Chi Chi Rodriguez Driving Range
2987 N. McMullen Booth Rd.
Clearwater, Florida 33761
- Grass Tees (24)
- Bays with Mats (48)
- Accurate Yardage Measurements on Tees to Targets
- Short Game Practice Area
- Lighting for Night Use
- Grass Putting Green
- Covered Areas
- Golf Shop (1100 sq. ft.)
- Food & Beverage
- Ball Flight Monitor
- 3 acre Paintball course
Type of Range Targets:
- Built-up Greens
- Fairway Cuts
- Circle Aluminum Targets
Number of PGA Professional Instructors: 3
Number of LPGA Professional Instructors: 1
Clubfitting services provided.
Total number of visits to range per year: 50,000
Number of range balls dispensed on range per year: 3,750,000
Number of range balls in inventory: 15,000
New balls are acquired: 12,000 balls twice a year
Best range promotion:
Champions Club (6-month Membership):
o ½ price range balls
o Discount Green Fees
o Employee Pricing
• Range Card: $56 of range ball bucket credit for $40
• Buy a Large get a small free.
• This card was sold both by the Driving Range and Golf Club to promote golfers to utilize both facilities and sold 2 times, each for6 month periods. The promotion designed this way increased purchases of cards by 77% from the prior fiscal year (2018-2019) and 120% from the 2017-2018 fiscal year.
The Chi Chi Rodriguez Golf Club and Driving Range is a 170 acre public golf course and range operated by the Chi Chi RodriguezYouth Foundation, a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization. 40 years ago Chi Chi Rodriguez and his team led the way in uniting the public and private education sectors promoting values, academics and social skills for children learning within an operating business. The Foundation is considered visionary in the approach to linking business and classroom relevance for children who are behind academically. The 170 acres is considered a living classroom for the students and participants of the educational programs. Through their five years at the Academy public school, students shadow employees of all aspects of the Foundation business, including golf operations as well as course and range maintenance.
Since the Golf Club and Driving Range are businesses of the Foundation, all proceeds go back into educational programs, approximately 25 cents of every dollar spent. The Driving Range is home to the First Tee Clearwater program, hosting approximately 400 local youth each year for life skills experience golf programs. First Tee programs are designed around teaching young people the game of golf, as well as helping them understand and ultimately develop the First Tee Nine Core Values: honesty, integrity, sportsmanship, respect, confidence, responsibility, perseverance, courtesy and judgment. The curriculum was developed by experts in the field of positive youth development through sports and is delivered by caring adults (coaches) who have been formally trained by First Tee. This program is also invested in growing the game through the National School Program(NSP) currently in seven local elementary schools serving over 3,200 local youth. NSP introduces the game of golf to students in a fun and safe environment with their P.E. teacher while meeting national education standards.