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3.5
944 Reviews (944)
5 Stars
133
4 Stars
447
3 Stars
215
2 Stars
91
1 Stars
58
Conditions
3.3
Value
3.6
Layout
3.6
Friendliness
4.1
Pace
3.6
Amenities
3.5
73.9%
Recommend this course
719 out of 944 reviews
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Average Rating
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3.4
55 Reviews (55)
5 Stars
5
4 Stars
26
3 Stars
14
2 Stars
6
1 Stars
4
Conditions
3.0
Value
3.3
Layout
3.5
Pace
3.8
Amenities
3.2
StaffFriendliness
4.2
61.8%
Recommend this course
34 out of 55 reviews
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Average Rating
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3.6
191 Reviews (191)
5 Stars
30
4 Stars
96
3 Stars
34
2 Stars
16
1 Stars
15
Conditions
3.3
Value
3.5
Layout
3.6
Pace
3.6
Amenities
3.4
StaffFriendliness
4.1
72.8%
Recommend this course
139 out of 191 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Semi-Private
Par 72
Length 6200 yards
Slope 124
Rating 69.4

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.

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Course Details

Year Built 1920
Fairways Bermuda Grass
Greens Bermuda Grass
Architect Herbert Strong (1920) Perry Maxwell (1940) Joe Lee Press Maxwell (1940)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Casual

Food & Beverage

Snacks, Restaurant, Beverage Carts

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Meeting Facilities

Reviews

3.5
944 Reviews (944)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 54
Brunch 29
19th Hole Specials 21
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 68
Water Hazards 59
Undulating Greens 35
This course/club is great for:
Locals 75
Seniors 65
Walkers 40
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 106
Worth the Drive 17
Near Local Attractions 16

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Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
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I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
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3.0
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First Time Playing

FORE!!!!

No effort whatsoever by this course to keep pace of play up. Additionally, lots of cross traffic on the holes means balls whizzing by all over the place, certainly not a place I’d bring a young player, too high risk of getting hit. These old folks down here don’t yell fore, and the tee box layout is borderline negligent given the ability of your average golfer.

Conditions Good
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
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Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Conditions Good
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser

Good “old Florida” style course

I enjoy playing here. What it lacks in length and hazards ir makes up with exceptionally small greens. Your short game must be on target. Even though it was busy the pace of play moved along nicely. Good value for green fee.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 8
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 10
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Will have to try again

My wife and I had a 10:45am T time, we were held up in the first hole for 10 to 15 minutes due to a groups of six and the started called the two threesomes. However they played together. Which wasn’t terrible but it held us up we should have been through 18 holes by 2:00pm as we had an afternoon appointment so we ended up cutting our game short and at $40.00 per person it was a costly 9 holes.
Course was good and flow for a links course however many cannot keep their ball in their fairway . This happens but almost hit a couple times .
We will go back to play again and hope to get all 18 hioles.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played

Great public course

Great course for some elevation changes. Good shape and drains pretyy good for all the rain weve been having. Had a temp green for hole 18, assuming it was under repair. No biggy.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
3.0
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First Time Playing
Wet weather
Used cart

Very swampy

Many of the holes had very swampy areas. There were many areas of new sod so when that takes, that will help to make it look nicer. It is hard to believe you could have a course in Florida without drinking water stands, but this is one of those and there was no refreshment cart.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
3.0
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First Time Playing

Fair for price paid

Greens were slow. Fairways were bare in spots. On course construction had tees moves up on two holes. Overall condition of course was fair.

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Terrible Course

When you’re from out of town and you see the name “Country Club” you expect a decent experience. That’s s place was a dump!!!! The grass looked like it hadn’t been cut in a week. Greens were recently plugged in the middle of summer. A lot of ground under repair and bare spots in fairways. This place makes a “cheap” course in Denver look prime. The pictures online do not do this course justice.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Poor
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 21
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 20-24
Skill Beginner
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Decent track

Early tee time, so course wasn’t crowded and got out easily. Course was in good shape overall, but some heavy repair and patchy in some spots - nothing mentioned until you’re already on course. At turn there was still no one in the grill after 9am and had to get the Pro Shop person to help and no cart staff offering drinks even on back 9. Bring your own water.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 1
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser

Clearwater country club

First 9 greens were terrible. Suspected under repair but not advised as such. Rougher was particularly bad but don’t know if it needed maintenance or that was their usual.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 3
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 15
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
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