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222 Reviews (222)
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Stars
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Conditions
3.8
Value
4.1
Layout
3.9
Friendliness
4.3
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.1
84.3%
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3.9
53 Reviews (53)
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Conditions
3.9
Value
3.9
Layout
3.9
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.2
StaffFriendliness
4.1
83.0%
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44 out of 53 reviews
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3.9
76 Reviews (76)
5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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1 Stars
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Conditions
3.8
Value
3.9
Layout
3.9
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.2
StaffFriendliness
4.1
84.2%
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About

Holes 18
Type Semi-Private
Par 72
Length 6504 yards
Slope 129
Rating 72.4
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Crystal Lake Golf Club
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Course Details

Year Built 1960
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Open: 4/01 Closed: 10/30
Architect Geoffrey Cornish (1960)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - $18
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes

Food & Beverage

Bar, Grill

Reviews

3.9
222 Reviews (222)

What Golfers Are Saying

This Course's Location is:
In the 'Burbs 6

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Played On
Reviews 74
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 74
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Excellent greens, fairways, tees and course. Major improvements constantly happening.

I started playing Crystal Lake about 6-7 years ago. At that point it was in need of a lot of work. I have eye witnessed that work being done over the last several years. It had a long way to go, and besides the construction between holes 8 and 9 it has come that long way. The greens are how they should be and are very well kept. As good as any I’ve played on in North America. Fairways are always great and being kept up and the tee boxes are some of the flattest and fairest for a good setup line at your target. In the clubhouse I always found the staff friendly and this year the hotdogs were outstanding. I also like the fact that they have a good fleet of new Club cars. I have been very impressed with the amount of high quality improvements. It would be nice to see at least some sort of area where are you could go and hit a few balls. Even if it was into a net. Besides that I really enjoy playing at Crystal Lake. I’m excited to see just how good it will be in a few years from now when all the construction is done ! Major Kudos to greens keeper there if it’s the same guy that has been around the last few years.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Cold weather
Walked

Love the Course

I really enjoy playing Crystal Lake. The course is in great shape, the greens are well maintained and fast, and the course is very walkable. Couldn't ask for a better experience. The clubhouse isn't much to look at and it usually full of loud and drunk patrons but if you're there for Golf this is one of the best courses in the surrounding area.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Going to play it again next weekend.

Very nice well kept course.

Hot Dogs were great too

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Beautiful course, slow pace, impossible greens

Well maintained course, very slow pace of play. The greens were impossible. It's conflicting for me to be writing this review because the course is very well maintained and the greens are beautiful, but they are incredibly quick and the slopes on them will take a ball well off the green even if barely moving. Sometimes even the uphill puts will stop short of the hole and roll back, past you, and off the green.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

The course is always in great condition, including the greens. The layout can be challenging for all levels, but still fun for a high handicapper. The staff are player friendly and fun to interact with. And I’d highly recommend a round.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Affordable 18-Hole Course

Pretty course nestled in a planned unit development. New houses being constructed has caused some holes to be re-designed. If you are using a golf app don't get confused by hole 8. Golf Pad still shows it as a par 5 even though it was changed to a short par 4 last year. Well-maintained, friendly staff, and excellent value.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Playability

Generous fairways. Love the occasional dog legs for variety of play. Greens run true and fast. Downhill putts require exceptional care with regard to pace.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 8
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

OK

Greens where in Great shape.Some of the truest Greens around. 9 Holes where in decent shape and where interesting.The other 9 where in varying conditions of need upkeep and work. If you want to beat it around this is a course for you. Course is definitely scoreable.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Poor
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great Greens course was in great shape .

Greens were in great shape and were pretty quick.
Front 9 was a bit slow but the back nine opened up and finished round in 4 hours 15 minutes. Make sure you have water in your bag as there is none on the course. It was a great value at the price. Got a hot deal on GolfNow fir 18 & cart for $44 . Will definitely play again

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

Tight approaches and a snails pace

Course was in good shape. Greens were terrific. Without water stations, and no beverage cart - playing on a super hot day requires lots of prep. The pace of play was horrible. Not sure if that is due to the tight tee times, or just bad golfers. Bring your accuracy, not much room around most greens to miss.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Don’t play if you want to relax and have a few drinks

Staff completely rude and they try to intimidate you. They don’t allow alcohol on the course at all and will confiscate your coolers or bags. They also will check your golf bags for alcohol before you tee off. Course itself is nice and well kept. Not worth playing if your trying to have a fun relaxing game, ranger will follow you around and stay with you to make sure your not drinking.

Conditions Good
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
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