Madrona Links Golf Course

4.1140176471 4.1 stars from 5 (210)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 71
  • Length: 5602 yards
  • Slope: 110
  • Rating: 65.5
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Appropriate golf attire.
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Championship 71 5602 yards 65.5 110
Middle 71 5193 yards 63.7 107
Forward 73 4737 yards 65.6 110

Madrona Links Golf Course first opened in 1978, and has since become one of the most active clubs in the Puget Sound area. Located in Gig Harbor, the course is conveniently located on the peninsula with easy access to Tacoma Narrows and Highway 16. The layout has a classic links design that is player friendly enough for players of all skill levels. Small, deep bunkers frame both the greens and fairways. Madrona Links requires accuracy, but it's not overly punishing if you're slightly errant. With only gently rolling hills, the golf course is an easy walk. At just over 5,600 yards from the back tees, it's relatively short but you will still face some challenging shots. This popular course is one of the best values in the area.

Accolades

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.1 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.1 stars from 5
Value: 4.6 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.2 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.3 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.1 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.1 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 210 Reviews
5 stars:
54
4 stars:
118
3 stars:
23
2 stars:
11
1 stars:
4

recommend this course

193 out of 210 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city worth the drive in the 'burbs   Great for locals walkers beginners   Challenges include bunkers elevation changes narrow fairways   Great for drinks watching the game patio dining  

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Reviews


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"Great course"


Micday12's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/12/2019
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was in great condition. Greens were fast. Played 18 in 3.5 hours.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"BAD ATTITUDE"


u000007447814's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/11/2019
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The gentleman in the pro shop doesn't appreciate anyone that takes advantage of Golf Now Hot Deals. I arrived at the course 20 minutes prior to my tee time 7:15 am - the course was wide open with no other golfers waiting to get out. We asked the pro shop if we could tee off early and we were told that if we paid more we would be allowed to tee off 15 minutes early. The person at the counter told us he hated Golf Now and it was a former employee that signed up the service and they never should have.

BAD ATTITUDE


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I don't recommend this course


"staff rude"


jamesf01's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/10/2019
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course ok green good. At check in very rude to us and complained about Golfnow.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I don't recommend this course



u000007447814's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/07/2019
Previously played Used cart Cold weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course



u008085603's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  Don't know

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/05/2019
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course is in great shape! Fairways green and greens rolling true and fast! Enjoyable experience!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



John4073467's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/24/2019
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Behind the counter."


munizza's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/22/2019
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

My guests told me that the person behind the counter was the rudest person that had ever waited on them. They do not want to come back!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


Commented on 05/26/2019

I had the same issue when I went. I wont be back either. The guy was rude. Course was not great.


"GOOD COURSE TO WORK ON YOU GAME"


u000001856144's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/21/2019
Previously played Used cart Wet weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

THIS COURSE ISNT REAL LONG, BUT IT SURE CHALLENGES YOUR MIDRANGE IRONS AND PUTTING.... IE YOU USE YOUR DRIVER ON SEVERAL HOLES, YOU BETTER BE STRAIGHT


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



Darren1835358's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/12/2019
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



u350973875's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/11/2019
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Fun little joint"


kkasec's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  0-4

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/09/2019
First time playing Walked Wet weather

Reviewed on

Like many courses in WA state, Madrona Links is a smaller course with a group of par 4s on the short side. Madrona makes up for this with fast greens that break consistently. 150 yard range and putting green are right next to hole 1, no need for a cart. Overall, it was a fun little round that tests your putting on each green. Plus, Gig Harbor is a cool retreat.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Concrete Greens! Meh Clubhouse staff"


soundertillidie's avatar
Age:  25-34
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  25+

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/04/2019
Previously played Walked Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Yesterday was an odd experience! My foursome for reasons had to bail. the course was of course angry we didn't let him no sooner! The short range is annoying. I was using balls from the 90's. The guy in the clubhouse could have been nicer. I couldn't use anything over a 7 iron...And they start you on a par five. The course was pretty greens were rock hard...made the day less enjoyable! would be in the middle of a fairway and have a shot with the ball up around my belly button. I golf a lot of Municipal courses and was very disappointed start to finish. Probably wont be back!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Easy course and good pace"


u721725257's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/20/2019
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course was maintained better than average. The staff and facilities were about average. The course layout was a little boring. There is a part with sloping fairways that go toward out of bounds. I find this annoying. Too many of the holes were straight short par 4s. A few interesting bunkers, but nothing surprising and not much elevation change.

The players leave balls laying everywhere because of the number of money games on this course. Pace of play was good! Very good rates!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



Russel3803545's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/07/2019
Previously played

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great Condition for this time of year."


u5278316's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/29/2019
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Perfect day for golf, course in very nice condition even after all the snow, pace of play was under 4 hours.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course



munizza's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/27/2019
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



munizza's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/15/2019
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



jerrys56's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/13/2019
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Shorter than most from the white tees, but this course has adequate challenges.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course



Brian9022242's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  25+

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/26/2019
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



munizza's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/30/2019
Previously played Used cart Cold weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



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