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3.6
740 Reviews (740)
5 Stars
102
4 Stars
347
3 Stars
178
2 Stars
74
1 Stars
39
Conditions
3.5
Value
3.7
Layout
3.7
Friendliness
4.1
Pace
3.7
Amenities
3.5
77.6%
Recommend this course
573 out of 740 reviews
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Average Rating
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3.2
42 Reviews (42)
5 Stars
5
4 Stars
14
3 Stars
14
2 Stars
4
1 Stars
5
Conditions
3.1
Value
3.2
Layout
3.6
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.2
StaffFriendliness
3.9
69.0%
Recommend this course
29 out of 42 reviews
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Average Rating
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3.6
127 Reviews (127)
5 Stars
24
4 Stars
52
3 Stars
32
2 Stars
10
1 Stars
9
Conditions
3.4
Value
3.6
Layout
3.7
Pace
3.7
Amenities
3.5
StaffFriendliness
4.0
77.2%
Recommend this course
98 out of 127 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Semi-Private
Par 72
Length 6200 yards
Slope 124
Rating 69.4

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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Course Details

Year Built 1920
Fairways Bermuda Grass
Greens Bermuda Grass
Architect Herbert Strong (1920) Perry Maxwell (1940) Joe Lee Press Maxwell (1940)

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

Food & Beverage

Snacks, Restaurant, Beverage Carts

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Meeting Facilities

Reviews

3.6
740 Reviews (740)

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 75
Seniors 65
Walkers 40
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 106
Worth the Drive 17
Near Local Attractions 16

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Rip off

Half of the greens were unplayable and the entire course hasn’t been mowed in weeks

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
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4.0
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Pace Good
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Conditions Fair
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Friendliness Poor
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Reviews 1
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Skill Intermediate
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I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Reviews 19
Handicap 0-4
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Plays A few times a week
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3.0
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First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

100 Year Old Beauty!

Anytime you could play a golf course that is 100 years old.....go play it! There are very challenging holes out there. Enjoy them. There is a sense of order to this course. Be kind and overlook issues that they have due to Covid, excessive rain and transition. It appears to me that the management is trying their best to correct such issues. So anytime a course could still be in existence for 100 years....have fun and see it's beauty! Thanks.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Fair
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Absolutely Awful Course

This course should not be open. The greens are some of the worst I've seen in the entire Tampa area. Fairways are spotty and half dirt/weeds. They charged us $30 and we asked for our money back. We could not even finish the 18 holes we paid for. We Quit at 13. The entire back nine is full of temporary greens with cups/holes instead of the normal size. Just a total goat course and i would never recommend this course to anyone and I will never play this course again.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 36
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played

Clearwater Country Club

this course is always in good condition, other than 2 greens that were temporary due to the greens being replaced the course was in great shape. Once the new grass on the greens sets in itll be back to the original layout. Always enjoy playing here.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Two greens under conatruction

the round was fine, but two holes were under construction which was dissappointing.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Fair
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 8
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
First Time Playing

Awful Conditions

This course is in really bad shape and there is a lot of on-course deferred maintenance. The bathroom structures and cart paths are in awful shape. The condition of the greens are very poor (possibly the worst in the area), and I mean extremely bad- bald, bumpy, fungus infected, and missing all together. 2 of the holes had temporary greens and I was not given advance notice at check-in. The list of maintenance needs goes on.

I very respectfully request that operators of poorly maintained facilities; for example, a neglected course like this one, stop fabricating multiple glowing reviews of their facilities and turf conditions. I’m not a golf snob. If I know a course is in bad condition prior to playing it, I’ll likely play it again, but, when you lie about conditions through the guise of fictitious member reviews you loose my business forever. Thank you to the many golf now members who do give honest reviews.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Fair
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Poor fairway conditions. Very poor green condition. Overgrown, patchy and a lot of holes from birds.

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Sooooo slow

It was a weekend, I know it is busier than normal, while they had staff to make people wear masks and get us started, there was not a ranger to deal with the incredibly slow players, I’m talking about a par 5, people on the green and three groups piled up on the tee because the kids thought they would drive the green at 400 yards, we bailed out at that point, but there was plenty of frustration among the waiting players

Conditions Excellent
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Awesome service & fun course!

We were visiting family in the area and decided to try to play 18 early on a Saturday and it was perfect. Not too crowded, staff was friendly and helpful. Thanks for a great experience!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 57
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played

Getting better

The conditions of the course is grating better. About a month ago the greens were not looking well Fairways always look good. The course is just coming around fairly well there are some greens with little problems but all in all very good.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 17
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Previously Played

Bad Greens

Other than horrible greens, I don’t have any other real complaints. Greens spotty, fluffy and extremely slow. Staff was very nice.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Bad greens

Wish they would have informed me that 3 of the greens were not even being used.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 22
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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