Chi Chi Rodriguez Golf Club

3.5545235294 3.6 stars from 5 (368)
  • 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

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 | Full Scorecard

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

The Chi Chi Rodriguez Golf Club, centrally located on McMullen Booth Road a comparably short course, offering just 5,454 yards from the blue tees and a slope rating of 118. Most of the fairways are wide, making errant shots still playable. In essence, it is the ideal place to work on your golf game, to correct that nasty slice or learn to hit that oversized driver without fear of losing 100 balls. As a result, it is a favorite among novice golfers who want to be challenged but also have an enjoyable round.

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.6 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.1 stars from 5
Value: 3.9 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.1 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.1 stars from 5
Course Layout: 3.8 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.4 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 368 Reviews
5 stars:
55
4 stars:
186
3 stars:
84
2 stars:
24
1 stars:
19

recommend this course

306 out of 365 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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"Well kept"


u6103662's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/20/2018
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Reviewed on

The corse is in good shape. The greens were well kept. Good value for the money.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"great and poor"


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

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/18/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The few holes that we did get to play were great except for the wait times. Tee times were 3 minutes apart which caused backup as much as 3-4 foursomes waiting on each hole. We played 5 holes in 3 hours and called it quits. I think the course is a great course but with 3 minute tee times, I will not play there again nor can I recommend anyone else play there.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"This course is more of an executive type of course"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/16/2018
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Fairways need work and trees that have grown for some time need to be addressed. A group of 8 asians that were in front of the group ahead of us held up play. Once we completed the front nine we just played the front again. This etiquette on a golf course should never be allowed. They were playing from tips and it was stated none went straight or beyond 200 yards.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"Course was in great condition, pace of play very good."


Boxlady10's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/10/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

My husband and I truly enjoyed our round on this course!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Great day"


Bentley24's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/10/2018
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Reviewed on

Played in 4.05 hours. Fairways good, sand traps not raked but normal for public course. Only complaint we had was old pin placements not smooth. Overall a great day.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



Paul1428726's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/09/2018
First time playing Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We had booked a tee off time for 12:30 and didn't tee off until 1:10. Obviously course was over booked. Greens need a lot of work.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course



uFUPQ2858FU's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/09/2018
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Reviewed on

This course is in great shape.The greens are excellent.great value


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Nice Course"


u750231994's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  25+

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/08/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Course was very nice. Staff was as friendly as could be and really seemed to appreciate my business. Paired up with a couple great guys. Biggest problem was slow play. We waited on all 18 holes. Took 4:35 to play 18 holes and this is a fairly short course. They definitely need a ranger to keep play moving along. Besides the slow play, course was in beautiful condition compared to most the Florida courses that we've played. Nice layout. Not a ton off houses on course.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



uWFNW8699WF's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/03/2018
Previously played 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: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



NYkid420's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/03/2018
First time playing Used cart Cold weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course



lefties99's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/02/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



u000004946287's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/25/2018
First time playing 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: Average


I recommend this course


"Great Course"


u750231994's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  25+

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/25/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

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Nice course. Not very long but challenging. Fairways and greens were in better shape than any other courses in the area. Really enjoyed the elevated fairways and greens. Paired up with some fun guys. Biggest issue was we didn't tee off til 45 minutes after tee time. We checked in 15 minutes ahead so we had an hour wait. Very unorganized. Starter did not follow tee times at all. Let people jump in line. Once we started, it was smooth sailing. Will definitely play there again.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"A Fair Challenge."


dougmc1's avatar
Top 500 Contributor
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  25+

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/19/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

While the course is shorter than most, the layout challenges you accuracy. The pace of the greens are generally fast but due to recent cold weather the course added sand. Overall an excellent place. It's nice to see the first tee organization.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Review"


edwinjohn's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/17/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

We did not play this course. They were overbooked. 12 carts were lined up at first tee when we arrived.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Don't Play Here"


DARDY's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/16/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

My tee time was 11:54. Arrived at 11:30, counted 14 carts waiting at the first tee. Went to pay for 4 players and asked if we would be moved up for our tee time. Told "NO", just get in line. Told that they were 15 to 20 minutes behind. I told him that it was more than an hour before all those carts would be off and playing. Employee just shrugged his shoulders. I didn't pay and will never try to play this course again. Don't get a tee time at this course !


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Better than I remember"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/07/2018
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Reviewed on

I used to play here all the time. I lived nearby about 10 years ago and played Chi Chi’s at least once a week. Since moving further south, I haven’t had the chance to play. The greens are much better than I remember them being. Great job Chi Chi Staff!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Short but sweet."


u8707001's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/01/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I played on a rare cool blustery day but the course was very nice though not long at all. In tough weather conditions with mist and rain, the greens held up very well and we're surprisingly fast but true. Can't wait to get back there on a sunny day.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


"Fantastic shape"


elmer99's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/22/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Used to play chi chi's fairly regularly, this was the best shape I've ever seen the course in. Really outstanding, greens were fast and true, the fairways were great and the tee boxes for the most part were really good. The only complaint about the course is the pace of play. The course is short, there are a few holes less then 300 yards, so every golfer in the world thinks they can make the green, so they wait. Then of course every one in the foursome duffs into the woods because they try to crush the 300 yard drive. This backs everything up! This was not a one time occurrence on this course as it happens almost every time I've played the course. But for $20, the course is in fantastic shape and it sure did beat working.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course



broot1's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/18/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Corse condition was much improved since last time I played. I would play again and will recommend this course to all my friends.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



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