Crystal Springs Golf Club

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4.4
69
5 Stars
35
4 Stars
25
3 Stars
8
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.3
Value
4.5
Layout
4.5
Friendliness
4.3
Pace
4.2
Amenities
3.6
95.2%
Recommend this course
65 out of 69 reviews
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4.0
12
5 Stars
4
4 Stars
5
3 Stars
2
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.3
Layout
4.3
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.3
StaffFriendliness
3.8
91.7%
Recommend this course
11 out of 12 reviews
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4.1
13
5 Stars
5
4 Stars
5
3 Stars
2
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.3
Layout
4.4
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.4
StaffFriendliness
3.9
92.3%
Recommend this course
12 out of 13 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Par 71
Length 6493
Slope 125
Rating 70.1
Type Semi-Private
Crystal Springs Golf Club tumbles across the rolling hills of western Muskingum County. The undulating terrain provides gently sloped greens and elevated tees from which there are scenic views of the surrounding countryside. The golf course has a links-style layout that will appeal to a variety of different skill levels. The ample greens vary in shape and the player-friendly fairways have generous landing areas. There are six ponds that come into play on half of the holes as well as nearly 40 strategically placed sand bunkers throughout. The course's signature hole is the par-4 ninth hole. This tricky hole features water along the right side of the fairway and green and out-of-bounds stakes along the left, as well as a large sand bunker lurking treacherously behind the green.
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 71 6493 yards 70.1 125
White 71 5992 yards 68.4 121
Gold 71 5314 yards 65.0 110
Red (W) 71 4634 yards 66.2 114
Red 71 4634 yards 70.0 120
Scorecard for Crystal Springs
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Blue M: 69.7/119 322 354 368 176 528 228 378 358 415 3127 396 524 369 371 206 292 362 442 404 3366 6493
White M: 68.2/115 301 322 337 151 492 186 351 342 376 2858 368 502 350 349 184 288 355 388 350 3134 5992
Gold M: 65.1/109 W: 66.1/111 275 295 315 142 436 162 291 311 310 2537 332 432 338 305 152 270 310 330 308 2777 5314
Red W: 65.9/107 252 286 289 130 426 121 257 251 258 2270 261 392 229 286 137 217 242 308 292 2364 4634
Handicap 16 8 18 12 4 10 2 14 6 11 5 17 3 15 7 9 1 13
Par 4 4 4 3 5 3 4 4 4 35 4 5 4 4 3 4 4 4 4 36 71

Course Details

Year Built 1998
Fairways Bent Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Ron Cutlip (1998)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs No
GPS No
Pull-carts No

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range No
Caddies No
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Fivesomes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Appropriate golf attire.

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Reviews

4.4
69

What Golfers Are Saying

Course Challenges Include:
Elevation Changes 13
Water Hazards 11
Forced Carries 10
This course/club is great for:
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 11
Advanced Golfers 8
Locals 7
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 12
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Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart

Rude owner

We arrived approx 30 min early. There is no practice area so went to an empty tee box and hit 3 tee shots and 3 iron shots (about 10 minutes). We picked up our balls and headed back to #1 tee. Owner stopped us and said all you GN people have no respect. You come out here and try to play extra holes for free, said it is a privilege to be able to play this course for $16. Treated us like 2nd class citizens because we used GN. He also told us others have told him he picks on GN people (sounds unhappy people use GN. Don't like GN drop it!). We will not be going back and will tell all my golfing buddies about this experience. Very poor cust relations.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Response from Crystal Springs Golf Club on 09/17/2018:
Hello, thank you for reviewing our course, Crystal Springs Golf Club We strive to provide the best possible customer experience to our golfers, and we apologize if we missed the mark. Your loyalty to our course is valued and we hope you will see improvements the next time you are with us. Thank you for choosing to play our course, in the Muskingum County area, and we hope to earn your business again soon.
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

we were the first two out after and outing. front nine played in 1:45 mins get too the back nine they put player out on back. there was foursomes on 10 tee 11, and 12 that we could see. we played 10 and tee off on 11 and the foursome in front of us was not going to let us though so we just left

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Response from Crystal Springs Golf Course on 08/28/2018:
Hello Robin, thank you for taking the time to review us, Crystal Springs Golf Club, in the Muskingum County area. We're very sorry to hear you may not have had the best recent customer experience with us due to the pace of play. We also appreciate your dedication to playing our course over the years and hope we can continue to provide you with a valuable golf experience. Thank you for golfing with us, and we hope to see you again soon.
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great layout....Great course !!

