Fans of The Emerald Golf Club in beautiful New Bern NC will be very interested to know that they completed a full green renovation the past Summer of 2013. If you haven’t visited the golf course recently, you can see some of the work that was involved via photos posted on The Emerald’s website at: Emerald Golf Club in New Bern NC
< Image from 2012 green renovation work. Photo compliments of Emerald Golf Club.
For golfers who have NOT had the pleasure of playing this unique and challenging club, here is some recent updates provided from their website.
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The Emerald Golf Club has scored enviable achievements in its history.
* Named one of the top 50 courses in the Southeast by Golf Weekly.
* Host to the 1992 and 1993 PGA Tour Qualifying School.
* Designed by Rees Jones, 1995 Golf World Architect of the Year.
* Host of the Curtis Strange Shrine Classic 1990-2000.
Yet for all The Emerald’s distinguished honors, the course was not created to be intimidating. Its 6,924 yards has a 73.8 rating from the back tees and a 71.8 rating from the blue. As Rees Jones said, “Too many courses today are being built for the one-week PGA Tournament. I like to design courses that are challenging to the typical golfers
Jones accomplished that, and a great deal more. The Emerald is not only playable and challenging; it is a living art form. Grasses are mixed to create color variations that give depth and dimension to the course. Bunkers and hazards have been sculpted to mix variety with the element of surprise. The interplay of light from a stand of pines, shadowed from behind by a taller stand of mature hardwoods, creates an unforgettable tapestry on the approach to the 4th green.
Each hole has five tee locations, allowing you to personalize the course to your individual ability. The 4th tee features four locations that hit across water and one highland route. The approach to the green is an experience in tapestry as a taller layer of hardwood shadows from behind a front layer of pines. The Emerald becomes an entirely different course depending on which tee you select. The words “routine” and “repetition” have been eliminated from our vocabulary. The Emerald loves to whisper in the ears of its players. The result – a challenge, a fair one, and a good time for all varieties of players.
The Emerald is a semi – private golf club with a practical philosophy: Golf is for regulars, not just the pros. We welcome everyone…. from the professional to the pro at heart only. No matter what your level of play, you will receive a worthy challenge and a memorable experience.