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3.3
436 Reviews (436)
5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
80
2 Stars
34
1 Stars
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Conditions
3.3
Value
3.1
Layout
4.1
Friendliness
4.3
Pace
3.2
Amenities
3.3
63.8%
Recommend this course
360 out of 436 reviews
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1.0
1 Reviews (1)
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Conditions
1.0
Value
1.0
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4.0
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2.0
Amenities
5.0
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3 Reviews (3)
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Conditions
3.0
Value
2.7
Layout
4.3
Pace
2.7
Amenities
3.7
StaffFriendliness
5.0
33.3%
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 71
Length 6820 yards
Slope 132
Rating 72.6

Course Details

Year Built 1996
Golf Season Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Collared shirt and no denim.

Food & Beverage

Bar, Grill

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Banquet Facilities

Reviews

3.3
436 Reviews (436)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 8
Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 27
Bunkers 24
Forced Carries 18
This course/club is great for:
Locals 29
Seniors 16
Advanced Golfers 13
This Course's Location is:
In the 'Burbs 23
Convenient to the City 22
Worth the Drive 16

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Reviews 35
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Previously Played

Waste Of Money

I had heard that they were trying to upgrade the course. I’m not sure where they upgraded besides the carts, but this course is an absolute disaster. I’ve played here many times and thought I’d give it another shot. The tee boxes have very little grass, the greens have sand spots on them and the greens have weeds spotty throughout them causing the ball to bounce. Fortunately we paid the afternoon rate (which was still not with it), I’d never pay $73 to play on the weekends. I play many of the Pinehurst courses on Sunday’s for $60. Waste of your time and money.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Wanna Be Great - But not making it.

Starters only on weekend mornings, and no rangers for the most part. Pace of play is hit or miss. Over 5 hours three of last four times I played on weekends. Course itself has improved significantly over last couple of months due to new greenskeeper. Dining has also substantially improved. Way too many issues though - minibike driving up fairway... played behind drunk teenagers and another group that was stoned. Found a cigar butt in our cart... not unusual. Big issue for membership - Weddings on weekends limit tee times every weekend they hold a wedding. This was acceptable due to reasonable membership pricing, but no more. Staff is excellent, love the people and enjoy the course, but no longer a remotely good value.

Conditions Good
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Nice course, but cooking w/o a mask ?

The course was in good shape for July and some of the staff was nice.
I was shocked to see the staff members cooking burgers and dogs at the turn were not wearing face masks. The club house requires masks for patron when paying yet the folks cooking the food are not ? I asked and they said they were told to wear what is comfortable...

Conditions Good
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Encounter with Rude Staff Member

I had a shoe blowout. I drove my cart by the food service area to change my shoes. When I was about to tee off a food service employee drove up to my group and began lecturing me for not keeping my cart on the cart path. I explianed why I took the shortcut and that I did not drive my cart on the golf course. She continue to lecture. I told her I understand, but she continued. After we just looked her she finally drove away using the exact same path I had taken. She effectively ruined my day to make a mote point. A ranger said that the employee has had similar encounters in the past with guest. Thanks rude employee.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Good
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Commented on 06/01/2020

Hello, thewoodymax. We appreciate you taking the time to leave us a review. Thank you for choosing Emerald Lake Golf Club. We would love to know how we can earn those last two stars next time!

Played On
Reviews 3
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Beautiful!

very nice course. Wish everything was open but obviously with Coronavirus were limited on amenities. Awesome layout, good mix of difficult and easier holes. Fairways and greens in great shape. Will be playing here more often! Pro shop and take out food staff were lovely!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 06/01/2020

We love hearing about our golfers' experiences, u361403217. Please tell us more about what you enjoyed from your round with us. Thanks for choosing us!

Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 06/01/2020

We love hearing about our golfers' experiences, u314159984449. Please tell us more about what you enjoyed from your round with us. Thanks for choosing us!

Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Any day golfing is a good day. I think, given the circumstances we live in, the course was in pretty good shape. Kinda windy, but a beautiful day.

Greens were bumpy, but still okay.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 06/01/2020

Thank you for visiting us at Emerald Lake Golf Club. We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon.

