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4.4
141 Reviews (141)
5 Stars
53
4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
2
1 Stars
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Conditions
4.3
Value
4.4
Layout
4.4
Friendliness
4.7
Pace
4.3
Amenities
3.8
95.1%
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135 out of 141 reviews
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4.5
27 Reviews (27)
5 Stars
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4 Stars
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Conditions
4.5
Value
4.6
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.8
96.3%
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26 out of 27 reviews
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4.4
37 Reviews (37)
5 Stars
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4 Stars
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Conditions
4.4
Value
4.5
Layout
4.4
Pace
4.3
Amenities
3.9
StaffFriendliness
4.8
94.6%
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35 out of 37 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Semi-Private
Par 72
Length 6403 yards
Slope 117
Rating 70.3

Crystal Woods Golf Club dates back to the 1950s when it was opened as a nine-hole, par-37 course called Bit O’ Heather Golf Club, which it was known as until 1967 when the course was renamed and completely redesigned, which included the addition of another nine. The par-72 course that exists today tumbles across a variety of elevation changes that range from subtle to dramatic. The golf course is mostly wide open, putting it at the mercy of the prevailing winds. On particularly blustery days, Crystal Woods Golf Club is quite demanding. The 12th is the course’s signature and it even has a reputation for being the most difficult hole in McHenry County. It’s tempting to be distracted by the beautiful view from the elevated tee but this tough hole requires your full attention. The double-tiered green rises dramatically from front to back, often demanding three or more putts.

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Course Details

Year Built 1957
Golf Season Open: 3/01 Closed: 11/30
Architect Bob Lohmann (1989) William Langford (1957)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs No

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Fivesomes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Proper golf attire.

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4.4
141 Reviews (141)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 8
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 14
Water Hazards 9
Elevation Changes 8
This course/club is great for:
Locals 14
Seniors 9
Advanced Golfers 6
This Course's Location is:
In the 'Burbs 12
Worth the Drive 7

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Great course.

I love playing Crystal Woods. I play there a couple times a season. I play in a travel senior golf league and play there once during the season. In my opinion this is one of the best maintained golf courses that our league plays at and we play throughout Chicagoland. I highly recommend this golf course.

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5.0
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Perfect weather
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Crystal Woods passes the test with flying colors

Perfect day and course conditions highlighted my round Pace of play was great as we made it around in 4 hours . Staff is very friendly, organized and the starter managed the tee times /first tee very well. I don't play here very often but when I do my expectations are of those above and the staff ?course passed the test with flying colors ! . Definitely recommend playing this course if you are in the area.

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Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Conditions Good
Value Excellent
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Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Solid

I enjoyed it. Mature trees and some challenging holes. Play moved pretty quick for a Sunday morning. I have zero complaints and will put it on my list of places to play

Conditions Good
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Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
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Conditions Excellent
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Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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4.0
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Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Tee for Fore

We had a great time, staff was very friendly, play was rather slow. That was the only issue. Thumbs up!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
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Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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4.0
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Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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