Chi Chi Rodriguez Golf Club

3.6038117647 3.6 stars from 5 (384)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 69
  • Length: 5454 yards
  • Slope: 121
  • Rating: 66.4
  • Layout

  • 3030 N McMullen Booth Rd, Clearwater, Florida 33761, United States
  • (727) 726-4673
  • (727) 726-8553
  • www.chichi.org

Year built: 1989
Architect(s): Denis Griffiths (1989), Wadsworth Golf Construction (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
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 66.4 121
White 69 4796 yards 64.1 112
Gold (W) 71 3929 yards 62.0 102

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.

Course Updates

  • Temporary greens: Chi Chi Rodriguez Golf Club is currently undergoing a greens renovation on all 18 holes, scheduled to be complete on 8/31/2018. In the meantime, the course will play as a shortened par 62.

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: 3.2 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.2 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.0 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.4 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 384 Reviews
5 stars:
56
4 stars:
196
3 stars:
87
2 stars:
25
1 stars:
20

recommend this course

319 out of 381 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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"Temporary greens."


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

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/11/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course is average size course with a little water play on several holes. ALL GREENS ARE TEMPORARY. just patches cut and sanded on the fairways.

It seems no attempt was made to make these temporary green useable. All are bumpy, lack grass and are equal to a cow pasture.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


"Visiting from Canada"


ScottGreen916's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/02/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We were staying in the area and were looking to play some golf. I read the reviews and was aware there maybe some construction.

The front 9 was much shorter than usual and the greens were not great. The back 9 was the normal length and the greens lighting fast.

When the construction is completed this looks to be an amazing course.

We had a blast and look forward to returning next year.

Great people doing great things for the community.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Under Construction"


meklinkh's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/01/2018
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Reviewed on

The course is under construction and will be for the next 3 months. Until then, it's playing much shorter with temporary greens. The staff is great and I will be back when they are done.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Course needs lots of work"


u000008155887's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/27/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Staff here is super friendly and very helpful. Lay out is unique . Big problem iscourse condition. Fairways are sparse but ok in general. Greens are dead. Nothing appears to be growing on any of them. They are as hard as a parking lot and trying to putt is frustrating to say the least. This is a fine organisation that does a lot of good for the community and The First Tee but the golf course itself need a drastic amount of work.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I recommend this course


"Nice course."


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/20/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was in nice shape but the greens were pretty hard, like cement. Lightening fast greens. We played Friday because it was supposed to be Autism Awareness day at the course but we didn't see or hear any mention of it. 10th hole was extremely dangerous but the rest of the course was really nice. Staff was very friendly and accommodating.


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



Blake1988's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/13/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"This course is surprisingly challenging."


rfrmngolf90's avatar
Age:  25-34
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/08/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Be warned: I believe this course will be undergoing renovation soon during the summer (2018) and temporary greens will be in place. May want to hold off until they complete this.

Otherwise I had a great time here. I am long off the tee and had a hard time taking driver most holes. Its just very tight and tricky. I actually really loved the challenge this course offers even though on paper it is short.

The greens were rolling extremely well, it took me a few holes to get used to the speed after playing some of the courses in the area which are very slow.

The value is okay, if you're a budget golfer like myself definitely try and WALK if you can.

It was a great day playing golf with my father in perfect Florida weather on the Sunday of the The Masters.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"played before"


RG62497024CE0B596663's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  25+

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/02/2018
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

some good greens maintenance has helped improve also fairways were well kept


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/01/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course



Antonia7927729's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/27/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"A test of your patience."


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/22/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Paid on line (golfnow) and received confirmation via e-mail only to get to course and find out they did not have a record of my confirmation. Staff was nice enough to tell me they would fit me in anyway. Called golfnow VIP special phone number ( I'm a paid. VIP member ) don't bother joining .I got nothing but lip service from them. They even had me listed for a different tee time than what the confirmation they sent me showed. Now about the course fairways were in good shape,greens rolled very true and fast. Only got to see the front 9after 3 1/2 hours decided to quit as did 2 others in my group. The course books with 3 to 4 minute intervals .


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"This course has a lot of sand..."


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/15/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is a nice short course. It is fairly tight and it's main feature is that most greens are well protected with a lot of sand traps! Enjoy playing this challenging course.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great course tough greens"


u176974465's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  25+

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/10/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The layout of the course the speed of play were all excellent

Found the greens were tough as most were domed with pin placement on top of the dome. As a result many balls were hit close to the pin but rolled down the other side or back to edge or even off the green. Very challenging..


Pace of Play: Excellent

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



u000005512538's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/09/2018
Previously played Walked Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



spade0217's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/04/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Water, what’s that!"


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

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/23/2018
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Reviewed on

When spending a good amount of money to play a round of golf, you expect golf etiquette from the other players, and staff. The players did fine. Staff, not so much! They over book tee times, the starter doesn’t leave his cage to get people put in tee off time orders, 12:06 tee time and we started at 12:22 after getting to the first tee at 11:55. 5 1/2 hour round. We are willing to buy water on a 85° day, but they don’t have a cart going around the course to do that. All four water coolers empty on the course. I called the pro shop from each water cooler that was empty to let them know so they could get them filled, did they, NO! When I called them at the third water station with no water, their response was “maintenance went home”, and I said, “So, your paying customers need water, in a cooler since you don’t have a cart going around.”

Sorry Chi Chi but I will not be back to play golf here.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"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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Reviewed on

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



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