Played On
Reviews 15
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

overpriced

Course is way overpriced for what it is. You can't putt on greens because they are full of divot marks that no one ever repairs. God forbid it rains and you won't be able to hit your mud ball

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Poor
Pace Fair
Amenities Poor
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Commented on 06/01/2020

Hello, u229587996. We appreciate you taking the time to leave us a review. Thank you for choosing Emerald Lake Golf Club. We would love to know how we can earn those last two stars next time!

Played On
Reviews 17
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Lots of Changes

Since my last visit they have built a new pro shop, cart barn and snack bar and switched the front and back nines. It is a fun layout. The greens had been recently punched so getting the speed right was not easy. Traps were fair. Fairways were a little soft from recent rain. The biggest issue is the driving range. Literally no grass to hit from. Otherwise worth a visit.
There is an issue between the tee times they give out and what Golf Now gives out. For example, the pro shop sold 9:18 to a foursome. GolfNow sold 9:20 to a different foursome. Kind of a coordination issue and apparently it happens a lot.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 06/01/2020

Hi u988477197. Thank you so much for the great review. We are glad you had an incredible time, and we hope to see you again soon! Thanks for choosing Emerald Lake Golf Club.

Played On
Reviews 77
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
North Carolina Advisor
Top 250 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Overpriced and in Rough Shape

I usually like playing Emerald Lake, but today's conditions were tough. Fairways were either perfect, soggy, or patchy, and the greens were extremely bumpy and slow with tons of ball marks and partially-filled aeration holes. The course definitely needs some TLC before I'd come back to play at the prices they're charging. I wish players would take better care of the course as they were playing, especially around the greens.

OVERALL: 5.7/10

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Difficulty Fairly Easy
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Commented on 06/01/2020

Hello, DenisDotson. We appreciate you taking the time to leave us a review. Thank you for choosing Emerald Lake Golf Club. We would love to know how we can earn those last two stars next time!

Played On
Reviews 13
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Emerald Lake

Typically a great course to play. Very much over priced for the value of the course. Tee boxes were dirt at times. Greens bad shape. Patchy fairways. Has great potential. Hope they can improve course. Not worth the $$ at this point.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 05/05/2020

Hello jmillardmd. Thank you for taking the time to review the course and rate us. We are going to pass along your feedback to the staff so they can work to make changes. Thanks for visiting us!

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented on 05/05/2020

Hi Johnpaulchaney. Thank you so much for the great review. We are glad you had an incredible time, and we hope to see you again soon! Thanks for choosing Emerald Lake Golf Club.

Played On
Reviews 220
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 25 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Hot Dogs, Mud and Music!

$7 added fee for your own motor cart
DJ with music at the driving range
They served hot food at the 9th green
Mud everywhere - had to take free drops
Seems the snakes love the mud
I'll go back mid-season!

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 05/05/2020

Lewwwis, we want to hear more about your experience with us! Please call us at (704) 882-7888. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

Played On
Reviews 11
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 05/05/2020

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating, mcrews! We're delighted you enjoyed your round. Please book another round with us soon, and thanks for choosing Emerald Lake Golf Club!

Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 05/05/2020

Hi u387849303. Thank you so much for the great review. We are glad you had an incredible time, and we hope to see you again soon! Thanks for choosing Emerald Lake Golf Club.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 05/05/2020

Hi, frankherre. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your time at Emerald Lake Golf Club. We look forward to seeing you at the course soon for another 5-star experience!

Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Good round

I booked the wrong date in error and luckily the staff was willing to accommodate letting us on with what sounded like an extremely busy day.

We were fortunate to play at a pace that was comfortable and didn’t hold up any other group behind us.

Only thing I didn’t understand was the cart situation. Maybe it is about limits to number of carts, but with Covid 19, most courses are requiring one person per cart. In emerald coves situation, they made it optional, but were actually charging for a second cart. That I don’t understand.

Course was in good shape.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 05/05/2020

Thank you for your review, absolutphat. We will pass along your positive experience to our team at Emerald Lake Golf Club. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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Anonymous
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

April social distancing

The course was nice. The greens were aereated recently so they were bumpy.
All employees were friendly and helpful
Social distancing was easy. They had set up a refreshment stand outside which was great.
I will come bsck

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 05/05/2020

Thank you for visiting us at Emerald Lake Golf Club. We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon.

Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 04/09/2020

Hi, PBoyd79. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your time at Emerald Lake Golf Club. We look forward to seeing you at the course soon for another 5-star experience!

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