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4.3
122 Reviews (122)
5 Stars
63
4 Stars
47
3 Stars
7
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
3
Conditions
4.5
Value
4.4
Layout
4.2
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.3
Amenities
3.6
91.8%
Recommend this course
115 out of 122 reviews
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Average Rating
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4.5
11 Reviews (11)
5 Stars
8
4 Stars
2
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.9
Value
4.4
Layout
4.4
Pace
4.5
Amenities
3.9
StaffFriendliness
4.5
90.9%
Recommend this course
10 out of 11 reviews
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Average Rating
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4.3
31 Reviews (31)
5 Stars
17
4 Stars
10
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
2
Conditions
4.5
Value
4.3
Layout
4.2
Pace
4.2
Amenities
3.7
StaffFriendliness
4.5
90.3%
Recommend this course
28 out of 31 reviews
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About

Holes 9
Type Public
Par 33
Length 2307 yards
Slope 99
Rating 30.9
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Emerald Lakes Golf Course
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Course Details

Year Built 1991
Golf Season Year Round

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes

Reviews

4.3
122 Reviews (122)

What Golfers Are Saying

Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 10
Bunkers 9
Narrow Fairways 6
This course/club is great for:
Locals 10
9-Hole Rounds 9
Walkers 9
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 8
In the 'Burbs 7

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Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 01/02/2020

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating, Dale1111111111111111! We're delighted you enjoyed your round. Please book another round with us soon, and thanks for choosing Emerald Lakes Golf Center!

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Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
Incentivized Review
4.0
Previously Played

Emerald is a gem

This course is the closest to my house so I play there at least once a month. It is always in great shape. The greens may be the best in all Sacramento. And, the green fees are a great value. My only negative is that the course lacks imagination with the exception of #9, which is a challenge. Would like to see an expansion to the other side of the freeway and create a 2nd nine holes. With this maintenance staff and a willingness of CSD to invest in a local golf course, a full 18-hole Emerald Lakes would be the area’s top course

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 12/23/2019

Hi u000003849698. We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. Thank you for the 4 stars! We aim for a 5-star experience, so we always welcome feedback for improvement. Thank you for playing Emerald Lakes Golf Center!

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Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
Incentivized Review
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great day of golf

Always a great game at Emerald Lakes staff is friendly and eager to help my favorite course

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 11/26/2019

Hi Brooklyn5quincy. We appreciate you leaving a review and rating us. We will inform the entire team, so they know their hard work is paying off. We look forward to having you back at Emerald Lakes Golf Center!

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented on 11/19/2019

Hi bwalter22, thanks for leaving us a review! We're glad you enjoyed your time at Emerald Lakes Golf Center and hope you'll come see us again soon.

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

Great course!

This is a well kept reasonably challenging course. Friendly staff and a great driving range. If it was an 18 hole course it would be my favorite!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 09/09/2019

Thank you for taking the time to review us taswire. Your feedback is valuable, and we look forward to delivering you excellent service again soon. Emerald Lakes Golf Center thanks you!

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Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

9 holes, 1 hour, 45 minutes

Excellent conditions, very well maintained!
These guys work hard on this course!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 08/29/2019

Hi Frank7929392. We appreciate you leaving a review and rating us. We will inform the entire team, so they know their hard work is paying off. We look forward to having you back at Emerald Lakes Golf Center!

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Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

A. Nice day out with my 13 year old son.. Nobody behind or in front of us on Saturday. Good condition course for price

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 08/26/2019

Thank you for visiting us at Emerald Lakes Golf Center. We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon!

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Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Pro Shop staff very rude

Tried to make tee two tee times directly one week prior. Woman in shop said they didnt have anything available. I literally walked out of pro shop and booked them on golfnow. Not the first time this has happened with same employee.

Upon arrival for todays rounds, other pro shop employee said there may not be carts. I didnt hear the question so I asked and the woman (who couldnt book the tee times previous week) said very sarcastically “or you can walk.” I like the course and most employees but this one has left a very bad impression on several occasions. I have never complained or been rude in the past. Unsure why she seems so un-accomidating.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Poor
Pace Average
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Commented on 09/05/2019

We strive to make everyone's visit a great one. Unfortunately we had an incident. The employee mentioned is no longer a part of our team. We have reminded all staff working at Emerald Lakes the customer must always come first and will be treated with the upmost respect and courtesy. We are truly sorry for this incident and we will do everything possible to ensure this does not happen again.

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Greens tough but fair

This course is in great shape. A great value for your dollar and quick pace. The rough is a bit unforgiving, but stay in the fairways to avoid that issue. The sand in the traps is new and nice. A great round. Thank you to the crew there, they are keeping it awesome!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Rushed through this course

Very disappointing. Golf cart was taken by someone else. Rushed through the whole course by the Marshall. I had major anxiety. We will NOT be returning. The course is also under high power lines and had a helicopter flying above the entire time.

Conditions Average
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Fair
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
California Advisor
Top 250 Contributor
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Walked

Great condition, fast greens, done fast

Have always wanted to play this highway-adjacent 9 holer and got off on a weekday at about 6:30 am. There was one twosome a few holes ahead of me so my pace of place was awesome and at my own leisure. I played a couple balls on each hole and was done 75 minutes.

The greens were freshly cut and FAST. Might the best muni course/executive course greens I have ever been on. Layout was perfect for beginners put challenging enough to keep a scratch player interested. There are some power lines and towers running through the course but I think its kind of cool and gives the course character.

Gentleman in the shop was very nice and helped me out when I lost my credit card on the course.

All in all a really nice experience. I will definitely be coming back!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Very fun game today.

Course in great shape. The pace if the game was very satisfactory. Thank you.

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

Well maintained

Well kept course all around. Great, fast greens, nice fairways, rough not impossible to hit out of like some courses. Exceptional driving range.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Excellent course for the price

Enjoyed our time. Peaceful. Slow play is allowed and we didn’t feel rushed.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

A gem

Amazing condition. Best (public) in the area by far. This place is a jewel.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Terrible starter

The golf course was OK but the lady at the front desk was terrible she punished me for making the teatime through golf now. She was complaining how the golf course does not see Money if we book it through GolfNow

Conditions Average
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Underrated Track

Little-noticed but in amazing condition and has been for quite a while! Great bunkers and greens.
Great people except for the desk/attendant today, who was surly and borderline rude. Never experienced that before; others sre friendly and helpful.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
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