Crystal Springs Golf Course

3.3830000000 3.4 stars from 5 (188)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6628 yards
  • Slope: 127
  • Rating: 72.2
  • Layout

  • 6650 Golf Course Dr, Burlingame, California 94010, San Mateo County
  • (650) 342-4188, (650) 342-0603
  • (650) 342-1769
  • www.playcrystalsprings.com
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Year built: 1924
Architect(s): Herbert Fowler
Type: Semi-Private
Greens: Rye grass
Fairways: Rye grass
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Indoor practice facilities: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard Welcomed

Tees | Layout

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 72 6628 yards 72.2 127
White 71 6212 yards 70.3 125
Red (W) 71 5580 yards 72.3 126
Gold 71 5457 yards 67.1 118

Rating Snapshot

Average Rating 3.4 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.3 stars from 5
Value: 3.3 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 2.6 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 3.8 stars from 5
Course Layout: 3.9 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.2 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 188 Reviews
5 stars:
19
4 stars:
88
3 stars:
46
2 stars:
16
1 stars:
19

recommend this course

138 out of 184 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city near the airport worth the drive   Great for wildlife/ scenic views locals advanced golfers   Challenges include elevation changes bunkers narrow fairways   Great for drinks 19th hole scenic views patio dining  

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"Overbooked."


Rip1209739's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/23/2017
First time playing Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I had an 11:30 tee time. I know, it's Sunday and it's going to be busy. But not like this. It's a public course and the 5 foursomes in front of me were all over the place, on a par 3 it took them 5 to get to the green.

I quite after 9 holes since it took 3.5 hours to play that.

Just not the course for me.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"7 hour round?!?"


u555411552's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/29/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Pace of play was horrible! Got through 9 holes in 3.5 hours and there was no end in sight, it just kept getting worse and worse. There were 4 groups on one hole at one point. I picked up my ball and left on the 12th hole. I had to demand my money back talking to 3 people, they eventually gave me half it back. Won't be going back here again. I felt bad for the people teeing off at 1pm,knowing they wouldn't be home in time for dinner.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


"Good vista, poor drainage"


fireflygolfer's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/27/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course condition is poor due to recent heavy rain and poor drainage.

Between the dandelion and the sogginess of the rough, it is very difficult if not impossible to find your ball if it is not in the fairway, which was also soggy in many areas. Adding insult to injury it was cart path only for the whole course and some of the greens were sanded recently. When the condition is dry this course can be fun to play.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


"Excellent Views"


894613's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/19/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Crystal Springs Golf Course is easy to access right off highway 280. I have played it 3 times and have had great experiences every time. It features amazing views over the valley holding Crystal Springs Resovoir (especially the tee off point on hole 6). It is a fairly challenging 18 holes with plenty of opportunities to practice your driver and wood club shots. You may lose a fair amount of balls off-course into deep rough or wooded areas, so bring plenty.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Course conditions poor after rain"


howardsaccount's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/25/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Swampy, muddy, long grass. Hitting balls on the fairway would inspire search parties due to balls getting plugged in mud or dropping into pools of water.

No Thanks for charging full price.

Much better during long stretches of no rain, but then pace of play becomes an issue with many golfers.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair


I recommend this course


"Fairway mud pits"


uTXSJ7621TX's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/23/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I like this couse but when it's dry. they should close it down because it is a complete sloppy swap due to all the rains.every ball I hit plug 3 inches deep could never find the ball. I'll be back in July definitely won't play before then


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


Commented on 02/25/2017

I'm just wondering. Did the pro shop say anything to you about the playability before you ventured out? They should if it's that bad.


"Unplayable Conditions"


golfnski1's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/14/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I have played Crystal Springs for 25 years. I have never seen the course so wet and unplayable as yesterday. I figured 5 days after the last rain we have had that the course would be ok, especially on the clearest, warmest sunny day we have had i weeks. But we got no farther than the first fairway, where we lost 2 of three drives, all hit in the fairway, that the course was a total quagmire. The only thing we were told in the pro shop was that it was cart path only...no kidding Sherlock. After cutting back to Pinnicales and other balls we did not care about, and losing a total of 8 balls between the 3 of us, we quit after 9 holes. The pro shop, to their credit did give us a rain check for 9 holes. But it would have been nice if they had been more forthright ahead of time. Now I`m probably not going to play there for at least until summer.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


Commented on 02/15/2017

Too bad you weren't better informed by CS. Keep in mind this area has received no less than 22 inches of rain since October and unfortunately CS being an older track, drainage is not what most of us would like. Glad you got a rain check for a partial round.


