Club at Emerald Hills, The

3.9855882353 4.0 stars from 5 (251)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 7827 yards
  • Slope: 148
  • Rating: 78.6
  • Layout

  • 4100 N Hills Dr, Hollywood, Florida 33021, Broward County
  • (954) 961-4000
  • (954) 894-7356
  • www.theclubatemeraldhills.com

Year built: 1969
Architect(s): Charles Ankrom, Bruce Devlin (1969), Robert von Hagge (1969)
Type: Semi-Private
Style: Parkland
Greens: TifEagle Grass
Fairways: Ormond Grass
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - included in green fees
Clubs: Yes
GPS: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Practice bunker: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: Soft spikes only
Dress code: Appropriate golf attire.
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Emerald 72 7827 yards 78.6 148
Gold 72 7368 yards 75.9 145
Black 72 6931 yards 74.3 142
Blue 72 6563 yards 72.5 139
Member 72 6328 yards 71.8 136
White (W) 71 6106 yards 76.5 143
White 72 6106 yards 71.1 131
Silver 72 5477 yards 67.9 126
Silver (W) 72 5477 yards 72.7 131
Red (W) 72 4939 yards 69.7 121

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.

Accolades

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.0 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.8 stars from 5
Value: 3.7 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.1 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.2 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.8 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 251 Reviews
5 stars:
108
4 stars:
75
3 stars:
33
2 stars:
21
1 stars:
14

recommend this course

197 out of 251 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city near the airport worth the drive   Great for advanced golfers a weekend splurge locals   Challenges include water hazards undulating greens forced carries   Great for drinks brunch patio dining  

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"Poor summer conditions"


u1268252's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/14/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course is extremely long. Went to play this afternoon and it was Super hot. Buy a round of beers because I saw the cart girl loading pup and wanted to support her by buying out on the course. Made it to hole 8 in the blistering sun and even used the cart to request the cart girl. Got fed up and called the bag room and they told me she had left. Mind you this was 2:45 on a Saturday, so no excuse. Made it to the turn and the girl goes oh, she got sick so we let her go. The rough hadn't been mowed in weeks, so countless balls that were in play got lost. For $36 at 1pm in the summer, not worth it whatsoever.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course




3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/13/2018
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I don't recommend this course


"Real Emerald"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/03/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

All round deserving of 5stars. Fairways were wet fr

om the recent rain but didn't even think about it as enjoying the round so much. Staff extremely friendly and accommodating. Ended with a very reasonably priced, perfectly served omelette.


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


"One of Best in the Region"


HurricaneGrant's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/24/2018
Previously played Used cart Wet weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

One of the best tests in South Florida. Greens were very slow as a result of heavy rains. Only warning would be not the best course over a fair amount of rain. Others drain better. But one of the best test in the region. A must play course.....


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course



u3128703's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/24/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Always A Challenge"


swingfest's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/20/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Course is in much better shape than a year ago. Greens were aerated a couple weeks ago and are still sandy and bumpy, but overall fairways and rough were well manicured. Rough is very strong (all the rain here has helped that) and your ball really sinks down and they become very hard to find and advance. I was playing with a guy that shot around 110 and we were ball hunting ALL ROUND. This course is not for the high handicapper. Many tough shots carrying water and we played from the white tees only around 6100 yards. No beverage cart all day. Cart guys were excellent. Better keep it in the short grass!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course



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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/20/2018
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Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Too early"


ramsco69's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/19/2018
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Reviewed on

The tee time was too early. The mowers were in the way. The staff was very nice. I would still recommend using GolfNow to play this course


Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


"Very slow pace"


u951164703's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/16/2018
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Reviewed on

It took us over 5 hours to play. I liked the course and the staff was friendly. Definitely not one of the top courses in the Miami/Fort Lauderdale area


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course




4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/16/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



Ryan8435868's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/09/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Still a Emarald"


u382169586's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/08/2018
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Reviewed on

I read some of the negative for reviews prior to playing . in those reviews were way over the top . The course is in very good shape just a few minor blotches here and there . Would love to play every day . Tracy the bartender was very accommodating .


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Never disappointed"


u382169586's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/08/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Never disappointed . A few minor flaws and which Afffact play green s will be fast in a week . I wish I could play this course more ! Ridiculous reviews are for ridiculous attitudes


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



u3128703's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/08/2018
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Reviewed on


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


"I wish I had known"



2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/07/2018
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Reviewed on

The greens was airrated. I wouldn’t have played there is I knew that.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


"Staff Acts Like This Course Is The Augusta of So. Florida"


LeiboAZ's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/03/2018
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This place had its heyday back when Reagan was President. And yet the staff still acts like they're stewarding more than a glorified goat track.

Principal complaints: Glacial pace of play, not a drop of water to be found anywhere on the course, beverage cart operator disappeared to the witness protection program, and the general condition of the course. Couple that with the attitude of everyone from the desk guy to the cart guys and you end up paying about 60 bucks for a $20 experience.

Save your money ... and the 5.5 hours of your life.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course



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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/03/2018
First time playing Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course



apulice7106's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/31/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course



u000006312528's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/24/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"On course refreshments"


jmd4747's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/22/2018
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Reviewed on

Course does not have anyone selling drinks, or course ranger. The poor girl who works in the pro shop had to stay later so that we could order drinks. Great course though.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course



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