Clearwater Country Club

3.5616588235 3.6 stars from 5 (469)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6225 yards
  • Slope: 127
  • Rating: 70.1
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Dress code: Casual

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

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

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.

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.6 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.7 stars from 5
Value: 3.8 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.6 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.1 stars from 5
Course Layout: 3.8 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.4 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 469 Reviews
5 stars:
55
4 stars:
218
3 stars:
121
2 stars:
51
1 stars:
24

recommend this course

357 out of 465 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city worth the drive near local attractions   Great for locals seniors walkers   Challenges include bunkers water hazards undulating greens   Great for drinks brunch 19th hole specials  

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"Need more carts"


u6103662's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/23/2018
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Reviewed on

Had to wait for a cart. Pace of play was slow. Otherwise the layout is challenging and course is in good shape.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



Flanagan1010's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/22/2018
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Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course



lewmacross's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/22/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

very nice. i would like to see a marshall, correction, active marshall. the group in front of us was slow but on a par 3 after they had putted out one of their golfers stayed on the green for about two minutes talking on his cellphone. i finally hollered at him.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



u840160033's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/19/2018
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Great friendly staff. Fast greens and challenging shots. I would definitely recommend this course to anyone!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Pace of play was atrocious!!!"


u371764991's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/18/2018
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Course was great and lots of fun to play but the pace of play was an absolute joke and having ZERO marshals to help keep things moving made it less enjoyable

We definitely won’t be back until the pace of play is addressed.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"Good shape"


u8707001's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/18/2018
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Tee to green the course is in as good or better condition as any of the other public tracks in the area. Quite an enjoyable round.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course


"First time at Clearwater GC"


Steve1339504's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/17/2018
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Reviewed on

My overall impression was positive about the course. The layout was challenging with the rolling hills which are different from most local courses. The staff was very friendly and accommodating The major disappointment I had was that considering that it is only February, there was way too much dead grass in the fairways and rough areas, as well as around the greens. There should not be any dead brown grass at this time. I can understand having it in August, but come on now, at these winter rates the tourists (and us locals too) should be able to hit off grass everywhere. I may return after the rates go down, but If there is this much dead grass, I won’t be too happy.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average


I recommend this course


"Poorly managed"


u6103662's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/16/2018
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Tee time was 11:52 and did not get off until 1 30. They didn’t have enough carts. Never seen anything like it.


Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course



Mikele5850's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/16/2018
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Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Jason"


u000007724875's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/16/2018
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Good course but way over booked. You can’t send groups off every 7 mins. They were half an behind schedule and it took 5 hours to play. No a Marshall to be found.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



None's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/14/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



lewmacross's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/08/2018
Previously played Used cart Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

very good value. we had an early t time so we moved very well. as usual the greens were good and consistent. also as usuall people continue to ignore fixing ball marks. it is a real shame. overall it was a very good value


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



HSHEA's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/08/2018
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Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course



Boxlady10's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/06/2018
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



u000005675200's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/05/2018
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average


I recommend this course



csmtom's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/03/2018
Previously played Used cart Cold weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Very tired, how sad."


Nmab's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/01/2018
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Reviewed on

Having played this course over the last 10 years is has recently really gone down hill.

The greens were bad, the tee boxes appalling and the fairways bald.

This course is now, at best, third rate rather than, previously, one of our favourites.

Unless a substantial investment is put into this course I cannot see it surviving.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I don't recommend this course



patmcaneny001's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  Don't know

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/31/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Chilly morning"


gbhead's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/29/2018
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Reviewed on

Course is in good shape. Played about 8A M so pace was excellent.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Slow Play"



2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/27/2018
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Club seems to overbook the course therefore resulting in very slow play. Took two and a half hours to play nine holes. A lot of walkers also slow the play as well.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course



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