Emerald Golf Club, The

4.2867470588 4.3 stars from 5 (128)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6924 yards
  • Slope: 136
  • Rating: 74.0
  • Layout

  • 5000 Clubhouse Dr, New Bern, North Carolina 28562, Craven County
  • (252) 633-4440
  • (252) 634-2816
  • emeraldgc.com

Year built: 1988
Architect(s): Rees Jones (1988), Greg Muirhead (1988), Wadsworth Golf Construction (1988)
Type: Semi-Private
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - included in green fees
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Emerald 72 6924 yards 74.0 136
Black 72 6483 yards 71.7 129
Blue 72 6123 yards 70.2 126
White 72 5497 yards 67.3 118
Gold 72 4893 yards 64.4 107
Gold (W) 72 4893 yards 68.7 116
Red (W) 72 4203 yards 64.8 106

Accolades

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.3 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.8 stars from 5
Value: 4.5 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.3 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.5 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.2 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 128 Reviews
5 stars:
56
4 stars:
61
3 stars:
6
2 stars:
3
1 stars:
2

recommend this course

118 out of 126 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city worth the drive near the airport   Great for advanced golfers seniors locals   Challenges include water hazards bunkers undulating greens   Great for drinks  

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"Excellent course"


u000005315846's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/03/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Booked a round for a golf weekend with my dad, older brother and best friend and had an amazing time. Course was in excellent shape and we had a blast. I would expect to pay triple the greens fees where I live to get a comparable 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


"Quick pace of play"


u166143365's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/02/2018
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Reviewed on

Course was in great shape after all the rain we had. Went out as a solo and was definitely afraid of catching up to people. Never happened and played my own pace. Thanks for a great round.


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


"This Emerald is a gem!"


Tom2790796's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/27/2018
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Reviewed on

Course layout is excellent and conditions were spot on. Greens have some undulation, which adds to the challenge, but they were spotless and putted true. Loved it! Been going there off and on for the past 15+ years, always a pleasure, and it just seems to keep getting better. You'll not likely find a better course within 50 miles.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



xxcampbell83's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/18/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Very friendly staff, and very good layout of course.

We enjoyed the challenges of the water and sand bunkers.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Very nice conditions and friendly staff"


jimbe01's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/04/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was in very nice conditions and the staff is always friendly.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



jthomp50's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/29/2018
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I think this is the best course in the New Bern area available to the public. The greens are definitely pro grade and speed. I play from the white tees but there are tee boxes available for all levels of play. Overall this course in in excellent shape for late April. The staff is very accommodating and they have a pretty good kitchen. Putting green and driving range are top notch. Being a semi private course they accommodate all comers very well. Great Course.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Well kept course"


u968946628's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/27/2018
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Great course for all handicaps including scratch golfers


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



beachedbuckeyes's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/06/2018
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Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great place to play."


lew57's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/03/2018
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Reviewed on

One of my favorite places to play. Course is always in great shape. We've had cold weather an lots of rain an course was better then others in the area at this time of year.

Good value. Staff is great.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Female Friendly"


cdscrawford's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/28/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Golfed on March 28, 2018 for the first time at this course and enjoyed. So, we booked a Hot Deal round for the following day. Course was in decent shape considering the time of year.. Tend to think it will be a beautiful green course by May. If visiting in the area, we would return to this course.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Fun Golf Course"


fhp007's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  25+

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/16/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great course for intermediate golfers. Challenging but fair layout. Good fairways and OK greens. Traps are in great shape and the rough is good. Good practice area. Great staff.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Great value"


eeguerreiro's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/08/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Is love to come back later in the season. Unfortunately I played after several days of rain and on a cool windy day. Great layout and even though the course had seen a lot of rain in early March, it was in great condition all things considered.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"warm, windy day"


walkingscorer2017's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/16/2018
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

the worst thing (and this isn't bad) was that the ground was wet and it was cart path only. The greens were really nice, it was just great when you didn't have to walk far from the cart path! The ground was soft but not soggy (still, it was a good idea to keep the carts on the paths) and the course was a fair test. I like the people in the clubhouse who are very customer friendly. It's a great place to play.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"I little wet, but playable"


jimbe01's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/21/2017
Previously played Used cart Wet weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

played the day after 2' rain. it was wet but playable. Greens were dry and fast.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Very nice"


msimms13's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/14/2017
First time playing Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

From the parking lot to the the first tee, everything was nice but not over the top. Staff was friendly and helpful. The course has a good layout, and provides a good challenge without being gimmicky. Six sets of tees should accommodate any golfer. The condition was great considering it was December in New Bern. Greens were firm, yet still held shots reasonably and were smooth putting.


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


"Nice enough but doesn't stir the blood"


gord62's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/27/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

Well organized course and overall it was in very good condition. Did not find great variety in the holes and few got you really thinking. Could not walk, as is usual , so probably not going back.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"A true gem!"


Joseph2598298's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/24/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Excellent conditions...it was hard to get a bad lie anywhere. Friendly helpful staff. A must play if in the area again.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course


"Fun Golf Course"


fhp007's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  25+

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/21/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I've played this course many times and enjoy it very much. Only downside is that it takes several days to dry out after a rain. Great staff and practice area.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"The Emerald"


u957333999's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/20/2017
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Reviewed on

The coarse conditions were excellent and it is M d November. The greens rolled very well. Great staff. Our foursome played 18 holes in 3 hrs.20 min.


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


"Great Intermediate Course - not too long not too short"


bgagnon1949's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/08/2017
Used cart Wet weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I enjoyed the round. It was cloudy, but did not start raining until I was on the 18th. It was challenging but not so much that it was disappointing. The course and greens were in great shape and the clubhouse amenities were good. I felt as though is was a great course for my skill level. I will definitely play again.


Pace of Play: Excellent

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



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