Emerald Greens Golf Club

4.3987176471 4.4 stars from 5 (26)
  • Holes: 9
  • Par: 27
  • Length: 1236 yards
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: No
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Practice bunker: Yes
Indoor practice facilities: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Standard golf attire, spikeless or tennis shoes

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 27 1236 yards N/A N/A
Green 27 1063 yards N/A N/A

The Golf Course at the Emerald Greens Golf Club is a nine-hole, par-3 course. Designed by Henry Hughes and opened in 1965, the course is affiliated with the retirement community Windsor Gardens, making it a semi-private. The course is suitable for all levels of golf, providing challenges that beginners can still handle while also serving as great practice for experienced golfers wanting to work on their short game. The greens are undulating and there are also bunkers. Emerald Greens Golf Club's fairways are wide open and water hazards come into play on over half of the course's holes. There is a heavy emphasis on shot accuracy since there are greenside sand bunkers.

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.4 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.1 stars from 5
Value: 4.8 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.1 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.6 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.3 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.9 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 26 Reviews
5 stars:
11
4 stars:
11
3 stars:
2
2 stars:
1
1 stars:
1

recommend this course

23 out of 25 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city   Great for 9-hole rounds seniors walkers   Challenges include bunkers  

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"Small 9 hole course"


u309296002's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/09/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I booked on golfnow and got to the clubhouse and found out holes 3 holes were completely shut down


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course



brianna222's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/05/2017
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"A fun par 3!!!"


u5898071's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/04/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Nice little par3 , with some unique hazzards(water came in play on four holes,sand traps protecting greens offered up some fun play!)


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Perfect Short course for the price point"


jimmartin's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/29/2017
Previously played Walked Wet weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is a great little 9 hole Par 3 and the price point is always low enough that it gets me out there on those in between days. While short and fun, there is plenty of water, sand and the greens are not timid by any means. Anytime you see a less than $10 round here, grab it and worth it.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course




4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/18/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Always love this course"


u551489059's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/18/2017
Previously played Walked Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course is great fun. It's easy for my mom to play and she lives right there so it's close and convenient. They even store her clubs now so she can play whenever she wants.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Pace"


Jbalawn's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/03/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

If you want a quick round you should go here.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"short game Course??"


brachzilla's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/23/2016
First time playing Walked Played 9 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

Very good course to slow down and work on your short game!


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Emeral Greens is a Gem"


budmichael's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/12/2015
Previously played Played as a single Walked Played 9 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is a great short course to practice short to mid irons and putting. The greens are very slow and undulating, so it takes a while to adjust to the speed. The pace of play (90 minutes) makes Emerald Greens a great outing when you don't have hours to play.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"Nice ex course!"


Jeff9450747's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/31/2015
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Nice conditions, nice folks. Good par three, and great value.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Decent, inexpensive Par 3 Course"


tblanton's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  Don't know

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/28/2015
First time playing Played as a single Walked Played 9 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Being the first entire par 3 course I have played, it was not that bad. The area is in a retirement community that opens play to the public. #3 is a joke; two holes provide for about 200 yard shots with a wood. A game is about $7.50/rd on golfnow (after taxes); at the shop they offer you additional rounds for $5/ea and a buy one get one free beer at the restaurant after your round. Pace of play is quick; nice way to spend an hour and practice your short game.


Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"Great short course"


Eric9383594's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/27/2015
First time playing Played as a single Walked Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Emerald Greens is great for working on your short game. Longest hole is approx 197 yards. Some holes require mid-irons, most require wedges only. The course was in good condition for January and it is an easy, short course to walk. Some nicely placed hazards make this a little more challenging than most par-3 courses. My few constructive criticism points:<br/> First, the young man running the pro shop was nice to me. However, during my round, some senior residents were walking their dogs along the paths on the course. There are numerous signs stating no dogs, but the employee came out of the office (with his own dog by the way) and berated the residents walking their dogs for about 5 minutes while I was waiting to tee off on the 9th. I felt it could have been handled better.<br/> Second, the pace of play is a little slow. Lots of beginners at this course. It still went by quickly since it is a short course, but if you are in a rush or impatient, you may want to play/practice somewhere else. Finally, I could not figure out how to get in to the bar area. All the doors were locked and to get there from the pro shop required you to take off your golf shoes. I would have really enjoyed a beer during my round.<br/> All of that said, its a great little course for short game practice and I will most certainly be taking my girlfriend there when I buy her a set of clubs this spring!


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"not worth it"


tim80126's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/06/2014
First time playing Paired up at course Walked Played 9 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

don't bother unless you're 90 years old and hit the ball barely out of your shadow. slowest pace of play ever, all twosomes who don't pair up or let you play through. extremely boring course, an exercise in frustration waiting on tees longer than playing the holes. I walked in after 5 holes I was so frustrated with this place.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Easy


I don't recommend this course


"Mr"


youngbo6626118's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/01/2014
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great

Beautiful

Short hole game is very effective


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great Value"


James2977685's avatar
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/10/2014
First time playing Played with a group Played 9 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great Par 3 course to squeeze in a quick 9! The greens are in good condition.


Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Goof for beginners."


kupa96's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  Don't know

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/09/2014
First time playing Played as a single Walked Played 9 holes Poor weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This par-3 9 hole golf course might be good for beginners. Facilities are overall clean and neat and staffs is kind.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Good for short game practice"


rktan's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/16/2014
First time playing Played as a single Walked Played 18 holes Fair weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played Emerald Greens (formerly known as Windsor Gardens) for the first time ever. Figured I'd give it a try when I was looking for a quick 9 to work on my short game. I didn't realize it was located smack-dab in the middle of a Senior Citizen retirement community, surrounded by their condo's/apartments! They don't bite or anything, but they do play slow, so even when I played two balls I had to wait on every tee. It's a good mix of easier holes and more challenging holes, and is very lush and green. There is a ton of goose droppings everywhere so watch your step. Took the full 90 minutes to get around, but when I finally finished I noticed the course was completely empty, so took advantage of the $7 replay rate to play another nine, and got around in half the time with no waiting, and scored much better.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"good time had for all !"


flyboy7's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/08/2014
First time playing Paired up at course Walked Played 9 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Very nice 9 hole golf course ! One of the best combination of easy and difficult holes ! One of the best finishing holes of 198 yards elevated over water !


Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"THIS PLACE IS A HIDDEN GEM"


eleimgrubler's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  Don't know

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/16/2014
Previously played Paired up at course Walked Played 9 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

After playing many par 3's in and around the Denver area I stumbled across this hidden gem. I've played it 6 times in the past 2 weeks. If you're looking for a place to work on your short game and have 60-90 minutes to spare, this is the place. As par 3's go, Emerald Greens is no pushover. Every hole has it's challenges and forces you out of your comfort zone regularly. The staff is incredibly helpful and eager to please. I would recommend Emerald Greens to player of all levels.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great Fun"


wmholmes99's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/3/2013
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is a good par 3 course with lengths up to 194 yds. It is a good test of your short game and can be played quickly.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



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