Club at Emerald Hills, The

4.1321000000 4.1 stars from 5 (106)
  • 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
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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

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: 4.0 stars from 5
Value: 3.6 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.3 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.3 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.6 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.0 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 106 Reviews
5 stars:
51
4 stars:
35
3 stars:
7
2 stars:
9
1 stars:
4

recommend this course

88 out of 106 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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"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



Don8737378'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


"Great course, very classey"


u698714425's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/19/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Highly recommend, great staff. Range balls included, not crowded. 3.5 hr round


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Beautiful Course"


Brent3465114's avatar
Top 500 Contributor
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/05/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Fair weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Beautiful Course, layout and design are really nice. The weather was not cooperative as it rained off and on throughout, but I will play here again. One of the top 3 courses I've played in Florida and I have played some really nice courses here.


Pace of Play: Good

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


"Behind a tournament"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/10/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Coasting along until we caught up with a very unsupervised HS tournament.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Solid, old school golf"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/10/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Having moved from the Northeast 8 years ago, this is the closest I've found to bring back there. Well defined fairways and actual rough which seems to be the exception in South Florida. Of course with lots of water you need to be accurate, but the real fun begins on the greens - especially if you're above the hole. Will certainly try and make this a regular visit.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"A bit much, but nice."


rook0410's avatar
Age:  35-44
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  0-4

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/03/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

Course is nice, laid back and relaxed.

But the added distance to a few of the holes is a bit goofy and forced.

Course should not play 7850, it does not need that new distance, as course is solid as it is from 7450 from the tips.

Need to change it back, or place the disclaimer that the tips is for 1% of the golf world.

Overall a good track.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Emerald Hills"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/23/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great value. Greens were just cut so they were rolling pure and fast. One of the toughest courses in S Florida.


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



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