Crystal Downs CC: #11Crystal Downs Country Club

Crystal Downs Country Club
249 Crystal Downs Dr
Frankfort, Michigan 49635
Benzie County

Phone(s): (231) 352-9933
Fax: (231) 352-5095

Crystal Downs Country Club is nestled between Lake Michigan and Crystal Lake, offering scenic views of both as you play the golf course. The course was crafted by the famed design team of Alister MacKenzie and Perry Maxwell. They designed a links layout that features all of the traditional characteristics, from fescue rough to creative bunkering that takes advantage of the natural contours of the terrain. Rolling fairways and wind will challenge you, but the course's real test is on its greens. Some are intimidatingly pitched, like on the second and 11th holes where there is more than six feet of elevation change from back to front. Crystal Downs is consistently rated one of the top courses in the country.

Crystal Downs Country Club
5 stars out of 5 (based on 1 reviews)
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Golf course details

  • Holes: 18
  • Designed by: Alister MacKenzie, Perry Maxwell
  • Public/Private: Private
  • Year opened: 1929
  • Golf Season: Open: 5/01 Closed: 10/31
  • Guest Policy: With member only
  • Tee times welcomed: No
  • Fairways: Blue Grass
  • Greens: Blue Grass


  • Pro in house: Yes
  • Driving range: Yes
  • Rental clubs: No
  • Rental carts: Yes

Green fees price ranges

  • Week days: $110
  • Weekends: $110

Course policies

  • Metal spikes allowed: No
  • Dress code: Appropriate golf attire
  • Credit cards accepted: Yes

Length, slope and rating for each tee

Tee Par Yardage Slope Rating
Blue 70 6518 138 72.3
Red (W) 74 5466 134 72.7
White 70 6302 135 71.3
Gold 70 5695 128 68.9
White (W) 74 6302 143 77.4
Gold (W) 74 5695 137 74.5
Red 70 5466 120 67.7

Reader Ratings / Reviews

  • Crystal Downs Country Club
    5 stars out of 5
    by Tom Ringelberg
    on August 15th, 2012 08:06
    This is one of the finest golf experiences in the USA, maybe the world. A beautiful Alister MacKenzie masterpiece.
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