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Value
3.6
Layout
3.9
Friendliness
3.6
Pace
4.3
Amenities
3.6
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About

Holes 18
Type Semi-Private
Par 72
Length 6625 yards
Slope 121
Rating 70.8
Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 72 6625 yards 70.8 121
White 72 6244 yards 69.2 116
Gold 72 5462 yards 66.0 108
Red (W) 72 4740 yards 66.6 109
Scorecard for Sands/Lakes
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: 71.8/130 515 326 414 164 316 410 167 441 491 3244 413 186 429 487 196 410 526 382 352 3381 6625
White M: 70.1/124 495 318 393 144 286 397 150 404 470 3057 347 174 417 476 181 385 500 365 342 3187 6244
Gold M: 66.7/112 427 285 348 135 225 335 135 362 450 2702 327 150 374 419 158 331 426 309 300 2794 5496
Green M: 63.4/107 386 206 315 96 195 270 132 360 427 2387 290 112 343 381 155 303 405 278 269 2536 4923
Red W: 67.6/110 331 201 310 91 190 265 127 355 422 2292 285 107 338 376 150 298 400 273 254 2481 4773
Handicap 8 16 6 18 14 4 12 2 10 7 15 1 5 11 3 13 9 17
Par 5 4 4 3 4 4 3 4 5 36 4 3 4 5 3 4 5 4 4 36 72
Handicap (W) 18 10 4 16 14 8 12 2 6 11 9 1 7 5 3 15 17 13

Course Details

Year Built 1967
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Russell T. Burney

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes

Policies

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

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Reviews

3.7
43 Reviews (43)

What Golfers Are Saying

This course/club is great for:
Seniors 8
Locals 6

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great round of golf...

Played all 27 holes. Course is in great shape - kudos to the grounds crew! Very friendly and helpful staff. Great value and will definitely play again.

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

Nice Course

This course was in good shape. The fairways and greens were nice. We played in the afternoon and it was not crowded.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

Star Hill Round

when I got to there I was told I was paying for 9 holes. I was embarrassed, the manager said it happens all the time. It feels like a bait and switch. I had to pay
for 9 more hole to make it an 18 hole round. I manager is grinning but I am not.

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Fair
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

Decent beach course

We played from the gold tees and course ended up playing somewhat short. Overall, a typical beach course, but we both enjoyed it. Nobody in front and nobody behind made it seem like we had the course to ourselves. Wind made it challenging.

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

Great time

Great course for all levels

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

Nice course.

Well maintained course. Greens were in good shape. Three nines keep pace of play on target.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great Course

Enjoyed playing course would recommend to any golf player.

Conditions Excellent
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
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

Beautiful day at Star Hill

Great condition. Straight forward layout. Very good pace of play considering the number of players on course. Greens soft and fast... One of my favorite courses in the area!

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

Rods review

Overall a great day and venue venue for golf. Missed attendant providing cart service to car....must have been busy.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

fun course

always enjoy playing at Star Hill fun course to play

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

Decent 27 hole layout

Course is a challenge and length makes you use every club in bag. Rough needs better maintenance. Greens were smooth and fast. Unfortunately, not everyone who plays it feels they need to repair ball marks. Fees were pricey for 18, but the $12 fee to play 27 made it worthwhile.Range has no lenght place to warmup with the driver. Can only warm up with short irons.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Very close to Emerald Isle resorts

Our foursome played on Wednesday afternoon in August. The course was in great shape and very fun to play. The staff was helpful and friendly. For what we paid, I believe it was an excellent value. I would definitely play again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great Greens

Greens were in great shape. $58.00 was a little expensive, but i assume the costs is reflective of being located on the coast.

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

Great value

Course was in good shape. We played in less than 4 hours. The guy in the proshop got us out a little early. We were never pushed nor did we have to wait on any shots. The ranget was friendly and helped us fnd a wayward shot. My first time playing but will make it an annual vacation stop.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

Price?????

Everything at this course is Mediocre which I have absolutely no issue with if they charged to comparative price to the Meritocracy, But to charge 60$ for that is absolutely ridiculous. Add that to them only letting their snowbird buddies to play specific nines is sad, but I know that is the perks of a course employee. What you are paying for is drive time. Star Hill is closer to Emerald Isle then most other courses so I guess that is how they legitimize their pricing. We stopped going there and go to Crystal Coast and Brandywine, those courses are better and cost less money.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

The Price was Right

The course was very nice and clean. The Sands and the Pine courses were pretty open.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Previously Played
Excellent weather

Rude Staff

I'm not sure if you have to be rude to get a job at Star Hill or just be rude while working there, but nevertheless this course has the rudest staff of any course I've ever played. Adding to that the pro shop and "restaurant" have not been updated since their respective constructions thirty years ago. Also, it's incredibly overpriced for the area. The worst part? The course is well designed and the greens are fabulous. This course desperately needs new ownership and will close within the next ten years if it doesn't get it.

Conditions Average
Value Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Nice course excellent greens

I like the lay out of the courses they give you the chance to score well if you keep the ball in the short grass. The green fringes were being aerated the weekend I played but the greens were in perfect condition and pin placement was fair. I especially enjoy the greens Always in great shape

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Used cart

Friendly staff, nice course

My husband and I love coming here when we visit Emerald Isle. Always friendly and courteous staff. Course is fun to play. We came at a great time, quick pace and finished our round in 3 hours. Thanks

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

Wish I played in "Golf Season"

I liked this course. It was not too difficult or long, so it was good for me. I could have used better weather, but, playing in February in NC, you never know. Grass was dormant brown, but playable, bunkers had plenty of sand, and only a few wet spots from previous day's rain. I did not have any food there, since restaurant not open while I was there. Staff was friendly and helpful. I would like to play it again in a warmer season when the course has more color.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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