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4.6
43 Reviews (43)
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Conditions
4.3
Value
4.8
Layout
4.7
Friendliness
4.9
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.4
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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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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Gold 72 6800 yards 72.6 130
Blue 72 6474 yards 70.5 124
White 72 6030 yards 68.3 122
Red (W) 72 5277 yards 70.0 122
Scorecard for Emerald Vale Golf Club
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Gold M: 72.6/130 395 592 357 408 172 391 548 430 165 3458 452 376 153 468 320 342 554 215 447 3327 6785
Blue M: 70.5/124 390 562 314 400 149 384 537 401 155 3292 424 350 138 462 303 335 503 204 414 3133 6425
Black M: 68.3/122 357 539 297 372 136 358 517 354 149 3079 414 295 108 434 281 314 490 171 385 2892 5971
Red W: 70.0/122 310 420 285 339 124 332 423 326 123 2682 370 265 77 384 237 291 409 149 355 2537 5219
Handicap 12 4 14 2 16 8 10 6 18 3 13 17 11 15 9 5 7 1
Par 4 5 4 4 3 4 5 4 3 36 4 4 3 5 4 4 5 3 4 36 72

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

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Reviews

4.6
43 Reviews (43)

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 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
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
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
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
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 500 Contributor
First Time Playing

Excellent Layout and Friendly Staff

This was my first time playing Emerald Vale and what a pleasant surprise. Excellent conditions on the course and the customer service far exceeded my expectations with a staff member driving the cart out to the drop off zone as we arrived! We loved the views on the course and the greens were in excellent conditions n.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Beautiful course

Extremely well maintained beautiful course with friendly staff. Very fun and relaxing to play.

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

Northern treat

After Sept 1 this course has been barely used....others playing are friendly and will let you play through and the course is in great shape. Chicken salad sandwich was great!, and everything was very affordable

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Michigan Advisor
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather

Solid local course

Emerald Vale is a great golf course with a wide variety of holes. I knocked a star off because it has a tendency to be a little soggy and the greens could be a touch faster. Other than those things, this is a very solid course with some awesome features that can entertain any type of golfer.

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

Excellent Course!

Once again, an excellent course. Great conditions; friendly staff. Great value!!

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
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

great course

This is a great course a little out of the way. Everything was great, except people on the front nine don't seem to know that you have to fix your ball mark on the green. The back nine was much better. They have had a lot of rain so the rough was very thick. Hit the fairway and you were fine, off and you had trouble.
Very friendly staff, would definitely play here again, 18 holes in just over 3 hrs.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 500 Contributor
First Time Playing

Very Suprised

Other than the rough being a little long for me, and very soft conditions, I was pleased with the course. The back 9 is very much northern Michigan style.

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

Worth the drive from TC.

Played this course a few times over the years. The greens are nice and roll true. Fun playable layout.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Wet weather
Used cart

Excellent Course!

First time playing; excellent course; great layout. Little soggy in some areas due to a lot of recent rain. Pro shop attendant very helpful and considerate. Definitely will play this course again

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Had a Great Day at Emerald Vale

First time playing Emerald Vale. Took my father in law on a Saturday morning after finding an online deal. We drove 45 minutes and were both surprisingly impressed with the course and layout. I grew up on a Bruce Matthews designed course so figured we'd check it out.
Generous fairways cut through woods made the course very playable with a beautiful outline. Holes were shaped and manicured. The chance for some elevation changes definitely gave the day a northern feel.
The course condition was good and the greens rolled pretty good with plenty of undulation and challenge for any skill player.
Very impressed and will travel to play it again... Great day at Emerald Vale :)

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Emerald Vale is a surprise course with very good fairways, excellent greens and outstanding staff. Had the best round of a very young season in Michigan. Highly recommend the course

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