Chester Washington Golf Course

3.1538529412 3.2 stars from 5 (61)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 70
  • Length: 6273 yards
  • Slope: 119
  • Rating: 69.5
  • Layout


Year built: 1953
Architect(s): Billy Bell Sr. (1953)
Type: Municipal
Greens: Poa
Fairways: Kikuku
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
Teaching pro: Yes

Policies

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

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 70 6273 yards 69.5 119
White 70 5997 yards 68.3 112
Silver 70 5745 yards 72.7 121
Orange 70 4105 yards 60.4 88

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.2 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 2.9 stars from 5
Value: 3.4 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.1 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 3.9 stars from 5
Course Layout: 3.8 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.1 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 61 Reviews
5 stars:
7
4 stars:
17
3 stars:
21
2 stars:
11
1 stars:
5

recommend this course

47 out of 61 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city near the airport   Great for locals seniors walkers  

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Reviews


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Takwon4882200's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/03/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Best Bang For Your Buck Course in the area"


Michael1428847's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/30/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course has a great layout. The first four holes are lame, but after that, the holes are fun, interesting, and challenging. The condition is good. The greens are great. The price is right. I highly recommend this place! I've been golfing for 29 years, and of course, there are nicer places. However, those nicer places charge so much 2-5 times more.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Need better management for course"


YKmike's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/18/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Had a tee time at 11:30 for four sum but we started game at 12: 20 and not even finished round. There's no cart available and club house starter staffs not even apologized. Totally uncontrol management and disappointed. I won't play this course again and these people ruined our weekend.Worst play time ever.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course



Victor4020347's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/11/2017
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


"Decent course"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/02/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I love playing here. Course was in decent shape. Greens were bumpy due to aeration. Fast pace of play. Good course for beginning and intermediate players.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Not well Run"


agon's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  0-4

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/16/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I arrived early for my 2:30 tee time didnt tee off til 2:45 due to golf cart shortages. When we arrived to the tee we were cut off by another group and when we tried to pair up with another twosome they didn't want to play with us. When we did eventually tee off the course was in fair condition and greens were ok but a few dead spots around greens and landing areas were noticeable. Over all I would only play here again if it were earlier in day and in a foursome so there wouldn't be a pace of play issue


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course



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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/07/2017
Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"LOL Golf"


Nash3500578's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/30/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

If you expect to jump holes and just get some shots in where u can... this place is fine. If you wanna play golf for 18 holes and feel there is some order to this already crazy game... not ur place. Guy inside was very nice, range was ok, location ok, course was ok.... just ruined by American Golf not giving rain checks and facilities not properly managed on a Saturday afternoon=no rangers to keep people in line.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course



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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/31/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course



uSPHK7387SP's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/25/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/19/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Good muni"


ParReza's avatar
Age:  35-44
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/21/2017
Previously played Walked Wet weather

Reviewed on

This place is a local muni that serves a golf starved locale. Great players club option to join and pay monthly for range balls. Lots of regulars get out early here and the pace can be hit or miss, but of all the local muni courses they typically have some of the better greens and the layout is fun and has a few challenging holes.

The rough isn't really penalizing, the sand is decent and the fairways are pretty good so nothing to complain about there. The community here is pretty laid back and fun loving at the course too so its an enjoyable round. Nothing worth driving for, but great local place.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Chester Washington"


nickesquire's avatar
Top 1 Contributor
California Advisor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/21/2017
Previously played Walked Hot weather

Reviewed on

Walked the Blues (69.9/119/6321) with nodoubles22, kassper7 & Andrew in slightly more than 4.5 hours Sunday mid day. The weather was clear, breezy and hot. Fun to play with all walkers for the 1st time in awhile!

It had been over 35 years since I last played here. I remembered almost none of the holes, my only recollection was that CW was a fun, not too demanding layout. Fairly wide open, the courses main defenses are the kikuyu and the small, sloping, hump backed greens.

While the layout is decent, the course conditions are not. It appeared to our group that perhaps they waited too long after the wet winter to begin utilizing their water budget again, because the course was way too hard and thin with brown spots after the wet winter we just had. Looked and played more like what I would have expected to encounter last fall, before the rains.

The tees looked like they had not been mowed in several days. The tee markers had not been regularly rotated, even non par 3 holes showed visible signs of wear between the markers. Definitely below average.

The fairways were mostly thin and hard. Some bare spots and some lush areas, but below average overall.

The rough was not high but it's still kikuyu. Tough to chip around the greens where it was thick/lush. Down the sides of the fairways it was much more thin than lush with hardpan areas mixed in.

The sand traps I was in ranged from poor to good. Nice sand but they had not been regularly maintained.

The small, humpbacked greens putted better than they looked, which is a very lukewarm endorsement at best. They were medium fast but very bumpy. It looked like they had not been getting enough water after the spring punching, which was still quite visible and affecting putts much longer afterward than you would normally expect. They were also very firm. I have putted on greens right after punching that were smoother than these. Easily the bumpiest greens I have putted on in quite some time.

The customer service was good in the pro shop. Decent range and chipping area, but the putting green is even worse than most of the greens on the course. I realize it was a Sunday, but $40 to walk a course in this condition is extreme. There was not a single area of this course that was even average compared to the multitude of other courses I have experienced in the last 12-24 months. Recommended = Not until the greens significantly improve.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course



Jung8069337's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/18/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


"Snack stand closed"


Victor4020347's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/07/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is the second time I've been there and the snack stand after the 10th hole is closed!! It sucks cuz you pass the club house to go the 10th.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


"Chester washingron"


Kin7455290's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/21/2017
Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Good price for this course. Course playing pretty good, just a little slow. Few challenging holes.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Fun...But not worth the money"


David6403944's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once every three months

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/21/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Was on vacation and decided to try this course out. Overall it was too bad but the greens were in pretty bad shape. It was like playing on a teenage boys face. For 55 per person they really need to make some upgrades. I played the Westchester Golf Course the day before and that was 35 and the course was great.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"LAST MINUTE IS GREAT!"


u7433453's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/01/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Thank you very much for your services. Your services are very much appreciated and at no cost, it's a winning situation! I would recommend to any golfer who hasn't used your services!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course



aht53's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/30/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course


"great value"


gdelgado10's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/04/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

the course is well-kept and a great value for the play. course played a little slow and getting a cart took time but it was still a great time. looking forward to the next one


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



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