Maderas Golf Club

17750 Old Coach Rd, Poway, California, 92064
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No. Holes: 18
(858) 726-4653
Architect: Robert Muir Graves (86)
                       Johnny Miller (17)
                      
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Detailed description of Maderas Golf Club

Maderas Golf Club is a Semi-Private 18 hole golf course located in Poway, California.

The Maderas golf course opened in 1999.The course was designed by Robert Muir Graves and Johnny Miller.

Maderas Golf Club is a 7,115 yard, par 72 golf course located in north San Diego county. The beauty, challenge and shots that can be found on the course have earned the club the rating of #1 golf course in San Diego for five consecutive years ('03-'07 Zagat Survey).

The creative designers interlaced three lakes, five waterfalls, rock outcroppings, forests and over 40 acres of natural wildflowers that are seen throughout the entire golf course. The Maderas Golf Club features natural rock formations with sweeping elevation changes to provide excellent playing conditions for a challenging and memorable day of golf.

Additional amenities include a driving range, state of the art short game facility all grass tees, an upscale pro shop and a wide variety of golf instruction. Members are allowed to walk the course with a caddy only.

Par for the course is 72. From the back tees the course plays to 7115 yards. From the forward tees the course measures 5100 yards. The longest hole on the course is # 18, a par-5 that plays to 600 yards. The shortest hole on the course is # 4, a par-3 that plays to 172 yards from the back tees.

Watch out for # 5, a 487 yard par-4 challenge and the #1 handicap hole on the course. The easiest hole at Maderas Golf Club is # 17, a 188 yard par-3.

This course has been reviewed 23 times
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Needham, MA
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Guest (cart included), played on Sunday, March 2019 at 9:00 AM

Day 3 = 100 days, 100 courses (Saturday, March 16, 2019)

While eating lunch, Don Petty and I were discussing our upcoming round. Don had read a lot about the course and in particular the greens and seemed to be a little apprehensive. Since there are no rules other than I have to play 18, we decided to play a 2 person best ball format. I was definitely OK with that because I wanted to break my bad mojo.

We had a ball.

For the second day in a row I was joined in the foursome by two Canadians (which border am I near anyway?). Although half our age, they were a lot of fun and put up with two old men. The course was very challenging in that it forced you to use every club in your bag. You had to keep the driver in the bag on quite a few holes as trouble was right where you didn't want it.

As Don had predicted, the greens were incredibly fast. I wish I knew what they read on the meter as many putts just kept rolling and rolling and rolling with just a tap.

Playing 2 person best ball we shot a respectable 82. My encouraging sign was that we started and ended with me shooting a natural par. So I am encouraged for today.

3 Balls lost so that brings the tallies to 11 Balls lost and 278 strokes.

Would travel: 0-10 Miles, Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again
 
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Rank ID # : 029442
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Santa Ana, CA

$66 (cart included), played on Saturday, August 2016 at 10:21 AM

This is a terrific golf course, but pricey, and the layout, while generally terrific, has a couple of holes where it's pretty clear the architect just had to throw up his hands and hope for the best. The course is generally pretty playable, but the greens will overwhelm an average golfer. Very fast and very hard to read. The setting is beautiful, the staff exceptionally friendly and helpful, and if you can get a discount, the course is well worth playing. I will go back every time I can get a coupon -- even though I'm an hour away -- because the course is in fine condition and is a good, interesting challenge.

Would travel: 20-30 Miles,Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again, Better than average course for the area
 
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Rank ID # : 028389
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Carmel Valley, CA

$201 (cart included), played on Saturday, July 2015 at 7:37 AM

Best course in the area. The staff is fantastic and so is the layout. I've played many golf courses in the world and Maderas is one the best

Would travel: 120-300 Miles, Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again, Best course in the area
 
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Rank ID # : 027401
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San Diego, CA

$151 (cart included), played on Friday, July 2014 at 6am

Great Course. Was able to use a Voucher with a discount rate. Otherwise this course in well outside of my normal price range. The green are fast and the course in challenging. Not for the beginner or weekend hacker. Staff was wonderful. Cold drink and down in the turn and at the end of the round. Service with taling you clubs from you car, cleaning the clubs after the round, and a ride back to my car. What more do you desire from a country club atmosphere without the $500 a mouth plus price tag!

