University of South Florida Golf Course - The Claw

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3.0
256
5 Stars
35
4 Stars
111
3 Stars
63
2 Stars
28
1 Stars
19
Staff Friendliness
4.0
Pace
3.6
Amenities
3.0
Conditions
2.5
Value
3.4
Layout
0
53.5%
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184 out of 256 reviews
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3.0
256
5 Stars
0
4 Stars
5
3 Stars
6
2 Stars
5
1 Stars
3
Staff Friendliness
3.8
Pace
3.4
Amenities
3.0
Conditions
2.2
Value
3.6
Layout
3.8
52.6%
Recommend this course
10 out of 19 reviews
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3.0
256
5 Stars
1
4 Stars
9
3 Stars
12
2 Stars
7
1 Stars
6
Staff Friendliness
3.9
Pace
3.6
Amenities
2.7
Conditions
2.2
Value
3.3
Layout
3.9
51.4%
Recommend this course
18 out of 35 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Par 71
Length 6863
Slope 132
Rating 74.2
Type Public
The newly renovated Claw at USF, named thus for its many doglegged fairways, offers a distinct layout that seamlessly winds through moss draped oaks and towering pines on pristine Florida preservation land. You will enjoy the fact that there are no houses crowding the fairways. Located at the University of South Florida, this manicured course is home to alligators, deer, turkeys and many other rare inhabitants. You will feel like you are playing in the heart of a nature preserve. "The Claw" is also home to the nationally ranked men's and women's USF Golf Teams. Elevated greens and new Tif-Dwarf putting surface, will test your finesse and shot making ability.
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The Claw at USF
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Dark Green 71 6863 yards 74.2 132
Gold 71 6288 yards 71.9 125
Light Green 71 5939 yards 69.5 122
Light Green (W) 71 5939 yards 73.9 126
Yellow 71 5353 yards 70.9 115
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Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Dark Green M: 73.6/135 439 415 522 421 160 516 443 220 422 3558 404 388 166 435 538 394 185 377 418 3305 6863
Gold M: 71.0/126 419 350 496 369 145 483 410 195 383 3250 378 345 151 393 493 377 168 341 392 3038 6288
Light Green M: 69.5/122 W: 73.9/126 375 333 479 357 133 438 380 175 364 3034 363 336 139 375 481 362 153 331 365 2905 5939
Yellow M: 67.2/120 W: 70.8/117 360 313 420 347 120 410 370 132 340 2812 353 293 86 309 470 311 111 268 340 2541 5353
Handicap 5 15 1 11 17 7 9 13 3 6 10 18 4 2 8 12 16 14
Par 4 4 5 4 3 5 4 3 4 36 4 4 3 4 5 4 3 4 4 35 71

Course Details

Year Built 1967
Greens Champion Bermuda
Golf Season Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes
GPS No
Pull-carts No

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker No
Caddies No
Golf School Academy Yes
Golf Simulator No
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes
Practice Hole No

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Proper golf attire required.

Reviews

3.0
256

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 20
Brunch 9
Watching the Game 8
Course Challenges Include:
Narrow Fairways 43
Water Hazards 36
Bunkers 29
This course/club is great for:
Locals 34
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 33
Advanced Golfers 31
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 43
On a College Campus 39
Worth the Drive 19
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Played On 08/01/2018
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Water, water everywhere!

I’ve played this course many times, but it’s been some time. I’ve never seen such extensive flooding all over the course. It made it tough for the grounds crews to properly maintain the course. Thankfully though, there were no restrictions for carts, but you really had to be careful where you drove.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Good
Off-course amenities Average
Course Conditions Fair
Value for the Money Good
Course Layout Good
Played On 07/18/2018
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart

Course Conflicts

The Claw is a challenging course layout but, the tee boxes and several greens need a lot of work. I like this course. It is deceptively challenging but, if the course continues to slide it is a problem. One good item, the greens on the back nine seem to be better than the front and maybe there is hope that the greens, tee boxes, and fairways will improve. One last note. While we are faced with heavy rains in the summer months, the greenside sand traps were like hitting off concrete. Please work to bring back this great course.
Staff Friendliness Average
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Fair
Course Conditions Fair
Value for the Money Good
Course Layout Excellent
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Commented On 07/20/2018
Thank you for playing The Claw and for providing your feedback. Our team is working hard to improve course conditions this summer so that we can give every guest an outstanding golf experience. We hope to see you again soon!
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Played On 06/30/2018
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Good Course

We played early on a Saturday morning as a twosome and were able play at our own pace which is fast. The course was in good condition, not excellent. Greens were a little slow. Good value.
Staff Friendliness Good
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Excellent
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout Excellent
Played On 05/07/2018
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Only back 9

Front nine were down due to aeration that was not publicized until arrival.
Staff Friendliness Average
Pace of Play Average
Off-course amenities Average
Course Conditions Average
Value for the Money Good
Course Layout Good
Played On 04/29/2018
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

In bad shape.

The course was in very bad condition, a lot of dirt. The greens, tees, fairways and even the rough was missing a lot of grass. We had to move our ball to have a good try at a putt on numerous greens. To pricey for condition and played very slow 5 hours is a little long
Staff Friendliness Fair
Pace of Play Fair
Course Conditions Poor
Value for the Money Poor
Course Layout Poor
Played On 04/28/2018
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Too bad...Course burn up

This nicely laid out course has gone the way of many local courses. Lack of water on the course has ruined many greens and even some fairways. Too bad for such a course with so much potential.
Staff Friendliness Average
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Average
Course Conditions Poor
Value for the Money Fair
Course Layout Excellent
Played On 04/27/2018
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

The Claw

I don't now what is going on ith the green maintenece. I have seen worse after a stormy season. Hopefully, management will ring this course back to it's former glory!!
Staff Friendliness Good
Pace of Play Good
Course Conditions Fair
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout Good
Played On 04/27/2018
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Not the worst, should be better

Course should be way better for this time of the year. Love the layout and the raised greens but every fairway is like cow pasture. Several shots out of the fairway might as well have been out if a sand trap. Greens were rough and slow. Love the layout, just wish the university would spend the money to get it in good shape.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Average
Off-course amenities Good
Course Conditions Fair
Value for the Money Average
Course Layout Good
Played On 04/27/2018
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Challenging Layout, good value for your money

It seems this course gets a lot of play so I can't complain too much about the conditions. The greens can be a bit slow at times, but mostly roll well. The course presents some tight, tough holes that make for some risk/reward shots. The greens are small, so your approach shots must be solid, and many holes feature large sand traps that can be quite the challenge. The cart guys are super friendly and always nice. The offer super cheap deals through their texting program and even a standard round is pretty cheap. If you're in the area it's tough to beat for the value/price.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Average
Course Conditions Good
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout Excellent
Played On 04/17/2018
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Staff Friendliness Good
Pace of Play Average
Off-course amenities Fair
Course Conditions Average
Value for the Money Good
Course Layout Average

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