Central Queensland
Emerald Golf Club
18 Holes
PAR 70
5864 M
7 Reviews

Emerald Golf Club is the only 18 hole course on the Central Highlands and is conveniently located right in town close to shops and accommodation. The par 70 course plays beside the Nogoa River and can be prone to the odd flood. Highlights on the front include the 3rd and 4th which both play over water with bending fairways to navigate and the par 5 6th which plays beside the river. This par 5 measures over 500m and has a demanding narrow tee shot toward a dogleg with water right and another hazard just beyond a driving distance. Depending on your drive, your second can be a short punch towards the corner or you can take on the trees with an iron and leave yourself a short pitch into this elevated green. Notable holes on the back include the par 5 13th with severe slope off the fairway, the short par 3 15th with an elevated tee shot and the long par 4 18th (index 1) with a tree to avoid off the tee and a long second toward an elevated green surrounded by a variety of palm trees. The course is in great nick for a rural track with superb greens and lush surrounds but only has two bunkers which are both beside the 17th green. Emerald is the last grass green course heading west until you hit Mt Isa and is well worth a round when visiting the Central Highlands.

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I am a local member of this course and therefore have had a lot of rounds on this course and still to this day it remains challenging.

The course has suffered with the drought but some rain in the past few months has definitely helped the course and the new rule of no carts on the fairways will give them a chance to come back to their former glory soon.

The front nine is flat with water surrounding 3,4 and 6th holes.

The back nine is more hilly and longer in terms of the holes played and boasts the hardest hole on the course the 18th which on monthly medal day plays some 415 metres uphill par 4 for men and par 5 for women and is a beautifully crafted LONG hole.

Dont miss an opportunity to play at this local course as the price is reasonable and the pro shop is very well stocked for all needs.
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This is a reasonable country layout, par 70 for Men and 72 for Women (rating of 69 and 71 respectively). There is a reasonable amount of water on the front nine. There are few bunkers and they are quite small, so no real issues with them. It is a fairly flat course and is easily walked. The fairways were in reasonable condition with an even covering of grass, although a little sparse. Once you get off the fairways it is quite dry and the lies can be very thin. The greens were generally in good condition, although a couple of greens on the front nine were rough and bobbly. Mostly they rolled well though. We played on a Wednesday and there was a steady stream of groups playing. There is a nine hole ladies comp on Wednesday morning, however there were only a couple of groups playing and so getting on was no problem. We got around in well less than 4 hours. The green fees of $25 are good value for what is presented. It is a joy to find grass greens in the outback, worth a visit if you are in the area.
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Course has changed heaps in the past three years, new irrigation system has really greened up the fairways and the greens. Tough country course.
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I grew up playing at Emerald as a Junior. The water on hole 3 was daunting as a young tacker!!! Good memories.

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Have been playing here for the past 10 years. In this time have seen the course go from a goat track to a very nice course. Very challanging course with water holes on the front.

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Golf Course Details
Theresa Street, Emerald
Central Queensland, QLD 4720, Australia
Proshop: 0749821793
General: 0749821274