No two holes are the same. Course in great shape compared to others in this area. Great layout. Love this course !!!!!!!!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

We have been there several times before, and enjoyed it, even took our friends a few times. However. If you book on golf now, you are treated differently. Just a heads up.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Response from Crystal Springs Golf Course on 08/08/2018:
Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are happy to see that you recommend the course, but we are concerned about your observation that people that book on GolfNow are treated differently. We always strive to provide an excellent customer experience for all of our golfers, and we apologize if we missed the mark for those who book with us on GolfNow. This feedback will be shared with our staff, and we hope that you will be able to see improvement the next time you are with us.
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Fun

Fabulous course but could be amazing if there was sand bunkers. If you go early and beat the older guys that refuse to let you play through the pace of play is great Or late in the afternoon when there gone.

The course is in great shape and forgiving off the tee on most holes

We play here almost every weekend it’s one of the best in the area.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

our Sunday group

Our Sunday group plays here at least once a year and we found Crystal Springs in the best shape in several years. The fairways good and the greens were in the best shape in years, it looks like they are putting time and money into this course to make it very enjoyable and a pleasure to play. Great job, and a big shout out to you and your staff for making this a great round for out group. We are Sunday golfers, however we had several rounds in the 70's and we appreciate the course being in great shape. Also the staff was great to work with. Thanks again.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Eaglesticks Light

This course reminds me of the highly touted Eaglesticks right down the road. Plenty of the same type of rolling undulation and elevation changes. On the shorter side for golf courses so long hitter's (my playing partner specifically) might get a little frustrated. Only hole I would say I have issues with is #2. From the tee box it is kind of a blind tee shot and the yardage is unknown to either pond. Yardages to the hazards would be a welcome addition as they come into play on more than a few holes. Otherwise solid course and an absolute steal for Columbus area golf on a weekend morning for only $33 w/ Cart.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
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Doug3656426
Commented On 08/03/2018

I use a GPS golf app it helps a lot with the blind shots. I play here about 20 times a year and number 2 might be a 3 wood in the spring then a 5 iron in the summer. I like the challenge of the course overall.

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Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Hidden Gem!

A friend lives in the area and convinced us to play here. THANK YOU Tim! What a neat layout, not a bad hole on the course and some very scenic views. Very enjoyable course to play. Pretty good shape as well!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Decent course,butttt

The course it's self isn't that bad.Bentgrass tees/fairways,nice layout.Butttt,be prepared for the possibility of running into some not so "golf etiquette " individuals.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 25 Contributor
Indy Advisor
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

Career Round

I found this course on a whim while driving through the area. It is not far off I-70, but you'd never know it's there from the highway. The links-style course is surrounded by fields and is exposed to the wind the whole way.

The gentleman in the clubhouse was nice enough to explain all the holes to me before I started. From there I had the best ball striking round of my life. So if you bring your A-game you can score here as you go up and down the hills. Be smart off the tee and do not try to pound away - lay back when needed. There are some blind shots too, so don't be afraid to peek ahead before hitting.

The course was in solid shape for February, and I will return sometime in season and see what it's like then. I easily recommend this hidden gem to anyone nearby or traveling through the area.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Go Play this Course

My brother and I love playing this course. There is many elevated greens and tee boxes. Always well maintained.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Crystal Springs - Worth the drive

A great course. The location is convenient, just off of I-70.

The design is challenging with some holes bordering on devious.

Length isn't a factor, but your second (third, fourth, fifth, etc.) shot is.

Course conditions were very good. If players understood how to fix a ball mark on the green the course condition would be excellent. It's not that hard: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZkXZ8cD010M

The owner of the course deserves the minimal effort that it takes.

It was worth the drive from Columbus and it'll be worth the driive again.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart

Use all your clubs

Nice variety of hills. Can't just smash and chip. Greens were just fall treated; cannot truly rate this time. Good course; we all enjoy it on our annual get-together.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

great course layout

i've played here several times and its always been very good. alot of different elevation changes makes it very interesting. some of their golfers could do a better job of taking care of the greens i fix my ballmarks and half a dozen more on most of the greens.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

We love this course, when its not dry! You cant just hit driver off of the tee as you will want to lay up wisely on some holes. Course was in wonderful shape!! We do wish they had water available on the couse, if there is a negative to say. But would recommend this little Gem to all caliber of players!!!!

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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