Chi Chi Rodriguez Golf Club

3.5854764706 3.6 stars from 5 (378)
  • 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: 3.2 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: 4.0 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.5 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 378 Reviews
5 stars:
55
4 stars:
194
3 stars:
85
2 stars:
24
1 stars:
20

recommend this course

314 out of 375 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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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


"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
Previously played Verified Purchaser

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
Previously played Verified Purchaser

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


"Great day"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/10/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

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
Previously played Verified Purchaser

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



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