Emerald Greens Golf Club - Gold Course

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3.6
11
5 Stars
2
4 Stars
7
3 Stars
2
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Staff Friendliness
4.1
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.6
Conditions
4.0
Value
4.4
Layout
3.5
100.0%
Recommend this course
11 out of 11 reviews
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3.6
11
5 Stars
0
4 Stars
1
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
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1 Stars
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Staff Friendliness
4.0
Pace
4.0
Amenities
4.0
Conditions
4.0
Value
5.0
Layout
4.0
100.0%
Recommend this course
1 out of 1 reviews
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3.6
11
5 Stars
0
4 Stars
1
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
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1 Stars
0
Staff Friendliness
4.0
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.5
Conditions
4.0
Value
4.5
Layout
3.5
100.0%
Recommend this course
2 out of 2 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Par 72
Length 6585
Slope 127
Rating 71.6
Type Public
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Emerald Greens - Gold
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 72 6585 yards 71.6 127
White 72 6361 yards 70.6 126
Gold 72 5603 yards 67.1 119
Red (W) 72 5004 yards 69.0 117
Scorecard for Gold
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: 71.6/127 371 509 133 510 143 210 508 384 407 3175 499 385 399 181 504 413 195 429 405 3410 6585
White M: 70.6/125 W: 76.5/134 364 478 129 500 138 202 501 376 396 3084 484 374 372 173 490 398 183 416 387 3277 6361
Gold M: 67.3/119 W: 72.6/126 350 424 120 440 121 177 395 357 309 2693 427 296 365 144 428 353 171 379 347 2910 5603
Red M: 64.4/112 W: 69.0/118 280 388 108 382 114 150 383 334 295 2434 379 288 312 137 416 310 128 298 302 2570 5004
Handicap 5 15 17 11 7 3 9 13 1 6 16 18 14 12 4 8 2 10
Par 4 5 3 5 3 3 5 4 4 36 5 4 4 3 5 4 3 4 4 36 72

Course Details

Year Built 2000
Architect 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

3.6
11

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
19th Hole Specials 1
Drinks 1
Patio Dining 1
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 3
Water Hazards 3
Elevation Changes 1
This course/club is great for:
Walkers 4
Beginners 3
Junior Golfers 2
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 2
In the 'Burbs 2
Worth the Drive 2
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Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
The gold course is pretty fun but too challenging. The pace of play was awesome on a Wednesday afternoon. Always enjoying playing this course and will be back again this summer.
Staff Friendliness Good
Pace of Play Good
Off-course amenities Good
Course Conditions Good
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Top 50 Contributor
Minnesota Advisor
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Nice, Wide Open Course

Emerald Greens Golf Course comprises two 18-hole tracks named Silver and Gold. This review covers only the Gold course. The first impression one gets when driving into the course property is that the terrain is as flat and uninteresting as the surrounding corn and bean fields. This turns out to be only partly true, as the driveway serves as a sort of dividing point between the flat fairways on the north and a few more gently rolling fairways on the south. The north fairways are sparsely lined with trees that are not yet very tall, as the course is only 17 years old. The rough is cut fairly low so losing a ball is not likely except in a few areas left as more “natural” prairie grass, but reaching these would require being quite a bit off the fairway. The greens are very well kept and very smooth, with no severe contours, and moderately fast. Most of the front nine is flat and boring, except for the 5th hole, a par 3 with a peninsula-type green surrounded by water on the left, and the 6th hole, a 210 yard par 3 with a pond to the left of the green ready to catch shots are pulled. The back nine provides a great deal more interest, especially the 15th, a slight dogleg left 413 yard par 4. Your drive from an elevated tee box must be long and right in order to have a good view of the elevated green. A tree guards the left side of the green, so a drive on the left side of the fairway will require a long high draw to reach the green. The 17th is a dogleg left 429 yard par 4. A bunker protects the inside corner of the dogleg and another fairway bunker on the opposite side of the fairway will catch a drive that goes straight instead of drawing into the fairway. Reaching the severely elevated green will probably require taking two more clubs than the straight line yardage. The course is not overly long, only 6,585 yards from the tips and with three additional set of tees going down to 5,004 yards. This, along with the wide open and mostly flat layout, makes the course a good choice for beginners, seniors, and walkers. No frills, but a decent course for the money.
Staff Friendliness Good
Pace of Play Good
Off-course amenities Average
Course Conditions Good
Value for the Money Good
Course Layout Average
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

one of my favorites

Love the layout, the course is kept in good condition and the greens are consistent.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Good
Course Conditions Good
Value for the Money Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

Basic course

The course is always in great shape. A pretty straight forward course with not much trouble. The staff could be more aware of the patrons checking in.
Staff Friendliness Average
Quality of food & beverage Average
Pace of Play Good
Off-course amenities Good
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

Enjoyable day on a moderately challenging course.

Emerald Greens is always in good condition. It is a pleasure to play without any gimmicky holes. Moderate elevation changes through parts of the course, others pretty flat with some water hazards. It is a very good course to work on your game - holes are straight forward so you can plan your shots. four tee levels with enough separation to make the course adaptable to golfers with varying handicaps. Very walkable course.
Staff Friendliness Good
Quality of food & beverage Average
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Good
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

Good Deal

Silver course is more challenging but somewhat busier. Good overall experience.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Good
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Good
Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Good weather
Used cart

New Golfer

I'm a new golfer. Really only been golfing since last year. I've played less than 25 rounds in my life. I really enjoyed the course. The staff was friendly. The course is well maintained. I enjoyed it a lot. I will look for deals to play this course. I played the Silver one and think the Gold course is even better so I will play that one next time. I really like this course and will be back! The only negative was when the older pair behind us shot into our position. The ball landed less than 10 feet behind us and I almost complained. We let them play through but I thought that was rude...hopefully they are not the typical player at this course. It's also not the courses fault.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Good
Off-course amenities Good
Course Conditions Good
Value for the Money Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great playable course

If you like to go to a course that is fair and your not going to lose a lot of balls if your not having a good day, this is the course for you.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Quality of food & beverage Good
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Excellent
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

wide open

Very playable, even if your driver is a little scattered.
Staff Friendliness Good
Pace of Play Average
Off-course amenities Good
Course Conditions Good
Value for the Money Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

Pace of PLay

The pace of play was really great, finished in under 4 hours as a threesome.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Quality of food & beverage Good
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Excellent
Course Conditions Good
Value for the Money Excellent

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