Crystal Downs CC: #17Crystal Downs Country Club

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

Phone(s): (231) 352-7979
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
3 stars out of 5 (based on 2 reviews)
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Golf course details

  • Holes: 18
  • Designed by: Alister MacKenzie, Perry Maxwell
  • Public/Private: Private
  • Year opened: 1933
  • Golf Season: Open: 5/01 Closed: 10/31
  • Guest Policy: Closed
  • Tee times welcomed: No
  • Fairways: Blue
  • Greens: Blue


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

Green fees price ranges

  • Week days: $104
  • Weekends: $104

Course policies

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

Length, slope and rating for each tee

Tee Par Yardage Slope Rating
championship 70 6518 138 73.6
forward 74 5466 135 73.7
middle 70 6302 135 72.6
other 70 5695 128 69.6

Reader Ratings / Reviews

  • Crystal Downs Country Club
    1 stars out of 5
    by Not Available
    on August 20th, 2015 04:53
    This establishment has to be the worst place to ever work. The management staff or Rhonda Nugent and Michelle Horton are absolute imbeciles. They have no idea what they are doing and they could care less about their staff. They disregard all ethics and morals that should be upheld by them. Michelle Horton offers unfair wages to new employees when there are employees that have worked there for a good length of time and still do not make a decent wage. Rhonda Nugent belittles and cusses out her staff, not to mention she never shows up to work. Both human beings are horrible to work for and provide unfair and inhumane work environments.
  • 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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