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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.
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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.

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

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
Surf the Earth on a GolfBoard!

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! 

GolfBoards at a Billy Casper Golf Course

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.

The Clubhouse
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.

Rocky's Sports Grill
Newly renovated, Rocky’s provides the perfect sports grill environment with two 50” Plasma TV’s and four flat screen TV’s to watch your favorite sports program. Choose your favorite draft beer, from our eight beer draft system.
Golf Shop

We provide rental clubs, Professional Instruction, and USGA Handicap Services - just ask for details.

Rocky's Sports Grill

Rocky’s is the place to bring your colleagues and clients for that relaxing environment with great hospitality whether you are inside or outside on our dining patio. Come join in on the fun at Rocky’s Sports Grill!

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

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.
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