A view of a hole with water coming into play at McCullough's Emerald Golf Links
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4.5
320 Reviews (320)
5 Stars
138
4 Stars
142
3 Stars
18
2 Stars
11
1 Stars
11
Conditions
4.5
Value
4.5
Layout
4.6
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.0
Amenities
4.1
93.7%
Recommend this course
286 out of 320 reviews
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4.8
12 Reviews (12)
5 Stars
10
4 Stars
2
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.8
Value
4.8
Layout
4.8
Pace
4.6
Amenities
4.6
StaffFriendliness
4.9
100.0%
Recommend this course
12 out of 12 reviews
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4.7
31 Reviews (31)
5 Stars
22
4 Stars
9
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.7
Value
4.7
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.5
StaffFriendliness
4.7
100.0%
Recommend this course
31 out of 31 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Style Links
Par 71
Length 6535 yards
Slope 130
Rating 71.7

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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Course Details

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

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Banquet Facilities

Accolades

Reviews

4.5
320 Reviews (320)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 22
Patio Dining 13
19th Hole Scenic Views 9
Course Challenges Include:
Elevation Changes 36
Bunkers 32
Thick Rough 32
This course/club is great for:
Locals 27
Advanced Golfers 25
A Weekend Splurge 20
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 26
Near Local Attractions 20
Convenient to the City 15

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Reviews 6
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Friendly staff, overall course was in great shape fairways and greens were very good.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Great links golf

Only downside is there is NO shade on the course. Bring plenty of sun screen! Otherwise course is terrific and will play there again soon

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 104
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Pennsylvania Advisor
Top 100 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

best shape ever

McCullough's has never been so good. Course is playing firm and fast and its in great shape,. Pins were in tough spots today and made some holes quite tricky,. The new Vagabond Pub has great food and you can eat outside and not be restricted by COVID. This is a great course and tons of fun.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Quality Links Course!

This was my first time playing at McCullough's. Challenging elevations and a couple of blind holes. If you play conservatively you can shoot a good score., but if too aggressive you'll need a lot of balls. Greens were in very good condition after a tropical storm dumped some rain in the area a couple of days earlier. Staff and crew was friendly and welcoming. Pace of play was very good until we were halfway done with the second half of the back nine. I didn't let this ruin my day because the weather was very nice. Also, this allowed my group to enjoy refreshments from the beverage cart as we heading in.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Fantastic condition

The grounds crew put a lot of work into the course over the forced break due to covid-19. Upgraded cart paths, irrigation, and reseeding of the rough where carts used to be able to enter and exit the fairways. The course is in the best shape I've ever seen it in the 5 years I've been playing there.

The restaurant/bar was just completely remodeled by a new owner bringing in more options and a better interior layout.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 10
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Hidden gem

Just drove down from nyc area. Second time played it and as far as winter conditions go, enjoyed it more than ac country club and sea view which I recently played in area. No geese poop anywhere, greens and bunkers in fantastic shape. This is my new go to in south jersey .

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 13
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 8
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Enerald is a gem !!!

Happy New Year !!
Chilly windy day on top of the land fill....
Was absolutely one of the most fun coarses I’ve ever played ..At $41 on golf now. Worth it
Some coarse knowledge would help , but targets for blind shots spot on .
Next time I won’t play it from the tips on a cold windy day. Will be going back

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Fun course in great shape

Course set up as 18 replica holes from the British Open. Never been across the Atlantic but the course was fun and had lots of personality. We played in a little over four hours. Rangers were there to spot balls and help keep pace of play. Greens, fairways and tees were in great shape. Played well and had a great day on the course!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 5
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
Played On
Reviews 26
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Fun Course

Played in 3 1/2 hours, windy day but the course was in great shape. Can't wait to play it again when I am down there.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
Incentivized Review
4.0
Previously Played

Playable fun course

The course sits on an old dump that was transformed into one of the best challenges in the area. The course is very well maintained at a reasonable price. Staff is very friendly and on top of your needs. Great little outside bar that overlooks the 18th green. One of my favorite courses in the area

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 13
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Great layout

Good shape considering dry spell for the last 6 weeks. Greens very good.. staff very friendly.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Terrific shape

The course was in perfect condition Greens were true. Staff was very polite. Highly recommended

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
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 20
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

1st Time , Will be Back

It was a cool morning with light wind, course in good shape, with a couple holes fairways freshly aerated. Loved the greens with slopes and bowls, not too many flat putts. Great layout, used the combo of gold and white tees. Staff was great.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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