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4.5
357 Reviews (357)
5 Stars
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1 Stars
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Conditions
4.5
Value
4.5
Layout
4.6
Friendliness
4.7
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.3
97.0%
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322 out of 357 reviews
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4.4
21 Reviews (21)
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12
4 Stars
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Conditions
4.6
Value
4.5
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.5
StaffFriendliness
4.8
95.2%
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4.5
26 Reviews (26)
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4 Stars
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Conditions
4.6
Value
4.6
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.5
StaffFriendliness
4.8
96.2%
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25 out of 26 reviews
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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
357 Reviews (357)

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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Fun Round

Great time, challenging and lots of fun. Will definitely play here again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 98
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Green light to the Emerald

Played this track a couple times 9 and more years ago. It’s better than I remembered it. Interesting, fun links-like layout with some significant elevation changes. Greens were in great shape, fairways and bunkers were good.
Nice indoor/outdoor bar and restaurant.
I have to give it 5 out of five stars.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 10
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Elsa doused her Emerald Links

Played this course after a strong night out in AC and the day after Elsa drenched this area and there were lakes where there shouldn't have been water, drainage was a problem. Either way, great layout, and challenging course,
lots of fun .

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
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 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played

McCulloughs golf was awesome

Very pleased with course conditions and it is a very good course for the money.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
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

Club drop off staff told us our tee time was going to be 1 hour later than scheduled but an extra tip would resolve this. It turned out to be a lie.

On certain holes the tee box did not did not provide clear direction of where you should drive

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 9
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Slow

Course in nice shape. Greens rolled true. Must hit fairways to score because the rough is thick and the natural areas are knee-waist high and any ball finding it is a penalty. Love the layout as it’s so much different than most of the other courses in South Jersey. Starter said they aim for a 4hr 15 min pace and we were about 5hrs 15 min. First time in many times playing that I ran into that issue. Seemed like Marshall’s really didn’t want to push the large group of 5 foursomes in front of us despite their extremely slow play.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 28
Handicap Don't know
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 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Always a challenging course with the wind, but a fun place to play. Course was in very good shape overall, especially considering heavy play. Great spacing on times, with tee boxes set up fairly for any level of player.

Conditions Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
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

Hole 15

It is impossible to go and down the sides of the fairway on hole 15.. Need to put some hand rails or steps or something so you are able to get down and up without hurting yourself. I can not imagine that you have not had some injuries from people getting hurt from going down and up on the side of the fairway. You should consider fixing this possible hazard.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 25
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

The course is in excellent condition.The greens are very challenging but are fun to play. Some areas are still a little wet but overall it is a very enjoyable course to play.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

March Golf was Good!

We arrived five minutes late, but the starter was very cool about it. There was a slight delay of the first tee, so our late arrival did not affect other start times. We were paired with another twosome. The course has several blind tee shots. Our playing partners had played the course previously, so their local knowledge was a big help. Fairways were very short, as the grass had yet to fully grow in. Greens were fast and many were extremely undulating. Pin placements were often very challenging. The course has a couple of relatively long par three's. No ball washers due to pandemic. Most bunkers were raked. Overall, the course was in very good condition for a March round of golf. Will be back and would recommend you play this course.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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