Walker Golf Course, The

4.6997411765 4.7 stars from 5 (70)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6911 yards
  • Slope: 134
  • Rating: 72.5
  • Layout

  • 230 Madren Center Dr, Clemson, South Carolina 29634, Pickens County
  • (864) 656-0236
  • (864) 656-7515
  • www.clemson.edu

Year built: 1995
Architect(s): D. J. DeVictor
Type: Public
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Proper attire is required.
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Tiger 72 6911 yards 72.5 134
O/P 72 6849 yards 72.2 133
Champion 72 6560 yards 70.8 131
P/W (W) 72 6261 yards 75.5 130
P/W 72 6261 yards 69.5 128
White 72 5934 yards 68.3 120
White (W) 72 5934 yards 74.2 126
W/G 72 5536 yards 66.0 113
W/G (W) 72 5536 yards 72.8 123
Gold 72 5405 yards 64.9 111
Gold (W) 72 5405 yards 69.9 115
Red (W) 72 4667 yards 66.2 109

Accolades

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.7 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.1 stars from 5
Value: 4.4 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.3 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.5 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.8 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.6 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 70 Reviews
5 stars:
47
4 stars:
19
3 stars:
4
2 stars:
0
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

68 out of 70 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is on a college campus worth the drive   Great for wildlife/ scenic views advanced golfers   Challenges include water hazards elevation changes forced carries  

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"Very well manicured"


u6095640's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/07/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great course layout. Greens are superb. Restaurant was small and average.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Great course and well managed."


u000001820728's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/01/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Love this course. Good challenging layout with views of Lake Hartwell. Greens were in great condition despite all the rain. Rest of the course was obviously soft meaning cart path only.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Not Happy"


u631580812's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Age:  65+
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/31/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

My group of 4 from Mid Carolina Country Club went to play The Walker Course at Clemson yesterday. It was a two hour drive and while the course is very nice we had issues. We were rained out after 7 holes. One of my group went to get us a rain check. We were given a rain check for 9 holes. This for my group was a pricey round. I did not find out about the 9 hole rain check until we were eating on my return trip. I called today to request an 18 hole replay. They took my name and number and told me the pro would call me. Later today someone from their golf shop called and said the pro said their “rule” was that If you had played 5 holes or more you would not get a rain check for the front nine. I explained about our lengthy trip to play their course but they didn’t care. They said we could come back and pay green fees plus a cart fee for the 9 holes we didn’t complete if we wanted to play 18. I am an experienced golfer who many years ago was an assistant pro at Oakmont and have never been treated by any course in my 71 years like this course. They appear to not be reasonable in light of our circumstances.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Loved this course"


u380002872's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/27/2018
First time playing Used cart Wet weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Loved the course it was so much fun and well kept. Cart path only due to recent weather conditions. Back nine around lake is gorgeous. Can't wait to come back again.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"AWESOME course in GREAT condition - Round was veeeeerrrrrry slow"


RettJ's avatar
Top 50 Contributor
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/24/2018
Previously played Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

I love playing the Walker Course. The condition of the course was AMAZING. It was one of the best kept, best manicured courses I have played in a couple years. The greens and tees were in excellent shape. The fairways were amazing and lush. The bunkers were in excellent condition. The greens rolled true and with o.k. pace (a little on the slow side) but were in excellent condition with VERY FEW un-repaired ball marks. Every staff member I met was very friendly and wanted to ensure we had a enjoyable time.

Lots of holes have forced carries to reach the fairway but all were fair.

