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Crystal Downs Country Club

249 E Crystal Downs Dr,

Frankfort, Michigan 49635

  • Office

    +1 (231) 352 9933
  • Pro shop

    +1 (231) 352 7979
  • Fax

    +1 (231) 352 5095
  • Golf pro

    Fred Muller (PGA Golf Professional)

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.

Back
tees
Club
tees
Front
tees
Yards
6518
6302
5466
Par
70
70
74
SSS or slope
73.6
72.6
73.7

Location

Latitude:

44.702521

Longitude:

-86.234543

How to get there:

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

Crystal Downs Country Club

Private: A course for members and their invited guests only.

Est. 1927

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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Visitors

Who can play and when?

Crystal Downs is a private club. Guests may only play if hosted by a member.

Green fees

Outside visitor fee not applicable; course exclusively for members and their guests.

Other information

Walking permitted.

Practice facilities

Excellent

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.

Published ranking

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).

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