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3.8
36 Reviews (36)
5 Stars
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Conditions
3.5
Value
4.7
Layout
4.1
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.5
Amenities
3.5
91.9%
Recommend this course
32 out of 36 reviews
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3.8
6 Reviews (6)
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Conditions
3.5
Value
4.7
Layout
3.7
Pace
4.7
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.5
83.3%
Recommend this course
5 out of 6 reviews
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3.9
9 Reviews (9)
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Conditions
3.6
Value
4.8
Layout
4.0
Pace
4.4
Amenities
3.6
StaffFriendliness
4.6
88.9%
Recommend this course
8 out of 9 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

Reviews

3.8
36 Reviews (36)

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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Played On
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

course was good greens were burnt due to snow the week before still putted good had a lot of breaks hd too wait o a 5ome in front that would not let u go thru other than that will play again

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Love playing at the lake.

My brothers and I play at least 4 times a year there and we enjoy yourself each time we go

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

Great for price.

Great course for locals. Good value for moderate to high handicap players.

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

Course layout was whack had to search for tee boxes for several holes

Can't beat paying $15 for a round of golf.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Poor
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Average weather
Used cart

Best course for the money in the area

This course is very popular w/ the locals. It's fun and challenging. Clubhouse is ok but could be better. Staff is top notch.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Fair weather
Used cart

Good day out

Challenging par fives and some good par fours with strategic dog legs right and left

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Fair weather
Used cart

Passing through? Hot Deal worthy.

Fun course. Pretty short but if you get out of control going for the gusto tee shot you could land yourself in trouble. There are shortcuts available but you better be accurate. If you're "on" with your driver and wedge game you could really go low here. This course is a perfect warm-up for drivers heading towards Myrtle.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
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