The back nine is very pretty with several holes along the lake and beautiful views

The WORST part of the round was the back nine because it was so slow and took way to long. After the front nine, there was a group of four who jumped in front of us at the turn and they were soooooo slow. I did not see a ranger all day long. The back nine alone took 2:50 to play and the slow foursome in front of us never once considered letting us play through and there were two empty holes in front of them. I great day on a beautiful course was ruined bay a slow as molasses group of four who took way to long looking for balls on every hole and in every water hazard. I Marshall would have been great to get them to speed up, but there was not a Marshall on the course at all.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Course is always in great shape"


u581562141's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/19/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Had some friends up from Columbia SC, and they absolutely loved it.. Great Course!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Amazing Course"


TSmitty2's avatar
Age:  Under 25
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/10/2018
First time playing

Reviewed on

I was in town for my sister’s graduation so I booked a tee time at The Walker Course on a free day. This course was beautiful. Everything was in amazing condition & the views were incredible. I enjoyed the Back 9, more than the Front 9 because of the lake views. But both are challenging.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course


"Always a treat"


rabun6's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/12/2018
Previously played

Reviewed on

Wonderful course in excellent condition for this time of year. Cordial, hospitable staff.

Wish I lived closer to the course so I could play there more often.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great Course"


tonywilding's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/25/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I’ve been wanting to play the Walker Course for a long time and it did not disappoint. Definitely one of my favorite courses. Greens were in great shape. Nice practice area. Very enjoyable afternoon.


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 Course, Great Location"


u00000833432's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/13/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great location on Lake Hartwell. Played midweek round so no pace of play issues. Challenging butreasonable lay out. Walkable if you’re in decent shape.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



rowo5765's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/10/2018
Previously played Used cart Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Easy


I recommend this course


"Great shape, very playable"


u8534137's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/10/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is a really nice course that is not crazy hard. Whatever you do- go to the smokin pig after


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Worth the trip"


Ewaloo78's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/09/2018
Used cart Cold weather

Reviewed on

After 15 minute frost delay, we were able to enjoy this great layout. The greens and tees were in mid-season shape. Greens rolled true and with good pace for early March. Fairways were still mostly dormant but very playable. Every staff member we met were very friendly and wanted to ensure we had a enjoyable time. Some holes have water to carry on 2nd shots. Signature hole #17. Green bunker complex looks like Clemson Tiger Paw logo.

We did stay and play and had great room and it was a very good deal.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



"Great course!"


u124227793's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/20/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Well laid out course. Was wet conditions from recent rains but still enjoyable. Pace of play was great except for a elderly 3some that wouldn’t offer to let us play through... finally just skipped 16 to get by. Beautiful views on back 9!!!!


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"The course was wet & windy"


charoldmoore's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/24/2018
First time playing Walked Wet weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was cart path only. I road the front nine and walked the back nine as it was easier to play the course while walking rather than back and forth to the cart. It was very windy and play was slow which made the round less enjoyable. It really was not worth the discounted rate due to the conditions.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"January golf at its best"


pmonge's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/24/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

It was cold but they had only a short frost delay. The greens were great for January and the course was in very good shape. They even had the beverage cart out! Love the layout. Number 9 is a great golf hole


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great Course"


bkayma67's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/21/2017
First time playing Walked Wet weather

Reviewed on

Played in late Dec, course is still in great condition despite the dormant fairways. Greens were absolutely perfect, rolled true, fast, and relatively flat.

Was first to tee off at 9am as a single, so pace was perfect. Only saw a few others a couple times, otherwise the course was all mine.

I found it a difficult walk, however. Several holes have long walks in between- a few on the front side, but especially between the 12th and 13th. And the walk from the 16th tee to the fairway was brutal having to go around the cove and up the hill. I don't walk very often in this part of the country, and this is usually the reason why.

But the staff was friendly, had a nice chat with one of the maintenance guys prior to teeing off. A great layout and conditions - will definitely make a return visit.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/03/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was in good shape fairways and greens were very nice.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great views"


hawgbag's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/20/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was in super Condition.Staff was very courteous. Brought me a handicap flag when it was needed. Played 18 holes in a little over 4 hours with a lot of play.

Back side has great views of Lake Hartwell.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Hmassey"


u922067291's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/10/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Best golf course I have ever played. Would definitely come back


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



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