Crystal Downs Country Club

Private course - for members and their invited guests only.
   Crystal Downs Country Club Est. 1927

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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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Crystal Downs Country Club
249 E Crystal Downs Dr,
Frankfort, Michigan 49635
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Office   +1 (231) 352 9933
Pro Shop   +1 (231) 352 7979

  +1 (231) 352 5095

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Golf Pro
Fred Muller (PGA Golf Professional)
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About the course

The course: 18 holes. Inland, links-style.
Undulating terrain - several slopes to climb.
Surroundings: Woodland. Course is close to the shoreline of Lake Michigan, but without direct lakeside holes.
Designer: Dr. Alister MacKenzie in collaboration with Perry Maxwell.
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  Men Back Men Front Women Front
Yards 6518 6302 5466
Par 70 70 74
SSS or Slope 73.6 72.6 73.7
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How2Get There?

4.5 mi N of Frankfort / 43 mi SW of Traverse City.

Essential information

Green Fees:
Outside visitor fee not applicable; members only course.
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Who can play and When?
Crystal Downs is a private club. Guests may only play if hosted by a member. 
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Other Information
Walking permitted.

Practice facilities
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Did you know?

Why the name Crystal Downs? Apparently when MacKenzie first saw the terrain upon which the course would be built, he said that in England they would call this type of land "downland" or "the downs". Since the course overlooked Crystal Lake, the course was named Crystal Downs.

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Published Ranking
2017/18 Golf Digest rating: 12th best course in the USA and No.1 in Michigan.
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Latitude: (44.702521)
Longitude: (-86.234543)
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