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Conditions
4.3
Value
4.3
Layout
4.2
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.4
Amenities
3.6
87.2%
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36 out of 43 reviews
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4.1
24 Reviews (24)
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Conditions
4.0
Value
4.0
Layout
4.1
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.6
StaffFriendliness
4.3
75.0%
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18 out of 24 reviews
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4.2
28 Reviews (28)
5 Stars
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4 Stars
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Conditions
4.1
Value
4.2
Layout
4.3
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.7
StaffFriendliness
4.4
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 73
Length 7163 yards
Slope 134
Rating 74.2
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Emerald Greens - Silver
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Course Details

Year Built 2000
Architect Tom Furlong (2004) Williams, Gill & Associates (2000)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Caddies No
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Practice Hole Yes

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No
Fivesomes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Proper golf attire

Food & Beverage

Bar, Restaurant

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Banquet Facilities

Accolades

  • Golf Advisor: Top Courses in Minnesota (2019 #22)

Reviews

4.1
43 Reviews (43)
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Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Previously Played
Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
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5.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Reviews 1
3.0

OK Course

Course was in good condition. With the exception if the Signature par 3 hole, the course was quite bland. Once you played 3-4 holes, you've basically played the whole course. Hole designs were very redundant.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 10-14
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Fun to play

Enjoyed playing with son. Selection of tee boxes was nice.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 13
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Walked

Good day at the Emerald

The Staff was friendly on a very busy day, The Course was is good condition, a little spotty around the edges of the greens and a couple of burned out spots. Love the design. Except for a rowdy group behind us yelling and cranking their radio, and hitting into us, it was a good day. Unfortunately, there was no ranger on the course to help us out.

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

Fun course

Great course. Been wanting to plat the Silver course for a while. Did not disappoint. The greens were in rough shape from lots of play over the weekend. If there was one default PLEASE people repair your divots on the greens. I fixed probably 3 per green.
Overall ill be back

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Golfer Friendly

Wide open course makes it golf friendly.
Nice early bird rates. $40 with cart.
Not sure if it’s because of our 6am tee time but check-in personel is usually very cranky.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 19
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 9
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Walked

FIrst TIme

First time on the Silver course. Played a little on the long side for me. Good layout, great conditions. Had fun.

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

Awesome, Awesome,Awesome

Well groomed course, staff was great, clubhouse was very clean,nice challenge for an amateur like me, would definitely play
again and recommend it to other's.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Walked

Course was a bit wet; 17th hole was a challenge

We golfed as a three-some. All of us walked the first nine, but one decided to rent a cart for the second nine.
The course was aesthetically pleasing, but still quite damp in spots following the previous day's soaking. The first 4 fairways had clumps of mowed grass.
We found the course was a bit long for walking as there sometimes is a distance between the green on the finished hole and the tee box of the next one.

The 17th hole is a real challenge for a walker. It is both long and has a number of hills and valleys to traverse.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Slow play

We paid for 18 with a 6::00 pm tee time only got to play 12 holes painfully slow.

Conditions Average
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

First Time - Silver Course

I haven't been to this course before but overall it was a good experience. Pretty flat, plain course but forgiving if you miss a shot. Not much water, which was nice. I enjoyed my round and would recommend it if you haven't played it.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 111
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Top 100 Contributor
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Longest day of golf

one of the longest day of golf that I've ever played. We started off after the last group of a scramble on the Silver course today. Found out that this tournament all started on number one hole instead of doing a shot-gun start. When we got to the second hole, the fourth tee box is close and there were already two groups on the tee box, with another group just finishing on the third hole. waited allot on each shot. No ranger to keep groups moving. Our tee time was for 10:56 am. We were called up to number one a good 10-15 mins early. Was to many groups pushed out on top of each other. It took 5 hours and 10 mins to get our round in. We do like this course, but I'll never play this year again. It's like there just trying to push the people thru. Only thing today that was good is that we got paired up with a very nice couple from out of state.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

We will be back

Loved our day on Emerald Greens Silver Course. The round took over 5 hours, which was burdensome, but the course could not have been better. Kudos to the Food Wagon, the food at the turn was quick and delicious!

We could play here anytime.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0

Nice course!

I am new to Golfnow.com and this is the first time I have played Emerald Greens. It was in very good shape and the greens were big and true. The staff was extremely nice as well! I will be back!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 10
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Walked

Poorly designed, unimaginative, and in bad shape

Emerald Greens is situated on rolling terrain among the farm fields of Hastings. It's a shame the owner and architect couldn't take advantage of this opportune piece of land for the Silver course. About 12 of the holes are identical - straight or with slight doglegs, framed with boring, smallish trees, with a fairway bunker or two (and some thrown in the middle of fairways completely illogically, such as Hole #2). Don't let the island green (which is so massive on such a short hole it almost can't be missed) and square green (on an otherwise unremarkable hole) fool you - this is not a creative, well thought out golf course. The greens are laughable - either they are flat with one ridge, or illogically domed with no flat place to put the pin on the entire green. The course was in awful shape, with many bare spots in the fairways, little distinction between rough and fairway, shaggy fringes and approach areas, and inconsistent, hard greens that held virtually no shots, no matter how much spin. Other public courses charging similar rates are in far, far better shape right now. I was incredibly disappointed by Emerald Greens and will not be back. Charging $35 after 4PM is stealing for a course this poorly designed and in such bad condition.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 05/24/2020

The staff in the clubhouse was very close to rude. The only helpful person was Joe, the starter. We tipped him. I know there are Covid rules but I was wearing a mask. We played the Silver course and will try it again but if met with the same near rudeness it will be our last.

Played On
Reviews 8
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great Day for Golf

Even though the course was packed all honored social distancing from staff to patrons and the pace of play was great. Fun round with a friend.

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