Emerald Golf Club, The

4.2473000000 4.2 stars from 5 (93)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6924 yards
  • Slope: 136
  • Rating: 74.0
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - included in green fees
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Emerald 72 6924 yards 74.0 136
Black 72 6483 yards 71.7 129
Blue 72 6123 yards 70.2 126
White 72 5497 yards 67.3 118
Gold 72 4893 yards 64.4 107
Gold (W) 72 4893 yards 68.7 116
Red (W) 72 4203 yards 64.8 106

Accolades

Rating Snapshot

Average Rating 4.2 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.1 stars from 5
Value: 4.6 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.0 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.3 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.1 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 93 Reviews
5 stars:
37
4 stars:
47
3 stars:
6
2 stars:
1
1 stars:
2

recommend this course

85 out of 91 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city worth the drive near the airport   Great for advanced golfers seniors locals   Challenges include water hazards bunkers undulating greens   Great for drinks  

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"Good course"


u550116792's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/11/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This was my first time playing at this course. It is a good course for every player. It has nice fairways and really firm greens and soft sand(found out the hard way). The only complaint is the really rough cart path.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



u7255337's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/10/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"Enjoyed day with my son"


tarheel701's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/01/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Good day overall. Had to stay on cart paths the entire day which can be tiring at 69. Course did not seem to be wet but that is the course prerogative. conditions were good. the greens were good.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Great course"


u000678369's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/14/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is the second time I have played this course. I will definitely be back. Staff friendly and courteous, course was in great condition and is a great layout.


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



u000005506589's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/13/2017
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


"Tee time"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/09/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We had a 1:00 tee time. Upon arriving at the course it was apparent that they were having a tournament which started at 12:15. There were 9 foursomes. We didn't say anything to the starter-just did our warming up. Very soon after the teams were sent off for their shotgun start the starter allowed us to start on the back nine. We appreciated this very much. It would have been a long afternoon had he not done this. The course was in very good shape and we enjoyed our round.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great Course."


u6798637's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/30/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

Very challenging and multiple set of tees for player enjoyment.


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


"Great court for the money. Great staff and conditions"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/27/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

First time player. Course was in great shape considering the time of year. Good layout with the course and few surprises. White tees a short at just 5200 yards but Blue Tees at just under 6200 made up for it.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course



u6973248's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/23/2017
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


"Excellent Course"


zachncrystal80's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/17/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

The Emerald is one of the best courses around. The weather was perfect for a round of golf, and the course is in great shape for this time of year! The tee boxes are very well manicured. I've played a couple courses recently that have tall grass and weeds on theirs, so this was pleasant. The greens were a bit slower than normal for The Emerald, but they usually have some of the fastest around. The pace of play seemed slow, but that's because I was golfing alone, had a twosome in front of me and behind me, and there was a foursome two groups in front, so I was waiting on every tee box. This made it feel very slow, but the round only took 3.5 hours. It's always a joy to play The Emerald, especially with GolfNow's Hot Deal tee time that makes the round only $25.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



u075909916's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/29/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great course"


lew57's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/21/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Have played this course many times. Always in great shape, and smooth fast greens. Nothing at all bad to say about this course or staff. One I'll play many times throughout the year.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Not bad."


u072750340's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/19/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Get what you pay for. Good course for beginners. Decent layout. Would recommend for weekend golfers looking for a new course to play.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"7:54 tee time, staff didn't show until after 8am"


u000005568118's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/19/2017
First time playing Used cart Cold weather

Reviewed on

We arrived at 7:30 for our 7:54 tee time hoping to be able to hit a few balls and get loose. The doors were locked when we got there. We talked in the parking lot for a bit and then putted. It wasn't until about 8:00 that someone got inside and unlocked the place. We were on a time crunch so we couldn't push back in order to warm up. The course was very soggy but they let us take the carts on the fairways. Even under the soggy conditions the course was very nice. It's a challenge and forces you to think on a lot of holes. Greens rolled really smooth and were true. I'm going to come back, hopefully they'll be open when I get there.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Nice layout but better courses within 45 minutes"


rocknronnie1952's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/07/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

Nice enough course, but even at the whites it was rather short for me. (Guess I should have moved back a little.)

Most of the reviews read like this is "the go to" course in the area, but I found the course to be rather "lame looking." Number 1 and 10 look identical. No "wow" type holes I found. The greens were in pretty bad shape too, very bumpy and slow.

Do not play without calling to make sure they are not hosting high school matches!

The assistant manager was nice and signed me in at 12 noon. He informed me that the high schoolers were teeing off at 1 PM but they would not be a problem for me. Well he was a tad wrong. I only completed 7 holes on the front nine (at one over by the way), before one of his assistants came up to me and asked me to actually skip the 8th and 9th holes and go straight to 10, to accommodate the high school kids.

I never had such a request, but I obliged. Problem is by the time I got to hole 10 it was packed with two foursomes of old guys like me.

By the time I got to number 13 I had been out three 3 hours (to play 9 holes.) I just left, couldn't take the waiting anymore knowing it would be dark before I even came close to finishing 18.

Was gonna ask for a 9 hole pass next time I came back but I don't wanna go back as "the Emerald" just ain't worth the $ nor the drive for me.

When you are around New Bern save yourself a lot of headaches and go play Harbour Pointe or Carolina Colours and even better go play the best course in a 100 mile radius of New Bern, The Beaufort Club in Beaufort NC!


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



Will3762695's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/21/2017
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


"Great value for the price"


break60's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/19/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Greens and fairways in excellent condition. I normally play blue tees, but recommend further back on this course.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course



Steve3004541's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/19/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"2/19/2017"


damieru12's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/19/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

Very nice layout, big fairways encourage you to bomb away, nice greens, 5 sets of tees make it easy to get the right length. Short from ladies tees, so my wife loved it and had no trouble reaching greens in regards. Will play it again for sure.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Cold, windy but fun"


cajunbob's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/16/2017
Previously played Used cart Cold weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

although we had downpours the night before the course was in decent condition, cart path only but still had a great round.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



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