Chi Chi Rodriguez Golf Club

3.6149000000 3.6 stars from 5 (322)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 69
  • Length: 5454 yards
  • Slope: 118
  • Rating: 67.6
  • Layout

  • 3030 N McMullen Booth Rd, Clearwater, FL 33761, United States
  • (727) 726-8829
  • (727) 726-8553
  • www.chichi.org
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Year built: 1989
Architect(s): Denis Griffiths (1989)
Type: Public
Greens: Bermuda Grass
Fairways: Bermuda Grass
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes
Caddies: No
GPS: No

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Practice bunker: Yes
Practice hole: No
Simulator: No
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes - "Chi Chi Rodriguez Academy"

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Collared shirt req, no tanktops or cutoffs
Credit cards accepted: Visa, Mastercard

Tees | Layout

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 69 5454 yards 67.6 118
White 69 4796 yards 64.6 114
Red (W) 71 3929 yards 64.0 110

Rating Snapshot

Average Rating 3.6 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.5 stars from 5
Value: 4.0 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.4 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.0 stars from 5
Course Layout: 3.8 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.3 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 322 Reviews
5 stars:
46
4 stars:
161
3 stars:
77
2 stars:
21
1 stars:
17

recommend this course

267 out of 319 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city worth the drive in the 'burbs   Great for seniors locals wildlife/ scenic views   Challenges include bunkers water hazards narrow fairways  

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"Disappointed in Chi Chi's"


AnneAversa's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/21/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We were very disappointed in the condition of the course. The greens were in particularly poor condition.

Pace of play was slow and the 3-some behind us lacked golf etiquette requesting to play through us into the 4-some we were waiting on on every shot.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Great Course for the Money"


u044607362's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/14/2017
First time playing Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The staff here are incredibly. Extremely friendly guys in the pro shop and the starter was super nice and friendly. The course is pretty challenging for a slope rating of 118. The greens were hard and inconsistent, but the fairways were in good shape. The sand looked like it had not been raked by anyone all day, but that is not the fault of the course it is just inconsiderate players. We played 9 and met a really nice guy from Canada that we played with. The rough is really thick and not kept that well but overall we had a good time and the price was reasonable. Plus, the work the Chi Chi Academy is doing is amazing so if any part of the fees go to those kids then it is money well spent.


Pace of Play: Good

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


"Bad Experience"


Strokeplay14's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/14/2017
First time playing Used cart Windy weather

Reviewed on

Showed up about 20 min prior to tee time. Paid, and inquired about the large number of groups around the 1st tee. The Pro Shop aid they had a Church group go out earlier and they were backed up. We ended up teeing off 30min late because of the wait.

Each tee box after the first hole had (3) groups waiting. Waited almost 15 min on every hole for multiple groups to tee off. This was so frustrating, not to mention the course was in very poor shape. We ended up leaving after 9 holes, and that took just under 3hrs.

I realize the price was only $22, but I would not return if it were free. They really need to step it up with overbooking the course. This place left a lot to be desired, and I fell very underwhelmed with the experience. I cannot recommend this course.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I don't recommend this course


"Don't waste your time"


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

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/14/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

The course is in terrible shape. Pace of play is extremely slow. A lot of golfers walking and no courtesy to keep the pace moving. Paid for 18 and only played 9. It took 3 hours to play nine holes. The greens, tee boxes and fairways are embarrassing. Do not golf here, waste of money even at its cheap price.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course



JGE's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once every three months

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/05/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was in pretty bad shape considering the price.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"Great little course!"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/01/2017
Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Alhough course is shorter than a regular course, it makes up for it in difficulty. Lots of sand and water and other surprises along the way. Well layed out and nicely maintained.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course




1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/25/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"Great Course"


u176974465's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  25+

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/25/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

Fairways were awesome with some tough sandtraps. Greens were a bit inconsistent with regards to speed but were in good shape.

Most of of tbe course fairways are narrow. Makes for a challenging round.

Had a great time would definately play again.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Come back in 15 mins!"


u143146783's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/24/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Got to the course 45 mins before scheduled tee off and was told by the pro at the counter...."come back in 15 mins..." even though we had prepaid with Golf Now. 15 mins. Later, the pro shop had a line of 10 people and as I waited to sign up the beverage counter assistant signed me in and was very cordial. I later asked the 15 min pro what the course rating was (as it was not on the score card) and he told me to look it up on the internet as he sat behind his computer; again the bev assist helped me out by getting me the old score card which had it. The greens were very hard and extremely slow.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course




5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/23/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Challenging"


u00000739404's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/23/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Nice layout. Traps are just where you don't want them.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"First time playing"


u652277943's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/23/2017
First time playing Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The pro shop was very polite and helpful although it felt like the tee times had been over sold. We were 20-25 mins delayed teeing off from our scheduled tee times because of so many groups set to start on the first tee. This could be for a variety of reasons, ie. novice golfers that backed up the morning, but nonetheless, the tee times were sold in 4 min increments. The course still played at about 4 hr 15 min pace, though we are high 80s scoring golfers.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



stockerjim's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/16/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Downhill Fast"


u057583471's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/13/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We played Chi Chi's less than 3 weeks ago and I raved to people that it was in the best shape I'd seen in years. So, I took a friend there yesterday and I cannot believe how badly it has deteriorated in such a short time. The greens were the worst I've played on in Florida and approach shots weren't holding!


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"Potential"


Paul2347403's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/12/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Reasonable price but a few problems. Starter was great but the course needs a Marshall and maybe a drink cart. Pace of play is a problem. We waited on every shot and even had a group skip in front of us. So now we have 2 groups to wait on. They stopped after 9 for food so now they are 2 groups behind us and bothering somebody else. The course length and variety of holes was good but the greens were scruffy and rough around the greens reminded you it was early February. We wanted to play here because part of the fee goes to Kids golf. I'd rather make a donation.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"Greens were disappointing last weekend (2/11 - 2/12/17)"


m369meyer's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

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

Reviewed on

I have played this course for quite a few years (about 10) and was disappointed at the otherwise well kept condition the greens have always been in. I almost always have to play on the weekend and last weekend the greens were shaggy and quite slow. This is the first time I have experienced this situation and hopefully it will be the last.

Having played there so many times, I would still heartily recommend them as the course is challenging and virtually always in excellent shape - even during our hot Florida summers. Chi Chi's is a top notch course for us amateurs and a bargain as well.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course




4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/10/2017
Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Over booked"


Rick2927234's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/08/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Took almost 3 hours for 9 holes. They were still selling t times to walk ins despite the backup making it worse causing delay in starting.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I don't recommend this course



u000004296515's avatar
Plays:  Few times a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/06/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


"Florida Trip"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/16/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Looking for an inexpensive place to play on our Florida trip. Nice course. Par 69 so not real long. We played from the back tees at 6200 yds. It was pretty busy since it was a holiday. We started at 2:00 and just barely got done. A couple groups ahead of us were playing multiple balls and another group spent 15 minutes taking pictures of an alligator. No ranger, no beverage cart but a good experience overall.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



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