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4.0
503 Reviews (503)
5 Stars
198
4 Stars
187
3 Stars
62
2 Stars
32
1 Stars
24
Conditions
3.8
Value
4.0
Layout
4.5
Friendliness
4.4
Pace
3.8
Amenities
4.0
84.1%
Recommend this course
413 out of 503 reviews
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4.0
58 Reviews (58)
5 Stars
23
4 Stars
20
3 Stars
9
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
4
Conditions
3.9
Value
4.0
Layout
4.4
Pace
3.8
Amenities
3.9
StaffFriendliness
4.1
82.8%
Recommend this course
48 out of 58 reviews
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4.0
118 Reviews (118)
5 Stars
45
4 Stars
42
3 Stars
19
2 Stars
5
1 Stars
7
Conditions
3.8
Value
4.0
Layout
4.5
Pace
3.7
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.3
82.2%
Recommend this course
97 out of 118 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
503 Reviews (503)

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
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
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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 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
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great condition

Course was in great condition, pace was a bit slower than expected, and we teamed up with another twosome to cut the waiting time.
Twilight price was excellent as well

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Love the layout, staff not so much

I've played there with friends at least 5 times in the past month, the staff is not so friendly sometimes, perhaps it is just my experience, the second you park they start asking you your name and tee time, as if you are not going to go to the pro shop and pay there, they ask you once more when you get to the starter, your name and what time is your tee time, sure I'm here carrying my golf bag just because, I don't have tee time, non sense, then after I paid, I go back and say hey I'm 1:48 tee time, once more, "what is your name", "did you pay already", again, maybe I had a few bad encounters with the staff, maybe its just because of the COVID situation, but honestly, not my to go gold course and yes, just because of the staff.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
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Commented on 07/09/2020

Thanks for your time in writing your review. We do value your comments to help make every person have a memorable experience at Emerald Hills.

We are VERY sorry for the experience. I will work with the Staff to improve the friendliness that each customer deserves. Due to Covid 19 because The City of Hollywood Guidelines we are not allowed to receive walk ins during this time. That is why you are greeted out front and directed to wear a face mask and go around the back to the proshop because the clubhouse is shutdown. Along with NO handling of receipts we must ask the guest to double check our records. We are truly sorry for this inconvenience. We do have people that unfortunately try to show up without times that we must not allow to comply with City Guidelines. We are sorry if you felt the experience was too much of a bad encounter. However i would like to welcome you back for a better experience once CoVid is over and we dont have so many guidelines to follow.

Please reach out to me anytime when your ready to visit Emerald Hills again. Call Jennifer at 954.961.4000 x 102.
-Jennifer,
Clubhouse Manager

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great Course!

Very beautiful course! Be prepared to loose some balls!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 21
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser

Lost its luster

Disappointed at the conditions on this course which was once a gem. This course has potential with a really challenging layout but the conditions were poor. Greens were bumpy and inconsistent. Fairways were overgrown in spots. Tee boxes were poor and some were consolidated Up to the ladies tees. I won’t return until conditions improve.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 16
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Still tough

It had been several years since my last round on this course and I remember it being difficult. It still is, and my game didn't match it. Some loooooooong holes, especially if it's windy. Swallow your pride when you pick the tees you wish to play from. Greens were a bit bouncy but otherwise solid.

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

Great golf

This was a 5 star course with a friendly staff and a perfectly manicured golf course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

This course is nice

That was my first round at EH. Everything was alright.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 9
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Very difficult course!

This course is expertly designed to promote failure. The course rips your heart out and destroys all hope. It’s as if it’s greens are designed to funnel your ball into the water. If you love to golf, then this is the course to test your skills. I was humbled, but I will definitely be back for another beating!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Beautiful and challenging

Nice weather! Third time on this Beautiful and challenging course. Only 4 of 11 golf balls remains! Perfect for checking in at the AirPort!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 11
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 11
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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