Emerald Greens Golf Club - Silver Course

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4.0
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3
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Conditions
4.6
Value
4.3
Layout
4.0
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.6
Amenities
3.2
98.8%
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12 out of 13 reviews
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4.0
2
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Conditions
4.5
Value
4.5
Layout
4.0
Pace
5.0
Amenities
3.0
StaffFriendliness
5.0
100.0%
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2 out of 2 reviews
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4.0
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Conditions
4.5
Value
4.5
Layout
4.0
Pace
5.0
Amenities
3.0
StaffFriendliness
5.0
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Holes 18
Par 73
Length 7163
Slope 134
Rating 74.2
Type Public
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Emerald Greens - Silver
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 73 7163 yards 74.2 134
White 73 6792 yards 72.6 130
Gold 73 5953 yards 68.7 124
Red (W) 73 5184 yards 69.8 123
Scorecard for Silver
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: 74.2/134 382 468 420 195 546 139 399 454 554 3557 400 169 511 415 361 182 632 518 418 3606 7163
White M: 72.6/130 W: 78.7/142 358 437 404 185 530 120 368 435 532 3369 380 157 493 395 347 168 576 503 404 3423 6792
Gold M: 68.7/124 W: 74.1/132 348 364 352 175 458 102 341 372 454 2966 312 150 407 369 332 153 481 466 317 2987 5953
Red M: 65.3/116 W: 69.8/123 260 286 312 138 413 96 281 323 452 2561 253 145 373 290 324 145 374 404 315 2623 5184
Handicap 17 1 5 13 7 9 15 3 11 18 16 12 6 14 8 2 10 4
Par 4 4 4 3 5 3 4 4 5 36 4 3 5 4 4 3 5 5 4 37 73

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

Reviews

4.0
13
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Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 250 Contributor
Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart

Cold, windy and wet fairways

For the time of year it was cold and wet. Had lots of rain the last few weeks, area's of the course were very wet and soft. Most of the green were punched with large plugs, not very good to putt on. Would of thought the greens would of been done earlier. Don't like playing a course with plugged greens..

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 100 Contributor
Minnesota Advisor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Rolling Back Nine Makes This Course

Emerald Greens Golf Course comprises two 18-hole tracks named Silver and Gold. This review covers only the Silver course, which is a bit of a par 73 beast at 7,163 yards from the back tees and a 74.2 rating. Three other sets of tees are at 6,792, 5,953 and 5,184 yards. Like its companion course, the Gold, this track is partly set on boring flat terrain with half-grown trees lining the fairways and partly on more rolling and visually appealing ground. The rough is relatively short, making it unlikely that you’ll lose any balls that stray from the fairway. There are some “natural grassy areas,” but these are set quite a bit off the fairways, so they shouldn’t be a problem. The greens are really smooth and in great condition, rolling moderately fast and true. The first four holes of the front nine are set on the more rolling part of the course. The dogleg left 347 yard (from the middle tees) par 4 2nd requires a long drive from an elevated tee box. Interestingly, the course discourages trying to cut too much off the corner by placing OB stakes between this hole and the adjacent hole. There are also some fairway bunkers along the inside corner. A good drive in the fairway should leave a short iron to an elevated green protected by a large bunker on the right and a grassy slope on the left. Holes 5 through 12 are flat, mostly straight and boring, except for the par 3 6th with its island green surrounded by water. The last four holes are what really makes this course a treat to play. The par 3 15th requires a shot from an elevated tee between (or over) trees set like goal posts protecting a wide but not very deep green. This is followed by a 632 yard (from the back tees, but only 576 from the middle tees!) par 5 that curls around to the right almost like a large capital C. Again, OB stakes prevent long hitters from playing into the adjacent fairway. Making the hole play even longer is the fact that the second and third shots are uphill. Par is a really good score on this hole. The 17th is a 503 yard (from the middle tees) par 5 that doglegs uphill to the left. The fairway is the fun here, as it undulates like a mini roller coaster. You’re almost guaranteed to have either an uphill or downhill lie on your second and third shots. The finishing hole is a 404 yard par 4 with a fairway that splits at about 180 yards from the tee into a high side on the left and a low side on the right. The hole has a slight curve to the right, but there is water on the right which makes taking the low road a bit risky. There is also a water hazard about 40 yards in front of the green, so if your lie won’t let the approach shot carry this hazard a layup is the wise choice. Par is a good score on your last hole of this round. Emerald Greens is about a half hour drive from the Twin Cities, but the Silver course is well worth the drive.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Fair weather
Used cart

Fall golf

I like playing this course in the fall because there aren't as many leaves to deal with. The course was in amazing shape for late October. Greens were in great shape. Unfortunately some golfers must not feel the need to repair ball marks this time of year.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Surprised

I was pleasantly surprised at how good this course was. Always thought it was the golf course in the cornfield. Wrong! I will definitely play it again.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

Good Value, Basic Golf Course

36 hole golf course located about 20 minutes south of downtown St. Paul. Easy access. Clubhouse facilities include an extremely small pro shop/check in area. Full service bar with grill food available. Course was in good shape. Greens had been punched recently (as to be expected here in Minnesota in September) and were very uneven . At the mercy of the "bumps" all day long. Rough was a bit wiry and challenging. Fairways, for the most part, were in decent shape.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Perfect Greens

Flew in from Texas for a break from the heat and played this course with a buddy. It is a links style course but has some trees. Had a ton of fun but the best part was definitely putting on those greens! Such a true roll I started believing I could make any length putt there. I will be back.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Nice course. Poor staff

Waited over 10 minutes to check in while staff sold drinks. This made me late to tee. Had to start on 2 and play first tee last. I like the course but staff needs much work.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Friendliness Poor
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

Beautiful flowers and great pace

After having lost about 18 balls on another course to woods and water, this is a refreshing course. Played with the same ball the entire round. As a woman golfer, I got a lot of yardage breaks on nearly all holes. I think it would be challenging for white T golfers because I generally got at least 100 yards on each hole. It's beautiful scenery, open play and most holes are pretty straightforward. It's a nice course that we finished in under 4 hours, only had to wait on last two holes. Definitely would go back.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Good weather
Used cart

Excellent golf course

Not the toughest course but an excellent course. I will definitely plat here again. Well kept and fun.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

Fun to play--fair

Somewhat open course with challenges including a few blind shots and quite a few bunkers. GPS on the cart would have been nice.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Used cart

Always a good time

My wife and I were looking for a place to play a quick round of golf. We found a great deal on Golf Now and we were off to Emerald Greens in Hastings. The course was in good shape and we hit the links right away, just the two of us. The weather was great, the staff was very courteous and we had fun in just a little over three hours and 15 minutes. Any time you play Emerald Greens, it's always a good time.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

Course is in great shape.

Not many blind shots, fairly level front 9, back is a little more hilly and scenic. Good condition.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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