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3.8
358 Reviews (358)
5 Stars
71
4 Stars
151
3 Stars
100
2 Stars
20
1 Stars
16
Conditions
3.7
Value
4.1
Layout
4.1
Friendliness
4.2
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.7
88.4%
Recommend this course
301 out of 358 reviews
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3.8
18 Reviews (18)
5 Stars
2
4 Stars
12
3 Stars
3
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
1
Conditions
3.8
Value
3.9
Layout
4.0
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.4
StaffFriendliness
4.4
88.9%
Recommend this course
16 out of 18 reviews
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3.9
43 Reviews (43)
5 Stars
7
4 Stars
28
3 Stars
6
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
2
Conditions
3.9
Value
4.1
Layout
4.0
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.7
StaffFriendliness
4.3
93.0%
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40 out of 43 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public/Municipal
Style Links
Par 72
Length 6931 yards
Slope 126
Rating 73.8
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Jimmy Clay Golf Course
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Course Details

Year Built 1974
Golf Season Year round
Architect Joe Finger (1974)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - $14
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Collared shirt required

Food & Beverage

Food & Beverage

Available Facilities

Clubhouse

Reviews

3.8
358 Reviews (358)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 6
Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 20
Bunkers 14
Narrow Fairways 13
This course/club is great for:
Locals 23
Walkers 17
Beginners 14
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 30
Near the Airport 20

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Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
1.0
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Previously Played

Rain Delay

Hi,

I had a tee time for noon with 3 members. We paid on Golfnow and it unfortunately was storming during our tee time. We only got thru 5 holes. I talked to Tim at jimmy Clay Golf Course and he said GolfNow could provide a refund or rain check on my account. Please let me know if you need any other information. Thank you.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Played On
Reviews 8
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 8
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Jimmy Clay - Pleasantly Surprised

Since I live in Round Rock, I rarely get out south to play, and when I do I usually play Roy Kizer. However, I saw a good deal on GolfNow, and decided to play Jimmy Clay. It has been about 4 years since I last played Clay, and was impressed with the overall course conditions. Fairways were decent, and greens were in good condition (although a little slow). Not many people out on a Thursday, so the pace of play was fine. Will definitely go back.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Walked

Solid value

Been playing this course and its next door neighbor (KIzer) for years. Masks required in and around the clubhouse, you know the drill. Course was in great shape due to recent heavy rains. Fairways very good. Greens rolled true albeit a bit slow. Finished my round in about 4 hours. No drinking water on the course so be ready to bring your own. I prefer to walk and this course definitely fits the bill.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Greens

JC is well worth the money.
Greens are in the best shape ever.
Fun course

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 8
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

In great shape after lockdown

I haven’t played Jimmy Clay in a couple years, but it is in great shape right now. The fairways are beautiful. Some of the tee boxes are a little hard, and the greens roll pretty slow, but true. Definitely a good golfing experience for the relatively low price.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Good Round

The course is in good shape and the pace of play was 3.5hrs

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 112
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Texas Advisor
Top 50 Contributor
Previously Played
Hot weather
Walked

Revisiting Jimmy Clay...

I hadn't played Clay in probably 16-17 years before heading out a few times in the last month.

The course wasn't really anything like I remembered, and in a way, that's kind of the problem with the course... it's not very memorable. Don't get me wrong, it's not a bad course and it does have some interesting things going on, but it's a pretty standard old muni.

The front 9 is pretty tight. 1 is a tough tee shot and a tough hole. 3 is one of the cooler holes... a very tight dogleg right... long enough that you don't want to give up too much distance off the tee, but tight enough that driver is risky. 4 and 7 are pretty decent par 5s (the tee shot on 4 is obscured by some trees that are the bane of my existence). 8 is possible the best hole on the front 9, a challenging dogleg left that requires a good drive.

The back 9 opens up a little bit, but also sacrifices some memorability in the process. 10 is a nice hole with a dramatically uphill approach shot... it makes for an interesting decision on your second shot as it's a fairly reachable par 5, but you don't want to get stuck on the hill. After that the back is fairly non-descript until you get to 18, which is one of the hardest tee shots I've encountered in my life... you just have to hit it straight or you're in trouble. Maybe if you have a higher ball-flight than me it's not such an issue... who knows.

Overall, Clay is a good track. The conditions the last month have been solid... greens are sometimes slow, but they are not bad at all. In terms of practice facilities, they are hands down the best available at the muni courses.

I would still choose Morris Williams if I could only play one round, but Clay is worth a visit.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Nice Layout

This is a very walkable course with shade trees for interest and cover when it's hot weather. The only downside is the greens were really slow and bumpy since it appears they aerated recently.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 29
3.0

Average is the best way to describe.

Everything about Jimmy Clay is average.
I got nothing bad to say...but I'd rather play Roy Kizer. Kizer is kind of like a Links course.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 2
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 8
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Good Muni course

First time playing here, so didn’t know what to expect. Overall it was a good layout. Fairways a bit thin coming out of cold weather. Greens were moderately slow, but in great condition. Didn’t see any 100/150/200 yard markers - that would be helpful. Driving range, chipping green, and putting green we’re very good. Staff was very helpful, friendly, and helpful. I’ll play it again, but probably during the week when it is not completely full.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Jimmy Clay

Austin golfers should proud of this municipal course. I played as a single in 3.5hours on a 66°day.
Not that I reccomend visiting them, the bunkers were as well maintained as any I've seen. Very difficult to lose a ball here unless you go in the water.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Jimmy Clay

Jimmy ClayCourse was fun, staff was pleasant. People I played the round Will were very enjoyable.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 8
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

In great shape!

They fairways are in great shape right now. So are the greens, but they are running really slow, so remember to hit the ball, Alice!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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