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3.7
54 Reviews (54)
5 Stars
4
4 Stars
34
3 Stars
12
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
1
Conditions
3.2
Value
4.6
Layout
3.9
Friendliness
4.4
Pace
4.4
Amenities
3.4
87.3%
Recommend this course
48 out of 54 reviews
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Average Rating
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3.8
8 Reviews (8)
5 Stars
1
4 Stars
4
3 Stars
3
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
3.3
Value
4.8
Layout
3.9
Pace
4.5
Amenities
3.6
StaffFriendliness
4.5
87.5%
Recommend this course
7 out of 8 reviews
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3.6
12 Reviews (12)
5 Stars
1
4 Stars
7
3 Stars
3
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
1
Conditions
3.2
Value
4.5
Layout
3.8
Pace
4.3
Amenities
3.3
StaffFriendliness
4.3
83.3%
Recommend this course
10 out of 12 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public/Municipal
Par 72
Length 6264 yards
Slope 126
Rating 70.8

Crystal Lakes is a municipal golf course located next to Dillon Park in Sumter. The course originally opened as a nine-hole course in 1989 but expanded due to popularity. It offers plenty of challenges but it is a course that will reward good course management and strategy but it is not overly punishing if you're errant off the tees. The course quickly introduces you to its challenges with water hazards coming into play on the first five holes. The opening hole is a tricky par 3 that has a unique peninsula green. The rest of the par 3s on this course are no easy feat either. Crystal Lakes may not be the area's most challenging but it is one of the best values in a destination that is known for its golf.

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Course Details

Year Built 1989
Greens Bermuda Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Ed Riccoboni

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes

Food & Beverage

Snacks

Available Sports

Tennis

Reviews

3.7
54 Reviews (54)

What Golfers Are Saying

Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 7
This course/club is great for:
Locals 6
Seniors 6
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 6

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Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Good course for the $$

The course had a descendant layout. It was fun to play the city course and see how they are working on it. Overall you get what you pay for and it’s right on track. It is a great start for beginner golfers.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 15
Handicap 25+
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Fair
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Golf with family

Took my wife and 2 grandkids to play golf. The staff was friendly and helpful. We had a great time together trying to play the difficult game of golf. Would recommend the course go all.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 57
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

The staff was extremely friendly and helpful. Looking forward to playing again

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Family at Crystal LL ake

Staff was great and the course was worth the money

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

The course is awesome for the price, greens were very slow. Didn’t know the layout and there are many doglegs, so I managed to give this course a couple golf balls SMDH. The greens on the back are in poor shape but I enjoyed it, for the price I will definitely play it again.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Good round

Nice course friendly staff, greens need some water/maintenance

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Twice a year
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Dont need driver on every hole

I suppose its too early to tell and in couple months the greens and fairways will be much closer to ready than in march.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

My umptenth time playing

Almost every month my father and I make it a goal to go golfing. This course may not be the prettiest but holy cow is it fun. Anytime we go to crystal lakes there is practically no one there and we have free range of the course. As so said it’s not the prettiest but for the money it’s so worth it. The course is extremely fun especially in the front with semi open fairways and great grip and rip par fours. The back can be a little challenging (DARN YOU WATER) but allows for a quiet pace and good atmosphere when playing the more challenging holes. Overall this course is one of my favorites and will be for time to come!

Conditions Fair
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Another great round

For the money overall this course is becoming my favorite course in the Midlands, The rain makes it a little tough but overall I enjoy it tremendously.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Worth the effort

Okay course. Price was great, Will think twice before making the drive to play again.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Great for the price

Through the GN app I don’t mind the 45 minute drive for the price of $14 for 18 and a cart!!! I’m a low D grade if you’re grading A-F the 18th hole is a Par 3 with a front and right side water hazard I finally hit the green on my 5th outing If I recall it’s the longest Par3 I’ve played

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 8
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Better Than Expected

Course was in very good shape. Much better than expected for the cost. The layout is pretty challenging. If you don't pay attention to the layout for each hole you can end up in trouble. Staff was very friendly. Will definitely go back.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Bang for buck

I played 18 here with a cart under $20 on a hot deal so I went into it without much reservation. I read up before hand that the back 9 was added after the fact and you can tell with the hole layouts. The greens are in mildly to bad shape but it’s a great time killer course. Especially for the price. There’s some unforgivable holes with the water positioning that can be frustrating to any golfer. Over all great course to shake the rust or spend a lazy day.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
First Time Playing

Don’t Waste Your Time

Course is truly unplayable, fairways with weeds growing, greens not rolled or even close to maintained.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 32
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Fun course

Course is in good condition. Good size greens that rolled well. Made for a fun round. Will play again.

Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great value

First time playing here. Great value for the money. Greens were in excellent shape. Pick up a couple clubs from the stash of used clubs.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

The back 9 needs to be redone and the greens had a lot of I think mold. it could be taken better care . it has a lot of potential.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Fair
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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