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4.2
90 Reviews (90)
5 Stars
42
4 Stars
39
3 Stars
5
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
2
Conditions
3.8
Value
4.4
Layout
4.5
Friendliness
4.4
Pace
4.2
Amenities
3.8
88.1%
Recommend this course
82 out of 90 reviews
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3.7
12 Reviews (12)
5 Stars
3
4 Stars
6
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
2
Conditions
3.5
Value
3.8
Layout
4.3
Pace
3.6
Amenities
3.7
StaffFriendliness
4.4
83.3%
Recommend this course
10 out of 12 reviews
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4.1
25 Reviews (25)
5 Stars
9
4 Stars
13
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
2
Conditions
3.8
Value
4.1
Layout
4.4
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.7
StaffFriendliness
4.2
92.0%
Recommend this course
23 out of 25 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 6800 yards
Slope 130
Rating 72.6
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Emerald Vale Golf Club
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Course Details

Year Built 1997
Fairways Bent Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season April - November
Architect Bruce Matthews III

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted Amex MasterCard Visa Discover card(s) Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes

Food & Beverage

Bar, Restaurant

Accolades

  • Golf Advisor: Top Courses in Michigan (2017 #23)

Reviews

4.2
90 Reviews (90)

What Golfers Are Saying

Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 6
Thick Rough 6
This course/club is great for:
Locals 7
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 6

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Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Condition is bad

The course condition absolutely does not justify the increase in the cost of play

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great Value

I love to play Emerald Vale it’s such a well designed course; fun, yet challenging, rewarding, and punishing. I appreciate that even of the tips, this course makes you think on the tee. It’s not just a “grab your driver” course.
Played many times, will continue to. Actually don’t listen to me. Don’t come, it smells funny!
#hiddengem

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 13
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Mid summer round

Overall good and enjoyable day of Golf. Some slow golfers that were playing a pga tournament in their heads. Don’t know why they do this.

For the most part greens were in good shape with some bad spots on a few of them. 85% of fairways were in good shape the others had rough spots that could use some fixing reseeding. They’ve made improvements in the sand traps but coyuse sand with smaller and fewer rocks.

The T boxes were pretty bad and really need to be worked on/ upgraded. Still an enjoyable day on the course.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 27
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Needs watering; better maintenance

Play this course at least once a year; and was disappointed with the course. The tee boxes had no watering, and were in poor shape; several greens had really bad spots; and the fairways were not receiving the needed amount of watering. Normally this is a soggy course, but not right now.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Hidden gem

Great spot in northern Michigan, if it were 20 miles north or 20 miles south it could command another $30 per round! Great value, and great pace of play for the holiday weekend!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Another top notch hidden gem

One of my absolute favorites! Scorable, in great condition with excellent up north charm

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great course

The course was great! Our only issue was that we booked on golf now and chose their hot deal. We were directly behind a golf outing. It took almost 3 hours to golf the first nine. I would recommend checking directly with the golf course to see why a specific tee time is featured as a hot deal. The pace of play on the second nine was good as the golf outing had concluded.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Best value around

Love bringing my kids here. Very kid friendly, and they are very accommodating.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 30
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Very Nice Course

Course is in decent shape for the weather that we've had so far this year. The greens were on the slow side and needed some work. Fairways were ok to good.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Little known gem

I live coming to Emerald Vale. Such a fun layout. They’re having a few issues on some greens, but I look past that thanks to the overall neatness and standard through the rest of the course.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart

only thing bad today was the rain

My wife and I played today and had a very enjoyable time until we were chased off the course by lighting. Snack bar had limited menu but my burger and my wifes chicken salad were good. Very friendly staff golf and snack bar. we will be be yet this year

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
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 Beginner
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Nice course. Will return

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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