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4.6
152 Reviews (152)
5 Stars
71
4 Stars
70
3 Stars
6
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
2
Conditions
4.6
Value
4.6
Layout
4.6
Friendliness
4.8
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.3
99.1%
Recommend this course
142 out of 152 reviews
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4.8
5 Reviews (5)
5 Stars
4
4 Stars
1
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.3
Value
4.8
Layout
4.8
Pace
4.6
Amenities
4.4
StaffFriendliness
5.0
100.0%
Recommend this course
5 out of 5 reviews
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4.8
15 Reviews (15)
5 Stars
12
4 Stars
3
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.6
Value
4.5
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.9
100.0%
Recommend this course
15 out of 15 reviews
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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

4.6
152 Reviews (152)

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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Played On
Reviews 23
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 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Return

Hadn’t played the Emerald in several years but I’m glad I dropped in. Still a nice track and in good shape so I went twice in one week.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 25
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Forgiving Course

Greens fast and well kept. Fairways were wide but wet, so cart path only....and a long round. A couple of challenging holes and tough distances. Pleasant afternoon.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

There was a shotgun start tournament starting. We got 9 holes in following 2-foursomes. Very slow. Tournament started at turn causing us to ask for rain check. Too slow. Maybe golfnow needs add these types of events going on reasons for reimbursement.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 12
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Nice course

Great conditions
Course was beautiful and greens were fast,
From beginning to end No Waits and a fun time

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 9
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Excellent Course

This course is very well maintained with the best greens in the area. The course offers enough challenges for any level player. It is my favorite course in New Bern

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 9
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Better than average

Very nice well kept the course. Not a lot of difficult holes but challenging. Greens are very fast and true and fairways are in excellent condition. Very enjoyable round.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Great conditions

Played here many times. Course always in great condition.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 13
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 13
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Played a round with my dad. Great time overall. Course was in great shape. Would recommend and plan on coming back. Not a long course from whites but can move back in tees if needed

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 23
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

I Played 9 Holes

All the staff were very friendly. The course is always in good shape. I play this course at least once a year with a monthly group.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 12
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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