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4.0
521 Reviews (521)
5 Stars
206
4 Stars
192
3 Stars
65
2 Stars
33
1 Stars
25
Conditions
3.8
Value
4.0
Layout
4.5
Friendliness
4.4
Pace
3.8
Amenities
4.0
83.5%
Recommend this course
427 out of 521 reviews
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Average Rating
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4.0
36 Reviews (36)
5 Stars
18
4 Stars
7
3 Stars
7
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
2
Conditions
3.7
Value
4.1
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.3
StaffFriendliness
4.3
77.8%
Recommend this course
28 out of 36 reviews
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4.0
115 Reviews (115)
5 Stars
44
4 Stars
42
3 Stars
20
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
6
Conditions
3.9
Value
4.0
Layout
4.5
Pace
3.8
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.3
81.7%
Recommend this course
94 out of 115 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.

Food & Beverage

Bar, Grill, Restaurant

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Lounge, Meeting Facilities, Banquet Facilities, Locker Rooms

Accolades

  • Golf Advisor: Top 25 Most Improved U.S. Golf Courses (2016 #2)

Reviews

4.0
521 Reviews (521)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 16
Brunch 9
Patio Dining 8
Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 35
Undulating Greens 26
Forced Carries 22
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 27
A Weekend Splurge 17
Locals 15
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 27
Near the Airport 23
Worth the Drive 17

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Reviews 2
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great Design.

Too much water in the course. Golfers did not pay heed to the cart path only rule. Course should have been roped off more aggressively . Tee box were brown on every hole and overgrown. A bit of neglect in the maintenance .Will not hesitate to return. The design is compelling. Hopefully the grounds staff can get the better of the conditions.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 2
3.0
Verified Purchaser

Conditions need a lot of work

Most of not all of the grass on the tee boxes, fringe and around the green Is dead.

Conditions Poor
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Down Hill

The course is in horrible shape. Would not play again if it was free.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Course suffers from lack of mowing and upkeep

I had heard that this course had a nice legacy and we decided to play it for that reason. Unfortunately, it seems that circumstances have led to a lack of upkeep that resulted in weeds everywhere and greens/tee boxes that were badly kept. Without a tremendous amount of cash infusion, I don't see this being much of an option for my group again. Apologies for not taking pictures, but I can certify that the rough was more weeds than actual purposeful rough. The tee boxes were simply mounds of dirt with a mix of grass and weeds everywhere. Some greens (especially hole 2) were terribly scarred.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Best course in Broward County

Great staff. Great carts. Great layout. Great tee boxes. Great greens. Very well manicured for the summer. I’m so glad I had the opportunity to play this course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

great course

everything would be 5 stars except it rained in the morning we didnt start until 1pm and by the time we got to #11 it was still soaked same with #12 #13 and #14 outside of that is a great place to play cant wait to go back again

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Favorite course in tri-county area

Beautiful, challenging, long, course in a very accessible location. The fourth hole is astounding! With a beautiful view of the new guitar shaped hard rock hotel behind the high pyramid green.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 15
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Previously Played

Emerald Hills

A once beautiful challenging track (hardest in South Florida) seems to be getting worse and worse each time I play lately. Not sure what is going on maybe they have less money for maintenance staff but the conditions were embarrassing. Tee boxes were horrendous fairways were decent but a lot of dead spots throughout the rough. The usually consistent greens were in need of some water. They were rock hard and looked to be dying in spots. I really love this place but I am tired of paying premium prices and getting subpar conditions.. hopefully things will improve but I will not be back until I hear some better reviews

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
3.0
Previously Played

Disappointed

I haven’t played here in over a year.
I invited a friend for his first time playing here, and was very disappointed in the course conditions. The tee boxes were ALL in bad shape, the rough was terribly over grown, and the overall aesthetics of the course was poor.
I am aware of the COVID situation at course, and have played several courses since the reopening; but this, by far, was the worst.
STILL CHARGING “PREMIUM” COURSE PRICES!

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
First Time Playing

Glory Days

Very disappointed, even with Hot Rate pricing. Course is in terrible shape; tee boxes are either closed or in very rough condition. Two holes have all the tees in the same place, with one at 79 yards. Would love to have played here a decade ago - this course has great bones, but has been left to rot. Play the $35-$50 courses nearby for a better round.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
1.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

In Horrible Shape

I was surprised the course was in such bad shape since I had previously played it a few years ago. Tee boxes either closed or unkept, some of the greens had mud showing, and just felt like playing a course that should cost $18 a round. The lady at the front desk was very nice though.

Not sure what happened to this place...

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 86
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 250 Contributor
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart

A nice local course for fun and challenges

The green and fairway conditions are good but some tee boxes need care. It's hard to believe that they had a lot of time during the COVID-19 shutdown and didn't take care of the tee boxes. The fees are on the high side when comparing to other local courses with similar conditions. However, this course provides a lot of challenges than other local courses. The layouts, the green undulations, the elevated greens will give you 4 hours of painful but fun experiences.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Great Course, Even Better Staff

Fun course, yet challenging! Unique layout you won't find anywhere else in South Florida. Best part about this place - the staff. They encourage you to have a good time!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Used cart

One of the best courses in the area, hands down

The Club at Emerald Hills is a long, challenging course with great staff and an excellent facility. The course is in great shape and the beverage cart comes around at least twice per side. Competitive rates and twilight specials keep me coming back!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
First Time Playing

Not the best staff but worth it for the twilight price

The starters came off as racist, women in the pro shop we’re fine though and the course is better than most but definitely not worth $75 I paid $33 for the twilight tee time. Pretty challenging course and I don’t regret it but I just didn’t feel welcome.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Poor
Pace Average
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