Emerald Lake Golf Club

3.8845294118 3.9 stars from 5 (287)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 71
  • Length: 6820 yards
  • Slope: 132
  • Rating: 72.6
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Collared shirt and no denim.
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

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

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.9 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.8 stars from 5
Value: 4.3 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.7 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.3 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.3 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.7 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 287 Reviews
5 stars:
56
4 stars:
149
3 stars:
48
2 stars:
24
1 stars:
10

recommend this course

243 out of 285 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is in the 'burbs convenient to the city worth the drive   Great for locals seniors advanced golfers   Challenges include water hazards bunkers forced carries   Great for drinks  

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Warren8193763's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once every three months

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/15/2018
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Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Greens need work"


Clubmaker9's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/15/2018
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I love the course but the greens, all of them, are pock marked. All have dozens of what appears to be ball marks that aren’t healing. Makes for a very bumpy putting surface.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Definitely worth playing"


u000003981734's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/14/2018
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Reviewed on

First time playing here. Got some great course knowledge from the starter. The fairways were in great shape. The putting greens were fast and true, with challenging pin placements and contours. It was a fun course to play.


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


"Great Course"


None's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/09/2018
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Reviewed on

Great course in awesome shape. Bent grass greens are still very nice considering all the very hot weather.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Response from Emerald Lake Golf Club on 07/11/2018:

Thank you for the great 5-star review! Book your next round with us soon!


griffrf's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/08/2018
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Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from Emerald Lake Golf Club on 07/10/2018:

Thank you for the 4-star rating! Be sure to book your next round with us soon.


u321972505's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/04/2018
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Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Response from Emerald Lake Golf Club on 07/06/2018:

Thank you for the 4-star rating. Bok your next round with us soon!

"Good Time"


tmathesctcnet's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/30/2018
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Always enjoyed playing Emerald Lakes. Greens were pretty beat up for a lot of play and I'm sure the weather. It was hot, mid 90's with a heat index above 100. Fairways and tee boxes not hit all that hard by the weather and were in good shape. Rough had been cut from the previous time I played there when they were more US Open like. Had a tournament that was in the process of wrapping up which slowed play on the front nine quite a bit, but overall an enjoyable round.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Response from Emerald Lake Golf Club on 07/06/2018:

We are glad you had a great day at Emerald Lake! Join us again soon.

"Needs work"


Steveboos55's avatar
Age:  25-34
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/29/2018
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I play emerald lake a few times a month and lately it has gone more downhill everytime I play. Pace of play is abismal and they FINALLY hired a Marshall, but he was useless. The golfers who play this course don’t fix any ball marks, nor do they even care about those behind or in front of them. Normal round is 4.5-6 hours depending on time of day. Water coolers are usually full of ice, but little water, so bring 6 bottles with you. Worth $20, but the pace of play has caused friends of mine and myself, to end the round early. It’s ok until you get to 13, then it backs up like 485 during rush hour with golfers hitting 2-4 balls every shot. So plan for a long day with lots of waiting, and while your waiting, maybe the Marshall will tell you to speed up.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


Response from Emerald Lake Golf Club on 07/06/2018:

We are sorry to learn about your recent experiences of the course have been negative. We will build on your feedback. We hope you give us another shot soon.

"Coming Along"


Douglas8307466's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/28/2018
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This course is coming along pretty nicely. Unfortunately they suffer from what all courses suffer from.....golfers that are either too lazy to repair ball marks or they don’t know how to do it correctly. It’s beginning to become a problem with these greens but for now they are still ok.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Response from Emerald Lake Golf Club on 07/02/2018:

Thank you for the 4-star rating! We hope our golfers will do better in the future with their ball mark repairs, and that you give us another shot soon.


jthomas22's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/23/2018
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from Emerald Lake Golf Club on 06/28/2018:

Thank you for the 5-star rating! Book your next round with us soon!

