Clear Lake Golf Club

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3.5
Value
4.4
Layout
5.0
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.7
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About

Holes 18
Par 72
Length 6455
Slope 121
Rating 71.8
Type Semi-Private
Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Championship 72 6455 yards 71.8 121
Middle 72 6107 yards 71.8 121
Ladies 72 5527 yards 71.8 121
Scorecard for Clear Lake Golf 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: 70.7/121 350 333 486 264 182 511 422 346 180 3074 338 383 436 191 405 138 345 358 498 3092 6166
White M: 69.2/117 341 315 443 264 151 498 440 328 167 2947 317 371 422 179 363 125 309 309 455 2850 5797
Gold M: 66.1/111 295 285 419 259 142 452 364 289 162 2667 309 323 388 149 305 120 275 304 397 2570 5237
Red W: 66.9/107 273 248 442 255 135 414 385 254 122 2528 232 267 376 144 313 112 259 277 315 2295 4823
Handicap 7 3 9 13 15 5 1 11 17 14 4 6 16 2 18 8 12 10
Par 4 4 5 4 3 5 4 4 3 36 4 4 5 3 4 3 4 4 5 36 72
Handicap (W) 9 1 5 11 15 3 13 7 17 14 8 2 16 4 18 12 10 6

Course Details

Year Built 1918
Fairways Blue Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Open: 3/15 Closed: 11/01
Architect Jeff Gorney (1918)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

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

Reviews

3.8
15
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Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
First Time Playing
Good weather
Used cart

a lot of golf for little money

I was a little skeptical about playing here because of some of the reviews. Was pleasantly surprised and played it 3 times during our week in the area.

Very fun layout with some challenging holes that make you think about your game. Front nine is pretty open and not hard, but then you make the turn and its like you are on a different course, with tiny but good greens and rolling fairways.

Only bad thing is the length of the grass, fairways not bad but tee boxes need to be cut shorter.

Had a couple encounters with the grounds crew and they were friendly and seemed concerned about the quality of the course.

Would recommend if you are in the area.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Previously Played

Not the Mesceola Country Club I Remember

I played this course several years ago when it was the Mesceola Country Club and while I can't say I remember the specific conditions of the course at that time, I will say they couldn't have been as poor as they are now or I would have remembered and wouldn't have chosen to play here. On a bright note, the greens are in decent condition and roll fairly true. That is where the brightness ends. I was playing from the blue tees and actually had to forgo those tee boxes for the whites because the blue area was overtaken with weeds and hadn't been cared for in what seemed like weeks. Even the white tee boxes were sparse of grass and weeds were abundant. Fairways?? Hmmmmm. Not really sure there was such a thing. Grass again was sparse throughout the course. Many times while in the middle of the "fairway" I needed to find a patch of grass to place my ball on. The fairways were simply rough mowed a little bit shorter. The clubhouse is beyond outdated and a trip to the bathroom shows all of its age and lack of infrastructure investment. If you're looking for a course to learn to play or take young kids out to just have fun this might be a good choice but I wouldn't pay more than $15 to play this course. Management/ownership needs to invest some serious money and time into this course.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Awesome

Great course great layout easy to navigate and the other golfers were informative

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

Good experience for the price

The course was a little improved since the last time I played it (about 3-4 yrs. ago). It's a rough ride with lacking/poor cart paths and really bumpy fairways & roughs. But hopefully the new regime will continue to make improvements. Pricewise: it was a good deal.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

Great course for the money

Very nice and friendly staff. Really nice course and the Greens were excellent. I hope to go back there again this fall when the colors are on the trees.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

first timer

Great value!! Paid 16.50 for 18 w/ cart for a golf now hot buy.. I am always looking for the best combinations of cost and quality, and at that price, you can't go wrong. I would value rate this course as $30-$35 per 18

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Good weather
Used cart

Pleasant Surprise

Course is in good shape and was not very busy. Variety of interesting holes makes for challenging and interesting play. Greens a bit small on average, but in great shape. Overall great value for your dollar and would play again.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Good course

The coures just keep getting better all the time. Food need to get better ant the price of the food for what you get need to be lower.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Fair weather
Used cart

Challenging course

Very challenging course with many hidden greens and very sloped fairways. The grass in both the fairways and rough was high enough to hide golf balls in what should be plain sight.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Great course for starters.

I've played this course many times with my sons who are just beginning to golf. Great course for them to learn on. Not to busy so you are never rushed. Course is in good condition.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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