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3.0
517 Reviews (517)
5 Stars
62
4 Stars
188
3 Stars
136
2 Stars
68
1 Stars
63
Conditions
2.9
Value
3.3
Layout
3.8
Friendliness
3.8
Pace
3.5
Amenities
1.9
56.6%
Recommend this course
330 out of 517 reviews
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Average Rating
Avg Rating
2.6
47 Reviews (47)
5 Stars
3
4 Stars
9
3 Stars
14
2 Stars
9
1 Stars
12
Conditions
2.6
Value
2.8
Layout
3.8
Pace
3.5
Amenities
1.6
StaffFriendliness
3.6
34.0%
Recommend this course
16 out of 47 reviews
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3.0
120 Reviews (120)
5 Stars
11
4 Stars
36
3 Stars
32
2 Stars
20
1 Stars
21
Conditions
2.9
Value
3.3
Layout
3.8
Pace
3.6
Amenities
1.6
StaffFriendliness
3.8
54.2%
Recommend this course
65 out of 120 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 No
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
517 Reviews (517)

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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Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Solid

Greens were in good condition considering it had rained and was cold for the day. Will play again.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 26
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

They should be ashamed to even book tee times for this place!!. Course is in horrible condition to the tee boxes fairways and greens!! Carts are just as bad . The first one we had broke down after 9 holes the 2nd one they gave us had NO brakes at all . We literally had to hold it on a hill of any kind!!
No clubhouse they are operating out of a shipping container!!

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Not what I remember

Played this course many times as I went to school there
This used to be one of the top courses in the county in regards to difficulty and conditioning. It has basically gone to seed. The pro shop and Rocky's grill are gone.
The teeing areas and fairways are not in very good condition. Some of the greens are just awful. Needs a lot of work before I would consider returning

Conditions Poor
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 10
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart

total disgrace!!!!!! went in to talk to pro about it (not to be found) USF should be ashamed The head of the collage should walk over and look what r

not enough time but if i were GOLFNOW I would not send another customer there!!!!!!!! GROUNDS are a DISGRACE!!!!!!!
John Havens

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 10
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Getting better

New carts and course looking much better .
Been playing here little over 3 years

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 26
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 21
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Much better condition

I haven't played here in 6 mo due to the poor condition of the course. it was in the best overall condition that I have seen in a long time this past weekend.

Number 1 issue. I would be embarrassed with the conditions of the already embarrassing porta-potties. They both were in the condition that one could assume that they have not been cleaned in the last 6 months.

But the course was in pretty good shape. Had to wait on a cart, but I would probably play here again if the price is right.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Friendly staff

Friendly greeting and efficient check in. Beautiful weather and the course is in good shape.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Nice course

The course and people were very good, the facilities were not

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 26
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
3.0
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
1.0
Previously Played
Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Poorly Maintained & Managed

I guess the old adage is true ‘you get what you pay for’ so this was inexpensive to play but the conditions & the course management leaves a lot to be desired.
Staff unprofessional & restroom facilities very unhygienic. Looks like a course that has been abandoned for a couple years unfortunately.

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

Course is in good shape; however…

Played the claw 3x over the holidays. Condition of the golf course itself is good; however, the golf carts were a wreck and in need of replacement. Battery died after 4 holes first time, 2x had no brakes, 3x cart died after 7 holes. Seats etc., are also a mess. I know they are planning on improvements, first thing should be new golf carts.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
3.0
First Time Playing

Just meh

Green and bunkers were poor condition. Challenging course; a few tight fairways. Can’t complain for $27 weekday afternoon greens fees

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 3
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Is USF going to invest any money in this?

Greens were better than last year.
Tee boxes leave a lot to be desired.
Fairways were either dirt or swamp.
Golf cart made it…fingers were crossed.
Just under $70 for a twosome…
Used to play here 3-5 times a year…hopefully next year the University spends some money to make this a good course to play again.

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
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