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4.5
172 Reviews (172)
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Conditions
4.6
Value
4.6
Layout
4.7
Friendliness
4.7
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.2
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4.6
23 Reviews (23)
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Conditions
4.6
Value
4.8
Layout
4.8
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.2
StaffFriendliness
4.5
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4.6
27 Reviews (27)
5 Stars
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4 Stars
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Conditions
4.6
Value
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Layout
4.8
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.2
StaffFriendliness
4.6
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About

Holes 18
Type Semi-Private
Par 72
Length 6924 yards
Slope 136
Rating 74.0
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The Emerald Golf Club
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Course Details

Year Built 1988
Golf Season Year round
Architect Rees Jones (1988) Greg Muirhead (1988)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
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

Food & Beverage

Snacks

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Banquet Facilities

Available Activities

Swimming, Billiards

Available Sports

Tennis

Accolades

Reviews

4.5
172 Reviews (172)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 7
Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 16
Bunkers 12
Undulating Greens 8
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 10
Seniors 10
Locals 9
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 12
Worth the Drive 10
Near the Airport 6

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Reviews 2
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Best course in the area

Never disappointed here. Great layout . Great condition’. Great staff

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great Course

Course is in fantastic shape and the greens are fast and true. Will definitely play this course again!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 27
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

The Course Is In Great Shape

Everyone was friendly, including the gentleman in the pro shop and two of the grounds crew that I chatted with while waiting to tee off on the next hole. The course is always in great shape and no one can beat the price for 18 holes and including a cart. Once you play it you'll want to visit/play it again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 14
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Vacation visit

3rd time playing the course and it is always in great shape. A must play if you are in the area. We drove up from Emerald Isle to play and worth the drive.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Fun course

Course was in really good shape. Greens very fast. Pro shop guy was kind of obnoxious. We had reserved four players but only three of us could make it and he kept harping on the fact that we booked four but only three showed up. The course was almost empty except for us. Rain was forecast so I guess people stayed away but that didn’t prevent the pro shop guy from really busting our chops about only having three players. In no hurry to play there again because of him.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 14
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Real Gem tucked away in New Bern

If you find yourself in the Eastern recesses of NC check out this course! Staff was very friendly! Course was well maintained and a challenge for any level of golfer! I definitely plan to play there again when I am in the area!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great course

Pace was slow but not course’s fault. I had to wait at every tee box from the second hole on. Guess there was a fivesome in front of two twosomes. No marshal to complain to. Still finished round in 3.5 hours.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

OK

The course was okay. they did not have cards availale and had to wait 20 minutes beyond Tee time. Play was very slow, took four hours for 18 holes.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 27
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

The Emerald

The folks at The Emerald are always friendly, professional and thorough. The course is one of the better choices on the North Carolina coast.

Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Great value for the money

Tight fairways with a good layout and a moderate amount of water. Well maintained and a great value for the money.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Emerald

Nice layout-every hole different. Quite a few visually appealing holes. Big greens - a bit slow but true. Everywhere is wet. Nicely bunkered. Slightly elevated greens force you to land the ball on the green. Short shots will be rejected. 18 is a great closer. Long, bordered on right by pond, narrow tee shot landing area and really tight approach to a large green. Looking forward to playing when the grass greens up and things dry out.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Affordable golf

Course was wet (cart path only). But in great condition. Fairways some wide some narrow. Some water made things interesting. Greens fast and true. Price was great. I’ll be back.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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