Chula Vista Golf Course

3.2421058824 3.2 stars from 5 (306)
  • 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 3.2 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.5 stars from 5
Value: 3.8 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.5 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.3 stars from 5
Course Layout: 3.7 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 2.8 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 306 Reviews
5 stars:
24
4 stars:
126
3 stars:
83
2 stars:
45
1 stars:
28

recommend this course

216 out of 305 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  

loading...
loading...

Reviews


Overall Rating
Recommended
Handicap
Age
Type of Golfer
Gender

"Had fun!!!"


Sheldon9965769's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/10/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The greens were a bit inconsistent. But the overall experience was good.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from Chula Vista Municipal Golf on 06/18/2018:

Hello, Thank you for providing your feedback. We would like to apologize for our greens. Please allow us to make it up to you in the near future.

"From Riches to Rags"


u000002591514's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/06/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This use to be a premier course to play about 10 years ago. Course layout and maintenance up-keep was by far one of the best in San Diego County. Over the last few years though it has resembled a cow pasture. I had not played the course in over a year because of shape it was in. I played it recently knowing the condition because I got a "Hot Deal" for $10. I played als a single so I just was out just to hit a few balls. I would not have paid more. Fact of the matter I probably will not play again if $10 was on the table. It is sad to write this review because Chula Vista Municipal use to be a course that you would recommend others to play while in San Diego,


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


Response from Chula Vista Municipal Golf on 06/11/2018:

Hello, Thank you for providing your feedback and would like to apologize for our course conditions. We will address your comments with our management team. Please allow us to make it up to your in the near future.

"Needs some work."


u510553206's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/05/2018
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I really like this course. There are several fairways and greens in need of work but they will get it back in shape. it's not that bad if you take relief from a bad area. The crew is the best around. Friendly and helpful.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Response from Chula Vista Municipal Golf on 06/11/2018:

Hello, Thank you for providing your feedback. We do want to apologize for our course conditions and glad to have eased your stress out on the golf course. Thank you for your business and book your next round with us soon.

"This course has a lot of problems."


u970211202's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/05/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The greens were awful. They have spots of thicker heavier grass on the greens that would make the ball jump off line. The ball wouldn’t roll it bounced toward the hole. They took one Par 4 and cut it down to a par 3 so the overall par was down to a 72 when they proudly advertised about being the only course with a par 73. We did the first 6 holes in an hour (2 of us playing) the next 3 holes took an hour. The last 9 took 2 Hours and 15 minutes.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I don't recommend this course


Response from Chula Vista Municipal Golf on 06/11/2018:

Hello, Thank you for providing your feedback and would like apologize for our course conditions. Please allow us to make it up to you and thank you for your business.

"Poor course conditions/maintenance"


u157582351's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/25/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Fairways were terrible on the majority of holes with deadspots a plenty. Greens were terrible on every hole!

I called the course in advance to inquire about the greens conditions. I was told they were punched 6 weeks ago which made me believe they were in playable shape. The pro shop told me they were still a little bumpy but I still decided to play. This was quite an over exaggerated statement. The greens haven't been cut, rolled, or maintained whatsoever. It was the equivalent of growing weeds in your yard. There are large patches of a different type of growth on the greens making them virtually un-puttable and inconsistent.

This would be a fun course but incredibly disappointing at the current moment. Wish I had photos to show. What a bummer!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Poor course maintenance"


u157582351's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/25/2018
Previously played Used cart

Reviewed on

This course is incredibly under-maintained. When I called the pro shop to inquire about the greens/course conditions, he said they aerated the greens 6 weeks ago. I believed this was ample time for the greens to come back and decided to play the course.

What a waste! The greens were overgrown, bumpy, and most certainly haven't been mowed in quite some time! The greens were totally recovered and the bumpiness was caused more by overgrowth than aeration holes. Several fairways were just as bad with dead spots everywhere. I wish I took photos for you all. What a bummer!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


Response from Chula Vista Municipal Golf on 06/14/2018:

Hello, Thank you for providing your feedback. We would like to apologize for the course conditions. We will address your comments to our management team. In order to make an improvement here on our golf course. Please allow us to make it up to you in the near future.


david1004's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/24/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


Response from Chula Vista Municipal Golf on 06/11/2018:

Hello, We are sorry to see that your overall experience was anything short of 5 stars. We hope you'll give us another try in the near future.

