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4.0
408 Reviews (408)
5 Stars
163
4 Stars
150
3 Stars
46
2 Stars
30
1 Stars
19
Conditions
3.8
Value
4.0
Layout
4.5
Friendliness
4.4
Pace
4.0
Amenities
4.0
83.7%
Recommend this course
334 out of 408 reviews
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4.1
67 Reviews (67)
5 Stars
28
4 Stars
29
3 Stars
4
2 Stars
4
1 Stars
2
Conditions
4.0
Value
4.4
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.1
StaffFriendliness
4.7
91.0%
Recommend this course
61 out of 67 reviews
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4.1
144 Reviews (144)
5 Stars
51
4 Stars
72
3 Stars
10
2 Stars
7
1 Stars
4
Conditions
3.9
Value
4.2
Layout
4.6
Pace
3.9
Amenities
4.1
StaffFriendliness
4.6
89.6%
Recommend this course
129 out of 144 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Semi-Private
Style Parkland
Par 72
Length 7827 yards
Slope 148
Rating 78.6

The layout of the course is interesting, challenging and features perfectly manicured lush, rolling fairways. You'll be glad you experienced this excellent combination of hole designs and truly great golf. Water comes into play on 10 holes.

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Course Details

Year Built 1969
Fairways Ormond Grass
Greens TifEagle Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Charles Ankrom Bruce Devlin (1969) Robert von Hagge (1969)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes
GPS Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed Soft spikes only
Dress code Appropriate golf attire.

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Reviews

4.0
408 Reviews (408)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 14
Brunch 7
Patio Dining 7
Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 33
Undulating Greens 24
Forced Carries 21
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 24
A Weekend Splurge 16
Locals 13
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 25
Near the Airport 21
Worth the Drive 17

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Handicap 10-14
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5.0
Previously Played
Hot weather

LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS COURSE

Have been playing this course for about a year now and it never gets boring! From the staff outside (Richie and Scott) to guys in the proshop (Travis and Matt) and then Cindy in the bar you always feel welcomed.

The course itself is superb, and it is always in really good shape. The greens recovered great from the last maintenance and they are ROLLING! Can't wait to play at Emerald again!

5-STARS!!!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
First Time Playing

Bring your own clubs.

Course was in good shape although greens on the front 9 are still recovering from aeration. Cart did not have GPS even though website claims they do. Rental clubs were awful, which naturally had an impact on the whole experience.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Hidden Gem!

Great course plus great staff plus great value equals a great day!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Previously Played

Cmon Now

This place used to be the best. I get the change in business model to a more municipal high volume course but the course is in such bad shape. From tee to green it is subpar. Also, I called ahead to check on the greens since they punched 3 weeks ago and as usual golf courses are shady with the answers. Was told gonna be great and they were unplayable. The potential is amazing but mismanagement blew it. They could have been the new Hillcrest, for the ones that remember. They used to get tons of play but course was always good. Think they lost my business.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Horrible condition, under water

Course was under water, for superintendent to even allow play today was an error in judgment. Fairways soaked with puddles, even cart paths had 6 inches of water. Played 1st hole and left. Gal at front counter didn't have courtesy to admit to golf now the poor condition of course and green's were horrible.
Entire condition was by no means playable.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Friendliness Average
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Ground Under Repair

The course was JUST aerated. GolfNow gave me no warning.
It was also a sloppy track due to incessant rains this week. That is no one's fault.

Conditions Poor
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Fair
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
First Time Playing
Wet weather
Used cart

The Club at Emerald Hills

I enjoyed the course and the staff was very friendly. I feel this course was somewhat expensive considering the course condition and carts don't have GPS, but all the other courses in our area were cart path only and my wife and I wanted to enjoy a Sunday morning round of golf (no stress). All in all, I would definitely go back and enjoy a round of golf at Emerald Hills.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Huge letdown

Heard a lot of good things about this course and was very much looking forward to playing it. Staff was great and could not do enough for me. The course was ok. A bit sketchy on some greens. But the biggest issue was the pace of play. It was rediculous. 5 hours. The longest round I’ve ever played in Florida. I play about 10 rounds a year for about 15 years now. When we spoke to the ranger he was very indifferent , drove away,and was never seen again. I will not be going out of my way to play there again.

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

The course layout is great

The course layout was great you have to use all your skills if you have patience and can stay focus through slow play you will enjoy the round...bring a few more balls there is water on the course.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Great value, great course, very challening !

I loves this course. Service was great. The holes were very challenging with a lot of water hazards and perfectly placed sand traps. Would highly recommend.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
First Time Playing

Good Course Overall

I really like the layout of this course. Fun holes that offer many different tee boxes. I played from the blues was a good challenge. I think some the greens could use some love. Greens rolled nice and a little slower than most courses locally.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Great Layout

Great track, layout. Tough, but a lot of fun. Fairways were nearly perfect, greens were on the slow side and for the most part rolled true. Whenever I’m in town this is where I go, impossible to beat for $30.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great course for the money!

From the time I arrived the staff was extremely courteous and the atmosphere felt like a private club. For the $30 dollars I paid on Golf Now I felt the course was well worth worth it. I’ve played many courses in the area, and Emerald hills is far better than most. Honestly, I would’ve paid far more to play this track. The layout was challenging, the fairways were tight, and the rough was well kept (a few brown spots here and there but that’s normal for Florida summers).
My only complaint was that the greens were fairly slow (they looked like they had been recently dressed) but they still had a lot of character which made for interesting putts.
From the tips this course is a beast, so if you’re a long ball hitter throw on your big boy pants and go to battle!
I would 100% recommend this course to everyone..

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times 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
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Jewel of a course

Recently moved to south Florida and I must say that EH is my “go to” course for value, challenge and course maintenance. This track is always plush with wonderful fairways and superior greens. If you’ve never played this course, run don’t walk!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Best course

Having played a number of courses in south Florida I was pretty much expecting more of the same in terms of layout Emerald hills is not your typical course. It has plenty of hazards and challenging situations to ensure you think about every shot. This is by far the best course I’ve played in the area. If your in the area treat yourself, you’ll be pleasantly surprised.

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