Club at Emerald Hills, The

4.0982000000 4.1 stars from 5 (112)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 7368 yards
  • Slope: 145
  • Rating: 76.1
  • Layout

  • 4100 N Hills Dr, Hollywood, Florida 33021, Broward County
  • (954) 961-4000
  • (954) 894-7356
  • www.theclubatemeraldhills.com

Year built: 1969
Architect(s): Charles Ankrom, Bruce Devlin (1969), Robert von Hagge (1969)
Type: Semi-Private
Style: Parkland
Greens: Tif Eagle Bermuda
Fairways: Common Bermuda
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - included in green fees
Clubs: Yes
GPS: Yes

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: Soft spikes only
Dress code: Appropriate golf attire.
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Gold 72 7368 yards 76.1 145
Black 72 6931 yards 73.8 139
Blue 72 6563 yards 72.2 136
White (W) 72 6106 yards 76.2 140
White 72 6106 yards 70.0 127
Silver (W) 72 5477 yards 72.7 129
Silver 72 5477 yards 66.8 123
Red (W) 72 4939 yards 72.7 129

Accolades

Rating Snapshot

Average Rating 4.1 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.9 stars from 5
Value: 3.6 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.3 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.2 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.9 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 112 Reviews
5 stars:
52
4 stars:
37
3 stars:
9
2 stars:
10
1 stars:
4

recommend this course

92 out of 112 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city near the airport worth the drive   Great for advanced golfers a weekend splurge locals   Challenges include water hazards undulating greens forced carries   Great for drinks brunch patio dining  

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Reviews


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4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/30/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


"Greens are great, rest of the course... not so much."


Troy4911005's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/28/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Greens are as good as you want to play, but the rest of the course leaves a lot to be desired. Fairways were not cut, tees and fringes appeared to have no water in some time. Good layout, and the back has much more character than the front. Played in the afternoon and the bar/restaurant was closed by 4:00.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course



rchaddoc's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/18/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Save your money $$$"


Charles3756425's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/02/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

One word: overpriced. This is a $39 course tops. No idea why the rate for non residents is $90. I learned the hard way and wouldn't want anyone else to make the same mistake I made in choosing to play here. Nothing exciting or memorable about this old course. Save your money and time and play somewhere else.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course



Charles2339992's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/23/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Fairway condition is dry but green is very good. Fast but predictable speed. Staff is friendly even our tee - time is at 2.00pm. We arrived early and he let us start because there is a lady tournament after. We finished 18 holes in less than 4 hours


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"Decent, but expensive"


spny1's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/22/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I played Emerald Hills on a spring break trip to Florida. I was able to get a hot deal tee time and used a GolfNow reward to drop the price. If I had paid the full price on GolfNow I would have been disappointed. Course conditions were pretty good. I played as a single behind a twosome and ahead of a foursome. I did play through a foursome.

There are some very nice holes on this course with water. Course is long and that makes it more of a challenge, but fairways are generous and the course is very playable.

Staff was okay, not overly friendly and not very helpful. Just pay and off you go. I was supposed to play with a twosome that went out early. The starter told me that my twosome had just left, but I wanted to hit some balls. He should have told me that if I went to the range, I would be stuck behind a foursome. So, I had to wait for them and finally got the opportunity to play through.

Range has complimentary range balls, only fair considering the price.

All in all a decent golf course, but a little pricey for what you get.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Anorther great old style Fl course"


John1347072's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/18/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I'm running out of superlatives. I used to say I didn't like FL golf (prefer mtns and desert) but I keep finding one great course after another here in So. Fl. Emerald Hills old private club that now accepts public play due to changing times. Used to be a PGA stop. Unlike a lot of old FL courses I have played, which tend to be a little shorter, tips here are 7800 and change. I played the members tees 6200 which was plenty for my game.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"poor upkeep spoils awesome layout"


u513267449's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/18/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

It's a real shame the new owners of the course have le the condition deteriorate from its past glory. The greens are generally playable and in nice condition but have patches of very poor quality. The fairways and tee areas are the areas that have slipped the most. This used to be a fantastic and beautifully kept course to play, but the tee and fairways conditions do not warrant the high green fee prices.

The design and layout are still excellent and the variety of shot selection is great - just wish it was kept in better condition.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I don't recommend this course



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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/16/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"EXPENSIVE, BUT WORTH THE DOUGH"


DennyT's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/11/2017
Previously played Used cart Windy weather

Reviewed on

This is a really good course. The greens have a lot of undulation and were in pretty good shape. The fairways are nice and it's simply a beautiful track. A nice array of par 3s and when it's windy, you had better adjust. I write this after EH and Mother Nature gave us a good butt-kicking. Really is worth the premium price.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



u531865268's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/28/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Nice"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/25/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

Workers and course staff excellent played in a threesome in under 4 hrs


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



DavisMarksbury's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/08/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Nice course"


James4461470's avatar
Top 500 Contributor
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

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

Reviewed on

This course is great. Fairways and rough in good green shape. Greens were, for the most part, good. You could tell they were repairing some troubled parts. The clubhouse closed by 5:00 PM, but filled with cool old figures of days past. Course Layout was challenging but not impossible for a 25 hcp. Lots of tee box options.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Worth a visit"


Alan5160828's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/28/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Good interesting course with a lot of memorable holes. Quite a bit of water and greens are tricky as many holes set on slopes but a good test for all levels. Staff super friendly especially in bar area. We had excellent breakfast before the round and then drinks and snacks after. Will definitely go back if in the area again .


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"A must play loop!"


jackstraw63's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/27/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

A must play if you are nearby. Hidden in a local residential area, once you pass through the gate you forget where you are. Course condition is excellent for most part (a few patches on the greens that are under remediation according to staff). Full service facility with sll you expect. Well worth the price of admission and has become one of my stops anytime I'm in the area.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Solid course, pricey"


romeogolf's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/22/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

Nice course. We'll kept. Super greens. Expensive for the area and competitive offerings. Probably why there weren't many players there.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair


I recommend this course


"Great Course"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/26/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Hard to beat the setup this course. Best course in southwest florida for the price


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


"A Gem"


nickbodin's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/24/2016
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great layout; fast greens, nice surrounding's. Greens are fast with lots of contour and sudden breaks. Extremely challenging to putt.

Course conditions excellent, however. On the negative side of things this day the pace of play was awful.

But to play a gorgeous course like this, one has to accept the hardship of slow pace of play, I've played here on numerous occasions over the years and it is just a magnificent track. If you can get a deal, make sure you try this Gem of a course.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"friendly staff....great course"


psugrad80's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/16/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

played this course with my wife while on vacation.....been playing golf for over 40 years and can't think of a time where staff was more helpful and friendly. Course was amazing.,tough challenge for me at a 12 handicap...but thoroughlly enjoyable and well manicured. Greens were a little slow..I would guess about,9...but played with a member who said usually kept at around 12....I highly recommend this gem.


Pace of Play: Good

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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