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4.6
364 Reviews (364)
5 Stars
231
4 Stars
105
3 Stars
18
2 Stars
4
1 Stars
6
Conditions
4.6
Value
4.7
Layout
4.6
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.2
Amenities
3.9
95.5%
Recommend this course
349 out of 364 reviews
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Average Rating
Avg Rating
4.6
61 Reviews (61)
5 Stars
40
4 Stars
17
3 Stars
3
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.6
Value
4.8
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.2
Amenities
3.7
StaffFriendliness
4.7
96.7%
Recommend this course
59 out of 61 reviews
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Average Rating
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4.5
104 Reviews (104)
5 Stars
71
4 Stars
24
3 Stars
6
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
2
Conditions
4.6
Value
4.7
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.2
Amenities
3.9
StaffFriendliness
4.6
94.2%
Recommend this course
98 out of 104 reviews
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About

Holes 9
Type Public
Par 33
Length 2307 yards
Slope 99
Rating 30.9
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Emerald Lakes Golf Course
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Course Details

Year Built 1991
Golf Season Year Round

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes

Food & Beverage

Food & Beverage

Accolades

  • Golf Advisor: Top 25 Short Courses in the U.S. (2021 #20)

Reviews

4.6
364 Reviews (364)

What Golfers Are Saying

Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 12
Bunkers 10
Narrow Fairways 7
This course/club is great for:
Locals 12
9-Hole Rounds 11
Walkers 11
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 9
In the 'Burbs 8

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Played On
Reviews 11
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 12/02/2022

Hi. We would love to hear more about your 4-star experience on our course. Please tell us what we can do to earn that last star, and thanks for golfing at Emerald Lakes Golf Course!

Played On
Reviews 27
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Staff members Kelsey and Wayne are both
very efficient and friendly

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 11/26/2022

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating! We're delighted you enjoyed your round. Please book another round with us soon, and thanks for choosing Emerald Lakes Golf Course!

Played On
Reviews 27
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Commented on 11/18/2022

Hello. Thank you so much for taking the time to leave an excellent rating! We really appreciate your business. Please let us know what we can do for you in the future to earn that last star and thanks for choosing Emerald Lakes Golf Course!

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Fantastic challenging 9

This is one of the best 9 holes I’ve ever played. Well maintained. Lots of water. Accurate off the tee is a must. Greens are challenging. They’re fast and multi-tiered. Great value.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 11/26/2022

Hi. We would love to hear more about your positive experience on our course. Please contact us to share with us your favorite part of your experience. Thanks for golfing at Emerald Lakes Golf Course!

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 11/15/2022

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating! We're delighted you enjoyed your round. Please book another round with us soon, and thanks for choosing Emerald Lakes Golf Course!

Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
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Commented on 11/15/2022

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating! We're delighted you enjoyed your round. Please book another round with us soon, and thanks for choosing Emerald Lakes Golf Course!

Played On
Reviews 27
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
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Commented on 11/05/2022

Hi. We appreciate you leaving a review and rating us. We will inform the entire team, so they know their hard work is paying off. We look forward to having you back at Emerald Lakes Golf Course!

Played On
Reviews 105
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 250 Contributor
Previously Played

Another Great Day to Play

You have to play at Emerald Lakes. The funnest 9 hole in Sacramento. This must play course has BEST price / value for your play. All levels of experience excepted. Come learn the game of Golf At a Super Affordable facility. Easy to get to just off the the freeway!!!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 11/04/2022

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating! We're delighted you enjoyed your round. Please book another round with us soon, and thanks for choosing Emerald Lakes Golf Course!

Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0

Having played here several times I can say this is the best bang for your buck in the Sacramento area. The greens and the course in general are in great condition. The practice area is awesome the driving range has both mat and grass stalls along with a chipping green putting green and a sand trap.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 10/30/2022

Thank you for your review! We will pass along your positive experience to our team at Emerald Lakes Golf Course. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Played On
Reviews 27
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
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Commented on 11/03/2022

We would love to hear more about your positive experience on our course. Please contact us to share your favorite part of your experience and what we can do to earn that last star! Thanks for golfing at Emerald Lakes Golf Course!

Played On
Reviews 27
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
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Commented on 10/28/2022

Hello. Thank you so much for taking the time to leave an excellent rating! We really appreciate your business. Please let us know what we can do for you in the future to earn that last star and thanks for choosing Emerald Lakes Golf Course!

Played On
Reviews 27
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked

One of my favorites!

I try to play this course at least once a week and find it always in great shape and a good challenge for an average golfer.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 10/28/2022

Thank you so much for the great review. We are glad you had an incredible time, and we hope to see you again soon! Thanks for choosing Emerald Lakes Golf Course.

Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 11/03/2022

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating! We're delighted you enjoyed your round. Please book another round with us soon, and thanks for choosing Emerald Lakes Golf Course!

Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Great Course

In my opinion, this is one of the best all around courses based upon condition, price and staff!!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 10/28/2022

Thank you so much for the great review. We are glad you had an incredible time, and we hope to see you again soon! Thanks for choosing Emerald Lakes Golf Course.

Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Great Condition

The fairways and greens are in great condition. The play has been slow the last couple times out, but the weather was perfect so it was not that much of an inconvenience. This is my home course for the simple fact that the condition and the cost make this the best course in Sacramento.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 10/15/2022

Thank you so much for the great review. We are glad you had an incredible time, and we hope to see you again soon! Thanks for choosing Emerald Lakes Golf Course.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great course, advice to staff water a bit less.

We had a great time, but the course is being overwatered. I was a greenskeeper in a past life and would say that you could use about 1/4 less water and keep the greens great. Standing water and plugged lies in a drought is not a great look, and not needed.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented on 10/12/2022

Hi. Thank you so much for your feedback. We are glad you had enjoyed your time at Emerald Lakes Golf Course, and pride ourselves on delivering the best experience possible.

We hope to see you again soon!

Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 10/13/2022

We're glad you enjoyed your 5-star experience with us. Please comment or reach out to our team in the golf shop to let us know more about your round at Emerald Lakes Golf Course!

Played On
Reviews 8
Handicap 20-24
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
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Commented on 10/13/2022

Hi. We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. Thank you for the 4 stars! We aim for a 5-star experience, so we always welcome feedback for improvement. Thank you for playing Emerald Lakes Golf Course.

Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked

Excellent 9 hole course

Emerald Lakes is a fun and somewhat challenging course. Pace of play can be slow on the weekends. This is a Parks and Rec community course so there can be a lot of beginners.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 11/10/2022

Thank you so much for the great review. We are glad you had an incredible time, and we hope to see you again soon! Thanks for choosing Emerald Lakes Golf Course.

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