GolfBoard premiered two years ago at the West Coast PGA Show as an alternate way for golfers to traverse and experience golf courses in a style similar to surfing, skating or snowboarding. It has steadily gained traction and now Maderas will be one of 150 courses nationwide, and the first Troon course in California, to host the boards.

GolfBoard will be available by the end of February at a rental rate of $20. There will initially be four boards available. The battery-powered boards can be reserved at the time of with making a tee time reservation. For advance reservations, please call the golf shop at 858.451.8100. Renters will be required to sign a standard insurance waiver.

Maderas Golf Club General Manager Michael Flickinger said course officials are counting on the novelty factor of GolfBoard to draw new players.

“Maderas is committed to growing the game of golf, and we believe this will bring more young people into golf, particularly in Southern California, because it’s a vehicle they’re comfortable with, and it makes the game faster and more fun,” he said. “We see this as an exciting new way for golfers to experience the game.”

GolfBoard Representative Brent Duclos said bringing GolfBoard to a Golf Digest Top 100 public course only further validates the vehicle’s value to the sport.

“GolfBoard is ecstatic to work with Maderas, which is continually one of the top-rated public courses in the country,” Duclos said. “Not only will Maderas be one of the best places to play golf in Southern California, it will also be one of the best places to GolfBoard! The undulating fairways coupled with majestic canyon views provide for a perfect GolfBoarding canvas.

“The decision to host GolfBoarding shows that Maderas is committed to providing the best all-around golfing experience for their patrons.”

Maderas will be the second course in San Diego to host GolfBoard, on which clubs are caddied on the front and secured by a strap, similar as on a golf cart.

The process for GolfBoard being considered at Maderas began with Director of Golf Hale Kelly riding it around the entire course for a safety check. Then came the National Golf Course Owners Association annual meeting, which Maderas hosted and where GolfBoard held a demo day on two holes of the course. The enthusiastic and complimentary response of fellow owners helped sway Maderas’ ownership that GolfBoard’s time had arrived.

Flickinger said GolfBoard will have a high profile at Maderas and will be demonstrated frequently and upon request. It also fits Maderas’ overall intention to represent the Southern California lifestyle, which it does all the way down to the locally sourced items on its menu.

Flickinger said of GolfBoard, “It’s a great lifestyle fit for a lifestyle sport.”

Questions or interview requests about GolfBoard at Maderas can be directed to Maderas Director of Digital Marketing and Social Media Corey Ross at cross@maderasgolf.com. You can find more information about Golfboard at www.golfboard.com. You can also view video from the demo day at Maderas at our Instagram account (@maderasgolf).


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