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3016 Ocean Heights Ave
Egg Harbor Township, NJ  08234-7706
United States
P: (609) 926-3900
F: (609) 926-3910
McCullough's Emerald Course

18 hole regulation length course

Public golf course

71 par | 6,535 yards | 130 slope

71.7 rating | Bent grass

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McCullough's Emerald Golf Course

The 18-hole "McCullough's Emerald" course at the McCullough's Emerald Golf Links facility in Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey features 6,535 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 71. The course rating is 71.7 and it has a slope rating of 130 on Bent grass. Designed by Stephen Kay, ASGCA, the McCullough's Emerald golf course opened in 2002. Tom Sullivan manages the course as the General Manager.


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Reviewed August 30, 2012

I played this course in August 2012 and it was in great shape. The staff was very friendly and professional. There are a couple of blind shots which I'll be more prepared for next time.

Reviewed November 18, 2011

I played during early November, 2011, and the course was in excellent shape. The fairways were neatly trimmed and the rough was not impossible but challenging. The greens were in good shape.
The staff were all very helpful. I felt this was a good course for my level of play. The holes are modeled after famous courses, of which, I probably won't be able to play. So it was great to try these. Overall, I felt it was well worth the fees.

Reviewed October 11, 2010

We were in a foursome that played this course on 10/10/10. The course was in pretty rough shape with lots of bare spots. The greens were fair with some patchy dirt spots. One green had no grass whatsoever; it was just sand. There were a lot of blind shots. You may have thought you struck a ball very well only to spend time after time searching for your ball. The round took 5 hours and 45 minutes!!! There were some people that grouped together so we had two groups of 6 players each in front of us. One group was blaring rap music on a radio in their cart. After spending 4 hours and we were only on hole 12, we called the pro shop for a ranger. We went in the pro shop to complain after the round that they needed rangers to monitor the speed of play as our round was so long. They told me there were rangers out on the course, but we never saw one except on hole 2. Also, the pro shop attendant told us it was not the groups of 6 that were holding up play, it was just a busy day. If that is the normal pace of play, prepare for a long day on the course. It was definitely not worth the price we paid given the current conditions and pace of play. We would not recommend this course unless you have a lot of extra time on your hands and don't mind waiting and/or searching for your golf ball. -
rlb46, Hcp 3, Avg Round 77 and mfb55, Hcp 17, Avg Round 90

Reviewed August 12, 2010

Reviewed July 27, 2010

Played for first time on 7/26/10 and was disappointed with the course conditioning - - greens were very bumpy, full of ball marks and some dead grass. Fairways and rough were very scratchy too. But it does have an interesting layout though. It's one of those courses where you'd feel much more comfortable playing it for the 5th time because the vast majority of the tee shots are blind and even the ones that aren't are still hard to tell where the best line is, even with a yardage book. We paid only $36 for twilight so we didn't get a terrible value but I would rather have spent the 5 hrs and more $ for a nice experience. It would be a fun place to play if the conditioning were top notch. Fast and smooth greens would make it a worthwhile challenge

Reviewed June 22, 2010

Played this course on 6-17-10 I had played the course three years ago. This time is was a dry clear day with the wind blowing and may I add with the wind blowing it was a bear. The price was well in line with AC area courses if not cheaper. The players in front of me were very freindly since I was alone let me play thru no problem. The only thing I think they need are GPS on the carts. I would recommend this course to all.

Reviewed September 16, 2009

I played golf on this course on Saturday September 12 following a rain storm. I never played the course and will never play it again. The starter and person in the pro shop said cart path only, OK I don't mind. We started off and found the fairways a little wet then it got worse as we went to the following holes. There were some holes that had casual (water) lakes on them and the hole was unplayable the 2 holes on the other side of the road should be used for anything but a golf course. The pro shop or starter should have told us that a lot of the course was under water and unplayable. They must really be hard up for money to send you out and pay $72 for a ride through the swamps

Reviewed September 05, 2008

The first time I played here i had a tough time and came away talking to myself. The 2nd time I played the course I mentally prepared for the challenges and fell in love with the course. The Par 5s are short but I think they were designed that way to allow for the wind. The greens roll true and can be tricky, especially on those 4 footers. I am 13 handicap which means I am just good enough to get myself into trouble when I don't play the correct clubs. I find this course to be a challenge without feeling intimidated. My favorite holes are #1, #2, #5 #11 and #18. #15 and #16 are sort of lost holes that don't seem to fit the overall design of the course. Still doesn't take away my enjoyment. Try to play the course at least twice before you form any judgements. Pro shop and restaurant are fist rate.

Reviewed August 21, 2008

Reviewed August 14, 2008

Tough course if you do not hit fairways. Balls will disappear. A couple holes are blind and are really annoying. Fairways and greens are very well maitained. Rough is crab grass. It is gimmicky course, but that also means all the holes are at least interesting. It has elevation changes, which is extrememly rare for the shore, with a few bowled out holes across the road. Overall, a very good value and a course that just about anyone will find interesting. Also, the scenery is somewhat obscured by its having been a landfill and every once in a while this silo type thing will start up.

Reviewed June 04, 2008

Potential to be a much harder course that it appears on paper. I played this course yesterday and the wind was blowing about 30 mph the entire round. It made play extremely difficult. I had to go up/down 2 clubs any any given shot because of the wind. If you hit a ball off the fairway into the tall grass forget about finding it. With that in mind it was one of the hardest courses I have played. The course is really fun to play though, the elevation changes make it fun and challenging.

Reviewed October 29, 2007

Fun but short course. Tends to be windy. High handicap players tend to think it's difficult, while better players find it easy. I'm a 10 handicap and expect to score well there. All the par 5's are reachable for a long hitter, and there are several shortish par 4's as well. That said, there are some tough holes. #5, 10, 12, and 14 are no joke. Play smart on those holes, be aggressive on the rest, and you'll do fine.

Reviewed August 27, 2007

Reviewed August 18, 2007

great coures just try to go when there is less wind

Reviewed June 06, 2007

Reviewed August 22, 2006

Bring lots of balls and be prepared to have fun

Great course for the experienced golfer to pactice on due to the varied terrains and lies on the "replica" holes. You will lose lots of balls so be prepared. Wish there was a course this good , accessible and very reasonably priced closer to Philadelphia.

Reviewed July 27, 2006

Beware the wind

Very wide open links style course with each hole a replecate of hole from scotland/england. Alot more elevation change then most courses in southern NJ, and being so wide open it tends to be very windy. Is a fun course for decent amateurs. Not a place for beginners to play as they will find it too difficult and lose quite a few balls in water and high grass. Club selection can be tricky because of the elevated and blind tee shots. Overall is a very good course and a fun play. Good luck and watch out for "hells bunker" on #14.


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  • Latest Scores
  • Overall
Rank Golfer Name Handicap Gross Net Date
1 Chris P. 25 88 63 08/01/10
2 Melvin S. 24 89 65 06/26/13
3 Ross M. 23 89 66 07/24/09
4 Robert D. 24 90 66 06/15/11
5 Mike D. 13 80 67 01/30/10
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Rank Golfer Name Handicap Gross Net Date
70 Justin A. N/A 115 115 06/11/16

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About McCullough's Emerald Golf Links

McCullough's Emerald Golf Links

Golf Only facility

18 regulation holes

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Course Staff

Tom Sullivan, General Manager
Steven Lane, Superintendent

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