The Walker Golf Course at Clemson University

4.6249529412 4.6 stars from 5 (100)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6911 yards
  • Slope: 134
  • Rating: 72.5
  • Layout

  • 230 Madren Center Dr, Clemson, South Carolina 29634, Pickens County
  • (864) 656-0236
  • (864) 656-7515
  • www.clemson.edu

Year built: 1995
Architect(s): D. J. DeVictor
Type: Public
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Proper attire is required.
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Tiger 72 6911 yards 72.5 134
O/P 72 6849 yards 72.2 133
Champion 72 6560 yards 70.8 131
P/W (W) 72 6261 yards 75.5 130
P/W 72 6261 yards 69.5 128
White 72 5934 yards 68.3 120
White (W) 72 5934 yards 74.2 126
W/G 72 5536 yards 66.0 113
W/G (W) 72 5536 yards 72.8 123
Gold 72 5405 yards 64.9 111
Gold (W) 72 5405 yards 69.9 115
Red (W) 72 4667 yards 66.2 109

Accolades

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.6 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.9 stars from 5
Value: 4.4 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.3 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.6 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.8 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.5 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 100 Reviews
5 stars:
67
4 stars:
28
3 stars:
4
2 stars:
1
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

97 out of 100 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is on a college campus worth the drive   Great for wildlife/ scenic views advanced golfers a weekend splurge   Challenges include elevation changes forced carries water hazards  

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"Great Layout, Great Conditions"


RettJ's avatar
Top 25 Contributor
Georgia Advisor
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/05/2019
Previously played Used cart Wet weather

Reviewed on

I have played The Walker Course several times and it is one of my favorites in the SC Upstate area.

The course always has very good conditions with good facilities, and a fantastic layout, especially the last four holes which are along the shores of lake Hartwell.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



JRobby1234's avatar
Top 500 Contributor
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/22/2019
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great course"


jreb's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/21/2019
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Always enjoy playing here. Great price on hot deals. Course in great shape


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great value"


murietabob's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/21/2019
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Best conditioned course I have played in some time. Great layout , good sand. Only negative. Greens could be faster.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



jreb's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/07/2019
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great course"


u4101069's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/04/2019
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Visiting the area from Ohio and couldn’t pass up the chance to play here. Course was in great shape and pace of play was spot on. Can’t say enough about course conditions...tee boxes were all well maintained and greens were fast but true. Not an overly challenging course but a few holes will definitely test you. Overall this was a great course and a fun round.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Be careful."


ppppii123's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/03/2019
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I paid $33.50 though golfnow. Once i got there, i paid $15 more. Because the cart fee did not include on green fee. Dont trust golfnow price. Anyway you need to pay extra or walk.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course




5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/22/2019
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"One of the best GC around Greenville..."


LeeviewG's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/18/2019
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Very good conditions with great facilities, super layout. We were disappointed only about the groups and pace managing. Singles guys and everything between.. walking or not just a slow pace.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"This course has an amazing layout"


dtimms5's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/18/2019
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course very well taken care of, great staff very friendly and out going


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great setup extremely poor pace of play"


justonpilot's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/17/2019
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Took 5 hours and 40 minutes to play 18 holes! That’s a crazy long time. They had a ladies outing that was pushing everything back. But unfortunately the starter wasn’t helping. They also didn’t have any staff members on the course helping to speed things up. It was way too long to play. It was a shame because the course was a good course. I enjoyed playing it when I wasn’t standing around waiting to hit.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


"Beautiful course!"


zrricha's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/16/2019
Previously played Walked Perfect weather

Reviewed on

The course was one of the best courses I've played on. Fairways were in great shape. Greens were smooth and quick, but very nice. The course had a great variety of different hole layouts and amazing views. Only drawback was that it had a good bit of hills and valleys on the back nine, but it was a welcomed challenge. Could use at least one more water station per 9.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



MTABOR02's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/15/2019
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Walker Course"


Tim6708305's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/12/2019
Previously played Used cart Wet weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was extremely wet due to recent rains and it was cart path only. Played as a single, after playing thru one foursome I finished in 3 1/2 hours. Greens were in excellent shape, staff was very accommodating and friendly.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Beautiful layout"


phuongwirths's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/27/2019
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Love the layout of the course. Challenging with many bunker s guarding the nice and big greens. Roll very true even for this time of year.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great staff"


dwilson034's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/18/2019
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Girls at Grill fantastic and friendly. Cart Girl Haley work to get everyone happy.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



Jake1666731's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/20/2019

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



Possum6's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/05/2019
Previously played

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great course if you haven’t played it"


Kenny7812434's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/30/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Although it had been raining, the course drained well. The layout is very nice including a lot of elevation changes. The greens were in great shape along with the fairways. Great views of Lake Hartwell.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Wide Open Course Temps in the Mid 40s"


aky0713's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/27/2018
First time playing Walked Cold weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

As I've played a number of college courses, I wanted to play the Clemson University Walker Course over my winter break. I could not book a tee time more than 7 days in advance without staying on-site, so I used Golf Now instead.

I was pleased that the course was open given the amount of rain this Fall/Winter and in the days prior to my round, and happy that it was "cold" when I arrived to play as the course was empty. I only regret -- and was told later that I should have been informed by the Pro Shop by guys in the Pro Shop, ugh -- not taking a cart for the back 9. The walk on the back 9 was brutal (especially between 12 tee and 14 tee and 15 green to 16 fairway), and it definitely cost me strokes.

Given the rain, the course was in great shape -- cart path only signs did not impact me -- and despite "winter hole locations" the greens were in very good shape. The ball rolled well on the greens and the fairways were comparable to what I usually play in December on the RTJ Trail in Alabama (my usual destination).

I shot 40-45, but messed up on the 1st, 16th, and 18th holes to wreck a shot at going sub-80 in the final round of the year and before the new Rules go into effect. Tee shots on 9 and 18 are a little quirky for the first-time player, but the course was generally right in front of you and pleasant to play.

Never put a ball in a bunker during the 18 holes, so I cannot rate them, but they looked to be in decent shape given the conditions.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



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