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Conditions
4.0
Value
4.4
Layout
4.4
Friendliness
4.2
Pace
3.6
Amenities
3.4
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 70
Length 6277 yards
Slope 129
Rating 70.9
Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 70 6277 yards 70.9 129
White 70 5856 yards 69.6 125
Silver 70 5162 yards 67.7 121
Red 70 4854 yards 68.1 123
Scorecard for Emerald Greens 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: 70.9/130 356 371 148 500 405 157 562 164 388 3051 444 380 207 398 396 197 530 167 506 3225 6276
White M: 69.6/126 326 350 128 468 378 136 544 142 366 2838 425 354 189 369 358 181 506 153 483 3018 5856
Silver M: 65.2/104 W: 69.7/120 304 278 105 433 342 116 491 131 303 2503 372 320 143 333 312 160 478 86 455 2659 5162
Red W: 68.2/114 284 253 88 416 338 98 488 115 300 2380 369 318 115 325 288 142 452 71 394 2474 4854
Handicap 9 3 15 5 7 17 1 13 11 4 10 16 12 8 18 6 14 2
Par 4 4 3 5 4 3 5 3 4 35 4 4 3 4 4 3 5 3 5 35 70

Course Details

Year Built 1994
Fairways Zoysia
Greens Bentgrass
Golf Season Open: 3/15 Closed: 11/15
Architect Jim Cochran

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range No
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Dress code Proper golf attire required.

Reviews

4.0
188 Reviews (188)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 13
19th Hole Scenic Views 6
Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 20
Elevation Changes 19
Bunkers 18
This course/club is great for:
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 16
Locals 14
Advanced Golfers 12
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 16
Convenient to the City 11
In the 'Burbs 7

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4.0
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union course

loved the layout of the course. too bad it's closing to make room for a safari. didn't get to play the signature hole cause of time but enjoyed it.

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

Excellent course

I always enjoy playing here. The fairways and greens are always in great shape. The tee boxes were a bit dry and threadbare in spots. The course has some challenging holes that always keep me coming back, but is also very playable.

Conditions Excellent
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Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
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3.0
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Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
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Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

It could be better

This course has some interesting holes. Pretty well maintained. The bugs today were out of control - green flies chasing and buzzing constantly! Made for a very annoying day.
People there are great and the course is in pretty good condition.
The worst part of playing here is pace of play. Because the course has lots of hazards and unique holes, new and less skilled players take a long time to get around the course. A four-some really slows things down. The last four times playing here, it has taken 5+ hours to play.

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

Yardage markers

This is a hidden gem of a golf course. GREAT price on golf now so no complaints. The only recommendation I have is to put visible yardage markers on every hole with accurate distances.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
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
First Time Playing

What great course!!

It is one of those courses that surprise you at every turn!! There are a lot off difficult holes in this course so plan carefully, as the wrong club selection might get you into trouble. The greens and fairways are in excellent shape.

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

A changed course

Walked up, Day seemed to be just like any other time playing Emerald. However, this time wasn’t greeted by any cart attendant, wasn’t directed which cart to place clubs in; this wasn’t much of a problem, I could figure it out. However, after checking in and hopping into a cart to pick up clubs from my car, a loud, barking voice says “would you mind not taking carts from this section?” There were tons of carts out, but I was never instructed where to pull from until being yelled at.

Next was the pace of play. My buddy and I pull up behind 2 threesomes that appeared to know one another. They see our twosome and continue to tee off, which was no problem. The problem was when we would catch up them playing as a 6some, at which point they’d separate into 2 threesomes, only to reconvene further down the track.

There wasn’t a course marshall at any point, nor was there a beverage cart. It was a typical June day in the Midwest, humidity included, and 2 of the water coolers were bone dry.

Overall, it was a decent day, but definitely not the same experience when compared to rounds previously played at Emerald.

I apologize for the negative sounding review, but this was my experience for my most recent round. I’m sure, hopefully, this was just a bad day and isn’t the direction that the course is headed.

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

Emerald Sparkles

Heard that this course may be destroyed later this year. That would be a bad thing as this course is one of my favorites.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Worst service I've ever had

Everything was great until the 14th hole. Our cart died and i called the pro shop 14 times and left 2 voicemails at 6 pm. The shop isnt closed until 7. We had to carry our clubs all the way back to the pro shop to find out the only person in charge left early for the day. Was not compensated at all and still have yet to hear from anyone. I will not be returning to this course which stinks because i love it.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
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EmeraldGreens
Commented On 05/07/2018

We are extremely sorry for your experience that you received over the weekend and very disappointed to hear about the service as well. Please contact me via phone or email at smarchand@emeraldgreensgc.com

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Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Resort Golf

Had a wonderful day on the course and can't wait to come and play some more rounds of golf. Since the weather was so nice the course was packed and that is why the pace of play was slower than normal. The person that joined our twosome fit in so well, that he will become another person to join our group for future outings.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Used cart

Winter Golf

The greens were in good shape and at a very respectable speed for Early march after a pretty tough winter. Since we tee'd off at about 9:30 AM on a cold morning (39*) there was no "pace of play" issues, as a matter of fact we played 27 holes.. Had a real good time!! Donnie Wren

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

Picture Perfect

Great tee box , fairway , greens good& challenging

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Better than normal

When I have played there in the past, it has been on the weekend. On the weekends, there seems to be no control over pace of play. I haven't played there in a couple of months because of this. When I played there Tuesday, it was very good. I don't know if this is something new they are trying, but seemed to be a conscious effort to make pace of play better. I enjoyed my round there and will try them again on the weekends because of this. Hopefully, it will not go back to the "normal" that I know from this course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great layout! Fun course.

Pleasantly surprised - good layout that keeps you thinking. In good condition - wish the leaves were blown off the course a little better. Lost quite a few balls just off the fairway in the leaves. Very friendly staff, fully stocked snack bar too. Great course and great price!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Play it more than once

You have to play this course several times to really appreciate it, the first time through it’ll kick your butt and for the end of November it’s in fantastic shape!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Pleasant surprise

I play here often and was surprised at the speed of the greens. They are traditionally SLOW but had them cut lower and they were rolling much quicker then usual. Very enjoyable round.

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