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Emerald Lake Golf Club

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3.9
317
5 Stars
62
4 Stars
162
3 Stars
54
2 Stars
27
1 Stars
12
Conditions
3.6
Value
4.2
Layout
4.3
Friendliness
4.3
Pace
3.7
Amenities
4.0
87.8%
Recommend this course
265 out of 317 reviews
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3.5
24
5 Stars
5
4 Stars
9
3 Stars
5
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
2
Conditions
2.9
Value
3.5
Layout
4.2
Pace
3.5
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.3
70.8%
Recommend this course
17 out of 24 reviews
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3.9
79
5 Stars
20
4 Stars
42
3 Stars
10
2 Stars
5
1 Stars
2
Conditions
3.6
Value
4.1
Layout
4.4
Pace
3.7
Amenities
4.1
StaffFriendliness
4.3
87.3%
Recommend this course
69 out of 79 reviews
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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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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Emerald 71 6820 yards 72.6 132
Blue 71 6455 yards 71.0 127
White 71 5963 yards 68.6 123
Red (W) 71 5120 yards 69.7 120
Scorecard for Emerald Lake Golf Club
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Emerald M: 71.2/137 391 412 185 381 527 396 200 420 426 3338 391 385 468 186 505 361 224 424 538 3482 6820
Blue M: 69.9/132 381 402 151 338 500 384 184 395 405 3140 381 375 451 171 476 320 209 407 525 3315 6455
White M: 67.4/121 W: 73.1/137 347 370 142 327 487 362 151 359 352 2897 362 339 415 145 442 305 188 370 500 3066 5963
Red M: 63.6/110 W: 68.7/116 287 321 91 299 454 319 121 332 324 2548 338 305 365 115 305 242 143 320 439 2572 5120
Handicap 18 4 12 14 8 16 10 6 2 15 17 1 13 11 7 3 5 9
Par 4 4 3 4 5 4 3 4 4 35 4 4 4 3 5 4 3 4 5 36 71

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

3.9
317

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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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
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Previously Played

Course is too soggy

It hasn’t rained in over 3days, but the fairways are really soggy, they shouldn’t allow anyone to play. They are making it worse by letting ppl play

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Used cart

Wet

Like most courses in the area it is wet. Charlotte has had 50%+ more rain than normal so the fairways are soft and you have to walk through 'wet' areas. I was hoping to play more - trying to play once a week but I think I will hold off until the fairways dry out. It is not fun when you are having to guard against taking too much turf, and walking from the cart path to your ball. Cleaning the ball after every shot - I am sure there are more but I only saw two (2) ball washers on the course.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Commented On 2019-02-19T15:19:24.000+00:00

Hello, Thank you for leaving Emerald Lake Golf Club a 4-star rating. Unfortunately, the weather has not been in our favor. Please come back again soon once the weather clears.

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great considering

They're still recovering from all the rain, but the course played quite well anyway. They need to move the range tees to where there is actually grass. The layout is a good balance of fair, fun, and challenging.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented On 2019-02-11T14:58:10.000+00:00

Hello, Thank you for leaving us a 5-star rating. If only we can control the weather. Book your next tee time with us soon.

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Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Warm in February

Good day with unusually warm weather. Wet spots but decent shape

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
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Commented On 2019-02-11T15:01:41.000+00:00

Hello, We've got to take advantage of this random warm weather. Thank you leaving us a 4-star rating. Book your next tee time with us soon.

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Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

One of the favs

Typical Value = 9/10

Unfortunately this course has taken a hit w all the rain and still needs to dry as of 2/6/19. Other than that issue, which can be serious at times, it’s my second favorite to play not traveling more than 5milies outside of 485.
I play here 3x a month so I’ve watched it get better but still needs time to heal.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Commented On 2019-02-11T15:02:14.000+00:00

Hello, We appreciate your 4-star rating and review and glad you liked the value for the money.
We hope you join us for another round soon.

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Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Nice course layout

Seems to be an issue with Golfnow each time I show up .One your man was very helpful, rest of the staff showed no concern.........

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
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Commented On 2019-02-11T15:06:19.000+00:00

Hello, Thank you for providing your feedback. We would like to apologize for the issue you experienced. We're always more than happy to help resolve any issue a golfer experiences at our course.

