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4.5
238 Reviews (238)
5 Stars
122
4 Stars
100
3 Stars
10
2 Stars
4
1 Stars
2
Conditions
4.5
Value
4.6
Layout
4.6
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.1
96.2%
Recommend this course
225 out of 238 reviews
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Average Rating
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4.3
24 Reviews (24)
5 Stars
10
4 Stars
11
3 Stars
3
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.3
Value
4.5
Layout
4.5
Pace
3.7
Amenities
4.1
StaffFriendliness
4.8
95.8%
Recommend this course
23 out of 24 reviews
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4.5
47 Reviews (47)
5 Stars
28
4 Stars
15
3 Stars
4
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.5
Value
4.6
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.0
Amenities
4.1
StaffFriendliness
4.7
95.7%
Recommend this course
45 out of 47 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

4.5
238 Reviews (238)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 8
Patio Dining 6
Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 18
Bunkers 14
Forced Carries 8
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 12
Locals 11
Seniors 11
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 14
Worth the Drive 11
Near the Airport 6

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Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played

Pristine Condition

Jerry and Ricky have this course in immaculate condition. It’s easily the best public course within 50 miles of New Bern. We’ll, at least that I’ve played at. Book a tee time, like now. The course will only get better.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 5
I Recommend This Course
3.0
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Played On
Reviews 18
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 18
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 18
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 18
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

always fun

i've played the emerald dozens of times over the last twenty plus years and always leave wondering why i don't play it more. it's always a good time and i nice track.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart

Great Shape

If you're heading to the Crystal Coast aka Eastern North Carolina. This course is a must. The course is always in top notch condition, fastest greens around the area (my opinion), and very friendly staff. Get a hold of Jerry, Ricky, or Tim in the pro shop to schedule your round today!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 14
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Beautiful day

Greens are terrific. Best around. Course is fun & fair.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great shape for the height of mid-winter wet

The course played well. Of course there were some wet areas that were cart path only, but that is to be expected at this time of year - dormant trees and recent precipitation. Greens were in very good shape, held well when attacking. Overall had a great time and will play again when everything greens back up.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 10
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 9
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Pace of play

Pace of play was terrible, had to skip at least 4 holes on back nine. A fivesome was holding back twosomes and singles. Other than that, it's a great course

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 5
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 42
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

Very nice course

Had rained the night before and unlike most Carolina courses this one does not drain well. Carts on path proved to be troublesome for an old man who can not walk like he used to.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
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