Clearwater Country Club

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3.6
519
5 Stars
63
4 Stars
242
3 Stars
133
2 Stars
57
1 Stars
24
Conditions
3.5
Value
3.9
Layout
3.8
Friendliness
4.1
Pace
3.7
Amenities
3.7
81.4%
Recommend this course
401 out of 515 reviews
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3.7
17
5 Stars
1
4 Stars
12
3 Stars
2
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
0
Conditions
3.2
Value
4.3
Layout
4.0
Pace
4.6
Amenities
3.7
StaffFriendliness
4.6
88.2%
Recommend this course
15 out of 17 reviews
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Average Rating
3.7
95
5 Stars
16
4 Stars
46
3 Stars
22
2 Stars
10
1 Stars
1
Conditions
3.6
Value
4.0
Layout
3.9
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.2
85.3%
Recommend this course
81 out of 95 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Par 72
Length 6225
Slope 127
Rating 70.1
Type Semi-Private
Located just minutes from the beach, the conveniently situated Clearwater Country Club sprawls across a coastal landscape of Spanish moss-draped trees and towering, mature oaks. Stevenson Creek meanders through the golf course, coming into play on six holes. Built in 1920, the layout has a traditional design that is challenging but fair. The course is tight but it plays long, especially on the par 5s. The rolling fairways are well manicured and the greens play at medium speed and are consistently well maintained. Clearwater C.C. actually has a reputation amongst locals for its superb conditions. It is also popular with visitors, snowbirds specifically, since the club offers the area's only seasonal and short-season membership with exclusive privileges. It is also one of the few clubs in the area that allows walking.
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 72 6225 yards 70.1 127
White 72 5947 yards 69.0 124
Red 72 5448 yards 66.5 118
Red (W) 72 5448 yards 72.3 124
Gold 72 5312 yards 65.6 116
Gold (W) 72 5312 yards 71.4 119
Scorecard for Clearwater Country Club
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Blue M: 71.4/129 341 370 342 345 245 174 371 460 367 3015 333 213 414 502 503 399 156 346 319 3185 6200
White M: 70.1/127 W: 74.8/132 329 359 315 327 230 165 355 432 356 2868 318 159 402 475 470 385 145 339 297 2990 5858
Green M: 64.6/116 W: 70.5/122 320 348 271 253 220 152 306 380 350 2600 298 139 336 440 439 355 137 321 285 2750 5350
Orange M: 57.7/99 W: 59.4/98 311 340 260 249 212 148 299 371 316 2506 265 126 323 352 341 345 127 310 273 2462 4968
Handicap 15 1 13 9 17 7 3 5 11 18 8 2 6 16 4 10 14 12
Par 4 4 4 4 4 3 4 5 4 36 4 3 4 5 5 4 3 4 4 36 72
Handicap (W) 11 1 15 9 13 17 3 7 5 14 16 8 4 10 2 18 12 6

Course Details

Year Built 1920
Fairways Bermuda Grass
Greens Bermuda Grass
Architect Herbert Strong (1920) Perry Maxwell (1945)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Casual

Reviews

3.6
519

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 54
Brunch 29
19th Hole Specials 21
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 68
Water Hazards 59
Undulating Greens 35
This course/club is great for:
Locals 74
Seniors 65
Walkers 40
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 105
Worth the Drive 17
Near Local Attractions 16

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played

Great greens

Great layout.Would recommend not only to friends but everyone.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Clearwater Country Club
Commented On 11/08/2018

Hello. Thank you so much for the review. We are glad you had an incredible time and hope to see you again soon, and thanks for choosing Clearwater!

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Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Public course

In good shape. Greens and tee boxes great.

Light traffic made for a fast round.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Clearwater Country Club
Commented On 11/07/2018

Hi. We appreciate you leaving a review and rating us. We will inform the entire team, so they know their hard work is paying off. We look forward to having you back!

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
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Clearwater Country Club
Commented On 11/05/2018

Hello. We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon.

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Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Response from Clearwater Country Club on 10/26/2018:
Hello, and thank you so much for the review. We are glad you had an incredible time and hope to see you again soon!
Played On
Skill Intermediate
3.0
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

My Review of Clearwater Country Club

Looks good. Very green.

