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3.0
394 Reviews (394)
5 Stars
51
4 Stars
149
3 Stars
104
2 Stars
48
1 Stars
42
Conditions
2.8
Value
3.4
Layout
3.8
Friendliness
3.8
Pace
3.5
Amenities
2.2
56.5%
Recommend this course
262 out of 394 reviews
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3.0
49 Reviews (49)
5 Stars
5
4 Stars
12
3 Stars
16
2 Stars
9
1 Stars
7
Conditions
2.8
Value
3.2
Layout
3.4
Pace
3.3
Amenities
1.9
StaffFriendliness
3.6
53.1%
Recommend this course
26 out of 49 reviews
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3.0
84 Reviews (84)
5 Stars
7
4 Stars
23
3 Stars
28
2 Stars
13
1 Stars
13
Conditions
2.7
Value
3.2
Layout
3.6
Pace
3.3
Amenities
1.8
StaffFriendliness
3.8
53.6%
Recommend this course
45 out of 84 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 71
Length 6863 yards
Slope 135
Rating 73.6

The newly renovated Claw at USF, named thus for its many doglegged fairways, offers a distinct layout that seamlessly winds through moss draped oaks and towering pines on pristine Florida preservation land. You will enjoy the fact that there are no houses crowding the fairways. Located at the University of South Florida, this manicured course is home to alligators, deer, turkeys and many other rare inhabitants. You will feel like you are playing in the heart of a nature preserve. "The Claw" is also home to the nationally ranked men's and women's USF Golf Teams. Elevated greens and new Tif-Dwarf putting surface, will test your finesse and shot making ability.

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Course Details

Year Built 1967
Greens Champion Bermuda Grass
Golf Season Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes
GPS No
Pull-carts No

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Caddies No
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

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

Food & Beverage

Grill

Available Facilities

Clubhouse

Reviews

3.0
394 Reviews (394)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 20
Brunch 9
Watching the Game 8
Course Challenges Include:
Narrow Fairways 43
Water Hazards 36
Bunkers 29
This course/club is great for:
Locals 34
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 33
Advanced Golfers 31
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 43
On a College Campus 39
Worth the Drive 19

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4.0
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Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
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2.0
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Skip this place

The club house is a conex in the parking lot. The carts are molding on the seats, the grass is cut too short, they have leaves everywhere so it's hard to spot the ball, the tee times are not enforced (we were given the go ahead to tee off 10 minutes early because we had two new players in my party, by the time we were hitting our second shot the next group was teeing off, felt rushed the entire time, the layout is confusing.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
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Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
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Reviews 1
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Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
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First Time Playing

Properly priced

Properly priced for course conditions and amenities, but overall disappointed at the condition for a Div 1 school golf course.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
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Reviews 4
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
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Conditions Average
Value Fair
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Friendliness Fair
Pace Fair
Amenities Poor
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Reviews 8
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing

Pardsie

Great layout
Decent greens
Fairways need some TLC

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
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Previously Played

The course is falling apart. Greens are in good shape, but that's about it.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
First Time Playing

Maintenance

Maintenance was awful tee box were horrible on most holes over booked had no carts when I showed up but paid for one course is over priced for what you get I’m a 2 handicap golfer and will never go back.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Previously Played

Very slow

Pace of slow was extremely slow due to walkers from the golf team. The team should not be allowed to walk at certain hours. They showed no respect to the general public. Players would just jump around the coyote any open hole delaying the whole course.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 22
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
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Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

1 hour wait past our tee time for carts returning from course

Unbelievable that USF after years of the same problem of not putting money back into the course and everyone that showed up around our noon tee time waited an hour or more BEYOND their tee times for a cart. Horrible as this has been going on for years now???

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

New Year’s Eve

Sucked. Had to wait for carts. No balls for the driving range cuz they were soo busy. Everyone there was super dope. Friendly. Helpful. Just didn’t have enough carts so about 10 groups had to wait.
New Year’s Eve tho. Idk.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 26
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great layout

The layout is great. Course conditions could be better. The amenities need to be improved.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Commented on 12/31/2020

Thank you so much for your review! We are happy to see you enjoyed our course. We value your feedback, and hope to see you back in the future

Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 12/31/2020

Thank you jstomaszewicz for your review. We look forward to seeing you back out here soon!

Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Commented on 12/27/2020

Thank you for your review. We look forward to seeing you back out here soon!

Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
1.0
First Time Playing

Overbooked

The pace of play was terrible, let alone they didn’t have carts available until it’d already been 45mins past our tee time. Management is all about making money because they overbooked the course. It seems common sense isn’t common anymore as they put 2 foursomes in front of a twosome. Collectively we played 7 holes in 3 hours, skipping ahead from the 10th to the 17th, ironically the people on 16 were on 9 when we tee’d off on 1. Get more carts, don’t overbook the course, and needless to say we won’t be back.

Conditions Average
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
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Commented on 12/27/2020

Thank you mgonza8 for your review. We look forward to seeing you back out here soon!

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