The Emerald Golf Club in New Bern, North Carolina, USA | GolfPass
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4.5
250 Reviews (250)
5 Stars
129
4 Stars
104
3 Stars
10
2 Stars
5
1 Stars
2
Conditions
4.5
Value
4.6
Layout
4.6
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.1
95.4%
Recommend this course
236 out of 250 reviews
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Average Rating
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4.4
26 Reviews (26)
5 Stars
13
4 Stars
11
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.4
Value
4.4
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.3
StaffFriendliness
4.6
96.2%
Recommend this course
25 out of 26 reviews
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4.5
46 Reviews (46)
5 Stars
26
4 Stars
16
3 Stars
3
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.5
Value
4.6
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.0
Amenities
4.1
StaffFriendliness
4.6
95.7%
Recommend this course
44 out of 46 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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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
250 Reviews (250)

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 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Excellent Shape

Played from the Emerald Tees, aka the Tips. Solid and full 6800 Yds. Well Laid out, Member course, with a lot of retirees playing Monday morning. Can't walk, have to take a cart. Overall a great day not working. Only complaint was the pins were not cut that day, looked like they hadn't been cut since Friday morning. Lipped out 3 puts due to dead grass on the cut of the pin.

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

Hottest day of the year

Really beautiful, definitely enjoyed it! Linked up with a guy that knew the layout and had a really good time. Score didn’t reflect it lol 82, but we’ll blame it on the 100 degree day. Definitely will play again!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
2.0
Previously Played

Had to follow a fivesome!

Had to follow a fivesome! There was a major hold up on the first tee box, because the previous shotgun hadn’t finished, and we had to allow two groups to finish their last hole which was the first hole. Then the staff allowed a fivesome to go out in front of us, we were playing as a threesome! That was bad enough. But at no point during the round even though we were on their butts the entire day did that fivesome allow us to play through. Not cool!

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
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 3
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Nice challenging course.

Good course and value. Cart path needs repairs. Pace was slow
..played twice and waited all day both times. Still, worth playing.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great, fun course for all levels of golf

Course was in perfect condition. Weather was the only thing that slowed us down. Everyone in the group said they would love to play the course again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 10
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Emerald GC

Course is growing in nicely. Greens always good. A must play in New Bern area.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great Course!

Man! Jerry and the crew really got the course dialed in. Easily my favorite course within 20 minutes of my house. The greens are always challenging with speed and pin location. The fairways are always green with nice soft turf. I just like this course!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
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 10
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 7
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
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 7
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 15
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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