Emerald Golf Club, The

4.2567176471 4.3 stars from 5 (109)
  • 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

GA Rating Index 4.3 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.8 stars from 5
Value: 4.5 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.2 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.3 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.2 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 109 Reviews
5 stars:
45
4 stars:
53
3 stars:
6
2 stars:
3
1 stars:
2

recommend this course

99 out of 107 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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"Great Intermediate Course - not too long not too short"


bgagnon1949's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/08/2017
Used cart Wet weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I enjoyed the round. It was cloudy, but did not start raining until I was on the 18th. It was challenging but not so much that it was disappointing. The course and greens were in great shape and the clubhouse amenities were good. I felt as though is was a great course for my skill level. I will definitely play again.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



winstonwcm's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/19/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather 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

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Best course in New Bern"


cbrew82's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/29/2017
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Reviewed on

I love this course! The staff is really great. The layout can be challenging but not punishing. The greens are in awesome shape, the fairways are super lush. It is the best kept course in town. You have a wide selection of tees to choose from and can accommodate the course to your level. The back tees challenge a longer hitter where you can play yellow or red tees and find a nice round awaiting. The Bermuda greens are fast down grain (as they should be) but roll true and you can hold them with a solid approach. I come back time and again. Always a joy to play.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course



rewhitby's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/23/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Always have great service."


winstonwcm's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/19/2017
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Reviewed on

Very nice course. Had not played in a while. Just relocated to the area to retire. Only played it once before but I plan on coming back.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Nice layout"


jimbe01's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/05/2017
Previously played Used cart Wet weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Always enjoy playing the Emerald. Nice course, decent pace and friendly staff.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Great course for a great price!"


mayefskyx3's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Twice a year

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/30/2017
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Played this course twice. First time after a night of hard rain and although it was a little muddy.,.wasnt unplayable. Second day was perfect


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/22/2017
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Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Bad course environment"


Gghhhhn's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/08/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

The course was mediocre at best, I went out with some old pals to play and was very disappointed for the price. Plenty of better courses out there with way more respectful staff. During my day there the staff was very unfriendly to me and my group. Getting cussed at along with interruptions during our swings. But great if you are looking to spend your retirement fund on low quality golf.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course



Hunter1817792's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/05/2017
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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


"Golf at the Emerald"


walkingscorer2017's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/01/2017
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Reviewed on

Great day. Golf Now made it easy to check in and get going. Great course with many tee options.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"No Warning"


kingtazdevil5's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/01/2017
First time playing Used cart Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course should not have accepted any bookings on August 1 because they had a childrens tournament.

We were told that if we started on 10 it would be clear when we made the turn, not so. It was pitiful, slow, slow, slow. Each group had 2 to 3 carts of parents or coaches with the kids talking to them between shots.

The course offered a rain check, not being local not of any value to us, we are not driving 700 miles to play 9 holes. Refused any refund and never apologized.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course



efoley552's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/31/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather 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: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Fun filled but slow round"


revcat's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  25+

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/08/2017
First time playing Used cart Wet weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

our tee time was right at the end of an outing and I think the group in front of us was the slowest group on the course....we ran out of time and had to skip the last two holes. the course was very nice and a great value on Golf Now. Very enjoyable except for the pace of play...we might not have booked it if we had known a big group was in front of us


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"It was an enjoyable day!"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/28/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Staff was great. Course was in really good shape. will play it again


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"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


"A Jewel of an experience"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/07/2017
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Reviewed on

The Emerald was in excellent shape.

The started paired me with some members who were very friendly and helpful explaining the course layout.

Would recommend this course to any tourists visiting the New Bern area.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I 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
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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



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