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4.4
56 Reviews (56)
5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2
1 Stars
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Conditions
3.9
Value
4.8
Layout
4.6
Friendliness
4.7
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.0
90.3%
Recommend this course
52 out of 56 reviews
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4.0
1 Reviews (1)
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4 Stars
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Conditions
4.0
Value
5.0
Layout
5.0
Pace
5.0
Amenities
3.0
StaffFriendliness
5.0
100.0%
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1 out of 1 reviews
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4.2
13 Reviews (13)
5 Stars
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4 Stars
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Conditions
3.6
Value
4.8
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.4
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.5
84.6%
Recommend this course
11 out of 13 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 6800 yards
Slope 130
Rating 72.6
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Emerald Vale Golf Club
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Course Details

Year Built 1997
Fairways Bent Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season April - November
Architect Bruce Matthews III

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted Amex MasterCard Visa Discover card(s) Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes

Accolades

  • Golf Advisor: Top Courses in Michigan (2017 #23)

Reviews

4.4
56 Reviews (56)

What Golfers Are Saying

Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 6
Thick Rough 6
This course/club is great for:
Locals 7
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 6

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Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Rgray

This is a beautiful course and has some great holes. Carts are clean as is lunch room. People are friendly and they schedule so you are not waiting for anyone or being pushed. Try it out

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Linksy in Michigan

THis is a favorite - I visit the area once a year for a week and ALWAYS play here. Great golf, very reasonable and not crowded.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Skill Beginner
Plays Twice a year
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Jim’s Review

Nice open course with rolling hills. Some water hazards and numerous sand traps. Some tree lined holes and elevated tees on the back nine were spectacular. Course is long. Would recommend playing this course.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Play the T-s of your skill level

Pace of play was excruciating. Old men egos need to be checked on the practice green. (Some of these guys were only in their 50s). One or 2 fellows in the 2 4-somes ahead of us played well enough to hit off the white Ts but not the blues. They must have thought they were playing for some high stakes Fed-X cup believing they were low handicappers playing the whites. .
When the course decides to plug the playing cycle to more people on the course it ruins the round for all. I WISH ALL COURSES WOULD LISTEN TO THIS AND RESPECT THEIR CUSTOMERS TIME. Golfers need to be considerate those behind them- no problem looking for a ball but don’t take 5 minutes when the ball is lost in 2’ weeds for Pete-sakes. .
Greens were in fairly good shape with some rough areas (bare/ disease). They heavily watered some fairways to the point of swamping low areas. I imagine they are trying to stay ahead of late summer burnout.
I still enjoy most of the course but will seriously doubt if I’ll continue playing here if they continue to plug the course with golfers.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

It was a good day

The course was in rough shape no way around it. Don't know if I will be back because of the distance I live and I feel like I get a better stick9ng close to home at MN.

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

Always a Good Time

We hit some good ones, and we hit some bad ones. Love bringing my 11yr old son, for father/son time. Excellent place for kids. Great conditions, and challenging greens. Love the Elevation changes on the course. We'll be back.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Secret Garden

This is great course and is relatively unknown. It is one of my favorites.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Strong layout, rough shape

Very nice layout with some tough holes. Tees, fairways and greens all in tough shape right now.

Conditions Fair
Value Excellent
Layout Good
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

Fun course to play

Challenging, but fair course.. Lots of fun to play. I will be back soon. Thank you!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

good time

Played in 2017 but not last year. Course was in better condition in 2017. Could be from the weather this spring and summer.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Great course for price

Always a fun course to play, get it on a hot deal time, you won't be disappointed in the price.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Up North Gem

Love this course. So beautiful and in great condition. Golf all over Northern Michigan but keep coming back to this course. Never have a problem getting a tee time and staff is terrific.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great Golf

Challenging layout, great condition. I come up from deep south - think Bermuda - bent grass is a treat. Vale does it well.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great course

Great golf course and a terrific layout. Very good variety of holes. The holes have lots of sand traps however the front is open for a bump and run shot. The greens are huge, and my iron play resulted in very long putts!! Also, be ready for lots of elevated greens. If you’re headed up north for a golf outing this is worth the detour for a round. My only criticisms would be the greens were a little slow and the course was very soggy in some spots, sprinkler malfunctions or massive rain.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart

Another Excellent Round at Emerald Vale

Cool, crisp morning round; course was a little soggy in places. This is an excellent course; great value. Staff always friendly. Front nine was fine; however, got behind a group of 3 foursomes; on the back nine; and played too slow!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Trip to northern michigan

Great value and nice course. Pace of play during the second nine was slow. I would play again.

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

A great start to Sunday

First round of the year. Couldn't have picked a better place to start. The weather was beautiful. The staff was friendly. And the course was in great shape. Will definitely recommend to everyone, PLAY EMERALD VALE.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart

Nice 18

This course gives you a little of everything. The greens were soft (Spring) and a little slow again Spring.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
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