12500 Crystal Mountain Drive, Thompsonville, Michigan 49683, US
(855) 995-5146
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About Crystal Mountain

Established in 1956, Crystal Mountain is a four-season destination 28 miles southwest of Traverse City. When the snow from the ski runs melts, the fairways of Mountain Ridge, host of the Michigan Women's Open, and Betsie Valley emerge. There's so much to do - swimming at the Park at Water's Edge, riding Michigan's only alpine slide down the mountain and chair lifts back up, a hike through the Michigan Legacy Art Park, mountain biking, paint ball, relaxing at an award-winning spa and more. Bungalows, cottages, hotel rooms, an inn and home rentals cater to families and groups of all sizes. The Thistle Pub & Grille in the Kinlochen can be casual for lunch and elegant for dinner, while the Wild Tomato and Betsie River Pizza & Subs add variety for your taste buds.

Facts

Price Range$$$
Property Class★★★★
Year Opened1956
Number of Units100-300

Amenities

RestaurantsCasual
Room TypesRoom
PoolIndoor
TennisYes
Fitness CenterYes
Practice FacilityYes
Golf School/AcademyYes
Banquet SpaceYes
SpaYes

Services

Kids ProgramYes

Rules

Is the resort pet friendly?Yes
Is resort stay required for a tee time?No

Golf courses at Crystal Mountain

Reviews

4.7
28 Reviews (28)
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Reviews 2
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Highly recommend

Everything was perfect.....weather, course, staff, and the cold beer. I was treated as if I was the only customer that the resort had. Lot's of activity this particular day, family reunions, weddings, so needless to say that this place was humming. Still thinking about the experience 2 days later. Will visit this course again soon.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

hilly

can't play this one without a cart...In fact, don't even try to walk to the first tee, as its a mile from the proshop. course cut from a forest- typical northern Michigan golf, lots of trees, nice fairways, lots of sand, some water. got repetitive after a while...par 4, 372 yards...decent value on golfnow, make sure to get the promo code for 25% off. 2 of us played for under $90.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

It doesn't get any better than this...

Staff was very friendly and helpful (even greeted by the head pro at the start), course was in immaculate shape , pro shop, cart girl and refreshment stands were fully stocked and reasonable costs. Course tests all of your skills but not so tuff that you couldn't recover if you have one poor shot.
Definitely a must play to experience north woods setting. I will be returning :)

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Nice layout and plenty of fun

Course is in great condition. Several challenging holes and several opportunities for birdies. Great finishing holes (17 & 18).
Staff could use a refresher course to make us feel more welcome.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Beautiful course (Mountain Ridge)

The Mountain Ridge course was a beautiful setting for a round of golf. I was unfortunate enough to get a tee time right behind a 20+ person outing and did not actually get to finish the round due to prior engagements later that night. It was a little frustrating that the group was not kept up to pace. After finishing hole 12 we were already 45 minutes behind pace, with no sign of it picking up any time soon so we had to leave. Anyway, the course looked great and it is a shame I didn't get to finish the last 6 holes as they looked like a lot of fun.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Fun resort course (Betsie Valley)

Overall I wasn't that impressed by the Betsie Valley course at Crystal Mountain, but it was a good value for the price of the GolfNow deal. I would never pay the full asking price for an 18 here, that is for sure. It was a Thursday and the course was wide open so that helped make it a very speedy round, but the course offered little as far as any challenges are concerned. It was very open and the greens were mostly straightforward. The course was in great shape, just wish there would have been more to it.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Easy
Played On
Reviews 18
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser

Couse has a great layout.

I would definitely play Mountain again at regular prices.

Played yesterday at the Golf.Now reduced price at 60% off the October price at this resort. During this time of year, with greens being 50% of ones game, and being duly plugged, it was easier to take at the reduced price.

Scenery was beautiful, time of year, couse had very few players due to time of year and during the week. Leaves were blown off the fairways, fairways were generous and the view from the tee box were good.

Greens were plugged, might have had a little more top dressing on them, they were very quick, and would certainly be a challange during the regular season.

Staff was great, friendly, and the carts were electric.

Had a wonderful experience and would return.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser

Beautiful course but a bit challenging.

The valley course can be challenging for beginner to moderate level players. The fairways are fine but the rough is kept longer than a lot of public courses and can be difficult to hit a good shot out. We did enjoy playing on a late summer afternoon and evening on a beautiful course.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
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