249 E Crystal Downs Dr,
Frankfort, Michigan 49635
18 holes. Inland, links-style. Undulating terrain - several slopes to climb.
Woodland. Course is close to the shoreline of Lake Michigan, but without direct lakeside holes.
Dr. Alister MacKenzie in collaboration with Perry Maxwell.
4.5 mi N of Frankfort / 43 mi SW of Traverse City.
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.
Crystal Downs is a private club. Guests may only play if hosted by a member.
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.
World: 25th best course in the world (GOLF magazine, 2020/21).
USA: 13th best course in the USA (Golf Digest, 2019/20).
State: No.1 course in Michigan (Golf Digest, 2019/20).
Solheim Cup: can Europe defend the most prestigious team trophy in women’s professional golf, when the 17th Solheim Cup is played out at the Inverness Club in Toledo, Ohio (Sept 4-6).
Italian Open: Nicolai Højgaard recorded his first European Tour win (Sept 5), just a week after his twin brother Rasmus landed the European Masters title (Aug 29); the first brothers to win back-to-back on the European Tour.
The San Roque Club: "... how best to revitalise a course that had previously been fit to play regular host to the European Tour’s qualifying school finals..." by Toby Ingleton.
New 27-hole golf complex to be built in southern Belgium
A new golf complex in southern Belgium, close to the border with Luxembourg, will start construction in June 2021.
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