Clearwater Country Club

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3.6
551
5 Stars
68
4 Stars
261
3 Stars
137
2 Stars
60
1 Stars
25
Conditions
3.5
Value
3.9
Layout
3.8
Friendliness
4.2
Pace
3.7
Amenities
3.7
82.3%
Recommend this course
428 out of 551 reviews
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3.8
39
5 Stars
5
4 Stars
25
3 Stars
5
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
1
Conditions
3.6
Value
4.1
Layout
3.7
Pace
3.8
Amenities
3.6
StaffFriendliness
4.4
84.6%
Recommend this course
33 out of 39 reviews
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3.7
88
5 Stars
14
4 Stars
46
3 Stars
18
2 Stars
9
1 Stars
1
Conditions
3.6
Value
4.0
Layout
3.8
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.7
StaffFriendliness
4.3
86.4%
Recommend this course
76 out of 88 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Semi-Private
Par 72
Length 6225 yards
Slope 127
Rating 70.1
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
551

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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Decent day

Not a bad day on a course I have played a few other times. Staff i pro shop was good but there was nobody in charge at the first tee. Good pace of play on the back nine which we played first. Second nine was dreadfully slow. Willing to give it another shot.

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4.0
First Time Playing

Good course. Don't let the bad reviews stop you!

I was there on a colder and wet day. That probably scared away many people so I was done in 3.5 hours.

The fairways are wide and the greens are mostly evelvated and in great shape. I liked the back to back par 5's on the back 9.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented On 2019-02-14T14:22:45.000+00:00

Hello. We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We're glad to hear you had a good time, and we hope you join us for another round soon. Thanks for choosing Clearwater.

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Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
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2.0
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Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

SLOW PLAY/At C W C C

Amazing how S L O W a course can get. Teed off after starting time of 12:52 waiting for carts. Played one hole and then joined 3 other groups on 2nd hole to play. In all front nine took over 3 hours plus to play . Dropped out after the 11th hole with many others quitting there round. It looks like Fridays are surely not the day to play there or the weekends. Ranger not to be found, I don't think one would help in this case.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
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Clearwater Country Club
Commented On 2019-02-11T15:28:03.000+00:00

Hello, Hasen. Thank you for reviewing the course. We apologize for the delay of play during your round. This is by no means the standard we strive to achieve. With an uncharacteristically full day, we worked hard to accommodate everyone and allow all our guest the chance to play there rounds. With that in mind, we are working to best control pace and allow everyone to finish in a reasonable amount of time. We will continue to look for ways to improve. Thank you for playing Clearwater, we hope to see you again soon.

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Handicap 20-24
Skill Advanced
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I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Busy course

My friend and I came down from upstate NY for a week's vacation. We decided to play a round of golf at Clearwater CC and were treated to playing on a very nice course. It was busy but we got our round in before dark

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
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Clearwater Country Club
Commented On 2019-02-11T15:06:39.000+00:00

Hello. We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. We're glad you both enjoyed your rounds. Thank you for the 4 stars! We aim for a 5-star experience, so we always welcome feedback. Thank you for playing Clearwater. #ClearwaterGolfCC #GolfFriends #BeautifulGolfCourses

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4.0
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Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Clearwater Country Club
Commented On 2019-02-11T15:03:14.000+00:00

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

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Conditions Average
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Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
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Clearwater Country Club
Commented On 2019-02-06T14:38:22.000+00:00

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

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I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
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Clearwater Country Club
Commented On 2019-02-06T13:51:51.000+00:00

Hi, Rich. We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon. Thanks for choosing Clearwater.

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Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing
Used cart

A typical muni

The staff was most accommodating and friendly. The course was very open with a meandering creek and all elevated greens being the main difficulties. Conditions: Greens were true and quick, fairways were inconsistent with many bare spots, Tees were OK. Driving range was closed due to wetness. Too costly for a "muni" experience. Mgmt. tries hard to provide a pleasant experience, but lack of funding may limit what they can do.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Clearwater Country Club
Commented On 2019-01-31T14:09:45.000+00:00

Hello. We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. Thank you for the 4 stars! We aim for a 5-star experience, so we always welcome feedback for improvement. Thank you for playing Clearwater.

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Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
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3.0
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Windy weather
Used cart

People, People Everywhere!

The positives first: every single staff member at this course that we encountered was extremely friendly from the pro-shop attendant, to the waitress in the grille to the starter -- all great!

The negatives -- this course was extremely crowded and extremely tight. Adding to this was construction on the road adjacent to the course which was very noisy. On the first few holes we had to deal with folks from two different holes in our fairway and the constant drone of the machinery.

