Chula Vista Golf Course

3.2921470588 3.3 stars from 5 (243)
  • 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
  • chulavistagc.com

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 | Full Scorecard

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

GA Rating Index 3.3 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.4 stars from 5
Value: 3.8 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.2 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.2 stars from 5
Course Layout: 3.7 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 2.8 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 243 Reviews
5 stars:
22
4 stars:
99
3 stars:
66
2 stars:
40
1 stars:
16

recommend this course

179 out of 242 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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"Good Course"


u510553206's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/18/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course looks like a summer course right now. It has some areas that are in need of repair, but almost every course in the county has this to some degree. This is a fun course, at reasonable rates. The staff goes out of their way to make you feel at home. I like the course a lot.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



steves2099's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/14/2017
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Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"Comfy 18"


Lazarus34's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/09/2017
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Reviewed on

Local 18 holes that plays well. Always great players to match up with. Good condition even with construction on 3rd hole.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Fair municipal course"


gregoryhong's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/01/2017
First time playing Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I'm not an expert on CA courses, but this seems like a fair representation of a CA municipal.

The conditions were decent considering the summer season and perpetual drought. There was plenty of grass, and also plenty of bare spots. There were signs on the course indicating this course uses well water for irrigation, so it might be in better condition than other courses in the areas.

The greens were all nice. Maybe a few ball marks here and there, but not the fault of the course (come on golfers - fix your own divot plus one more every time).

What really stood out to me was the friendliness of the staff in the pro shop (this was huge - I forgot the guy's name but he was super friendly), in the snack bar (also very friendly and cute), and even on the course. I've never seen this before, but they had two volunteers riding around the course with water coolers. I saw them multiple times during the round and took advantage of the free, delicious water.

While the course itself wasn't exactly super scenic or the best conditions, it was a nice round and I wouldn't hesitate to play here again if the price and timing were right.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Gotta say......a little disappointed."


Terry4114621's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/30/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

In San Diego on business / vacation and talked to a bunch of people about where to play and this one came up more than a few times as being a little gem close to the city. Thought I would give it a try through GolfNow. Pro shop guys were great, got me turned around in a couple minutes. Have a range off mats using a hodge pudge of balls but better than nothing. Started as a single but quickly caught a threesome and played with them until the turn. They were locals and seemed to know better. they stopped after 9

Played the front in 1:40 and back was 2:20. Long wait on every hole including a par 3 where there was a group hitting and 2 groups waiting. Never saw a Marshall or a beverage cart all day.

Greens were in great shape but rest of course could use some TLC. Nice layout, good value for the rate paid and probably would give it another try when back in the area.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course




2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/30/2017
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Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course



u6703274's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/16/2017
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Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"More challenging course than most"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/16/2017
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Chula Vista has been my main course for a few years now.

Because it's an actual real golf course.

It gives an experience golfer a real fair challenge.

On many golf courses I feel they have just created couse for a feel good experience but don't have the challenges and the length to make a real golfing experience.

If you can get over the public course negatives.

And really understand the challenge and the design of the inventors layout. I think it's one of the best courses in San Diego County.

On a pretty regular basis I'll meet Golf players from North County who know about Chula Vista and they know it's a challenging course worth playing and learning how to beat.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Improving"


philinda's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/31/2017
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Haven't played CV in a year or more, but you can tell someone is making an effort to improve the facility. Greens are actually quite good, and would be better if a few more folks would repair their ball marks. Fairways have some ragged areas, but they're being worked on. Overall, greatly improved. Pace of play was good until a five-some got together with 5 holes to go and slowed things to a crawl - possibly a ranger could have helped. Price is certainly fair and some of their specials are really good. Keep up the good work, I'll definitely will be back.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Played for a hot rate, wasn't worth it."


u000001296695's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/29/2017
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Most of the fairways had dead/bare spots. The front nine took 3 hours and the pace of play became slower on the back 9, so much so that my partner and I had to quit to avoid a 6 hour round. The staff is great very friendly and accommodating. I wouldn't recommend this course due to slow play and bad course conditions.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course



Derick8937253's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/27/2017
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Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



u1656060's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Few times a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/24/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

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Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I don't recommend this course


"Great value"


u000002780324's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/28/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

I remember about 8 years ago, after playing a 6 and a 5 1/2 hour round within 10 days at CV Mun., I swore I would never return as it seemed they were always overbooked.

Fast forward to 2017 and boy have things changed. In Feb. I moved to within 2 miles of this course and because of the convenience, decided to give them a chance again.

Night and Day difference!

The course is in excellent shape for the value that it is and the greens are in great shape. Staff is awesome top to bottom from what I have been exposed to and have had several A+ rounds since moving into the neighborhood. Keep up the good work CVMGC


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



nfcalimq's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/20/2017
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Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



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

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/12/2017
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Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course



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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/10/2017
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The golf course is in good shape and the greens in excellent shape. However, hole number 3 has been shortened to par 3 due to construction work on the adjacent street and pedestrian trail.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Chula Muni"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/01/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Muni course that's improving over time. Some holes have experienced major damage over the years but outside of those few holes the course is playable and for the most part pretty fun. Would love to see revamped tee boxes sooner rather than later. A pose to have flatter lies on the fairways than what is presently there on the tee boxes is backward. Greens are awesome and the bunkers are game. People there are super nice too.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"first time round"


rav4divot's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  Don't know

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/01/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Pace of play was very slow, but seemed to open up a bit on the back 9. Golf course staff was very friendly and worked hard. Course ambassadors moved singles around and built up 4soms. Did a great job.

If we could have speeded the round up it would have been deserving a higher rating.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



u7038211's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/21/2017
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Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"Greens still recovering but still rolled true."


hopj545's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/01/2017
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

3rd hole still needs to be fixed from winter flooding and encountered some bare spots. Pace of play right about 4 hours. Hopefully 3rd hole is repaired soon.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



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