McCullough's Emerald Golf Links

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4.2
249
5 Stars
95
4 Stars
120
3 Stars
14
2 Stars
10
1 Stars
10
Conditions
4.3
Value
4.3
Layout
4.5
Friendliness
4.3
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.9
86.8%
Recommend this course
221 out of 249 reviews
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Average Rating
4.5
31
5 Stars
22
4 Stars
5
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.7
Value
4.5
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.1
StaffFriendliness
4.5
93.5%
Recommend this course
29 out of 31 reviews
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4.5
39
5 Stars
26
4 Stars
9
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.6
Value
4.5
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.2
StaffFriendliness
4.5
94.9%
Recommend this course
37 out of 39 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: 72.2/135 432 206 489 372 236 502 464 414 172 3287 466 341 443 203 517 283 136 501 358 3248 6535
White M: 70.6/126 390 173 481 345 212 490 422 400 166 3079 437 314 434 180 491 272 126 451 348 3053 6132
Gold M: 67.6/124 W: 71.3/130 363 140 461 323 196 457 380 385 160 2865 380 289 419 154 458 259 113 431 332 2835 5700
Red M: 64.2/110 W: 69.0/118 302 105 413 298 158 401 333 370 123 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

4.2
249

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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Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather

Always a good time

I have always had a good round at McCullough's. From Tyler inside working the pro shop to the rangers on the course, I've only been treated like a valued member. Thank you,

Jon

Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great place

Everything is perfect on this course even after all the rain or bad weather it stays amazing

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Best greens around

Had a deal for $29, so had to play it on a beautiful day. 3 1/2 hour round. No hold ups and the course was in great shape. The greens were absolutely perfect! The course can be had if playing great, but will exaggerate your miscues. Everyone had a great time even though we did not play that well I highly recommend the course

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
New York Advisor
Top 10 Contributor
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

These greens...

...are my favorite public course greens in NJ. Lots of undulations. Otherwise the conditions were not good in the fairways, maybe because of the weather.

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
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.

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

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities 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!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities 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

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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!"

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

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great course, Great value

I love this course, links style tougher than it looks but not unfair. Greens are in great shape , fast and true. Best value at the beach.

Definitely should be in your rotation.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Home of the 6 hour round

Been playing here for years, it is clear that making money is their only concerns these days. The course is in good shape but they sell WAY too many tee times. Played a 6 hour round on Sunday and I was 1/2 of a twosome. No ranger out there to speed things up and with a tee time every 10 mins, it becomes unplayable. Was not able to walk up to the tee box and hit once all day. Average wait of 10-15 mins every hole, will not be back until they figure out a way to not have 6 hour rounds

Conditions Average
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Friendly atmosphere

Great value

Very nice conditions

Good rangers staying on too of things

Will play again!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
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
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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$199 Starting price
Valid dates: Oct 19, 2018 - Dec 20, 2018
The package includes overnight accommodations, unlimited rounds of golf for two players, daily American breakfast for two at CORE Kitchen & Wine Bar and 10% savings offered at the Golf Shop.
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