Crystal Downs Country Club

Frankfort, Michigan
4.7
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65 Figure man
Ed Vomastek
 
68 Figure woman
Kelly Caron
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Crystal Downs Country Club
8493 Fairway Dr, Beulah, Michigan 49617-9132
(231) 352-7979 Icon phone Directions
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Tees 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total Slope Rating
Blue 370 330 478 447 222 418 453 180 559 3457 546 410 418 186 342 446 144 352 402 3246 6703 0 0.0
White 345 312 460 408 160 396 425 170 554 3230 536 365 384 172 327 438 134 343 387 3086 6316 0 0.0
Gold 330 300 439 345 145 376 380 128 439 2882 524 329 379 157 315 430 120 335 327 2916 5798 0 0.0
Red 290 277 406 319 100 318 287 123 389 2509 440 274 318 126 292 355 110 259 322 2496 5005 0 0.0
Par 4 4 5 4 3 4 4 3 5 36 5 4 4 3 4 5 3 4 4 36 72
Crystal Downs Country Club Ratings & Reviews
4.7
Anonymous v3
R Campbell
15 days ago
I had the opportunity to play here a few times as a guest. I use the word opportunity because it is a remarkable experience and I was lucky to have access. The facility is fairly low key. There is a small parking lot, a pro shop, an older clubhouse atop a hill (I didn't enter), and a small driving range. The range is more of a warm up spot than a practice facility. A big part of Crystal Downs is the history. It was designed back in the 1920s by Alister MacKenzie just a few years before his collaboration with Jones on Augusta National and just after Cypress Point. The greens are pretty wild and design is creative and fun. There are some ugly bunkers out there but nothing outrageous. I really liked holes 5, 7, and 17. They water the tees, fairways, and greens but the rest is intended brown, at least later in the season. There was some tall grass not far off the fairway when I played. I hit one in something called the "scabs".
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Suzanne Butler
about 2 months ago
Crystal Downs Country Club is home to a championship golf course that ranks with the world's best. Here you will find one of the USA's most admired open parkland and links-style layouts, with an outstanding array of excellently crafted and challenging holes. Golf courses don't get any better than this. However, this is a private course generally playable only by members and their guests.
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Chet Folkema
over 1 year ago
Ranked by the paid subscription mags as #1 course in Michigan. It has historic value thanks to age, location, and designer. However, all is a bit misleading. As for age, yes, it is old. It is also VERY short, like an old course. The range is 5 iron or less only. As for location, it is right by Lake Michigan but you are never near Lake Michigan on the course. You can see it quite well on a couple greens, with the best view being #17 (which is also likely the most interesting short par 4 hole). It is designed by Alister Mackenzie which also ties to age. Unfortunately, Alister had great ideas and lazy ideas. I managed to push and fade into the scabs. That was ugly but great. There are many arrow straight holes that are just simple and forgettable. There is an interesting L shaped, almost U shaped green on hole 7. It does slope to allow a roll from one end to other but feels more mini golf than Championship. 12-16 are just a disappointing waste and mundane. The greens are near-perfect but fairway are a mixed bag. In summary, it pushes its history and carries the attitude of members before golf. Other courses in the area have matured to golf first, members second. Courses like Kingsley (much more creative, better conditioned, and enjoyable) and Arcadia leave it all on the course - fluff and attitude stay in the bunker.
Crystal Downs Country Club is an 18 hole golf course located at 8493 Fairway Dr, Beulah, Michigan 49617-9132 and plays 6518 yards from the tips . The course record for Crystal Downs Country Club is 65 held by Ed Vomastek. It has a slope of 138 and rating 73.6. We have the scorecard for this course. This course is located in Michigan in the city of Frankfort in 49635 . Frankfort Golf Course and Pinecroft Golf Plantation are located nearby. Book a cheap tee time at Crystal Downs Country Club now!