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3.6
45 Reviews (45)
5 Stars
3
4 Stars
29
3 Stars
9
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
1
Conditions
3.2
Value
4.6
Layout
3.9
Friendliness
4.4
Pace
4.3
Amenities
3.4
90.0%
Recommend this course
40 out of 45 reviews
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Average Rating
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3.4
7 Reviews (7)
5 Stars
0
4 Stars
5
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
1
Conditions
2.9
Value
4.4
Layout
3.9
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.3
StaffFriendliness
4.1
85.7%
Recommend this course
6 out of 7 reviews
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Average Rating
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3.5
11 Reviews (11)
5 Stars
0
4 Stars
8
3 Stars
2
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
1
Conditions
3.1
Value
4.6
Layout
3.6
Pace
4.2
Amenities
3.4
StaffFriendliness
4.4
90.9%
Recommend this course
10 out of 11 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public/Municipal
Par 72
Length 6264 yards
Slope 126
Rating 70.8

Crystal Lakes is a municipal golf course located next to Dillon Park in Sumter. The course originally opened as a nine-hole course in 1989 but expanded due to popularity. It offers plenty of challenges but it is a course that will reward good course management and strategy but it is not overly punishing if you're errant off the tees. The course quickly introduces you to its challenges with water hazards coming into play on the first five holes. The opening hole is a tricky par 3 that has a unique peninsula green. The rest of the par 3s on this course are no easy feat either. Crystal Lakes may not be the area's most challenging but it is one of the best values in a destination that is known for its golf.

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Course Details

Year Built 1989
Greens Bermuda Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Ed Riccoboni

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes

Food & Beverage

Snacks

Available Sports

Tennis

Reviews

3.6
45 Reviews (45)

What Golfers Are Saying

Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 7
This course/club is great for:
Locals 6
Seniors 6
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 6

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Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

The course is awesome for the price, greens were very slow. Didn’t know the layout and there are many doglegs, so I managed to give this course a couple golf balls SMDH. The greens on the back are in poor shape but I enjoyed it, for the price I will definitely play it again.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Good round

Nice course friendly staff, greens need some water/maintenance

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Twice a year
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Dont need driver on every hole

I suppose its too early to tell and in couple months the greens and fairways will be much closer to ready than in march.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

My umptenth time playing

Almost every month my father and I make it a goal to go golfing. This course may not be the prettiest but holy cow is it fun. Anytime we go to crystal lakes there is practically no one there and we have free range of the course. As so said it’s not the prettiest but for the money it’s so worth it. The course is extremely fun especially in the front with semi open fairways and great grip and rip par fours. The back can be a little challenging (DARN YOU WATER) but allows for a quiet pace and good atmosphere when playing the more challenging holes. Overall this course is one of my favorites and will be for time to come!

Conditions Fair
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Another great round

For the money overall this course is becoming my favorite course in the Midlands, The rain makes it a little tough but overall I enjoy it tremendously.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Worth the effort

Okay course. Price was great, Will think twice before making the drive to play again.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Bang for buck

I played 18 here with a cart under $20 on a hot deal so I went into it without much reservation. I read up before hand that the back 9 was added after the fact and you can tell with the hole layouts. The greens are in mildly to bad shape but it’s a great time killer course. Especially for the price. There’s some unforgivable holes with the water positioning that can be frustrating to any golfer. Over all great course to shake the rust or spend a lazy day.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
First Time Playing

Don’t Waste Your Time

Course is truly unplayable, fairways with weeds growing, greens not rolled or even close to maintained.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 27
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Fun course

Course is in good condition. Good size greens that rolled well. Made for a fun round. Will play again.

Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great value

First time playing here. Great value for the money. Greens were in excellent shape. Pick up a couple clubs from the stash of used clubs.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

The back 9 needs to be redone and the greens had a lot of I think mold. it could be taken better care . it has a lot of potential.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Fair
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 8
Handicap 25+
Skill Beginner
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Great lil course

We love this lil gem not long by modern standards but great for high to mid handicappers my wife luvs this course for that reason I play off single figures and I love the the wedge workout and the finish is awesome great value for money only comment the tees need some watering to soften them up

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Good value

Great price for basic but enjoyable course. Front side greens much better than back side. Back side hard, mostly barren but for poanna sprigs. Fairways pretty good and much better layout than expected.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Very enjoyable round.

Pretty course, some interesting/challenging holes. Greens rolled true. Very enjoyable round.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

You get what you pay for

Let me start by saying that’s this course is truly fun to play the amount of water on the back 9 will have you cursing yourself if you don’t play it right. If this course was tended to properly it would be one of the best I’ve played. Sadly due to lack of watering and cutting the fairways and greens can be a little tricky. Overall I love playing here with my father every other week the price alone is what brings us back.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Decent course for the money.

Course was in ok shape, many of the greens were in rough shape. Some of the staff was not friendly at all, they’ll just stare at you when you walk in to the main shop area. Overall it was ok for the price, probably will play again.

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Always a great deal

Course was a little soggy after all the rain this past weekend. Staff is always friendly.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 24
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Rough around the Edges

This is definitely a shot makers course. Not long but pin point accuracy is needed. Rough is natural and wild, hard to get out of. Enjoyable course though. I will play again while visiting my son at Shaw AFB.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Little gem in Sumter

Fun course greens fairways and tee boxes all in great condition last hole was awesome great value for 10.00 excellent course for beginners to seniors was not long so the low handicaps may not appreciate this was lots of fun

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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