Emerald Hills Golf Course

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3.4
54
5 Stars
7
4 Stars
16
3 Stars
21
2 Stars
8
1 Stars
2
Conditions
3.3
Value
4.2
Layout
3.8
Friendliness
4.4
Pace
4.6
Amenities
2.7
74.4%
Recommend this course
46 out of 53 reviews
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Average Rating
3.3
4
5 Stars
1
4 Stars
1
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
1
Conditions
3.5
Value
4.3
Layout
4.3
Pace
4.8
Amenities
3.0
StaffFriendliness
5.0
75.0%
Recommend this course
3 out of 4 reviews
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Average Rating
3.8
6
5 Stars
3
4 Stars
1
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.0
Value
4.5
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.8
Amenities
3.2
StaffFriendliness
5.0
83.3%
Recommend this course
5 out of 6 reviews
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About

Holes 9
Par 27
Length 1205
Slope 88
Rating 45.0
Type Public
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Emerald Hills Golf Club 9
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Middle 27 1205 yards 45.0 88
Forward 27 1013 yards
Scorecard for Emerald Hills
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out Total
White M: 27.0/87 W: 27.9/89 239 177 171 103 111 116 104 121 99 1241 1241
Handicap 3 1 2 6 5 9 4 8 7
Par 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 27 27

Course Details

Year Built 1933
Golf Season Year round
Architect Ellis Van Gorder

Rentals/Services

Carts No
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed Yes
Walking Allowed Yes

Reviews

3.4
54

What Golfers Are Saying

Course Challenges Include:
Elevation Changes 14
This course/club is great for:
9-Hole Rounds 13
Walkers 13
Locals 11
This Course's Location is:
In the 'Burbs 8

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Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather

Needs some work

Right now, most fairway grass has died and there is no stopping a ball on the fairway on 1,2,4,5,7 and 9. If you leave it short of the green, expect it to roll off the fairway and maybe lose your ball. The course needs to make it playable for high handicappers, like making a berm or sand to prevent roll off.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Skill Beginner
Plays Twice a year
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Good course care & maintenance

Beautiful greens. Well manicured. The tee boxes at most holes are kinda wrecked. Careful on 3 hole green. Lots of baby frogs to putt around.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Beginner
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather

Awesome 9-hole course

Emerald Hills is a fantastic course with a good variety of holes. Because it's hilly, there are challenging uphill and downhill lies. Not too many obstacles, so it's beginner-friendly. The first 3 holes are ~150 yards, so you can hit something longer than a 9i. With the exception of hole 7 and 8 where you need to wait a while, I really enjoyed playing here. The price with GolfNow is only $5, so it's pretty much a steal. Very satisfying to hit green shots from the tee.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Challenging course.

I am from Florida, so the hills and small, narrow fairways were challenging. I can see this course will help with my short game. Chipping and putting practice area is excellent.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather

Better, but still needs work

Staff has done a much better job of mowing and the tall grass in the middle of the fairway is nearly all gone. Lots of poorly maintained areas still exist, but it is much better than in past months/years. For the Golf Now $5 price, it is still worth playing.

Conditions Fair
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather

Must be a billy goat.

Good for your short game. Very hilly course. Not a good course for the elderly. but if you get a discount via a website, then good price to work on short game.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
First Time Playing

Waste of time and money.

If you value golf then stay away from this course. This course should have a disclaimer that it is basically a cow pasture with 9 holes. Weeds everywhere including the fairway! The only positive I can say is if you need to go for a hike then this course is a good workout....just don't bring the clubs. This course is misrepresented in several golfing resources/reviews. Don't make a special trip to play this course. A complete waste of time!

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Fair
Amenities Poor
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather

Maintenance needed

Recent rains caused some areas to be sloppy, but we lost balls in the middle of the fairways due to lack of mowing in areas that were dry.

Conditions Poor
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Value play

Played this 9 hole course and it was ok. Great value was compelling. Will play again.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Excellent weather

Short practice walk

Had a couple of hours to kill and walked this course. Quite hilly but short & manageable. Tee & greens are very acceptacle.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Good weather

Sunday morning outing

If you want some fresh air and don't mind dirt track walking (sometimes stiff hills), no need to use a driver and polish on your 7-9 irons, go for it.

Conditions Fair
Value Excellent
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

What I heard was true

Need your hill climbing skills! Very challenging to walk with a cart. If I play it again I would carry and remove several clubs from my bag.

The greens had been plugged which should be publicized. The first hole was closed though several players who followed me played it anyway. Another issue that should be told up front.

The staff was extremely helpful.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Hard little 3

Shot a -3 from the Blues only due to my iron play.

The greens are VERY small and FAST but in the best shape ive ever seen them in. Good work EHills.

Get a nicer staff tho. They seem golf illiterate and bored and rude.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

Challenging Par 3 Course

Inclines, postage stamp greens and thick grass adjacent to the greens all add up to a challenging round.

Conditions Fair
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Excellent weather

Good Exercise

For your legs and short game. The setting is beautiful, and it's a delightfully simple venue. Only suggestion: an arrow at each green to the next Tee box.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Excellent weather

Sort but very Challenging!

It's a beautiful course with a lot of Hills and Valleys that comes into play with your Depth Perception. There were a lot of Jr. Players and Experienced Golfers carrying (2) Clubs and a Putter.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
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