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4.3
128 Reviews (128)
5 Stars
45
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
4.4
Amenities
3.7
96.6%
Recommend this course
123 out of 128 reviews
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4.3
24 Reviews (24)
5 Stars
9
4 Stars
14
3 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Stars
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Conditions
4.3
Value
4.6
Layout
4.3
Pace
4.3
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.8
95.8%
Recommend this course
23 out of 24 reviews
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4.4
38 Reviews (38)
5 Stars
16
4 Stars
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3 Stars
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Conditions
4.3
Value
4.4
Layout
4.3
Pace
4.3
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.8
94.7%
Recommend this course
36 out of 38 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.

Reviews

4.3
128 Reviews (128)

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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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

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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
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Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
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Conditions Excellent
Value Good
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Conditions Excellent
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Conditions Excellent
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In town with a buddy

Was looking for an early tee time, a little pricey but expected for Father’s Day weekend. You get a good roll off the ball . Greens are hard but good. You really need to stick the layup

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Always a great course

Always like coming to Crystal Woods. Great price with this round. Friend I brought hadn’t been here in many years. He really enjoyed.

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Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Skill Intermediate
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Perfect weather
Used cart

RWW

Very good course, greens excellent and good pace of play.

Conditions Excellent
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Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Pace Good
Amenities Average
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4.0
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Good then. Better now.

Course in really nice shape. Always enjoyed playing here in the past. Love it now. Met the new GM (Chris). Seems like the right guy for the job.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
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Reviews 4
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3.0
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Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
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Reviews 4
Skill Beginner
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing

Really enjoyed it

Played here for the first time despite living in the area for a long time and really enjoyed it. I look forward to coming back when things are growing and leaves are on the trees. Nice property with rolling terrain and mature tree lined fairways.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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