Madrona Links: A golf course that caters to all levels of players

Updated: December 30, 2014

There’s plenty to like about Madrona Links Golf Course from its playability to its location.

The course sits just minutes from Tacoma on the west side of the Narrows Bridge, in Gig Harbor, and is a course that has a terrific layout for players of all handicaps. It has been popular venue since it opened for public play in 1977.

The course might be almost 40 years old, but there are always new things going on.

The new Hackers Bar and Grill opened last August and is proving to be a popular gathering spot in the Gig Harbor area. The new remodeled restaurant is owned by Bob and Ryan Kelly and serves up everything from breakfast to dinner.

The course also underwent ownership change last year with Matt Stutsman taking over. He is continually looking for ways to upgrade the entire facility. Last year was a new remodeled restaurant, this year he is planning to selectively remove a few trees to get more light to some of the greens and tees.

Madrona Links might not be the longest course, measuring 5,590 yards but there are enough bunkers, water hazards and trees to keep your attention throughout the round.

It’s that kind of challenging course that has kept it so popular through the years. The men’s club is one of the largest in the area with over 350 men’s club members and the ladies club has 100 members.

New for this year is a Madrona Links social membership for $35, a membership for golfers who belong to other clubs but would like another place to play in tournaments and events.

For more info call 253.851.5193.