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4.1
245
5 Stars
92
4 Stars
119
3 Stars
14
2 Stars
10
1 Stars
10
Staff Friendliness
4.2
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.9
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.3
Layout
0
84.9%
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217 out of 245 reviews
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4.1
245
5 Stars
22
4 Stars
5
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
1
Staff Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.2
Conditions
4.7
Value
4.5
Layout
4.7
93.5%
Recommend this course
29 out of 31 reviews
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245
5 Stars
26
4 Stars
9
3 Stars
2
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
2
Staff Friendliness
4.4
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.1
Conditions
4.6
Value
4.4
Layout
4.6
90.2%
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37 out of 41 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Par 71
Length 6535
Slope 130
Rating 71.7
Type Public
The golf course at McCullough's Emerald Golf Links is an 18-hole, public course that is situated within minutes of Atlantic City. Designer, Stephen Kay decided to pay tribute to famous European golf courses such as St. Andrew's in his design. The European influences are reflected in the open fairways, tricky strong winds, and undulating greens. The golf course also boasts the region's only 100-feet elevation changes. McCullough's Emerald Golf Links' signature hole is the seventh; it is also the course's most unique. The hole features hazards like large bunkers and wide, rolling fairways. Water hazards also come into play on five holes. The acclaimed golf course is challenging but it does provide a truly unique golfing experience.
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Tournament 71 6535 yards 71.7 130
Back 71 6132 yards 69.8 125
Blue 71 5700 yards 67.8 119
Forward 71 4962 yards 67.2 118
Scorecard for McCulloughs Emerald
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Blue M: 71.5/131 432 206 489 372 236 502 464 414 172 3287 466 341 443 203 517 283 136 501 358 3248 6535
White M: 69.2/123 390 173 481 345 212 490 422 400 166 3079 437 314 434 180 491 272 126 451 348 3053 6132
Gold M: 65.1/114 W: 67.5/115 363 140 461 323 196 457 380 385 160 2865 380 289 419 154 458 259 113 431 332 2835 5700
Red M: 64.1/111 W: 65.9/113 302 105 413 298 158 401 333 370 123 2503 354 249 342 126 422 221 92 400 253 2459 4962
Handicap 3 17 9 13 11 7 1 5 15 2 6 8 10 14 18 16 4 12
Par 4 3 5 4 3 5 4 4 3 35 4 4 4 3 5 4 3 5 4 36 71
Handicap (W) 3 17 9 13 11 7 1 5 15 6 2 8 10 14 18 16 4 12

Course Details

Year Built 2002
Golf Season Year round
Architect Stephen Kay (2002)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf Simulator No
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Indoor Practice No
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, American Express
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Dress code Shirt and shoes required

Reviews

4.1
245

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 21
Patio Dining 13
19th Hole Scenic Views 9
Course Challenges Include:
Elevation Changes 33
Bunkers 31
Thick Rough 30
This course/club is great for:
Locals 26
Advanced Golfers 24
A Weekend Splurge 19
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 23
Near Local Attractions 20
Convenient to the City 15
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Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing

McCullough’s

Was very excited to play here finally. The course was in amazing shape, fairways were great, rough was in good shape, greens rolled very true with lots of undulation. Not the easiest course you will play, it has blind tee shots and elevated tee boxes. If it’s a hot sunny day bring a sun protection because there is barely any trees on the course. I will be coming back here very soon.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Good
Off-course amenities Excellent
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Good
Course Layout Excellent
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Average
Off-course amenities Average
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Good
Course Layout Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Nice Round

Round on 8/3/18 was good, overall. Course is in good condition, staff friendly and helpful. Went out as a twosome. Front nine in an hour and a half. Back nine three hours. 4 1/2 not a bad overall pace of lay, but could have used more help from the ranger on back nine.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Fair
Off-course amenities Good
Course Conditions Good
Value for the Money Good
Course Layout Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great Course/Value

First time playing EM, won’t be the last! I enjoyed everything about my round. I signed up as a single the night before- got a great deal- and was paired up with two other singles. All three of us different ages and handicaps but we all agreed, we’d certainly be back! The layout is challenging, with multiple blind tee shots (signs to warn you of trouble and what to aim for). I was especially impressed by the greens- really good shape and nice challenging speeds. Two of us had played other local courses this week (one was double the price, but worth half the value of EM). We both liked EM BEST!
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Average
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout Excellent
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great condition

Having played the course in previous years we were quite impressed on the course condition. Great value for the price.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Average
Off-course amenities Good
Course Conditions Good
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Neat corse

Course was in excellent shape nice value Challenging layout to all handicaps ! I will be back
Staff Friendliness Good
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Good
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Beautiful on a Fun and Challenging Course

Course is in great shape. Greens were holding, running true and well maintained. Beautiful day and played well. Pot bunkers were fresh with sand and played fairly. Only negative of the day were the marshalls who appeared to have an agenda and were hovering around greens and tees. I was with a threesome who were always within a shot of group ahead, who also played well. Marshalls hung around with serious look on their face, although they said nothing. " Lighten' up Francis!"
Staff Friendliness Fair
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Good
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Excellent
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Solid Value for a Great course

I've played McCoullough's every year for the past 12 years. Course is in great shape, a few dead spots on the greens from a fertilizer, but other than that well worth the $45 fee for golfing. Course was packed but moved consistently considering the volume of players on the course ( about 4.50 hours ) for the round on jammed Friday afternoon. Fairways and bunkers were in very good shape.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Good
Off-course amenities Excellent
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Good
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout Excellent

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