Welcome to The Emerald
Visit The Emerald Golf Club.
Winding through the Greenbrier community, The Emerald Golf Club has scored enviable achievements in its history.
- Named one of the top 50 courses in the Southeast by Golf Weekly.
- Designed by Rees Jones, 1995 Golf World Architect of the Year.
- 1992 and 1993 PGA Tour Qualifying School host.
- Curtis Strange Shrine Classic 1990-2000 host.
For all The Emerald’s distinguished honors, the course was not created to intimidate. Its 6,924 yards has a 73.8 rating from the back tees and a 71.8 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 giving depth and dimension to the course. Bunkers and hazards are sculpted to mix variety with the element of surprise. The interplay of light from a stand of pines, shadowed from behind by taller mature hardwoods, creates an unforgettable tapestry approaching the 4th green.