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4.4
306 Reviews (306)
5 Stars
127
4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
11
1 Stars
11
Conditions
4.5
Value
4.4
Layout
4.5
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.0
Amenities
4.0
90.8%
Recommend this course
272 out of 306 reviews
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4.3
45 Reviews (45)
5 Stars
21
4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
1
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.5
Value
4.4
Layout
4.5
Pace
3.7
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.5
88.9%
Recommend this course
40 out of 45 reviews
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4.4
57 Reviews (57)
5 Stars
32
4 Stars
19
3 Stars
4
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.5
Value
4.4
Layout
4.5
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.9
StaffFriendliness
4.5
89.5%
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51 out of 57 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)

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

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Reviews

4.4
306 Reviews (306)

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 35
Bunkers 32
Thick Rough 31
This course/club is great for:
Locals 27
Advanced Golfers 25
A Weekend Splurge 20
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 25
Near Local Attractions 20
Convenient to the City 15

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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
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
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
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
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
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
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Fun course that delivers what is advertised

Have played Mccullough’s now several times , great staff , and for a Links course it adds a fantastic dimension to your round that lots of other courses can’t deliver. If you haven’t played there give it a try . Only one small thing is that they do not have a practice range which is a bit disappointing. But overall it is a fun round the bar and food afterwards is also fantastic.

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

thanks

Always a great time at Emeralds. Course is awesome and so is the staff. Looking forward to next round at Emeralds.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

I had not played this course in a while and I was pleasantly surprised at the excellent condition, It was a very nice day and I would recommend playing this course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities 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

the course was in great condition our playing partner was fine and very helpful. There were some slow spots but but it was Labor Day weekend, The bar was nice and drinks reasonable. Overall it was a very enjoyable day and i would recommend this course.

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

Best Condition of any Course in the area

Really nice course. Fairways were fantastic, greens best in the area and roll true. Staff is fantastic. Best value for all courses around. Will play many more rounds here

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

5.5 hour round

The tee times were way to close together. Basically wait and hit. Never good for trying to get into a rhythm. The good news is theirs plenty of other golf courses to play.

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Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Fun course with a great layout

Nice track and a great value in a very convenient location. Staff extremely helpful and friendly. Will most definitely get back there soon.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Pennsylvania Advisor
Top 100 Contributor
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

great day and fun course

Some great holes and some holes you can really score on at McCulloughs. The course is a blast and the wind keeps it really challenging. Almost aced the 180 yd 13th hole into the wind which was the highlight of the day. Course is in decent shape and the greens are good. Some of the fairways have some rough patches but otherwise things were really good. You will use all the clubs in your bag at this course and it is a nice test of golf.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Great day at McCullough's

My friend and I were visiting the Atlantic City area and chose to play McCullough from the Golf Now listing...we were so pleased with the course, we went back again a few days later. Staff were extremely friendly and helpful. The course was in great shape, especially considering the heat wave last week...Conditions were very great, with the exception of a few very difficult pin locations...Thank you to McCullough's for a great day...

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
3.0
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

A good first nine plus

Played recently in July 2019 for the first time. We were happy with front nine but back nine was too gimmicky as it is built over an old land fill.
Bar and clubhouse were nice.
Will not be back as there are too many other nicer courses in south Jersey.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Great Surprising Par 4's and Elevations!

At times it was great to look around and remind myself I was in Egg Harbor, NJ., This is a course that you will want to visit annually to get a feel for history and authentic golf. Wind, elevations and clever hazards keep you thinking and charging towards the well kept greeens. You feel welcomed from check-in to the 19th hole.

Take the time to play these links you wont be disappointed!

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