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About

Holes 18
Par 72
Length 6318
Slope 121
Rating 70.3
Type Public
Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 6318 yards 70.3 121
White 72 6000 yards 68.8 118
Red (W) 72 4970 yards 68.3 112
Scorecard for Emerald Hill Golf Course
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: 70.3/121 362 166 341 187 345 326 508 460 417 3112 384 175 277 437 395 192 363 503 480 3206 6318
White M: 68.8/118 352 155 327 163 325 322 484 431 400 2959 372 159 262 389 384 180 337 495 463 3041 6000
Red W: 68.3/112 314 120 249 146 292 216 437 380 322 2476 341 142 242 312 263 148 313 352 381 2494 4970
Handicap 11 9 13 7 15 17 3 5 1 10 16 18 2 8 14 12 4 6
Par 4 3 4 3 4 4 5 5 4 36 4 3 4 4 4 3 4 5 5 36 72
Handicap (W) 7 17 9 13 11 15 1 5 3 4 12 18 10 14 8 16 2 6

Course Details

Year Built 1923
Fairways Blue Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Open: 3/01 Closed: 11/01

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs 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
Fivesomes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Shirts and shoes are required.

Reviews

4.7
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5.0
First Time Playing

Wow

I got sick of playing the same Quad City courses over and over. I decided look around a little and stumbled upon Emerald Hills which is about 50 miles from my house. Turned out to be a great experience. They had a fall rate of $15 for 18 holes with cart and for an extra $3 got 30 range balls. Course is fairly short but a good test. It's in good shape and very little trouble. They just aerated their greens last week but they were still in good shape. They were in better shape than most greens that weren't aerated. Be advised the greens are lightning fast but relatively flat. If you have a little extra drive time and are looking for an enjoyable round of golf, I would highly recommend Emerald Hills.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

NW Illinois gem.

This course is in great condition, from tee to green. The rough is especially challenging, deep and thick, but not enough so that you spend a lot of time looking for your ball if you're in it. Greens are fast and true, but weren't holding well due to the hot and dry weather of late. This is a fun, challenging course with some heavily discounted green fees various times (usually between 11am and 1pm) through GolfNow online booking.

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

Challenging greens

Course was in great shape. Greens are very challenging. Keep it below the hole. Wide open layout but still places to get in trouble. Only disappointment is back to back par 5's on both nines. I would love to see them spread out. We moved around quickly-good pace of play. We also were very happy with the rate on Golfnow.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Beautiful and fair course with good balance!

This course has several tough holes and it's fair share of holes to get at! The rough is long and lushes especially around the greens which will penalize a poor approach but the fairways are in great shape as well as the greens. In fact i would say that the greens were in the best shape of all the courses in the area! They felt firm to walk on which made putting fast and true but they were soft and receptive when you hit a great approach shot into them! I used to shy away from this course because the play seemed a little to "easy" with a wide open layout but now that they have juiced it up with unforgiving rough and speedier greens it's a whole new course!

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Average

Stay & Play Offers

$174 Starting price
Valid dates: Sep 17, 2018 - Oct 31, 2018
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16802 Prairieville Rd, Sterling, Illinois 61081, Whiteside County
(815) 622-6204
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