Crystal Lakes Golf Course

3.9551764706 4.0 stars from 5 (25)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6264 yards
  • Slope: 126
  • Rating: 70.8
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

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

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 72 6264 yards 70.8 126
White 72 5835 yards 69.0 120
Gold 72 5167 yards 65.7 110
Red (W) 72 4779 yards 69.2 120

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.

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.0 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.5 stars from 5
Value: 4.7 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.3 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.7 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.1 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.7 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 25 Reviews
5 stars:
3
4 stars:
14
3 stars:
5
2 stars:
3
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

22 out of 25 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city   Great for locals seniors   Challenges include water hazards  

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Reviews


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James1954's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  Don't know

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/08/2018
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



James1954's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  Don't know

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/10/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



Joshua4277511's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/22/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Love playing at the lake."


u800331519's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/23/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great for price."


Joshua2344050's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/12/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


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


Cory2305851's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/07/2016
First time playing

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


"Best course for the money in the area"


terrykelly's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/09/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Average weather

Reviewed on

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


Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Good day out"


Eric5909345's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  25+

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/21/2015
First time playing Played as a single Used cart Played 9 holes Fair weather

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Passing through? Hot Deal worthy."


MuffDaddy34's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/31/2015
First time playing Played as a single Used cart Played 18 holes Fair weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"slow and not fun"


Joshua4277511's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/18/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Greens were awful....staff was awful....walkers were rude....I play fast and waiting 8 minutes for a shot was terrible....more of a social event at a seniors center


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Fair


I don't recommend this course


"You have to play it to appreciate it"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/06/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The Course is in great shape. Has some really challenging holes on the back 9.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"A Fun Course To Play"


ccole101's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/09/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course has some challenging holes to play with plenty of water, doglegs, hazards, and bunkers to deal with on some of the holes, especially on the back nine. The greens had been aerated but putted okay. They will be better in the coming weeks. The fairways are in good shape. If you get in the rough, it is hard to hit a good shot out of it. On hole 18, you have to hit across the lake to the green. This is a public course. Not your country club atmosphere. We enjoyed playing here. I will return to play here again.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"ECONOMICAL"


LRHUTCH's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/08/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

COURSE WAS IN FAIR CONDITION AND WAS NOT TOO DIFFICULT FROM 5800 YDS WHITE TEES BUT SENIOR TEES AT GOLD PLAYS 5500 TDS SO WOULD LIKELY BE BETTER FOR SHORTER HITTERS. RATES OF $17.00 WELL WORTH PLAYING THIS COURSE!!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"This course is very well kept to be in a public park."


ron1968's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/10/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I really enjoyed this course. It was worth the travel to play. Will be looking to play this course again.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Good course,friendly staff"


portshell's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  Don't know

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/31/2014
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I thoroughly enjoyed golfing on this course. The greens were in excellent shape. There were some challenging holes---especially holes 12 and 18. The clubhouse staff were super friendly and helpful. I would definitely recommend this course to all golfers.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Course has some challenging holes"


darnellj63's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/09/2014
Previously played Played as a single Used cart Played 18 holes Fair weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Pros: fair price, challenging holes, location<br/> Cons: condition of greens & fairways


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"GREAT TEE OFF"


Andre8100648's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/17/2013
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I ENJOYED THE COURSE. WILL GO BACK AS SOON AS I CAN.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"This course is fun to play."


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/31/2013
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I recommend this course for a couple of reasons. It is well maintained and is challenging, especially on the back nine.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Challenging back 9"


samaru's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 9/20/2013
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course layout, especially the back 9, is as good as some of the best courses I have played. For the price I should not complain about the poor condition of the fairways and many of the greens. Still enjoyed the round.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Beautiful course"


MoToValenti's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  25+

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 8/27/2013
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This was a very scenic course, with lots of little lakes. This course requires'" course management skills". There are some great risk reward shots and ladies there are several par fours that are close to being drivable. We really enjoyed playing at Crystal Lakes and if it were not for the traveling distance we would play it again. I highly recommend it. The only downside was the greenside bunkers did not have sand in them..which required using a chipper to get out of them


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



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