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4.6
208 Reviews (208)
5 Stars
107
4 Stars
88
3 Stars
7
2 Stars
4
1 Stars
2
Conditions
4.5
Value
4.6
Layout
4.7
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.1
96.6%
Recommend this course
196 out of 208 reviews
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4.7
24 Reviews (24)
5 Stars
17
4 Stars
6
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.7
Value
4.5
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.3
StaffFriendliness
4.6
95.8%
Recommend this course
23 out of 24 reviews
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4.7
43 Reviews (43)
5 Stars
31
4 Stars
10
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.6
Value
4.6
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.1
StaffFriendliness
4.4
95.3%
Recommend this course
41 out of 43 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Semi-Private
Par 72
Length 6924 yards
Slope 136
Rating 74.0
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The Emerald Golf Club
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Course Details

Year Built 1988
Golf Season Year round
Architect Rees Jones (1988) Greg Muirhead (1988)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
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

Food & Beverage

Snacks

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Banquet Facilities

Available Activities

Swimming, Billiards

Available Sports

Tennis

Accolades

Reviews

4.6
208 Reviews (208)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 8
Patio Dining 6
Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 17
Bunkers 13
Undulating Greens 8
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 11
Locals 10
Seniors 10
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 13
Worth the Drive 11
Near the Airport 6

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Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

The Emerald GC is a real jewel !

Excellent golf course that challenges all levels - greens were smooth, fast & true. Many different sets of tees for any level of play - great layout ; a shotmakers target oriented course that demands a smart approach & solid short game. Excellent par 4 finishing hole and just such beauty on every hole . A classic old school shorter golf course w subtle doglegs and picturesque views from every spot on course. Also well managed by staff with a spaced out flow that kept pace of play at a brisk clip. And from tee to green all grass, turf, fairways & greens in excellent shape & also great smooth silky sand in bunkers. Highly recommend putting this golf course on your must play list & is a favorite in my groups rota of play. Again the Emerald is a real jewel in our Eastern Carolina area for golf !

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
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 Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser

Best I’ve seen it

I’ve played The Emerald many times over the last 10 years. Current course conditions are the best I’ve seen; kudos to The Emerald team!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 13
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

The Emerald - New Bern

Course was in the best shape I have seen. Tee boxes and fairways were superb. Rough was playable and the Greens, well the greens were immaculate and quick. Overall a very nice course. Play it now if you can - course is in very good shape.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great course

The course is in super shape.
The staff are polite.
As a single, joined a twosome and played easily under 4 hours.
The food is good.
Great driving range with great golf balls.
Had a wonderful experience.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser

First Class

Played The Emerald on a wonderful weather day and was met and greeted by a courteous and engaging staff who treated me like a member. I was playing on a Hot Deal promotion and received First Class service even though I was not paying full weekend price. The course was in excellent condition and pace of play was just under 4 hours. We had a tournament group in front of us but only waited on the first and second holes. I was a single and they paired me with three delightful gentlemen with whom I will be joining again for future games. The Emerald is the best overall course in Eastern NC.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

The Emerald is Super!

Greens are fast but very true. Course is in great shape.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Emerald Speed

We played the course in 4 hours, we had 3 members behind us that was rudely trying to play it in 3! Course was backed up and we had no where to go! I feel sorry for their rude membership if this is an example!

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

The hidden gem that is The Emerald (sorta hidden)

An excellent Rees Jones golf course -really great challenging layout -usually in great shape w pure greens I only knocked a star off of my course condition grade because they had just aerated the greens & did not tell us before booking time -still a great round & very fun track to play -fun & demanding golf holes where there’s a premium on control & good targets -A shot makers course indeed Also a fun test for your short game - not to mention the absolute beauty & picturesque beauty of the property - friendly staff & membership - one of my favorite golf courses

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great course

I really like this course. My wife and I played and had a great time. The only downside was it looked like the greens had been injected with sand recently and were bumpy and sloooow.
It had rained very hard an hour before we played and it had drained very well. Stag was very friendly.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Excellent course!

By far one of the best courses I’ve played. This course is challenging in every aspect of the game. The fairways were well maintained to the highest standards. The greens are some of the best I’ve been able to putt on. You can tell they put in a lot of work here. I’m moving here soon and will definitely be playing here often.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 14
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Excellent greens

Course is best it's been. Playing firm with lack of rain but not rock hard. Greens are still receptive and are in fantastic shape. Sand in bunkers is inconsistent. Too many plugged lies. That's the only knock.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 22
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Played On
Reviews 9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Very nice condition and layout. Cart path need some tending to. Fast greens, rolls true, but be careful soft chipping around edge of greens. I came up short often.
Would play again when in this area.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great course

Beautiful course. Layout was nice as well. Pace of play was awful though as they stacked tee times to close together. Had 3 parties on each hole almost the entire 18.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
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