"Great Layout, Terrible Conditions"


sdgolfer5235's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/12/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Our foursome had a good time at Crystal Springs. Good layout, awesome views. However the course was not in playable conditions and I don't think they should have been open to the public. Our group lost 11 balls in the fairways because they were so wet and muddy that any hole with a soggy fairway would just eat up your ball off the tee. One par 5 was so wet and soggy we lost 4 balls between to players. Off the tee in the middle of the fairway and after we drop one on our approach. How can you expect someone to play golf and get penalized for hitting the middle of the fairway only because there play plugged. Bad bad course conditions. Greens hadn't been cut in days.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



"Pace of play"


numberoneinlv's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/28/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course has the worst pace of play in the bay area. We teed off 45 minutes late even though the staff told us they were only 10 minutes behind. As compensation we were told they would only charge us the twilight rate, well that never went through. Another let down from crystal springs. My last time paying for this place.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"soggy and sloooowwwww"


jvjones's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/28/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I really didn't appreciate paying 80 bucks for a muni with saturated fairways and excruciating slow play. We had to leave after 11 holes. 4hrs into the round. (we made the turn in 3.2hrs.) Brutal. It's sad when you might miss an appt that started 6.5 hrs after the tee time. Thanks for taking my money, I will not be coming back.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Great course; but boggy from recent rains"


kgfulton's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/15/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course overall is of moderate difficulty, but the vistas and views are delightful. Although the course is adjacent to a major highway, the noise was hardly noticeable. Recent heavy rains made much of the course boggy, but when dry should be in excellent shape. Course staff was very friendly.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Windy Day"


ccrvtasue's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/15/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Poor weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

It was a Saturday and the first stormy day in a long time. Started off rainy but it stopped but the wind was howling. We never thought we'd make 18 but we did and had a great day on the course.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



"Nice Day to play Golf"


Luis9988449's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/22/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course is not in good shape. Tee boxes were not maintained well. Fairways are very patchy.

The green just got punched but that's ok since the staff was upfront about it. Overall not a good experience playing this course. Would not play here for a while.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I don't recommend this course


"extremely slow play"


816coleman's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/19/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 9 holes Poor weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

wanted to play 18 but quit after nine holes which took 3 hrs to play. A tournament was going on which may explain the slow play but 3 hrs for 9 holes is ridiculous. Course was a little dry but the green were in great shape...some of the best that I have ever played on. Call ahead to avoid play on tournament days.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Best Bang for your Buck!"


ExtraStiff14420's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/09/2016
Previously played

Reviewed on

Great rates, beautiful location, good pace of play. It's not Pebble, but for $22-50 its great.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Very challenging course"


Redwin44's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  Don't know

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/06/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I like the lay out and almost perfect slopes relative to the greens . I will play here agin.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"This course is picturesque"


haena0929's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/02/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Good value for money. Course conditions were surprisingly good. Some holes present interesting challenges. Love the view of crystal springs reserve and mountains. Definitely coming back to play.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Worth the quick drive out of the city"


shamusoshea's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/28/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Pace of play was great for a 1030AM tee time on a Sunday. Course is in good shape and enjoyed the beautiful views. The general demeanor(staff & clientele) of the course is friendly and welcoming. Happy to give my money to this course again.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Slow everytime"


Joseph7920559's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/28/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The fee wasn't bad, but a 5 hour round is always horrible. The course was in ok shape, but several fairways were dead grass and dirt. Only saw the cart girl once and the snack shop was closed.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


"Good GC but overload"


igotacooky's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  Don't know

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/25/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

It was good GC with good mountain views. I could not finish the 18 holes starting at 3 pm for 5 hrs for many people playing.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



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