downfall was a somewhat slow pace of play during the week. Also the greens were pretty slow that day. Besides that it was an amazing course!!!!
August 28, 2014
Very Nice / Well-run
Top notch course and very friendly staff ,from bag drop to Pro Shop to food service/ bev cart. Course fun but great fortune to be paired with a member who was very helpful with sight lines and carries. Greens the only small negative in that they could not be read. Would have to play many times to know break.
August 19, 2014
Always a test
Constantly challenging on every hole is how I describe Maderas GC. Set in a beautiful alcove of hugh homes the course has meticulously manicured fairways and greens. It is the challenge i really love.
August 5, 2014
Excellent course. Usual Troon excellence.
Played this course as part of a 5 round golf trip to San Diego. Next to Torrey Pines this was the best course of the trip.
The conditions were incredible from tee to green. The views are stunning. The course is very challenging, but fair. It will test every aspect of your game.
It's a little pricey, but worth the investment.
July 29, 2014
Unfortunate timing of day to play
First, I'll start with the good. This course is a beautiful and challenging course in fabulous condition, that is in keeping with the Troon Golf experience. I would love the opportunity to play this course again.
However, the day we played we were behind a group outing that included people who apparently had never touched a golf club. Also, we were behind a 3some of guys who hit into us twice, and were right on top of us, until we had a marshall talked to them.
So, the overall experience was not much fun for us, and we were really disappointed with such a great golf course. Be sure to make sure to play on a less busy day to really enjoy the course!
July 24, 2014
maderas golf course
the staff was excellent and the course is in good shape.
July 22, 2014