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3.7
455 Reviews (455)
5 Stars
92
4 Stars
193
3 Stars
124
2 Stars
24
1 Stars
22
Conditions
3.4
Value
3.9
Layout
4.1
Friendliness
4.0
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.6
87.4%
Recommend this course
385 out of 455 reviews
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Average Rating
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3.1
32 Reviews (32)
5 Stars
1
4 Stars
11
3 Stars
14
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
4
Conditions
2.6
Value
3.4
Layout
4.0
Pace
3.7
Amenities
3.1
StaffFriendliness
3.8
75.0%
Recommend this course
24 out of 32 reviews
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3.6
58 Reviews (58)
5 Stars
10
4 Stars
25
3 Stars
17
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
4
Conditions
3.4
Value
3.9
Layout
4.2
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.6
StaffFriendliness
4.0
86.2%
Recommend this course
50 out of 58 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public/Municipal
Style Links
Par 72
Length 6931 yards
Slope 126
Rating 73.8
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Jimmy Clay Golf Course
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Course Details

Year Built 1974
Golf Season Year round
Architect Joe Finger (1974)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - $14
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Collared shirt required

Food & Beverage

Food & Beverage

Available Facilities

Clubhouse

Reviews

3.7
455 Reviews (455)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 6
Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 21
Bunkers 15
Elevation Changes 13
This course/club is great for:
Locals 24
Walkers 18
Beginners 15
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 31
Near the Airport 21

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Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great Course, But So Crowded

This place packs as many golfers onto the course as it can. I’ve played here several times bc it’s in close proximity to where I live. The course itself is great, but you’ll be hard pressed to play a round in under 5 hours.

Conditions Good
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Nice course but some of the staff are no bueno

Called to ask for a tee time and the guy had a horrible attitude and I was mid question and he said “thank you” and hung up on me. Other than the couple of the people that work at the course it’s nice

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Meeting other golfers

Always a positive experience playing with other golfers here. I love to golf and it is nice to meet others who are friendly and fun to golf with

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 4
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Fast Pace

Course was ok. Pace of play was fast prob bc it was so hot. Range was closed, which isn’t a big deal but would of been nice to get an email, text, or smoke signal. Arrived early to get in a few warm swings but wasn’t able too. Amenities weren’t poor just the communication of them being unavailable.It’s the closest course so of course I’ll be back hundreds more times.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 3
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great Value

Really enjoyed the course. Our pace of play was under 4 hours

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
First Time Playing

Solid Muni

Just moved to the area and live near Jimmy Clay. I really enjoyed the layout. Conditions were fair but not terrible. The greens were shag carpeting but hopefully they will get them shaved down. Overall, good bang for your buck.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Decent Muni

Good course for the money but the greens need some TLC. Lots of rough patches causing putts to jump around . It will come back around in good shape once the patches are fixed

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 63
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Really Gone Downhill

With the number of players these two courses handle daily, the city of Austin could turn it into a golf Mecca. It’s time the parks department put some money into these two courses and improved the playing conditions. COME ON ATX!

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Poor greens

Overall jimmy clay is a phenomenal layout and is quite fun to play. However, the condition of the greens are poor to say the least. Most every green has sandy areas and bumps everywhere. Even with a good approach youll be lucky to have an unobstructed and “clean” path to the hole. Does eventuality get frustrating when you have good looks at par or birdie and a bump destroys the speed or line of your putt a quarter way through. Again, jimmy clay is a very fun course however it fails to compete even with its sister course Roy Kiser because of the greens. Hopefully the greens improve and honestly ill probably still play here sometimes if im looking for something cheaper. If youre not opposed to spending an extra $20 then maybe play somewhere else.

Conditions Poor
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Greens are sand

Greens are completely gone, putting in my backyard would be better than those greens. Be warned.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Poor
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 20
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser

Greens Are In Bad Shape

The greens are as bad as I have seen them in a long time. Last year was an excuse - the February freeze. There’s no reason they should be this bad now.

In the condition the green are fees should be lowered.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
1.0
Previously Played

Worst shape the greens have been in years

Easily the worst shape I’ve seen the greens at Jimmy Clay in ten years playing there consistently. Bumpy, sandy, and a lot of places just no grass. Your ball is going over the river and through the woods on any putt longer than three feet. They were in decent shape just a few weeks ago, but were in such bad shape when I played on 4/1 that it seemed like maintenance just completely stopped watering them. To see the greens like this on the same day the city raised the rates for the range grinder was very disappointing. We’re paying more money for a much worse experience.

Conditions Poor
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 18
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

A little TLC needed

I have played Clay in the past and enjoyed the course. I was disappointed in the condition of the course. Many of the greens had sections that weren't really playable. The fairways might come back if watered well, but it was disappointing to hit a fairway and end up with a hard, unplayable lie. I would recommend this to a friend, but only with a Hot Deal kind of green fee.

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Greens are terrible!

The conditions of all the greens are terrible. Bumpy and missing grass.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Course in great shape. Greens can use some work. Overall good course for time of year.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 13
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
First Time Playing

Greens

The course is a good value for price but greens are in really bad shape.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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