Chula Vista Golf Course

3.2785000000 3.3 stars from 5 (219)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 73
  • Length: 6759 yards
  • Slope: 130
  • Rating: 72.4
  • Layout

  • 4475 Bonita Rd, Bonita, California 91902, San Diego County
  • (619) 479-4141
  • (619) 470-2707
  • www.chulavista.americangolf.com
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Year built: 1961
Architect(s): Harry Rainville
Type: Public
Greens: Bermuda grass
Fairways: Bermuda grass
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard Welcomed

Tees | Layout

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 73 6759 yards 72.4 130
Blue 73 6520 yards 71.3 128
White 73 6186 yards 70.1 121
White (W) 73 6186 yards 75.5 132
Red (W) 73 5419 yards 70.8 120

Rating Snapshot

Average Rating 3.3 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.2 stars from 5
Value: 3.8 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 2.9 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.0 stars from 5
Course Layout: 3.8 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 2.7 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 219 Reviews
5 stars:
18
4 stars:
91
3 stars:
60
2 stars:
34
1 stars:
16

recommend this course

161 out of 218 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city worth the drive in the 'burbs   Great for locals walkers seniors   Challenges include water hazards bunkers plays long   Great for drinks watching the game brunch  

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"Chula Vista GC mid week round"


u000005042864's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/13/2017
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

It would have been nice for someone to mention the fairways were airated before we tee'd off, but the bunkers really need some TLC! Added sand would be nice at the least. Otherwise the course is on the mend from all the rain we had in January and February.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Great Value"


u800501207's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/04/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course is challenging and has great greens considering it's a public course. People complain about the fairways not being in great shape, but they're good enough. You can't expect country club conditions at municipal prices. Friendly staff with a challenging course with good variety of holes. Played in a foursome on a Saturday and finished in 4 hours.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



u6480997's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/18/2017
Previously played Used cart

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Nice venue for a reasonable price"


cigarmanraf's avatar
Top 250 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/14/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

While course is pretty flat, still a very playable an enjoyable experience. Not in the greatest condition, but good enough to practice your skills. Greens were remarkably true . overall very nice experience.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Good location & easy access"


Loopey2's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/12/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course is fairly good shape considering the storm that caused flooding & the loss of over 30 trees. Some of the fairways need some maintenance but the putting greens are in good shape. Some clean up of the creeks will help to get rid of the standing water & some of the insects.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Good deal for the price"


Statmaster's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/26/2016
Previously played Used cart Cold weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Pace of play was fairly slow (5 hours for 4-some). Post rain, so fairways were a little wet. Greens were in excellent condition. Staff friendly, cart gal came around 4 different times.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



u000008120055's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/26/2016
Previously played Used cart Cold weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"This is the worst shape i have seen it."


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/17/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Needs help.... fairways are in bad shape.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"Nice greens, no fairways"


Fabio9987080's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/25/2016
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Greens were really nice as most of the previous reviews stated but fairways were non-existent. "Need more maintenance on fairways" as some reviewed is a completely understatement, at the least for the day we played. Except from that, it is a nice muni, with friendly staff and superb pace of play.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I don't recommend this course


"Good Value"


jireland's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/20/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The FWs are never in great shape but their greens are typically great. Course has enough challenge to keep it interesting but also a good course for the less than average player. Had a 0700 tee time and was finishing by 1030. Like any CA gold course, the earlier you can catch it, the better pace of play you'll have.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Great value & good challenge for most hcps"


Dblringer's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/31/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played this course about Ten as a visiting traveler. Every time paired with nice, one testing people. Staff very friendly & accommodating. Weather dependably good. Course layout a good challenge for all but top, < 5 hcp. Fairways suffer in very hot or wet periods but playable especially if foursome agrees to play lies with turf. Greens always great although not super fast. Traps, like most municipal courses, could use more sand & maintenance. Prices are very good. Usually easy to get your desired tee time 12 hours in advance.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Hidden gem in Chula Vista"


joevertg's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/16/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

This is a well maintained course. Plenty of water hazards and bunkers with forced layups. The greens were in good condition.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"It's a muni"



1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/15/2016
First time playing Used cart Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The greens were just aerated. The twosome I was with was pretty slow. The course had many bare, dry, dead spots. Value wasn't bad, I got what I paid for, but I won't be back.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I don't recommend this course


"Fun round"


spyke4ever's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/31/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Nice course keeps you on your toes.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course


"Muni Golf"


Zachary5287335's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/28/2016
First time playing

Reviewed on

Was in the San Diego area and wanted to play. Saw this course on golf now and booked a 1230 round. Range balls were worn and mud brown. Mgr told me the ball washer was broken. Couse is old but laid out nicely. Pace of play was like watching grass grow. The 5 some in front of the 4 some in front of us were super slow. Took 3 hours to play 11 holes. Had to leave to drive back to LA. Play only of you have lots of time to finish. Nice lay out though.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Good value"


bddavis51's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/25/2016
Previously played

Reviewed on

Fairways not in very good shape. Greens were fine. Good course for the money.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Has it challenges"


Pablo4304898's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  Don't know

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/10/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Can be a little distracting with the jogging or running path adjacent to the Golf course.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Good deal"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/05/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Fairways not the greatest but I enjoyed the course.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Would Play Again"


mittens2214's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  Don't know

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/27/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Average weather

Reviewed on

While the layout of the course was questionable on the first holes, the value for the money was great. Also, the course was not too hard, not too easy, just right. One of the only flaws was the smell coming from the ill-maintained lakes. Would play again, and probably will.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Nice day for 18"


Rich7515773's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/21/2016
First time playing Used cart Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

There was a $5 deposit for the cart, just gotta remember to take the key to the pro-shop when done.

Course is on well water so it is nice and green. Nice overcast day so comfortable, but mid day summer could get fairly toasty.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



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