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

“Maybe July”

This course is notorious for holding water. Every course in Charlotte is playing regular or 90 degrees. This course is still cart path only and many players try and avoid playing here after rain. The course has a good layout and good greens. Challenging holes will make all golfers come up with a strategy for par. My other issue was I booked through GolfNow and the players I was paired with had somehow gone ahead. There was no starter to monitor groups going out. So I went out as a single and only played six holes. I was behind a single, twosome, and a threesome. Since, I was offered to pair up or play through I tried to go ahead with no luck. With the course still playing swampy conditions and no starter to pair players to uphold pace of play I will wait until the summer to play again.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Poor
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Needs TLC

Hasn’t rained in 5 days and still have to tiptoe in the fairways. Cart path only. No grass on driving range. Balls were great and targets looked good but just needs TLC and drainage. Sloppy wet.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented On 2019-02-04T14:44:01.000+00:00

Hello, 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!

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Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart
Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Amenities Average
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Commented On 2019-01-30T14:17:21.000+00:00

Hi Kirk, We are sorry to see that your overall experience was anything short of 5 stars. We hope you'll give us another try in the near future.

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Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Nice course but.....

I love this course but it is in horrible condition and shouldn’t be played for months. The weather has destroyed everything out there. Either close or lower cost due to unplayable conditions.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
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Commented On 2019-01-30T14:20:52.000+00:00

Hello, Thank you for reviewing the course. Let us first start by apologizing for the poor experience you had during your visit. Your feedback about the course is important to us. The current condition is by no means the standard we strive to achieve. We are going to escalate your feedback to our team so we can make improvements before your next game. We will continue to work towards an excellent experience by using your comment for guidance. Thank you for your business.

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Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
3.0
Top 500 Contributor
First Time Playing
Wet weather
Used cart

Some Good Things & Some Bad Things

Emerald Lake has a mix of good and bad parts. Certain holes (mostly on the back nine) are creative with doglegs and water, but some holes are unnecessarily narrow near the greens that make approaches difficult. The remaining ten or so holes are pretty forgettable. Conditions on this day were incredibly wet and soggy, though that may not just be the course's fault. At just $25 for an afternoon weekend, the price is about right, but the off-course conditions left something to be desired. The grass range and putting green worked fine, but no short game area, a poor clubhouse with limited character, and perhaps the worst carts I've ever seen. It's public golf: some good things and some bad. Don't think I'll rush back anytime soon.

OVERALL: 5.7/10

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
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Commented On 2019-01-30T14:23:22.000+00:00

Hello, Thank you for reviewing the course. Let us first start by apologizing for our course conditions. Your feedback about the course is important to us. We are going to escalate your feedback to our team so we can make improvements. We will continue to work towards an excellent experience by using your comment for guidance.

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Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Muddy fairways

Love this course, played it several times and will in the future, but the fairways were horribly muddy. They should have shut down till they dried out. Staff is great, course is normally excellent. I would call and see if fairways dried out before booking.

Conditions Poor
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
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Commented On 2019-01-14T15:35:58.000+00:00

Thank you for the great feedback! We are sorry to learn the fairways were too muddy on this day. We hope you'll book your next tee time with us soon!

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
2.0
Previously Played

Rain has ruined the course

With the conditions of fairways, should have been discounted. Rain and allowing a tournament to drive carts in fairways on Saturday ruined the course. Otherwise, always loved the course.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Great course

Had a great time. One of my favorite courses. Very wet today but no fault of theirs. Greens are in good shape.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Commented On 2018-12-05T15:37:13.000+00:00

We're glad you had a great round with us! We hope you'll book your next tee time with at #EmeraldLakeGolfClub soon.

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Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented On 2018-12-03T17:11:10.000+00:00

Thank you for your 5-star rating! Book another round with us soon.

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Fair
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Excellent
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Commented On 2018-11-19T13:52:52.000+00:00

We are sorry to see that your overall experience was anything short of 5 stars. We hope you'll give us another try in the near future.

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Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented On 2018-11-05T14:09:16.000+00:00

Thank you for your 5-star rating! Book another round with us soon.

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Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Playable and friendly

Emerald Lake is a player friendly course that is in good condition and not too difficult. The greens, tee boxes and fairways are in good shape and the rough is not too penalizing. The only problem was there were no restroom facilities for my lady playing partner on the front nine.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented On 2018-11-05T14:31:22.000+00:00

We're glad you found Emerald Lake a good course for players of all levels. We hope you both come back soon for another round.

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Response from Emerald Lake Golf Club on 10/22/2018:
Thank you for the 4 stars! Be sure to book your next tee time with us soon.
Played On
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Response from Emerald Lake Golf Club on 10/19/2018:
Thank you for the 4 stars!
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