Would travel: 0-10 Miles, Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again, Ranks with the best in this price level
 
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Rank ID # : 022427
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Alpharetta, GA

$151 (cart included), played on Wednesday, July 2014 at 8am

Great day on a wonderful course in every aspect. Conditions perfect and the layout was challenging, but very fair. Beautiful vistas from the holes. This is a great course and you will not be disappointed.

Would travel: 30-60 Miles, Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again, Better than average course for the area, Ranks with the best in this price level
 
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Rank ID # : 022162
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Poway, CA

Guest (cart included), played on Wednesday, January 2013 at noon

I was pleasantly surprised with the course conditions given the time of year. The fairways and greens were in good shape and painted green, which made for a beautiful contrast to the dormant bermuda rough.

Would travel: 30-60 Miles, Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again, Ranks with the best in this price level
 
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Rank ID # : 021431
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$76 (cart included), played on Friday, June 2013 at 10am

Nice course

Would travel: 10-20 Miles, Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again
 
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Rank ID # : 020051
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$71 (cart included), played on Thursday, April 2013 at 8am

A great course. Greens had been serif iced ten days earlier so were a little rough, but fees were reduced accordingly which gave us a great deal. Several holes with big elevation changes off tee - impressive views.

Would travel: 20-30 Miles, Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again
 
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Rank ID # : 019698
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Poway, CA

Member (cart included), played on Friday, April 2013 at 6am

Maderas is the hidden gem in the San Diego area. My wife and I have played all over the world and Maderas rates right at the top. The overall experience is first class starting from the moment you are greeted by the outside staff and pro shop professionals. They provide personal attention to every golfer and try to make each experience special. The golf course is difficult but fair (a little local knowledge helps on a few holes) and some of the pin placements are amazing. My favorite holes are 14 through 18 that show the Johnny Miller influence on the design. The golf course super and his staff do a fantastic job and have added some recent touches of class to add to it's beauty and playability. The food is also fantastic. The Wednesday Burger Night is a local favorite which sells out. We are proud to be Members.

Would travel: 30-60 Miles, Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again, Ranks with the best in this price level
 
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Rank ID # : 019692
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Darien, IL

$101 (cart included), played on Friday, March 2013 at 8am

My last 18-hole round was over 4 months prior to playing Mederas, and I did play it on the 1st of March. The course was scenic and and challenging. However the fairways were dry, and the rough was dormant. Therefore the ball tended to run and often through the rough and into trouble. The greens were a little tricked up, but not like a Nicklaus course.

Would travel: 20-30 Miles, Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again, Better than average course for the area
 
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Rank ID # : 019509
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Escondido, CA

$76 (cart included), played on Monday, February 2012 at noon

Played here several times over the past few years. I don't get to play golf as much anymore, so I am more interested in quality, and less concerned with price. This is a fun and challenging layout, especially around the greens. Probably the closest to a "Masters" type course that I will ever play. It has become my go to course with friends and family when they visit SD.

Would travel: 30-60 Miles
Bottom line: I would play again, Best course in the area
 
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Rank ID # : 016829
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Simi Valley, CA

$76 (cart included), played on Wednesday, September 2011 at 8am

tees for all levels of player, choose the right one or course will play too tough. course knowledge is important as holes play longer and shorter then the yardage would suggest, up hill carry, wind factor or down hill play. It is a canyon type of course with some holes calling for straight shots as a must. If your not hitting it straight bring a lot of balls. friendliest staff I've experienced in forty years of playing golf.