Many trees.

Good practice putting green.

Good practice short game area with a practice bunker.

Good driving range with grass, not mats.

Range balls cost extra.

Nice people on the course.

Nice, helpful staff members.

Good, speedy cart.

Many ball markings on greens.

Greens were not too fast.

I rate the course a 3.4 on a 5 point scale.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Fair
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Response from Clearwater Country Club on 10/24/2018:
Hi, Dee. We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. We aim for a 5-star experience, so we always welcome feedback for improvement. Thank you for playing Clearwater.
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Response from Clearwater Country Club on 10/01/2018:
Hello. We appreciate your 4-star rating and review, and we hope you join us for another round soon. Thanks for choosing Clearwater.
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Good shape

Tee to green the course is in very good shape. Greens were good.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Response from Clearwater Country Club on 09/24/2018:
Hi. We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We're glad you enjoyed the course conditions, and we hope you join us for another round soon. Thanks for choosing Clearwater Country Club.
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
2.0
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

It could be a very fun course. Most holes are fairly short. Good course to work on your game, and I will probably will return. However, the greens are probably some of the worst I have ever played on. Burnt out, long, they look like someone walked all over them wearing spikes twisting their feet, and SO SLOW. A lot of fairways burnt out as well.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Response from Clearwater Country Club on 08/16/2018:
Hello. We are sorry to see that your overall experience was anything short of 5 stars. We hope you'll give us another try in the near future.
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Commented On 09/29/2018

You played a different course than I did. First 2 greens are tiny but fair. I've played here 15 + times and while the Bermuda greens are tough to read, I have never left with a bad score due to the condition of the greens. I say try it again. Maybe the mower had the day off.

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Out of towner

Staff was awesome from the front desk to the starter to the restaurant lady. Course was pretty wet due to abnormal amount of rain, but very playable. Not a big fan of courses where holes run back and forth, but enjoyed my round.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Response from Clearwater Country Club on 08/13/2018:
Hello, Tom. We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We're so glad you enjoyed your tee time, and we hope you join us for another round soon. Thanks for choosing Clearwater Country Club!
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Response from Clearwater Country Club on 07/17/2018:
Thanks for the great review! We hope to see you again for another round soon!
Played On
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Solid Layout - I'd Go Back

This was my first time playing there. The greens were in the midst of be fixed, but despite that it was a good round. I went on as a single and linked up with the course PGA teaching pro (Jeff Haney) who was a good guide for the course and not overly pushy about lessons, etc. I've been fortunate to play much better courses in the past, but overall it was good value for the money and I'll go back there.

Conditions Fair
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Response from Clearwater Country Club on 07/11/2018:
Hello, we appreciate the kind comments and great review. We're happy to hear you were able to enjoy a round with Jeff Haney and hope to see you again for another round soon. Thanks for playing Clearwater Country Club!
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Response from Clearwater Country Club on 07/12/2018:
Hi csmtom, thanks for taking the time to leave us another review. We're happy to hear you enjoyed another round with us and hope to see you again for another round soon! Thanks for playing Clearwater Country Club!
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Response from Clearwater Country Club on 07/07/2018:
Hi csmtom. we appreciate you taking the time to leave us a review. We're happy to hear you enjoyed your round with us and hope to see you again for another one soon. Thanks for playing Clearwater Country Club!
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

The staff was very friendly and helpful. The course layout was good. We had to rent clubs because we were visiting from out of town the rentals were not good. But for $10 what do you expect. The greens were horrible. My putts were affected almost on every putt. Someone said that’s how all greens are back East. I really enjoyed the course except for the greens.

Conditions Fair
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

The greens were spotty and fairways also spotty.

While there wasn't any length to the grass on the fairways. The grass around anything the riding mower couldn't reach was 12" deep.

The only green that was in good shape was the 18th.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Twice a year
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Fun course

Our foursome enjoyed our round . Greens need alittle work but a great day over all

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great course for the money

This layout doesnt have a lot of water but is challenging in narrow fairways and hole placement and greens are true. Great course to have a casual round of golf that will challenge any handicap. Highly recommend.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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