Those who frequent our web site, www.maderasgolf.com, have noticed significant changes in the last two months as we’ve been upgrading our site.
The good news is that we’re nearing the end of our technical tweaks and feel the site is functioning in the manner in which we intended when we undertook this necessary process.
Besides trying to stay current and relevant in a time of constant technological evolution, the main thrust of the new site is to try serve all of you best by accommodating all the ways in which people access our site now – desktop, mobile, tablet, etc.
Maderasgolf.com is now access-friendly to all platforms, meaning you can book everything from a tee time to a dinner reservation on any device you choose. There’s no telling where technology will take us in a year or two from now, but we believe that our new site will allow us to, as we say in golf, play it where it lies.
This post will highlight the primary functions of the site and should act as your guide to using them. If at any time you should encounter technical troubles, please don’t hesitate to contact me (firstname.lastname@example.org) as there will always be ongoing maintenance of the site that may require attention. We appreciate your assistance, and patience, with these efforts.
The chief function of the site is to assist you in booking tee times. You can book your rounds with a few simple clicks through a portal, or pull-down menu on mobile, marked Book Tee Times on the home page. After designating whether you a San Diego resident (six months annually of residency required) or a non-resident, you’re able to choose from available tee times and special offers, such as having specially priced Pro V1 golf balls included with your round.
Besides ease of service and ability to peruse your options, there’s a financial incentive for booking through the web site as well, says Maderas Director of Golf Hale Kelly.
“We legitimately have the best rates guaranteed at our web site. You may see the same rate posted on (a host of book sites), but there’s always a booking fee involved. That’s where we can save you money.”
You’re still welcome to call the pro shop at 858.451.8100 but know that the web site is designed to quickly and affordably accommodate you in booking your reservation and in that regard is your best and most efficient option.
In this day and age of the technologically savvy and prudent consumer, we’ve also increased our resources in helping you make your decision to choose our course by showing why we’re regarded as one of the top 100 golf courses in America by Golf Digest.
We’ve updated our digital photography and video content to help you preview the Maderas golf experience to the best extent we can to be on par with the real thing. The blog post you’re reading is also part of an extensive collection of content meant to inform about golf at Maderas and, occasionally, life in San Diego and Southern California at large. You can find a trove of lesson videos from our Director of Instruction Chris Mayson as well as useful and timely articles to keep you current on goings on at Maderas, and around golf, to enhance your experience, be it on the course or in the clubhouse. We regard the blog as an extension of the excellent customer service we aim to provide at Maderas.
That said, here are a few other things you can do at our new site to take additional advantage of the host of amenities and services Maderas provides to its members and guests.
Book a caddie – Maderas is partnered with Premier Caddie, and our “Caddie Service” tab walks you through the range of caddie options (forecaddie or professional) and caddie services provided by each and also details rates and provides a guide to the gratuity. If you’ve never taken a caddie, it’s an option to consider. It’s simply a different game with the level of service and course confidence they provide.
Reserve rental clubs – Maderas recently updated its rental clubs to the Callaway X Hot line and our “Club Rental” details the set, allows you to service premium clubs for your round and take advantage of receiving a complimentary set of six Supersoft golf balls.
Book a lesson – Our “Maderas Golf Academy” tab is your guide to booking a lesson at Maderas with a member of experienced professional staff. Our page details all the practice resources available at Maderas as well as provides professional pros, contact info. and rates for our pros. Club fitting is also available at Maderas if you’d like to have your equipment as finely tuned as your game.
Peek in on our pros – The LPGA’s Tiffany Joh is among our staff pros, and she has her own tab to provide you a look inside the life of a pro and glean a little insight into how the pros hone their game at Maderas.
Book a wedding – Maderas is an increasingly popular wedding destination, and our web site has vast and growing resources to assist couples considering Maderas as a wedding venue. We’re constantly updating our content to assist brides and grooms in making this life-changing decision by sharing our services as well as the experiences of others who’ve started their new lives at Maderas.
Shop our virtual pro shop – The Maderas pro shop is virtually represented under the “Golf Shop” tab and allows you to peruse and choose from a limited selection of our apparel and accessories. Also of note, especially around holidays and birthdays, gift cards can be purchased here and have universal use at Maderas.
Dine with us – You can make reservations for The Grille at Maderas, including for our popular Wednesday Burger Night, through our site. You can also survey our ever-changing menu and detailed information about and our fresh and local offerings, including a range of craft beers.
Those are the highlights of the new site, but as you explore you’ll find even more tabs and virtual resources (such as how to get a free round for your birthday) to guide you through your Maderas experience.
If, by chance, there’s something the site doesn’t provide that you feel would benefit your experience, and that of future members and guests, please bring it to our attention. We’re happy to have to have you as a content caddie if you see an area of possible improvement, and we’re also encouraging of you sharing your experience at Maderas with others through the social media channels we make widely and readily available at the site.
But, at present, we believe our Maderas virtual experience is uploaded, upgraded and ready to serve you wherever and however you choose. Thanks for stopping by. We hope to see you at the club very soon.