Would travel: 30-60 Miles, Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again, Better than average course for the area, Ranks with the best in this price level, Fair priced based on quality and competitive area pricing
 
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Rank ID # : 016142
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Santa Clarita, CA

$76 (cart included), played on Friday, August 2011 at 10am

The course had a two for one when I played it with a friend. great value at two for $165 instead of one. But the course is worth $165 and the drive from the LA area of ~ 150 miles. The practice facility is one of the best anywhere - range, chip[ping, pitching, sand traps, etc.

Would travel: 120-300 Miles, Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again, Ranks with the best in this price level, Best course in the area
 
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Rank ID # : 016036
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Franklin, TN

$101 (cart included), played on Tuesday, August 2011 at 6am

We played on a Tuesday on an "all you can play" deal. The course was fantastic. The staff was very helpful (knowing we wanted to play another round after lunch). We have played many courses around the country and this one ranks in our Top 5. The price was great given the quality and compared to other courses in the area. We would highly recommend Maderas!

Would travel: 30-60 Miles, Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again, Ranks with the best in this price level, Best course in the area
 
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Rank ID # : 015575
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Oceanside, CA

$76 (cart included), played on Sunday, September 2010 at 6am

Great Course, worth the price to play!

Would travel: 0-10 Miles, Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: Best course in the area
 
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Rank ID # : 011739
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Palm Desert, CA

$71 (cart included), played on Wednesday, August 2010 at 10am

The course had a military rate which made me especially happy. The course was in great shape and not a lot of players for a Wednesday afternoon. This was a challenging course and not for beginner golfers. We of course had a few beers after the round and you must try the home made potato chips they are wonderful..

Would travel: 30-60 Miles
Bottom line: I would play again, Ranks with the best in this price level
 
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Rank ID # : 010958
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San Diego, CA

$76 (cart included), played on Sunday, March 2010 at 6am

Outstanding course and courteous staff. Visually intimidating but fair. Calls for accuracy and imagination. Few flat lies. One of the best courses in Southern CA.

Would travel: 60-120 Miles, Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again
 
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Rank ID # : 009530
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San Diego, CA

$76 (cart included), played on Monday, October 2009 at 8am

Best course around San Diego

Would travel: 60-120 Miles, Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again, Best course in the area
 
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Rank ID # : 008775
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San Diego, CA

$126 (cart included), played on Monday, June 2009 at 2pm

Great promotion for a birthday round. Birthday person plays FREE with another person playing full rack rate. ($135 weekday) We just split the cost. So for $67.50 each it was an incredibly great bargain and I'm looking for other golfers, who have an upcoming birthday, to share this experience with again. Terrific staff as well.

Would travel: 30-60 Miles, Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again, Better than average course for the area
 
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Rank ID # : 006973
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Austin, TX

$176 (cart included), played on Saturday, March 2006 at 8am

One of the best mountain courses. Greens were difficult but incredible. Views and layout spectacular. Tough golf, and worth every stroke.

Would travel: 0-10 Miles, Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again, Ranks with the best in this price level, Best course in the area, Fair priced based on quality and competitive area pricing
 
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Rank ID # : 006698
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La Jolla, CA

$201 (cart included), played on Saturday, July 2008 at 8am

definitely the best course in San Diego

Would travel: 60-120 Miles, Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again, Ranks with the best in this price level, Best course in the area
 
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Rank ID # : 005180
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San Diego, CA

$126 (cart included), played on Sunday, August 2008 at 8am

Staff is very friendly and professional. Course is always perfectly manicured.

Would travel: 60-120 Miles
Bottom line: I would play again, Best course in the area
 
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Rank ID # : 004949
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San Diego, Ca, CA

$176 (cart included), played on Friday, July 2008 at noon

This nestled in a canyon and I enjoyed the tournament play.

Would travel: 10-20 Miles, Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again, Bargain priced based on quality and competitive area pricing
 
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Rank ID # : 004283
4.5/5
Based on 23 reviews
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