Emerald Hills Golf Course

3.3488000000 3.3 stars from 5 (43)
  • Holes: 9
  • Par: 27
  • Length: 1205 yards
  • Slope: 88
  • Rating: 45.0
  • Layout

  • 938 Wilmington Way, Redwood City, California 94062, San Mateo County
  • (650) 368-7820, (650) 369-1991
  • (650) 366-4760
  • www.playemeraldhills.com
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Year built: 1933
Architect(s): Ellis Van Gorder
Type: Public
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: No
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: Yes

Tees | Layout

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Middle 27 1205 yards 45.0 88
Forward 27 1013 yards 0.0 0

Rating Snapshot

Average Rating 3.3 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 2.7 stars from 5
Value: 4.3 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.3 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.1 stars from 5
Course Layout: 2.7 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 2.8 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 43 Reviews
5 stars:
4
4 stars:
15
3 stars:
16
2 stars:
8
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

38 out of 42 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is in the 'burbs   Great for 9-hole rounds walkers locals   Challenges include elevation changes  

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"Maintenance needed"


randyschwartz17's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/14/2017
Previously played Walked Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Recent rains caused some areas to be sloppy, but we lost balls in the middle of the fairways due to lack of mowing in areas that were dry.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"Value play"


55madman's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/24/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played this 9 hole course and it was ok. Great value was compelling. Will play again.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


"Short practice walk"


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

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/27/2016
First time playing Walked Played 9 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Had a couple of hours to kill and walked this course. Quite hilly but short & manageable. Tee & greens are very acceptacle.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Sunday morning outing"


hdankim's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  Don't know

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/05/2016
First time playing Walked Played 9 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

If you want some fresh air and don't mind dirt track walking (sometimes stiff hills), no need to use a driver and polish on your 7-9 irons, go for it.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I don't recommend this course


"What I heard was true"


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

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/12/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Need your hill climbing skills! Very challenging to walk with a cart. If I play it again I would carry and remove several clubs from my bag.

The greens had been plugged which should be publicized. The first hole was closed though several players who followed me played it anyway. Another issue that should be told up front.

The staff was extremely helpful.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


"Hard little 3"


Michael2040188's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/18/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Shot a -3 from the Blues only due to my iron play.

The greens are VERY small and FAST but in the best shape ive ever seen them in. Good work EHills.

Get a nicer staff tho. They seem golf illiterate and bored and rude.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Challenging Par 3 Course"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/23/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 9 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Inclines, postage stamp greens and thick grass adjacent to the greens all add up to a challenging round.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Good Exercise"


Paulatoner's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once every three months
Handicap:  Don't know

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/22/2015
First time playing Played as a single Walked Played 9 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

For your legs and short game. The setting is beautiful, and it's a delightfully simple venue.
Only suggestion: an arrow at each green to the next Tee box.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Sort but very Challenging!"


pkornie's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  Don't know

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/09/2015
First time playing Played with a group Walked Played 9 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

It's a beautiful course with a lot of Hills and Valleys that comes into play with your Depth Perception.
There were a lot of Jr. Players and Experienced Golfers carrying (2) Clubs and a Putter.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Big Improvement"


jamman1's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/18/2015
Previously played Played with a group Walked Played 9 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I've been playing here for a lot of years. The course has never been in better shape.


Course Conditions: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Lots of trouble if you don't hit greens."


dennis7359012's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/14/2015
Previously played Played with a group Walked Played 9 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great tee to green hilly course. A few ponds to hit over.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Too short"


smdong's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/02/2015
Previously played Played with a group Walked Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

It was disappointing to play only 6 holes again, as the first 3 holes were still under construction due to vandalism. Hope the fist 3 holes will be back in operation soon as the can be a good 9 holes course. $16 to play only 6 holes is rather disappointing. Good thing I got a deal for $5.


Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Under constructoin by PG&E"


Redwin44's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  Don't know

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/19/2014
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course is difficult for a beginner who's only been playing for a year. Lost a lot of balls due to the slopes and inclined fairways. Oh right, there is no straight faiways, which makes this course very challenging. Newbies can't play ground ball riolling and expect to get to the green in one shot.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


"poor conditions"



2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/30/2014
First time playing Played with a group Walked Played 9 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

very poorly kept. most tee boxes were filled with divots and sandy greens


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"Great for any level of player"


Todd7618513's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/24/2014
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

First two holes are the toughest in the Bay Area. After that it gets more manageable. Greens are small and flat with little room for error. Fun round of golf. Now the bad part; it's hilly. Really hilly. Plus if you get stuck behind two to four beginners pack a lunch. Check out the view of the pool from #4 green; good view.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Greens need help"


Jbrewco's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  25+

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/20/2014
Previously played Played with a group Walked Played 9 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played nine holes and had a good time as always at this hilly course. They do not call it Goat Hill for nothing. My only complaint is the greens are in bad shape with lots of sand filling small holes. Might be because of the youth golf camp this summer. The greens are much better in the fall.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Elevation"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/26/2014
Previously played Played as a single Walked Played 9 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Love the rise and drop in elevation to holes. From the first hole and continuing to the end.


Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"EH Weekend Round"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/19/2014
Previously played Played as a single Walked Played 9 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was in pretty good shape. I play here mostly to practice short game and have some beers. Two groups waved me through, as I was a single, otherwise would have been a slow day (teed off at noon).
Kudos to the course for having rebuilt many tee boxes, which used to be a big issue here. Greens were in great shape for a $16 par 3 course.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"Pretty ok"


davidburr99's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/28/2014
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Emerald Hills? More like Dirt Hills. This course was an ok value but is poorly maintained and a pretty difficult to play. More often than not, I had to tee off from a divoted, sandy, dirt patch to an obscure green that is equally divoted. I had fun playing because of the challenge but won't be returning anytime soon.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Average


I don't recommend this course


"What you expect for the price"


u412149902's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/28/2014
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This 9 hole is pretty basic. All par 3's and a good way to get your short game sharpened up. The tee boxes are not maintained well and it is difficult to find an even surface to tee off from. The greens are fairly well maintained. Overall it is a cheap course to play, and you get what you pay for.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course



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