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4.5
334 Reviews (334)
5 Stars
143
4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
11
1 Stars
11
Conditions
4.4
Value
4.5
Layout
4.6
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.2
95.6%
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300 out of 334 reviews
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4.4
15 Reviews (15)
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6
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Conditions
4.2
Value
4.4
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.0
Amenities
4.2
StaffFriendliness
4.6
100.0%
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4.6
26 Reviews (26)
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4 Stars
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Conditions
4.5
Value
4.6
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.3
StaffFriendliness
4.7
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Style Links
Par 71
Length 6535 yards
Slope 130
Rating 71.7

The golf course at McCullough's Emerald Golf Links is an 18-hole, public course that is situated within minutes of Atlantic City. Designer, Stephen Kay decided to pay tribute to famous European golf courses such as St. Andrew's in his design. The European influences are reflected in the open fairways, tricky strong winds, and undulating greens. The golf course also boasts the region's only 100-feet elevation changes.

McCullough's Emerald Golf Links' signature hole is the seventh; it is also the course's most unique. The hole features hazards like large bunkers and wide, rolling fairways. Water hazards also come into play on five holes. The acclaimed golf course is challenging but it does provide a truly unique golfing experience.

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Course Details

Year Built 2002
Golf Season Year round
Architect Stephen Kay (2002) Doug Smith (2002)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf Simulator No
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Indoor Practice No
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, American Express
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Dress code Shirt and shoes required

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Banquet Facilities

Accolades

Reviews

4.5
334 Reviews (334)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 22
Patio Dining 13
19th Hole Scenic Views 9
Course Challenges Include:
Elevation Changes 36
Bunkers 32
Thick Rough 32
This course/club is great for:
Locals 27
Advanced Golfers 25
A Weekend Splurge 20
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 26
Near Local Attractions 20
Convenient to the City 15

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I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 22
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Fantastic egg harbor township golf

About 25 minutes from AC, I am from north jersey and this was the only course I haven’t played yet. It was a great value at $45 for November, but the wind was howling that day and made scoring difficult. Lost about a dozen balls but I lost track. Very firm and no trees except for two holes which go through the woods across the street. Links style. Forgot the fairway was split on one hole and hit a driverslice into the right fairway that I didn’t realize was even there. You need a gps to really appreciate the layout, it takes a learning curve with elevation changes and blind shots. But the course conditions were great and greens were the fastest I putt on all year. Definitely challenging and worth the return trip.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 39
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Must Play Course

Can’t say enough about this course. It was very challenging, very interesting. Staff was great. Dining was great. We will definitely be back and would definitely recommend.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 15
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Back Again

Played here last year really enjoyed it, this past week, a nice day and fun partners, enjoyed it all again. Greens were fast. Will be back.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 39
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Dr Bib

Nice course that is very well conditioned. Interesting layout. A great place to play at the Jersey shore.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 39
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Avid golfer

The course is very nice and in great shape despite the hot weather. The only complaint was too many twosomes contributing to slow play. The starter was friendly but should have combined the twosomes to speed up play.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Played On
Reviews 20
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0

Best Value in the Area

There are a lot of pricey public courses in the area, but McCullough's is not one of them. But don't let the cheaper rates fool you, this is an excellent course. The holes consist of replicas of famous links golf holes from around the world. The signature hole is a version of the famous "Lido hole" designed by the famed Alistair McKenzie for a design contest, and ultimately in the plans for the original Lido Golf Club (not the new Lido Golf Club that still exists, which also contains a version of the famed hole), but never built. The Conditions were above-average relative to some of the other courses in the area, and coupled with the price, made this a very good value.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 15-19
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 Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Friendly staff, overall course was in great shape fairways and greens were very good.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Great links golf

Only downside is there is NO shade on the course. Bring plenty of sun screen! Otherwise course is terrific and will play there again soon

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 112
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Pennsylvania Advisor
Top 100 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

best shape ever

McCullough's has never been so good. Course is playing firm and fast and its in great shape,. Pins were in tough spots today and made some holes quite tricky,. The new Vagabond Pub has great food and you can eat outside and not be restricted by COVID. This is a great course and tons of fun.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Quality Links Course!

This was my first time playing at McCullough's. Challenging elevations and a couple of blind holes. If you play conservatively you can shoot a good score., but if too aggressive you'll need a lot of balls. Greens were in very good condition after a tropical storm dumped some rain in the area a couple of days earlier. Staff and crew was friendly and welcoming. Pace of play was very good until we were halfway done with the second half of the back nine. I didn't let this ruin my day because the weather was very nice. Also, this allowed my group to enjoy refreshments from the beverage cart as we heading in.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Fantastic condition

The grounds crew put a lot of work into the course over the forced break due to covid-19. Upgraded cart paths, irrigation, and reseeding of the rough where carts used to be able to enter and exit the fairways. The course is in the best shape I've ever seen it in the 5 years I've been playing there.

The restaurant/bar was just completely remodeled by a new owner bringing in more options and a better interior layout.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 3
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 Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 10
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Hidden gem

Just drove down from nyc area. Second time played it and as far as winter conditions go, enjoyed it more than ac country club and sea view which I recently played in area. No geese poop anywhere, greens and bunkers in fantastic shape. This is my new go to in south jersey .

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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