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3.8
432 Reviews (432)
5 Stars
88
4 Stars
211
3 Stars
78
2 Stars
34
1 Stars
21
Conditions
3.4
Value
4.0
Layout
4.3
Friendliness
4.3
Pace
3.8
Amenities
3.9
82.8%
Recommend this course
358 out of 432 reviews
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Average Rating
Avg Rating
3.6
42 Reviews (42)
5 Stars
8
4 Stars
17
3 Stars
12
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
3
Conditions
3.0
Value
3.6
Layout
4.2
Pace
3.8
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.2
78.6%
Recommend this course
33 out of 42 reviews
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Avg Rating
3.8
93 Reviews (93)
5 Stars
22
4 Stars
42
3 Stars
20
2 Stars
4
1 Stars
5
Conditions
3.4
Value
4.0
Layout
4.3
Pace
4.0
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.4
83.9%
Recommend this course
78 out of 93 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 71
Length 6820 yards
Slope 132
Rating 72.6
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Emerald Lake Golf Club
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Course Details

Year Built 1996
Golf Season Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Collared shirt and no denim.

Reviews

3.8
432 Reviews (432)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 8
Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 27
Bunkers 24
Forced Carries 18
This course/club is great for:
Locals 29
Seniors 16
Advanced Golfers 13
This Course's Location is:
In the 'Burbs 23
Convenient to the City 22
Worth the Drive 16

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Reviews 2
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Encounter with Rude Staff Member

I had a shoe blowout. I drove my cart by the food service area to change my shoes. When I was about to tee off a food service employee drove up to my group and began lecturing me for not keeping my cart on the cart path. I explianed why I took the shortcut and that I did not drive my cart on the golf course. She continue to lecture. I told her I understand, but she continued. After we just looked her she finally drove away using the exact same path I had taken. She effectively ruined my day to make a mote point. A ranger said that the employee has had similar encounters in the past with guest. Thanks rude employee.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Beautiful!

very nice course. Wish everything was open but obviously with Coronavirus were limited on amenities. Awesome layout, good mix of difficult and easier holes. Fairways and greens in great shape. Will be playing here more often! Pro shop and take out food staff were lovely!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Any day golfing is a good day. I think, given the circumstances we live in, the course was in pretty good shape. Kinda windy, but a beautiful day.

Greens were bumpy, but still okay.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

overpriced

Course is way overpriced for what it is. You can't putt on greens because they are full of divot marks that no one ever repairs. God forbid it rains and you won't be able to hit your mud ball

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Poor
Pace Fair
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Lots of Changes

Since my last visit they have built a new pro shop, cart barn and snack bar and switched the front and back nines. It is a fun layout. The greens had been recently punched so getting the speed right was not easy. Traps were fair. Fairways were a little soft from recent rain. The biggest issue is the driving range. Literally no grass to hit from. Otherwise worth a visit.
There is an issue between the tee times they give out and what Golf Now gives out. For example, the pro shop sold 9:18 to a foursome. GolfNow sold 9:20 to a different foursome. Kind of a coordination issue and apparently it happens a lot.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 63
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
North Carolina Advisor
Top 250 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Overpriced and in Rough Shape

I usually like playing Emerald Lake, but today's conditions were tough. Fairways were either perfect, soggy, or patchy, and the greens were extremely bumpy and slow with tons of ball marks and partially-filled aeration holes. The course definitely needs some TLC before I'd come back to play at the prices they're charging. I wish players would take better care of the course as they were playing, especially around the greens.

OVERALL: 5.7/10

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Emerald Lake

Typically a great course to play. Very much over priced for the value of the course. Tee boxes were dirt at times. Greens bad shape. Patchy fairways. Has great potential. Hope they can improve course. Not worth the $$ at this point.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 05/05/2020

Hello jmillardmd. Thank you for taking the time to review the course and rate us. We are going to pass along your feedback to the staff so they can work to make changes. Thanks for visiting us!

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented on 05/05/2020

Hi Johnpaulchaney. Thank you so much for the great review. We are glad you had an incredible time, and we hope to see you again soon! Thanks for choosing Emerald Lake Golf Club.

Played On
Reviews 137
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 50 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Hot Dogs, Mud and Music!

$7 added fee for your own motor cart
DJ with music at the driving range
They served hot food at the 9th green
Mud everywhere - had to take free drops
Seems the snakes love the mud
I'll go back mid-season!

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 05/05/2020

Lewwwis, we want to hear more about your experience with us! Please call us at (704) 882-7888. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 05/05/2020

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating, mcrews! We're delighted you enjoyed your round. Please book another round with us soon, and thanks for choosing Emerald Lake Golf Club!

Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 05/05/2020

Hi u387849303. Thank you so much for the great review. We are glad you had an incredible time, and we hope to see you again soon! Thanks for choosing Emerald Lake Golf Club.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 05/05/2020

Hi, frankherre. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your time at Emerald Lake Golf Club. We look forward to seeing you at the course soon for another 5-star experience!

Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Good round

I booked the wrong date in error and luckily the staff was willing to accommodate letting us on with what sounded like an extremely busy day.

We were fortunate to play at a pace that was comfortable and didn’t hold up any other group behind us.

Only thing I didn’t understand was the cart situation. Maybe it is about limits to number of carts, but with Covid 19, most courses are requiring one person per cart. In emerald coves situation, they made it optional, but were actually charging for a second cart. That I don’t understand.

Course was in good shape.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 05/05/2020

Thank you for your review, absolutphat. We will pass along your positive experience to our team at Emerald Lake Golf Club. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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Anonymous
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

April social distancing

The course was nice. The greens were aereated recently so they were bumpy.
All employees were friendly and helpful
Social distancing was easy. They had set up a refreshment stand outside which was great.
I will come bsck

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 05/05/2020

Thank you for visiting us at Emerald Lake Golf Club. We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon.

Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 04/09/2020

Hi, PBoyd79. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your time at Emerald Lake Golf Club. We look forward to seeing you at the course soon for another 5-star experience!

Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Golf Now Rio off

Golf was great but the golf now experience was horrible. Charged twice for the booking and no way to complain. Phones spokling messages and no option to leave a message or speak to someone. Won’t be using this again

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 04/09/2020

Thank you for visiting us at Emerald Lake Golf Club. We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon.

Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 04/09/2020

Thank you for visiting us at Emerald Lake Golf Club. We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon.

Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Course conditions just okay, good customer service and amenities

Good course but looked a little shabby this time. May have been because of the Covid 19 situation with their labor guys not being available.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 04/09/2020

Hello, ksingl01. Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are sorry to see that your overall experience was anything short of 5 stars, but we hope you'll give us another try in the near future.

Played On
Reviews 1
1.0

Swamp

Every fairway on every hole was a swamp. It’s like the course has zero drainage. Will never play here again

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
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Commented on 04/09/2020

Hello u452182860. Thanks for the review. We see you rated the course 1-star and are interested in learning what we can do to improve for your next visit. We take single star feedback very serious at our course. Please reach out to our team in the golf shop. We always appreciate the feedback. Thank you for playing Emerald Lake Golf Club.

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