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Enjoy Your Rounds in a Park-Like Setting at Emerald Greens

“Emerald Greens Golf Course is a beautiful and scenic golf course tucked away in North County, St. Louis. Each hole seems as if you're on your own private golf course, away from the disturbances of modern day life. The wildlife on the par 70, 365-acre layout is astounding. Deer, fox, and a variety of birds are as common as golf carts, sand bunkers, and water hazards. Emerald Greens is not only a fun and challenging layout, but is also a beautiful and up close view of the indigenous wildlife on the Mississippi River confluence.

“The course is a shot makers golf course with two distinctly different nines. The outward nine is cut through the thick woods of the Pipefitters complex. There are many sharp doglegs, and the drive is a premium on this side. The inward nine is more wide open, but has many water hazards to contend with. Emerald Greens is a position golf course that will force you to hit almost every club in your bag.”

It's true. Emerald Greens is a shot makers golf course and it does play like two distinctly different nines. Not to worry, we don't charge you like you're playing two different courses!

On Every Hole You Play, You'll Feel as if You're on Your Own Golf Course!


Tranquility. back to nature. No matter how you describe it, a round on Emerald Greens makes it easy to forget that pile in your inbox back in the office! You'll be blown away by the beauty of Emerald Greens — just try to keep a little focus on your game.
How Do I Play My Round, Matt? Advice From the Pro!
We asked Matt Trout, Head Golf Pro at Emerald Greens,  for a few tips on playing Emerald Greens, like how he recommends the first hole should be played. “The first hole has trouble all down the right hand side,” reports Matt. “The best play is to hit a fairway wood or hybrid down the middle left-hand side of the fairway, which leaves a short-to-mid iron for your second to a small kidney-shaped green.”

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As Far As The Best Par 5 On The Course, Matt Says It's Number 18: 
“Eighteen has two bodies of water to carry and an additional two bodies of water running along both sides of the fairway. These hazards force you to have excellent accuracy with good distance.  The further you lay up your second shot — the tighter the hole becomes.” 
In Matt's opinion, Number 17 is the Best Par 3: 

“Seventeen is almost completely surrounded by water — either you hit the green or find the bottom of the lake!” he explains. “The tee shot is elevated and 168 yards from the blue tees. If the pin is in the back portion of the green it's the hardest shot on the course!”
“The front nine is very tree lined, with a gentle rolling of the fairways.  The back nine is much more open, with four bodies of water to carry.  Number 17 and 18 will test any golfers' nerves.”
— Matt Trout, Head Golf Professional
Bring Your Best Game To Number 18 Is Matt' Advice. It's The Most Difficult Test On Emerald Greens:
“Eighteen has two bodies of water to carry all the while forcing you to have excellent accuracy with good distance.  The further you lay up on your second shot the tighter the hole becomes. 18 is also the most visually-intimidating hole on the course. Play your drive to the first landing area, usually a hybrid or fairway wood shot.  The second is a real risk/reward play — the further you lay up, the narrower your landing area.” He says the safe bet is to play a mid-iron for your second and leave 150 yards or less to an uphill two-tiered green.
The most difficult green on the golf course is  Number 11 — it's sloped severely from back to front, never offering a straight putt on this green.
Number Two Is The Most Difficult Hole On The Outward Nine.
An accurate drive of about 180-220 yards to the middle of the fairway is a must. The second will test your skills, with mid to long iron over a deep valley and pond that protects the green. Stay away from the pin if it is on the left hand side of the green.  It's a sucker pin placement.
It's no coincidence Number 7 is 562 yards long from the back tee — 562 just happens to be the number for the local Plumbers and Pipefitters union. 
The seventh hole is our longest hole on the course and the tightest. An accurate drive with a small fade on it is the premium shot from the tee. It takes two big hits to get home in two, the safe and best play is to lay up about 125 yards out just short of the fairway bunker on the right hand side of the fairway.  The approach shot will test your short iron skills as the green narrows in the middle and left and long is absolutely dead. 


Emerald Greens
We aerate at Emerald Greens in order to maintain peak playing conditions through all of our various playing seasons, with as little interruption to your enjoyment of the course as possible.
Emerald Greens has a chipping and putting green to warm up your short game. Golf lessons are available — contact Matt Trout in the Golf Shop for more information at (314) 355-2777.
Stop in the Golf Shop for the perfect memento after your game. Emerald Greens logoed golf shirts and hats are a wonderful way to remember your visit.

Ready for a round? Click here to book your tee time online or call (314) 355-2777.

Emerald Greens Golf Course
12385 Larimore Road
St. Louis, MO 63138
Phone: (314) 355-2777
[email protected]
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