"This course is well maintained"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/17/2018
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It was Fathers Day so pace of play was slow....to be expected.

Greens had been aerated but evidently this is done frequently at this course to maintain its quality.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from Emerald Lake Golf Club on 06/19/2018:

We appreciate your patience while playing on Father's Day, and we're glad you had a good time overall! Book your next round with us very soon.


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/16/2018
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from Emerald Lake Golf Club on 06/19/2018:

Thank you for the 4-star rating. We are glad you had a great round with us. Come play again soon!


mattT889's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once every three months
Handicap:  Don't know

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/08/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Response from Emerald Lake Golf Club on 06/14/2018:

Thank you for the great 5-star review!

"Great course"


cbower1971's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/07/2018
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Love the course; been playing it for years. However, if the rough could be cut down it would speed up the pace of play tremendously. Us amateurs don’t always hit fairways and spending 5 minutes looking for a ball that is 3 yards off the fairway really slows down play. Still one of my favorite courses


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from Emerald Lake Golf Club on 06/11/2018:

Thank you for the 4-star review! We are glad you always choose Emerald lake to play. We will look into your rough concern.

"Class act"


joe6730167's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/06/2018
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I come to the Charlotte area a few times a year, emerald lakes is my new go to course.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from Emerald Lake Golf Club on 06/11/2018:

We are honored Emerald Lake is your go-to golf course! We look forward to your next visit.

"One Of The Best"


tmathesctcnet's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/28/2018
Previously played Used cart Wet weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

As other courses in the Charlotte area continue to struggle from winter kill, Emerald Lake was in great shape. Fairways were lush, rough was rough as it should be and greens were in good shape. While some of those other continue to charge high green fees with terrible conditions, Emerald Lake was a breath of fresh air. Always enjoyed the layout of this course.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from Emerald Lake Golf Club on 05/31/2018:

Thank you for the wonderful 5-star review! We are glad you enjoyed the value and conditions of Emerald Lake compared to other local courses. Book your next round soon!

"Great Course - We’ll Maintained Public Course"


mdelev's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/28/2018
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Reviewed on

Used GolfNow for a discount as the face rate is a little steep. One of the best maintained public golf courses. Bunkers were raked and greens rolled true. Not sure who is in charge of the carts, but all they all seemed in sad shape. Rips and tears in almost every cart seat I checked. Also they were slow to start and bad brakes. I checked about 15 and took the one with the cigar burn which had an intact seat. The course is worth it so get out and play!!!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from Emerald Lake Golf Club on 05/31/2018:

We are honored you consider Emerald Lake Golf Club "one of the best maintained public golf courses!" We will look into your cart concern. We hope to see you out there again soon.

"Complaining sraff"


u801232607's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/25/2018
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We did have a great round at this course,but it took 6. HRs to play. One of the staff blamed the amount of people on Golf Now. They stated” Golf Now is why it’s so crowded “ They double book tee times and back up the course”

We love to use Golf Now so we can afford to play more golf, but we here a lot of negative comments from employees at the course about over bookings and how the course dose not make any money on a Golf Now group. I hope Golf Now will continue to be allowed to book times.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course


Response from Emerald Lake Golf Club on 05/29/2018:

We appreciate you taking the time to give us your feedback and apologize for the slow pace of play. We will do better to keep a good pace of play, and do not blame any particular group for the delay.


Peter6476219's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once every three months

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/25/2018
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from Emerald Lake Golf Club on 05/29/2018:

Thanks for the 4-star review! Come play again soon

"Wow"


u213571688's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/21/2018
First time playing

Reviewed on

So far best public course in charlotte I’ve played.

1 Emerald lake

Eagle chase

Rocky river

4 Highland creek

100th sunset hills horrible


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from Emerald Lake Golf Club on 05/24/2018:

We are honored you consider Emerald Lake the "best public course in Charlotte" you have played! Book your next round with us soon.


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