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4.6
257 Reviews (257)
5 Stars
157
4 Stars
81
3 Stars
12
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
4
Conditions
4.7
Value
4.7
Layout
4.6
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.3
Amenities
3.8
98.0%
Recommend this course
248 out of 257 reviews
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4.8
36 Reviews (36)
5 Stars
29
4 Stars
6
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.8
Value
4.8
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.3
StaffFriendliness
4.7
100.0%
Recommend this course
36 out of 36 reviews
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4.6
80 Reviews (80)
5 Stars
56
4 Stars
18
3 Stars
4
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.6
Value
4.7
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.2
Amenities
3.9
StaffFriendliness
4.5
97.5%
Recommend this course
78 out of 80 reviews
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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

Reviews

4.6
257 Reviews (257)

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 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Emerald lakes

Played a little slow, but the course is always in great shape and the staff are friendly

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 11/24/2021

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
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 11/01/2021

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 33
Handicap 15-19
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 10/26/2021

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 1
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 10/18/2021

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
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Walked

Great Course, Great Value

This was my first time playing at Emerald Lakes. It's a 9-hole course, and far exceeded my expectations. The course has a great layout, and many of the holes are challenging. There is a lot of water to avoid, and some of the fairways are narrow. It definitely forces you to be accurate off the tee. Surprisingly, the greens were multi-tiered, firm, and not easy to read. For $16 for 9-holes, it is a great bargain I would recommend to anyone who wants to get out and play a quick 9.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 10/18/2021

Hello, We appreciate you leaving a review and rating us 5 stars. We're delighted to hear how much you enjoyed the pristine course conditions. We work hard to provide an exceptional experience, and it's very satisfying to hear from golfers like you who appreciate our efforts. We will inform the entire team so they know their hard work is paying off. We look forward to having you back Emerald Lakes Golf Course!

Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Underrated nine hole course

Emerald Lakes course has real charm. It’s also a nine hole course that has two very decent par 5s,, surprisingly high quality greens, and is probably the best bang for your buck in town if you’re considering not playing a full 18 dominating your entire day. But you can if you want to of course, on your second go round. Believe it or not, it’s shining factor is it’s driving range of all things, with brand new mats, brand new yellow balls, absolutely fairly priced, and even has a very nice overhang for hot days. You can practice on grass or mats, and it’s an extremely convenient and full service range that surpasses many big clubs I have played at elsewhere. I would buy the place and run it in a heartbeat because of its location, if anybody ever wants to invest! No kidding.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
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Commented on 10/14/2021

Hi, 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 33
Handicap 15-19
Skill Beginner
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
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Commented on 10/13/2021

We love hearing about our golfers' experiences. Please tell us more about what you enjoyed during your round. Thanks for choosing Emerald Lakes Golf Course!

Played On
Reviews 132
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 100 Contributor
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

One of the most beautiful executive courses in California.

Returned to this course the first time in almost ten years. Came here to play with my sister who just picked up the clubs a year ago. The course appears to have made a great improvement the last several years of my not playing here. Well maintained fairways and the greens. Adequate yardage signs and fast greens and clear bunkers. The holes are not long but the greens give us enough challenge to enjoy the game. Players are polite and courteous to others that make the game pleasant. Usually the attitude of the players are influenced by the the management style of the staff and it was so obvious. Thanks GolfNow for keeping this course on your list. Seven minute driving from home is best advantage for me.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented on 10/12/2021

Thank you for taking the time to review us. Your feedback is valuable, and we look forward to delivering you excellent service again soon. Emerald Lakes Golf Course thanks you!

Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
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Commented on 10/14/2021

Hello, we appreciate the review. You rated us 3-stars which means there is room to improve on your recent experience at Emerald Lakes Golf Course. Let us know, in the comments, how and where you would like to see changes from the course. Thanks for the feedback!

Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
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
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Commented on 09/28/2021

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating, Steve! 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
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
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 Average
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Commented on 09/24/2021

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 21
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

A great day...

My wife and I played this morning. Great weather with a course in great shape and good service.
Hard to beat!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 09/20/2021

We appreciate you leaving a review and rating us 5 stars. We're delighted to hear how much you enjoyed the pristine course conditions. We work hard to provide an exceptional experience, and it's very satisfying to hear from golfers like you who appreciate our efforts. We will inform the entire team so they know their hard work is paying off. We look forward to having you back Emerald Lakes Golf Course!

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Fun course.

The course was fun. Small but fun. Course conditions are excellent. The only drawback was the wait between holes. The group in front of us was waiting on the group in front of them and so on…..

Not sure if they are scheduling poorly or it was just one of those days. I’ll try the course again and if it’s the same way, I won’t play a third time.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
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Commented on 09/16/2021

We apologize for the pace of play issue you experienced. We always try to keep a great pace when having our golfers on the course. Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback as we will use your review to better the experience going forward. We hope you give us another try in the near future!

Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Emerald lakes

Great course, always in great shape, I perfect 9 hole gold track on a hot day!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 09/07/2021

Wow! We are so happy you enjoyed your round! We look forward to seeing you again soon at Emerald Lakes Golf Course.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Diamond in rough

Well maintained. Lush, challenging, awesome greens and you just can't beat the price. Will be back soon

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 09/16/2021

Hello, We appreciate you leaving a review and rating us 5 stars. We're delighted to hear how much you enjoyed the pristine course conditions. We work hard to provide an exceptional experience, and it's very satisfying to hear from golfers like you who appreciate our efforts. We will inform the entire team so they know their hard work is paying off. We look forward to having you back Emerald Lakes Golf Course!

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

Great Course to Play

Emerald Lakes is one of the high end courses in Elk Grove. Very well designed by Rick Yount, and a challenging course. I’d rate as the number 1 one 9 hole course in Sacramento. I highly recommend it.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented on 09/09/2021

Hello! 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 3
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 08/27/2021

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

Great Course

I’ve played this course a bunch over the years and love it. It’s always I’m great shape, green grass, beautiful greens, and just a great course. My only complaint is wishing they had 18 holes!!! Love this course, especially for twilight rate. You can’t beat it.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 08/13/2021

Thank you for your kind words! We hope to see you again at the course very soon for another 5-star experience. Thanks for choosing Emerald Lakes Golf Course.

Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Kate the Pro

Absolutely awesome.
Kate is a real PGA pro and Emerald Lakes is now on my favorites list

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 08/10/2021

Thanks so much for your wonderful review. We are thrilled to hear how much you enjoyed your time with us. Please visit again soon. Thanks for choosing Emerald Lakes Golf Course!

Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 08/09/2021

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!

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