Crystal Mountain Resort - Mountain Ridge: #16Mountain Ridge Course at Crystal Mountain Resort

Mountain Ridge Course at Crystal Mountain Resort
12500 Crystal Mountain Dr
Thompsonville, Michigan 49683
Benzie County

Phone(s): (844) 254-0011, (231) 378-2911
Fax: (231) 378-4757

Crystal Mountain is one of northern Michigan's premier golfing destinations, offering two scenic championship golf courses that play across wooded hills. The Mountain Ridge and Betsie Valley Courses share the same scenic landscape but they offer two completely unique layouts. Mountain Ridge was carefully carved from densely forested highlands that climb to a peak of 200 feet. The challenging design incorporates tree-lined fairways and expansive waste bunkers. The 13th is the most difficult hole on the golf course and it is also the longest par 4. A narrow driving area is framed with a bunker to the left and a large beech tree on the right but then golfers are also faced with a challenging green that is protected by a bunker on the left and falls off to the right. Although it is a formidable test, four sets of tees make it more approachable.

Mountain Ridge Course at Crystal Mountain Resort
4 stars out of 5 (based on 2 reviews)
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Aerial view of the 16th green at Mountain Ridge - Crystal Mountain Resort.Aerial view from Crystal Mountain Resort.View from the 15th fairway at Mountain Ridge - Crystal Mountain Resort.View from the 5th green at Mountain Ridge - Crystal Mountain Resort.

Golf course details

  • Holes: 18
  • Designed by: Bill Newcomb
  • Public/Private: Resort
  • Year opened: 1998
  • Golf Season: Open: 4/15 Closed: 10/15
  • Guest Policy: Open
  • Tee times welcomed: Yes
  • Fairways: Blue Grass
  • Greens: Bent Grass


  • Pro in house: Yes
  • Driving range: Yes
  • Rental clubs: Yes
  • Rental carts: Yes - included in green fees

Green fees price ranges

Course policies

  • Metal spikes allowed: No
  • Dress code: Appropriate golf attire
  • Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed

Length, slope and rating for each tee

Tee Par Yardage Slope Rating
Back 72 6258 129 69.8
Forward 72 4956 123 69.4
Member 72 5700 122 67.6
Championship 72 7007 135 73.5

Reader Ratings / Reviews

  • Mountain Ridge Course at Crystal Mountain Resort
    3.5 stars out of 5
    by David
    on September 04th, 2017 15:11
    Course was in great shape. Very challenging but fair.

    Pro shop staff was extremely courteous, helpful, and polite.

    We were a little disappointed with the bag drop staff, though. There were quite a few young men and women available and not busy, yet no one offered to help remove our clubs from our vehicle, When we finished, there was no offer to clean clubs or help in moving them to the bag rack. Just a lack of interest - kind of unusual for a venue that bills itself as a golf resort.
  • Mountain Ridge Course at Crystal Mountain Resort
    4.5 stars out of 5
    by jeremy
    on July 07th, 2015 10:47
    Played 90 holes in 2 days 3 rounds at mountain 2 at betsie. Greens were AWESOME!!! Mountain a little more playable and no gimmicks. Great fun!! Betsie very good just a little tricked up. but greens were WONDERFUL:)))
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