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Review of Maderas Golf Club

Maderas Golf Club
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Owner description: A golf course designed by Johnny Miller.
Reviewed 5 July 2013

Maderas is a bit of a hike from downtown San Diego but it is worth the drive. It's a newer course that has a very mature feel to it. The holes wind there way through several ravines offering much elevation change, some views and tight fairways. It's also easy to get distracted by some of the palatial homes that peer down on the course.

What we really enjoyed about the course is the seclusion - it's quiet and you really don't see any of the other holes as you play the course. The greens are also extremely tough thanks to severe undulation.

You are far enough away from the ocean to get much warmer temperatures and the day we played there was little breeze.

My beefs: the price - $170 per player - and at that amount you think you would get GPS in the golf carts. The staff also didn't strictly enforce Maderas' much hyped 4 hour 30 minute round. We never saw a couse marshall after the seventh hole. The group in front of us was brutal with their pace of play.

Maderas could be a five star course if they would work on the little things.

Thank John B
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Reviewed 16 April 2013

Since we couldn't get tickets to Augusta, we played here instead. I decided to rent clubs rather than bring my own. Amazing to get a rental set of A shaft graphite Callaways. That alone made the trip worthwhile. Ranger staff was very friendly and gently prodded the pokey foursome ahead.
Course was in good condition for this time of year. If you need flat lies, this is not your course. Scenic views abound.

Thank Jim T
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Reviewed 28 March 2013

My husband has played golf there and thinks it's one of the nicer courses in San Diego County. I have been there for special events and they've done a very nice job each time.

Thank CARedflame
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Reviewed 11 March 2013

One of the best kept courses in SD area. This is a bit pricey for regular play but it is certainly a challenging round and absolutely on the 'must play' list. A number of the holes are really difficult and you should play with someone who has some course knowledge. Not cheap but worth it for a round or two. Members have it made, but otherwise it is considered expensive.

Thank malcolmh874
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Reviewed 31 January 2013 via mobile

This is a solid Troon track designed by Johnny Miller. Definitely worth playing at least once. About 35 minutes from the city.

Thank Ryan R
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