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3.2
124 Reviews (124)
5 Stars
20
4 Stars
40
3 Stars
32
2 Stars
17
1 Stars
15
Conditions
2.7
Value
3.5
Layout
3.3
Friendliness
3.9
Pace
4.0
Amenities
2.6
62.5%
Recommend this course
90 out of 124 reviews
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Average Rating
Avg Rating
2.9
11 Reviews (11)
5 Stars
3
4 Stars
1
3 Stars
2
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
3
Conditions
2.2
Value
3.0
Layout
3.4
Pace
4.4
Amenities
2.7
StaffFriendliness
4.0
36.4%
Recommend this course
4 out of 11 reviews
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Average Rating
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3.1
38 Reviews (38)
5 Stars
9
4 Stars
8
3 Stars
6
2 Stars
7
1 Stars
8
Conditions
2.4
Value
3.3
Layout
3.3
Pace
3.9
Amenities
2.6
StaffFriendliness
3.8
50.0%
Recommend this course
19 out of 38 reviews
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About

Holes 9
Type Public
Par 27
Length 1205 yards
Slope 88
Rating 45.0
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Emerald Hills Golf Club 9
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Course Details

Year Built 1933
Golf Season Year round
Architect Ellis Van Gorder

Rentals/Services

Carts No
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed Yes
Walking Allowed Yes

Available Facilities

Conference Facilities, Banquet Facilities

Available Activities

Swimming

Reviews

3.2
124 Reviews (124)

What Golfers Are Saying

Course Challenges Include:
Elevation Changes 14
This course/club is great for:
9-Hole Rounds 13
Walkers 13
Locals 11
This Course's Location is:
In the 'Burbs 8

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Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Poor
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
1.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Poor
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 1
2.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Walked

Great staff and cute course but needs better grounds maintenance

Great and friendly staff, cute course... Having said that the grounds needs significant work. Significant parts of the course didn't have grass as a starter

* Pros
- Cute. Good to bring kids around and have them play golf.

* Cons
- Given this is a 9 hole course, I didn't have much expectations but was below my expectations. Maybe this is due to the drought in California but nonetheless needs a lot of work to be done for grounds maintenance

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
3.0
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Walked

Deceivingly Difficult Course

Deceivingly Difficult Course.
Not well maintained, most of the areas are dirt and balls easily roll down hill if you don't land on the green.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 3
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 69
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played

Hidden Gem in the peninsula

Great place to play year round.
Look to play here more as other local 9 holes fill up fast

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Fun and easy outing

I really enjoyed my round here. It was super easy to get a tee time. The check in staff member was professional and super friendly. The course is all par 3, so fun and smooth. Don't be fooled though, the targets are challenging even for an experienced golfer. The greens were in very nice shape. I had a great time with my son.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Merciless

Your short iron work better be tight as your abilities will be seriously tested. If you don’t land on the pad, your ball is GONE for good. There are no opportunities to scramble.
Golf is about overcoming obstacles and the tightness of this short course along with the surprising transitions will challenge your ability to make finesse shots and test your course-management skills.
A really fun little track.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
First Time Playing

Would not recommend

The greens were extremely sandy and looked like the roughs in other courses, not enjoyable had to absolutely pound the ball to get it to go 10 ft., the fairways were basically dirt walkways, there’s constant changes in elevation which puts you more into a hike than a round of golf to be honest. I’ll give it the benefit of the doubt maybe it’s seen better days in warmer months but as of now it’s not ideal to play. Sorry but there are much better 9 hole courses for less of a charge in the area.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Beautiful day

Sunny, course was dry, pace of play was kinda slow but no issues at all. The course is very green from the last time we played there. Great day for golf.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Walked

Great, challenging 9 hole par 3

For a 9 hole par 3 course, this one is very challenging. Sloping fairways and hills surrounding tiny greens make it a good challenge to play your shots wisely. We played in January, so the grass conditions were not ideal, mostly hard pan, dirt or short weeds in the fairways, but still, a fun round. We would play here again.

Conditions Fair
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Fair
Pace Fair
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
1.0
First Time Playing

Yuck

Okay. 9-hole but for such a remote course much more time might have been devoted to the basic course maintenance.
However, I was not shocked just disappointed

Conditions Poor
Value Average
Layout Poor
Friendliness Fair
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
First Time Playing

Not worth the money

Barely any grass, too much dirt, not a fun course to play. For the cost, better places to play a nine hole. Would not recommend.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
4.0
Previously Played

Ok for a par 3

Poor course condition. Fun hills, quite an uphill walk though. Little expensive for the course condition.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Beginner
Plays Once every three months
3.0
First Time Playing

Short course but too hilky

The course has a lot of dead grass, making play and walking up and down the hills more challenging than necessary. Fast playing though if you want a quick game or are a beginner.

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
First Time Playing

Short Executive...Meh Condition

This is an overall really short course. There are a couple of 170 yardish holes and a lot of 100-110. Tee boxes were not great and greens were ok and dandy. I had a good time with my 10 year old, who has only played a few times. It was good for him.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
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