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3.6
70 Reviews (70)
5 Stars
5
4 Stars
44
3 Stars
15
2 Stars
4
1 Stars
2
Conditions
3.1
Value
4.7
Layout
3.9
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.0
86.5%
Recommend this course
62 out of 70 reviews
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Average Rating
Avg Rating
3.5
6 Reviews (6)
5 Stars
0
4 Stars
3
3 Stars
3
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
3.0
Value
5.0
Layout
3.8
Pace
4.2
Amenities
3.0
StaffFriendliness
4.7
100.0%
Recommend this course
6 out of 6 reviews
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3.5
14 Reviews (14)
5 Stars
1
4 Stars
8
3 Stars
3
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
1
Conditions
3.0
Value
4.9
Layout
3.9
Pace
4.0
Amenities
2.8
StaffFriendliness
4.6
85.7%
Recommend this course
12 out of 14 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

3.6
70 Reviews (70)

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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Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 11
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Family time

Friendly staff. Family had a good time together. We will definitely be back

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

Like the layout

Good course for the price we paid. Seems like they are working on it and trying to get it in better shape. The back side greens need some work. We will go back.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

First time

The front 9 was short for me I played the tips .I hardly pulled my driver out except for the par 5 holes the back 9 was more challenging you can definitely tune up your long irons on this course the fairways needed to be more manicured the areas around the greens had to of grass it was like playing out of the rough. The back 9 had a few greens with bare spots but you could move your ball and still play the greens the front 9 greens were slow the back 9 greens were fast .Definitely a decent tune up course

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

Course is improving…

This year They have been improving the course. They built a nice new entrance, built a new parking lot with new sidewalks and they have been really improving the greens especially the back 9. The greens are a little furry at times but overall condition really good especially the back 9, the cups can be a little rough and overgrown edges at times. For the price this is a fun place to play it can really test your accuracy. Highly recommended.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Solid Course for the cost

Thoroughly enjoyed my time out there. If you’re not in the fairway it can be tough to find your ball. (I take that as a good thing) only 1 or 2 greens have a few blemishes and spots they’re obviously battling. Overall, had a blast and nothing beats it nearby for the price. 10/10 would suggest. I played with rental clubs and still enjoyed it lol. Also, tell the owner/head guy to greet customers and do the front work just as much as the back end work.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Affordable Golf at its finest

This municipal course is an affordable place to go and enjoy a round. It is not overly difficult l, but does have a few really challenging “over water holes” that could test your patience.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Fun course

ITS TIME FIR WATER JUGS ON GOLF COURSE JTS 85 degrees today , every other course I played this month has water and cups , sand trap takes !!!!! Nice née parking lot !!!! Open it up !!!!!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Used cart

Slow Pace of Play

We quit after 7 holes. It was just me and my wife and the foursome in front of us would not let us play through. Course was in rough shape too. Never again Chrystal Lake.

Conditions Poor
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Fair
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Good for the money

Great course for beginners and working on you game. It’s short but allows for club selection if you working on things. Nothing bad to say and staff is great

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 11
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Family day

Staff is always friendly and the course has its challenges. We will be back.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
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 17
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 11
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 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played

Great for the price

Not the best fairways or greens could definitely use some work. Overall a great place for the money and a beginner golfer.

Conditions Fair
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 3
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
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