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ATTENTION GUESTS

We now have a variety of options for booking tee times on our site. Choose from the tabs below to find the best booking option for you.

What’s Available - Tee Times at The Claw
Simply book one of the available listed tee times. Our lowest rates are only available on our site!

What's New - SmarTee
If the available tee times aren’t right for you, try booking with SmarTee! Make an offer, join the PairTee to book as a single, or purchase a Prime Play package for your preferred time.

Book a Tee Time
Lowest rates are always available online. Walk up or phone reservations are subject to higher prices than what is posted online.
You may also call us 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 813-632-6893.
Golfers With Disabilities
We welcome golfers with disabilities. The course will make reasonable accommodations to ensure that golfers with disabilities are able to enjoy the course. Please contact the General Manager or Head Golf Professional at the course for more information.

Tee Time Policy

If you wish to cancel your reservation, The Claw at USF Golf Course requests that you do so at least 24 hours before the start of your round. However, at no point during the online reservation process will your credit card be charged by The Claw at USF Golf Course for the amount due at course. Cancellations inside the 24 hour cancellation window are subject to being charged to the credit card at the applicable rate.

SmarTee Policies

All SmarTee bookings policy information including cancellation, no shows, refunds, scheduling and payments are unique to SmarTee and are not included in the above policies.SmarTee policies can be found in this link. For all inquires regarding a SmarTee booking, please contact SmarTee directly via this email. The course does not have the ability to make any reservation changes for SmarTee bookings. 
NEW Student Rate
#GolfTheClaw  - your favorite course

Discounts Available Every Day of the Week with Your USF ID!



Must have valid student ID & .edu email.
Last Minute Deals 

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Text CLAW to 24587

By texting, I consent to receive up to 4 golf offers per week at the number provided. STOP to cancel. Msg & Data rates apply. Consent is not a condition of purchase.

You swing your best when you have the fewest things to think about. Bobby Jones
The Course

The Claw at USF is one of Tampa Bay’s most challenging public golf courses.  Featuring long, tight fairways lined with majestic oaks, towering cypress and pines, this manicured course is also one of the most beautiful. Home to alligators, deer, spoonbills and other wildlife, you may feel like you are playing in the heart of a nature preserve.

The Claw is home to the nationally-ranked USF Men's Golf Team and USF Women's Golf Team, and the newly revamped Rocky's Sports Grill provides the perfect 19th hole. Other amenities include a grass tee driving range,  a learning center, and a large putting/chipping green. Our golf course and accompanying amenities are sure to provide you and your guests with a fun and enjoyable golfing experience.

Holes:
18
Par: 71
Course Architect: William F. Mitchell
Course Statistics:

Tees Rating Slope Yardage
Dark Green 73.6 135 6,863
Gold 71.0 126 6,288
Light Green 69.5 122 5,939
Light Green (L) 73.9 126 5,939
Yellow (L) 70.9 115 5,353

Course Record, 64
Gary Koch, Former PGA Tour Player
Current NBC Golf Analyst 

Audubon International
Audubon International Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary

The Claw at USF is enrolled in Audubon International's Cooperative Sanctuary Program for Golf Courses to ensure that

the course helps to protect our local environment, conserve natural resources, and provide wildlife habitats.  

How did I make a twelve on a par five hole? It's simple. I missed a four-foot putt for an eleven. Arnold Palmer
Scorecard

Front Nine:

HOLE 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 OUT
Dark Green 439 415 522 421 160 516 443 220 422 3558
Gold 419 350 496 369 145 483 410 195 383 3250
Light Green 375 333 479 357 133 438 380 175 364 3034
Yellow 360 313 420 347 120 410 370 132 340 2812
Par 4 4 5 4 3 5 4 3 4 36
Handicap 5 15 1 11 17 7 9 13 3

Back Nine:

HOLE 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 IN TOT
Dark Green 404 388 166 435 538 394 185 377 418 3305 6863
Gold 378 345 151 393 493 377 168 341 392 3038 6288
Light Green 363 336 139 375 481 362 153 331 365 2905 5939
Yellow 353 293 86 309 470 311 111 268 340 2541 5353
Par 4 4 3 4 5 4 3 4 4 35 71
Handicap 6 10 18 4 2 8 12 16 14
Golf Shop
The Claw at USF offers a fully stocked Golf Shop with a wide selection of competitively priced golf equipment and apparel. Our professional staff is there to assist you with merchandise gift ideas, golf equipment questions, and any special merchandise orders. 

We provide rental clubs, Professional Instruction, and USGA Handicap Services - just ask for details!
Professional golf is the only sport where, if you win 20 percent of the time, you're the best. Jack Nicklaus
Practice Facility
The USF practice facility provides both choices of Bermuda grass and Astroturf hitting surfaces. The maximum yardage available for you to practice for is 250 yards. 
 
For those long ball hitters, drivers and other woods are not permitted. We also have a chipping and putting green that allows you to work on your short game performance.
Range Rates


Everyday
Small $5
Medium $7
Large $9
Club Trade-In Program
Trade Your Clubs For Cards

Exchange your unwanted, used golf clubs for a course gift card. Reference the PGA Value Guide, quote your clubs, then redeem them in the golf shop.

They could be worth hundreds!
Gift Cards
Surprise that special someone with The Claw at USF Gift Card. Coming Soon! Our NEW online store
FootGolf
FootGolf is a hybrid sport combining Golf and Soccer. Players play on a shortened course following closely the rules of Golf. From a designated tee, each player kicks a #5 regulation soccer ball to a 21-inch diameter hole or cup, with the goal of making the ball into the cup in the determined par score or better. 

Check out these links to find out more about the sport, and to book a tee time!
The American FootGolf League  |  What is FootGolf?  |  Watch Mcilroy Take on Rooney