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Crystal Downs Country Club

Frankfort, MI Private

4.8

Panelists

116 Reviews

Overview

Perry Maxwell, the Midwest associate of architect Alister MacKenzie, lived on site while constructing the course to MacKenzie’s plans, but there’s evidence Maxwell exercised considerable artistic license on some holes. Whomever did it, Crystal Downs has fairways that zigzag and rumble over the glacial landscape and greens that have doglegs in them. One drawback is that the putting surfaces are so old-fashioned that they’re too steep for today’s green speeds. But that’s part of Crystal Downs appeal. It’s short but has considerable bite.

About

Holes 18
Length 6518
Slope 143
Facility Type Private
Designer Alister MacKenzie/Perry Maxwell, ASGCA

Awards

100 Greatest
Best Courses in Every State

100 Greatest: Ranked since 1989. Highest ranking: No. 10, 2007-'08. 2021-'22 ranking: No. 14.

Best in State: Ranked first, 1989-'93, 2005-'22. Ranked inside the top 5 since 1977.

Panelists

Ratings from our panel of 1,900 course-ranking panelists

4.8

100 GREATEST/BEST IN STATE SCORES

Shot Options
8.11
Character
8.23
Challenge
8.05
Layout Variety
8.2
Fun
7.75
Aesthetics
8.06
Conditioning
8.05

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