El Prado Golf Courses, is a Public, 36 hole golf facility located in Chino, California. The facility has two 18-hole golf courses. They are, The Chino Creek Course and The Butterfield Stage Course.
The courses were designed by architects Harry and David Rainville. Chino Creek golf course opened first opened for play in 1970. The Butterfield Stage Course opened in 1976.
Early in California statehood pioneers traveled to the wild-west. The stagecoach made the 2700 mile journey from St. Louis to San Francisco. The "Butterfield Stage" course was named after a stagecoach stop local to the golf course property, the "Chino Creek" course was named for the rivers and creeks the stagecoach crossed.
Both golf courses are enjoyable for all levels of players. With wide-open fairways, large mature trees and just enough bunkers and water holes to make your day memorable. El Prado Golf Course is said to be user friendly and easy to walk over the most gentle of rolling hills. The greens on these courses are medium in size and hold very well because of the soft textured surfaces. The fairways are both narrow and wide. The two courses are heavily wooded and there are some elevated greens. The Chino Creek Course has a creek that meanders throughout the back nine and comes into play on a few holes. The Butterfield Stage Course has three lakes that come into play on seven holes.
Par for the El Prado Golf Courses, Chino Creek Course is 72. From the back tees the course plays to 6,763 yards. From the foward tees the course plays to 5,596 yards. The longest hole on the course is # 9, a par-5 that plays to 555 yards. The shortest hole on the course is # 7, a par-3 that plays to 145 yards from the back tees.
Watch out for # 8, a 429 yard par-4 challenge and the #1 handicap hole on the course. The easiest hole at The Chino Creek Course is # 16, a 154 yard par-3.
$31 (cart included), played on Saturday, March 2016 at 11:24 AM
The ride was very rough due to the bad fairways. Not well maintained.
$21 (cart not included), played on Thursday, January 2016 at 9:50 AM
I found this course to be in poor condition. I assume the drought is part of the problem. However, the fairways were filled with weeds, plus lots of bare spots, from the first tee through the eighteenth green. The tee boxes and the greens were in good condition, but the rest of the course leaves a lot to be desired. On the back 9 the Chino Creek comes into play on 4 holes. It would be helpful if there were signs indicating the distance to the creek and the distance to carry the creek, especially when one does not have a range finder and is in a group in which no one has a range finder. To me, this would be a great improvement. Perhaps the fairways will improve when the drought is no longer an issue.
Guest (cart included), played on Saturday, July 2011 at noon
Greens need a little work to flow smooth
$26 (cart included), played on Thursday, September 2010 at 6am
I PLAY THERE ONCE A WEEK AND THE COURSE NOW IS IN VERY GOOD SHAPE. THE GREENS ARE EXCELLENT AND THE FAIRWAYS AND ROUGH COULD BE BETTER, BUT COMPARED TO SURROUNDING AREA GOLF COURSES IN THIS PRICE RANGE, ITS A GOOD BARGAIN. SENIOR FEES WEEK DAYS==$28.00 REGULAR FEES WEEK DAYS ==$36.00 WEEK END FEES SA. & SUN. AND HOLIDAYS==$54.00
$51 (cart included), played on Saturday, June 2008 at 6pm
VERY HIGH RUFF NOT CONDUSIVE TO FAST PLAY,TAKES TO LONG TO FIND BALL IN THE TALL STUFF. AND ALOT OF FLIES ON THIS SIDE IT IS AMONG THE DAIRIES. COWS ARE GONE BUT THE FLYS REMAIN.
(cart included), played on Saturday, May 2008 at 10am
This course was too far to travel and not worth the amount paid. Other couses closer to me would have been a better value
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