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Crystal Springs Resort

One Wild Turkey Way,

Hardyston, New Jersey 07419

  • Office

    +1 (973) 827 5996
  • Pro shop

    +1 (973) 827 5996
  • Fax

    +1 (973) 827 0604
  • Golf pro

    Sean Hogan (Director of Instruction)
  • Academy

    David Leadbetter Golf Academy

About the course

  • The Course:

    18 holes. Tree-lined & open parkland. Undulating terrain - compulsory golf cart.

  • Surroundings:

    Woodland, wetland and residential.

  • Designer:

    Robert von Hagge
Back
tees
Club
tees
Front
tees
Yards
6816
5862
5073
Par
72
72
72
SSS or slope
73.5
69.0
69.2

At the same location:

Crystal Springs Resort offers seven golf courses. Alongside the Grand Cascades Lodge is Crystal Springs CC, home to Wild Turkey (par-71, 7202 yds, designer Roger Rulewich); Crystal Springs (par-72, 6816 yds, Robert Von Hagge) and Cascades (9-hole, par-36, 3627 yds, Roger Rulewich). A short distance from Grand Cascades Lodge are the following: Ballyowen (3 mi SW from Lodge, par-72, 7094 yds, Roger Rulewich); Great Gorge (3 mi NE, 27-hole, Rail/Lake combination is par-72, 6852 yds, George Fazio); Black Bear (5 mi S, par-72, 6673 yds, Jack Kurtlander & David Glenz) and the family-oriented Minerals course (3 mi NE at Minerals Resort, 9-hole, par-31, 2305 yds, Robert Trent Jones).

Location

Latitude:

41.159133

Longitude:

-74.551688

How to get there:

1.5 mi NE of Hamburg / 50 mi NW of New York City (Times Square, Manhattan).

Crystal Springs Resort (Crystal Springs course)

3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.

Est. 1991

The Crystal Springs course at Crystal Springs Resort comprises the Village and Classic nines. Both these nine-hole loops take you on a grand tour of the property, accompanied by plenty of elevation change. Throughout, the key to success is accurate shot-making, not least from the tee, but also on approaches into the extravagantly defended greens.

Like the neighbouring Wild Turkey course, the Crystal Springs layout sets off from the Grand Cascades Lodge. It immediately drops downhill, courtesy of a relatively tight opening par-5 where you'll need to be careful of housing on the hole's right-side. Other fairways also demand precision from the tee, while a proliferation of ridges, bunkers and mounding, especially around the greens, adds to the "intimidation factor" on Von Hagge's challenging layout. A mix of woodland, wetland and real estate lines the holes, with the housing usually set well back, but occasionally in range for wayward hitters.

The course highlights are found in an attractive collection of par-3 holes. Like the 4s and 5s, they require accurate, well-judged shot-making to find the safety of the putting surfaces. Pride of place goes to the downhill par-3 11th, which is played to a green that sits alongside a water-filled, former limestone quarry. Limestone outcroppings picturesquely add to the scene.
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Visitors

Who can play and when?

Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.

Must book in advance.

Green fees

Visitor fee, 18-holes, peak rate in high season (May thru' Oct): Mon-Thur $100; Fri $85; Sat/Sun $130. Golf cart included.
Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, discounts, Stay&Play packages, etc. [Last updated: 2018].

Other information

Golf cart compulsory.

Practice facilities

Excellent

Did you know?

Crystal Springs Resort is home to seven golf courses, located in and around the neighbouring towns of Vernon and Hamburg, New Jersey. The standard-bearer for the resort is the highly-rated Ballyowen course, a classic links-style layout. Surrounding the resort's Grand Cascades Lodge you'll find the also well-rated Wild Turkey and Crystal Springs courses. Nearby are Black Bear, Great Gorge, Cascades (9-hole) and Minerals (9-hole), which complete the Crystal Springs septet.

Where2Stay

  • Crystal Springs Resort

    Wild Turkey Way, Hamburg, NJ 07419

    +1 (973) 827 5996

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    Crystal Springs is a world-class, year-round resort, located in the rolling farmland of northwest New Jersey and just an hour from New York City. Covering a huge area, the resort offers a myriad of opportunities and activities, both indoors and out. In winter, nearby Mountain Creek has over 40 ski trails. In summer, Crystal Springs' seven championship golf courses come into their own, complemented by a David Leadbetter Golf Academy. Accommodations are based on the luxurious Grand Cascades Lodge, family-friendly Minerals Resort & Spa or recreation-oriented Mountain Creek in Vernon. The resort offers 12 restaurants, cafes, & bistros, with the Latour restaurant boasting an award-winning wine cellar. Two day spas, including the new Reflections Spa and Elements Spa are also available to guests. The resort also offers endless events, activities and area attractions, including hiking, wine tasting, festivals, shopping, skiing & snowboarding, mountain biking, waterparks and more!
    • Golf at this hotel:

      Wild Turkey and Crystal Springs courses.

    • Golf within 5 miles:

      Ballyowen, Black Bear, Great Gorge, Cascades (9-hole) and Minerals (9-hole family golf).

    • Golf within 20 miles:

      Berkshire Valley

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