Chula Vista Golf Course in Bonita, California, USA | GolfPass
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3.0
709 Reviews (709)
5 Stars
67
4 Stars
241
3 Stars
197
2 Stars
109
1 Stars
95
Conditions
2.5
Value
3.5
Layout
3.7
Friendliness
4.1
Pace
2.9
Amenities
3.3
60.3%
Recommend this course
461 out of 709 reviews
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Average Rating
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3.1
52 Reviews (52)
5 Stars
7
4 Stars
11
3 Stars
18
2 Stars
12
1 Stars
4
Conditions
2.5
Value
3.4
Layout
3.8
Pace
2.8
Amenities
3.3
StaffFriendliness
4.2
55.8%
Recommend this course
29 out of 52 reviews
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2.9
111 Reviews (111)
5 Stars
9
4 Stars
29
3 Stars
33
2 Stars
23
1 Stars
17
Conditions
2.3
Value
3.4
Layout
3.7
Pace
2.7
Amenities
3.2
StaffFriendliness
4.1
54.1%
Recommend this course
60 out of 111 reviews
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Holes 18
Type Public
Par 73
Length 6759 yards
Slope 130
Rating 72.4
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Course Details

Year Built 1961
Fairways Bermuda Grass
Greens Bermuda Grass
Golf Season Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - $10 - $13
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes

Food & Beverage

Snacks, Catering, Restaurant

Reviews

3.0
709 Reviews (709)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 15
Brunch 9
Watching the Game 9
Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 30
Bunkers 26
Plays Long 16
This course/club is great for:
Locals 39
Walkers 31
Seniors 22
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 47
In the 'Burbs 10
Worth the Drive 9

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Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Time to irrigate

The greens were in great shape, but the tee boxes and fairways barely have any grass growing.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Walked

in awful shape

The entire course is in terrible condition outside the greens. Teebox's are dirt and the fairways are as well. We were allowing everyone to move their ball on eveyr shot to try and find a patch of grass to play off of and sometimes, that was 20+ feet away

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Fair
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 46
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

what if...

every 10 yards or so, you just had driving range mats? So, instead of all the wasted resources trying to grow and maintain grass where IT doesn't want to grow, us golfers can simply move our tee or approach shots to the nearest range mat and proceed from there. Just put $$ into the greens - don't even need grass tees, right? WE are always moving our tee shot onto something that use to be grass, anyway, amiright??

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 07/07/2022

Thank you for taking the time to review and leave your feedback of your recent round with us. We would like to apologize for any inconvenience you experienced at the course with us. Your feedback is extremely important to us. It is always our utmost goal to provide our golfers with a fun and enjoyable time and apologize if we missed the mark. For further resolution in this matter, please feel free to reach out to our staff in the pro shop. We hope to hear from you soon!

Played On
Reviews 1
2.0
Previously Played
Conditions Poor
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 60
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 07/12/2022

Hi, We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. Thank you for the 4 stars! We aim for a 5-star experience, so we always welcome feedback for improvement. Thank you for playing Chula Vista Golf Course.

Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 07/06/2022

Hello, We appreciate you taking the time to leave us a review. We would love to know how we can earn those last two stars next time! Thanks for playing Chula Vista Golf Course.

Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 07/07/2022

We would love to hear more about your positive experience on our course. Please contact us to share your favorite part of your experience and what we can do to earn that last star! Thanks for golfing at Chula Vista Golf Course!

Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played

So much room for improvement

I have been playing this course for awhile. It is a good value for the money but that might be the problem. They are putting work into the green complexes and it shows. No complaints about the greens but the rest of the course however is in dire need of help. There are visible dirt patches in most of the fairways. If you don’t want to hit off of hard packed earth then bring your foot wedge. The layout of the course is great and offers a nice long course. The course is not overly challenging so will appeal to a wide range of golfers. I would gladly pay more to play if they would use the money to improve the fairways condition. I didn’t even mention the compacted soil in the bunkers that are in desperate need of fresh sand and raking. Overall I would still recommend this course to very budget based golfers and newer golfers improving their game but if you are used to nice lush fairways and bent grass greens rolling fast this would not be the place for you.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
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Commented on 07/07/2022

Thank you for leaving us a review. We are sorry to hear your experience was anything short of 5 stars, but we hope you will give us another try in the future. Thank you for choosing Chula Vista Golf Course.

Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Poor
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 07/06/2022

Hello, We appreciate you taking the time to leave us a review. We would love to know how we can earn those last two stars next time! Thanks for playing Chula Vista Golf Course.

Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Still much improvement needed

We were told to start at the back 9 since there was a ladies tournament playing a slower pace, then to go back to the front 9 to finish. However, once we were done with the back 9, an ambassador asks us to go back and play the back 9 again since the front 9 were apparently still playing on a slow pace. However, we were stuck in between 2 tournaments. Long story short, don't really see myself playing here again. It's too many bad experiences.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 07/06/2022

We’re sorry to hear of your less-than-satisfactory experience and hope you will accept our sincerest apologies. We value our customers' opinions and would like to make things right and determine how we can provide a solution that makes you smile. Please contact us directly at the pro shop at (619) 479-4141 Thank you for bringing this to our attention.

Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Fair
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 07/06/2022

Hello, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave an excellent rating! We really appreciate your business. Please let us know what we can do for you in the future to earn that last star!

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0

Decent

Bummer 50 gets you an average course nowadays but still chula is a good time. Greens are great, lots of dirt in the fairway though.

Fun layout though, narrow fairways in the front. Back 9 is much better than front

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
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Commented on 06/10/2022

Thank you so much for leaving us with your feedback. We value our customer experience, so your review is important to us. We will make note and we hope to see you back at Chula Vista Golf Course!

Played On
Reviews 3
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Poor
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
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Commented on 06/10/2022

We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. We see you rated the course 1 star and are interested in learning what we can do to improve for your next visit. We take single-star feedback very seriously at our course. You are welcome to comment further or reach out to our team in the golf shop. We always appreciate the feedback. Thanks for choosing Chula Vista Golf Course.

Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

It's a public Course

My only real issue is that the ground was really hard, so hitting chunky shots is almost certain. But after all, it's a public course and I'm sure the staff works hard on the up keep. Pace of play is great. You get the occasional people who will play 3 balls at a time. Which I have too before, but only when nobody is behind me. Overall good value.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 06/10/2022

Thank you so much for leaving us with your feedback. We value our customer experience, so your review is important to us. We will make note and we hope to see you back at Chula Vista Golf Course!

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 06/01/2022

Thank you for the awesome rating! We hope to see you again at the course very soon for another great experience, and thanks for choosing Chula Vista Golf Course.

Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 06/10/2022

We would love to hear more about your 4-star experience on our course. Please tell us what we can do to earn that last star, and thanks for golfing at Chula Vista Golf Course!

Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked

Play CVGC for a fun, challenging, and affordable time

Designed by Chula Vista's own late great Billy Casper. I know, I know, it's not rolling lush green fairways on every hole. Put things into perspective: It's a municipal course that's seen better days and we're in a continuing drought. The new manager and his dedicated team are doing the best they can with the resources they have. Definite improvements are clearly being made. The greens are looking GREAT. A few new bridges. Fixing irrigation issues. The snack and drink service is better than ever. And the quality of golf you get at CVGC can't be beat for the current green fees. Get an added discount if you can buy a resident's card.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 07/06/2022

Hi! Thank you so much for your feedback. We are glad you had enjoyed your time at Chula Vista Golf Course, and pride ourselves on delivering the best experience possible.

We hope to see you again soon!

Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Poor fairways and tee boxes

Poor fairways and tee boxes. Greens were nice. 2 or 3 holes had the crew watering the greens as we were chipping in. Also the sprinklers were on on one of the fairways and another holes rough. All that couples with the slow to average pace of play made it a strange experience to say the least. If the fairways were nicer I would still play it again. But not with those fairways. In the rough, good luck.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 06/03/2022

Thank you for taking the time to review and leave your feedback on your recent round with us. It is always our utmost goal to provide our golfers with a fun and enjoyable time and we apologize if we missed the mark. Please feel free to reach out to our staff in the pro shop with any additional concerns. Thanks for choosing Chula Vista Golf Course.

Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 25+
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Walked
Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 05/16/2022

Hello, We appreciate the review. You rated us 3-stars which means there is room to improve on your recent experience at Chula Vista Golf Course. Let us know, in the comments, how and where you would like to see changes from the course. Thanks for the feedback!

Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Leaves much to be desired

Overall, this course needs help. The greens are in very bad shape.

Conditions Poor
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
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Commented on 05/16/2022

Hi, Thank you for reviewing the course. Let us first start by apologizing for the poor experience you had during your visit. Your feedback about the course is important to us. We are working to get everything up to par. We have projects ongoing to recover the fairways and greens. The current condition is by no means the standard we strive to achieve. We are going to escalate your feedback to our team so we can make improvements before your next game, and we will continue to work towards an excellent experience by using your comment for guidance. Thank you for playing Chula Vista Golf Course. We hope to see you again soon.

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