You swing your best when you have the fewest things to think about.Bobby Jones
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.
Course Architect: William F. Mitchell
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Course Record, 64
Gary Koch, Former PGA Tour Player
Current NBC Golf Analyst
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
Take the best from a skateboard, surfboard, snowboard and a golf cart and what do you get? The GolfBoard! Strap your bag to the front, put your drink in the cup holder, thumb the throttle and you're off! Shift your weight from side to side to literally carve the course up. This is golf like you've never experienced before!
Here at The Claw, we are proud to offer you the chance to ride one on your next round! Even if you've never rode a wave or mountain, you'll be able to pick up the GolfBoard in minutes. All we ask is that you fill out this online waiver and watch the safety video before you come to the course. We will give you a quick training before your round, and then it's time for you most entertaining round of golf ever! GolfBoard tee times are booked on a first come - first serve basis. For more details about availability please call the Golf Shop. Please note that there is a GolfBoard charge in addition to your green and cart fee.
All riders must sign a GolfBoard rider agreement prior to rental. To fill out the agreement prior to your tee time please fill out this waiver.
Professional golf is the only sport where, if you win 20 percent of the time, you're the best.Jack Nicklaus