"This course is challenging but fair."


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/24/2018
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

It appears that work is being done to improve course conditions.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from Chula Vista Municipal Golf on 06/14/2018:

Hello Patrick, Thank you for leaving your feedback. Yes, we are making improvements out on the course. Thank you for your business and hope to see you soon.

"cost effective"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/23/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

cost effective

long distance

difficult course

There are so difficult bunkers near green.

Challengable

I will play again.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Response from Chula Vista Municipal Golf on 06/14/2018:

Hello, Thank you again for leaving Chula Vista Municipal Golf a 4-star rating. We applaud you for taking on a challenge. Thank you for your business and please come back again soon.


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

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/21/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


Response from Chula Vista Municipal Golf on 06/12/2018:

Hi, We are sorry to see that your overall experience was anything short of 5 stars. We hope you'll give us another try in the near future.

"Brutal"


boltssd's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/19/2018
Previously played

Reviewed on

What happened to this course? What a mess. Fairways littered with huge areas of dirt, hardpan, and weeds. Greens were punched a month ago and still haven't come back. Worse yet, every green appears diseased. A LOT of kikuyu literally thriving on them as well. It's as if they're about to sell the property to developers. At least there was actual sand in the traps. Mid-May and it's in pathetic shape.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


Response from Chula Vista Municipal Golf on 06/12/2018:

Hello, Thank you for your feedback. We would like to apologize about for course conditions. We will address your comments with our management team to strive to make improvements. Please allow us to make it up to you in the near future.



1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/17/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I don't recommend this course


Response from Chula Vista Municipal Golf on 06/11/2018:

Hello, We are sorry to see that your overall experience was anything short of 5 stars. We hope you'll give us another try in the near future.


u000003508516's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/17/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


Response from Chula Vista Municipal Golf on 06/11/2018:

Hello, Thank you for your feedback and would like to apologize for failing to meet your expectations on our course conditions. We will address your comments with our management team. Please allow us to redeem ourselves on your next visit here.

"Windy Spring Damp Conditions"


SerpBird73's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/14/2018
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Seems like they are in the process of preparing for long dry summer. Fairways were soaked in some areas and that kept me an extra club behind the hole in some parts; but some holes are looking like they should be in their best shape possible by the end of spring, others still need the hands of God. Tee boxes are pretty decent shape. Greens were okay, holding up in the least.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Response from Chula Vista Municipal Golf on 06/14/2018:

Hello, Thank you for leaving your feedback. We do want to apologize about the course conditions. Please allow us to make it up to you in the near future.

"Pour course"



2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/30/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was in very bad shape. Greens were splotchy bumpy. Took away from the fun of the game. A lot of dirt here and there.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


"Great golf but not ever in good shape"


u000001971129's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/27/2018
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Chula Vista Muni is a real test of your skill as a golfer. If you need perfect conditions go elsewhere but if you're ready to accept golf in it's natural and imperfect form, CV will give you your money's worth. Normally, the greens are good but there are huge areas in several of the fairways of dirt and zero grass. It's too expensive to maintain the course properly but the staff does a pretty fair job. The layout is one of the best in the county and most holes have OBs and Laterals on each fairway. You have to think and execute well or you're toast. But, the 19th hole is very nice oasis to recount the battle and plan a return. It's a Par 73 course that challenges you to play well and punishes you when you don't. But, a good score is justifiably celebrated.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great Course"


u310310304's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/27/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

First time playing this course. Over exceeded our expectations. Lush fairways and greens rolled true. Can’t beat a $23 hot deal with cart here. Would have paid more the way this course is!


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


"better than usual"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/26/2018
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The pace of play was better than normal. They plugged the greens a couple of weeks ago. you need to put with your rescue club. Other than the greens the course is not in real bad shape.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"Terrible fairways"


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

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/14/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The fairways were in terrible shape. Large bare spots on several holes. My cart was pretty beat up and the brakes also locked up on the 3rd hole. The staff was very friendly.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Conditions: Poor

Value for the Money: Fair


I don't recommend this course



u000008223423's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/07/2018
Previously played Used cart Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I don't recommend this course



    Marketing Tools for Golf Course Operators

    • Add a Golf Advisor Rating Badge to Your Website. Get Widget
    • Get a feed with the latest reviews for this course Feed