We were stacked up in line on the tee 4 deep....which seemed to move along once we got going -- not too painful. However there are a few holes on the course that back up, really somewhat inexplicably. We got to I think the fourth hole and we were the fifth group -- two on the hole and three on the tee..Awful!! There were a couple other holes later in the round which also backed up like this -- nothing ruins the flow of the round like not hitting a shot for 15 minutes!

There were several holes with fences around the tee box or green to protect golfers from bad shots from other holes -- like I said, very tight. I wouldn't play this course again.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Poor
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
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Clearwater Country Club
Commented On 2019-01-31T14:10:28.000+00:00

Hello. We are sorry to see that your overall experience was anything short of 5 stars, but we hope you'll give us another try in the near future. Thanks for choosing Clearwater.

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Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
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I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Commented On 2019-01-31T14:08:38.000+00:00

Hello, Kennie. We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. Please join us for another round soon. Thanks for choosing Clearwater.

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4.0
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Good shape

All was good. Course was in good shape, pace was fine, staff is always cordial and enjoyed the 2some I played with. Price was great using golf now!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
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Clearwater Country Club
Commented On 2019-01-30T14:27:36.000+00:00

Hello. Thanks so much for the great review. This is the experience we strive to provide. We partnered with GolfNow because we believe in offering our golfers the best opportunities in golf, whether that be with our website or our partner’s. We will continue to work hard and create an excellent experience. Thank you for playing Clearwater. We hope to see you again soon. #ClearwaterGolfCC #GolfLife #BeautifulGolfCourses #LiveUnderPar

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented On 2019-01-25T14:35:59.000+00:00

Hello, Greg. Thank you for your 5-star rating! Book another round with us soon. Thanks for choosing Clearwater.

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Skill Advanced
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I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Clearwater Country Club
Commented On 2019-01-28T16:25:43.000+00:00

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

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Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Cold weather
Used cart

First time

I liked the course, playing from the green is challenging for a women but I like a challenge. Lots of water to cross and some tee boxes and greens are next to each other. Stunning view looking down over number 17. Staff was very friendly.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Clearwater Country Club
Commented On 2019-01-18T14:20:21.000+00:00

Hello. We appreciate you leaving a review and rating us. We're glad to hear how much you enjoyed the challenge. We will inform the entire team, so they know their hard work is paying off. We look forward to having you back! Thanks for choosing @ClearwaterGolfCC. #PlayLikeAGirl #GolfLife #GirlsGolf #BeautifulGolfCourse

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Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Monday GOLF day

Used Golf Now hot deal and played with two others from NY and Conn gentleman. Played in 3 hours and 20 mins. Greens are fast and good for a public course. Teed off around 11:45 with the first tee wide open.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented On 2019-01-20T00:51:10.000+00:00

Well the day didn’t start off well, we got there and paid for our tee time to find out they didn’t have any carts available and the starter had to scramble to accommodate everyone. We were paired with another twosome but not told who. No one told us to start on hole number #10, we assumed like normal everyone starts on #1. Very bad organization kinda like a free for all. Then when we were up to tee off, they sent a motley crew 5-some in front of us that took forever on each green, including a wanta be tour pro, a old cigar smoking member that was rude, and the women’s club champion. ( funny our ladies played better than her and were not rude) I asked the alledged women’s club champion at the turn if they were still 5 and was told rudely it doesn’t matter there was nowhere to go. The two club members drove their carts any and everywhere, right up to the green. I can’t believe a golf course would tolerate this behavior, hope they have enough members to support the club, because they are not public friendly. Also,There was not toilet paper in either ladies room on the course, and the front nine ladies room looked and smelled like someone peed on the floor. We haven’t played this course in over two years due to poor conditions, but the course is in good shape. It’s just got poor management. This was definitely our last time playing this course. I can’t tolerate improper etiquette, I like to enjoy playing golf, and you can’t do it here.

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Commented On 2019-01-16T19:13:21.000+00:00

Hello, Hasenohr. We appreciate you leaving a review and rating us 5 stars. We will inform the entire team, so they know their hard work is paying off. We look forward to having you back! Thanks for choosing Clearwater.

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Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
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I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Commented On 2019-01-16T19:09:45.000+00:00

Hello. We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us 4-stars! We aim for a 5-star experience, so we always welcome feedback for improvement. Thank you for playing Clearwater.

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Friendly, good Value!

Friendly staff - felt very welcome!

Good condition!

Good value!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented On 2019-01-16T19:01:20.000+00:00

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

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Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
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I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
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Clearwater Country Club
Commented On 2019-01-16T18:54:34.000+00:00

Hi, Chuck. We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon. Thanks for choosing Clearwater.

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