Featured Golf Course

In this section learn more about the history of the course and its hometown, see a selection of historic and current images of the course, learn about what the course is like today, and discover nearby historic sites.

Clearwater Country Club


The Clearwater Country Club is located in downtown Clearwater in Pinellas County. The golf course was originally designed by British golf course architect Herbert Strong. After a year of construction, in 1921, nine holes were officially opened. Mrs. Daniel Simonds, who contributed money for the new clubhouse, hit the first shot, a nice drive down the fairway beyond the first bunker. Two years later, the completed 18-hole golf course was opened and ready for play. In 1940, golf architect Perry Maxwell and his son Press Maxwell reworked a number of the greens and holes.

View of 18th and 9th green at Clearwater c1920s

Newspaper article noting Herbert Strong as architect

1st tee at Clearwater Country Club c1920s


The Clearwater Country Club includes an 18-hole, par-72 course, featuring four sets of tees playing from 5,300 to 6,200 yards, that provide a test for golfers of any skill level. The course features Bermuda greens, tees, and fairways. Full practice facilities are available, as well as a fully stocked pro shop and restaurant.  Clearwater Country Club strives to provide a casual and friendly atmosphere for the simple pleasures of golf, and is dedicated to offering players an experience of "Golf As It Should Be."

Clearwater Country Club

Clearwater Country Club

Clearwater Country Club

Local Knowledge

Your round of golf at Clearwater Country Club could be interrupted by a train! Twice a day a train rolls through the golf course along the CSX railroad. The course is bisected by the CSX Railroad which runs through the middle of the layout.  In addition, Stevenson Creek runs through the entire golf course and comes in to play on several of the 18 holes.

Layout of Clearwater Country Club

Inside the Leather

Clearwater Threshers Baseball - Clearwater has a long-standing association with Major League Baseball. The Philadelphia Phillies have trained in Clearwater since 1947. Before the Phillies, the city was the spring training home for the Brooklyn Dodgers and Cleveland Indians. Today, Clearwater is the home of the Phillies Class A Advanced Affiliate, Clearwater Threshers.  Visit Clearwater Threshers for more details.

Clearwater Threshers Baseball Stadium

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525 North Betty Lane
Clearwater, Florida 33755

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Phone: 727.461.4188