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Maderas Golf Club in Poway Named to Golf Digest’s List of Top 100 Greatest Public Courses

Poway CA— For the second consecutive year, Maderas Golf Club has been named to Golf Digest’s list of Top 100 Greatest Public Golf Courses. The only other course in San Diego County to make this prestigious list was the world famous Torrey Pines South course in La Jolla.

According to Maderas General Manager, Michael Flickinger, this recognition by an industry-leading publication is a great compliment to the facility’s entire staff. “It’s a great indication that we’re doing the right things for the right people with great support from our owners,” Flickinger said. “It also tells us that our tireless efforts to maintain superior course conditions and extraordinary food and beverage services are not going unnoticed.”

Tucked away amidst the rolling hills of north San Diego, just minutes from San Diego’s downtown and the coast, Maderas Golf Club delivers a challenging and exhilarating experience for golfers of all levels. Designed by Johnny Miller and Robert Muir Graves, this spectacular layout winds its way through the cliffs, rock outcroppings, creeks, and forests of the rugged inland country of north San Diego.

Each Year Golf Digest’s Top 100 Greatest Public Golf Courses are selected by a panel of experts who play and rate each course based on seven criteria: shot values, resistance to scoring (difficulty), design variety, memorability, aesthetics, conditioning, and ambience —how well the overall feel and atmosphere of the course reflects or upholds the traditional values of the game.

In each of the last two years, after the Golf Digest list of Top 100 Greatest Public Courses was published, Maderas noticed a measurable uptick in golf tee time requests. “Guests read about us in the publication and look us up online before booking their travel to San Diego,” Flickinger added. In many cases we’re receiving requests for tee times before visitors even book their flights.”

Maderas not only offers an unparalleled golfing experience, but also has top quality facilities for hosting weddings, receptions, bat mitzvah celebrations and any other special occasions or private events. The Del Lago ballroom and its adjacent garden area present stunning golf course views with the capacity to accommodate parties of up to 300 guests.

“We also take great pride in supporting our community and local charities by hosting a variety of fundraising tournaments and events each year,” Flickinger said. “In the past three years, these events have helped raise millions of dollars for local non-profit organizations.”

For more information, including 100 reasons why Maderas deserves its distinction as one of the Top 100 Greatest Public Golf Courses, visit