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3.5
340 Reviews (340)
5 Stars
50
4 Stars
155
3 Stars
78
2 Stars
28
1 Stars
29
Conditions
3.3
Value
3.4
Layout
4.1
Friendliness
4.0
Pace
3.0
Amenities
2.9
71.9%
Recommend this course
255 out of 340 reviews
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Average Rating
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4.0
22 Reviews (22)
5 Stars
6
4 Stars
11
3 Stars
3
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
0
Conditions
3.9
Value
3.7
Layout
4.2
Pace
3.3
Amenities
2.9
StaffFriendliness
4.2
81.8%
Recommend this course
18 out of 22 reviews
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3.7
40 Reviews (40)
5 Stars
9
4 Stars
17
3 Stars
9
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
3
Conditions
3.5
Value
3.4
Layout
4.2
Pace
3.3
Amenities
2.9
StaffFriendliness
4.1
77.5%
Recommend this course
31 out of 40 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Semi-Private
Par 72
Length 6628 yards
Slope 127
Rating 72.2
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Crystal Springs Golf Course
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Course Details

Year Built 1924
Fairways Rye Grass
Greens Rye Grass
Golf Season Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - $24 - $36
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts 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

Bar, Grill, Restaurant

Available Facilities

Banquet Facilities

Reviews

3.5
340 Reviews (340)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 15
19th Hole Scenic Views 11
Patio Dining 10
Course Challenges Include:
Elevation Changes 45
Bunkers 19
Narrow Fairways 18
This course/club is great for:
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 51
Locals 26
Advanced Golfers 25
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 38
Near the Airport 26
Worth the Drive 21

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Reviews 1
2.0
Previously Played

Poorly maintained and slow

This course has potential however it is one of the most poorly maintained courses I have played. They put as many people out as possible and a round takes 5+ hours.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
First Time Playing

Too slow

After teeing off around 4.30 we had to abandon with five holes left as the pace of play was so slow it went too dark to continue playing 9pm at this point). Our cart also ran out of battery, but the staff were very apologetic so we didn’t mind.

The course was in good shape though, it’s a shame about the above.

Conditions Good
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 11
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Plenty of mother nature’s critters

This review is for the course.

Pro:
easy check-in
nice course layout
in good condition (ive seen it at worse times)
plenty of mother natures animals casually roaming around
plenty of beautiful views to distract you from your game
the course will challenge you with its undulating greens and crazy lies on the fairways.
weather is usually nice but gets cold and breezy around 730pm

Cons:
twilight fees are higher than most bay area courses
you will need course knowledge to either keep the ball in play or score
rounds average 4.5+ hours
expect each hole to have at least 1-2 groups waiting
only saw the beverage cart 1x and 10th hole stand was closed

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Love this course but the problems are piling up here

I have always loved the layout here,but never have I played here were it wasn't over a 5 hr round.And now with the whole Covid -19 issues they have no carts and the ones they do have are approaching sharp park standards(which is not good) ours had NO brakes and was from foxtail.Now the good,course in in good shape probably thanks to the 2 months noone was golfing,tons of deer here my god but sand traps need serious help and I'm not sure if there is a way to help pace of play as this course has delt with that problem for years.Maybe just golf during the week I don't know

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Straight forward golf

Second time here. Beautiful setting, all facets of nature: rolling hills, trees, deer, hawks, wild turkeys, rolling fog coming off the ocean. With C-19 precautions in place, all staff and players following the rules. Sunday 3p the time in the middle of July, made for a 4:45 round, which should’ve been faster, but the great views made the time go by...

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Walked
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Local’s Perspective

Course is in very good shape.... Pace of play was also very good (Sunday round in 4:30)... COVID-19 rules are simple... Two (2) beverage cart gals... All-in-all: very good experience!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 11
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

A gem!

This is a gem in the san mateo area !! The first 9 will be a grind - period. The back 9 is score able.. greens are good, fairways are good- its hard to get out of the rough. Pace of play was great - layout is lovely ,course views are beautiful and serene. Must play for a public course !

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Best SF Muni

Probably the best muni in the Bay area after Harding. On the surface, the layout seems straightforward, but you get devilishly tricky lies on every hole and will be a test for most. Greens were in great condition as well. If I had one complaint, it would be the slowish pace of play with a quite a few hackers.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Perfect Day for Golf

Teeing off at the first hole you realize that the fairway is slanted sideways, the front nine-holes are basically that way. It’s so enjoyable to take a walk out in nature and seeing the deer and rabbits all about the course. I will definitely make time to play this course again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Previously Played

Poor service at Crystal

Starter rude, Director of Golf rude

They were letting 4 golfers out with 2 bags. The round took forever

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Crystal Springs

Great course, good people. Disgusting bathrooms. As bad as a gas station in SF.

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

Gimmicky Course but overall solid.

Very nice course. A cross of a links course and a traditional course. Lots of hills. Built for shot makers as the course is without much forgiveness. Overall fun. Great staff. Please upgrade the bathrooms!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 11
Handicap 10-14
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 Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 22
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 11
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Bad player on Course no rules following.

Bad player on are foursome person didn’t care about the rules no marshals on the course to let him know about player hitting into other players then a foursome behind us hit up by us and player just walked up to ball and hit it back to them very rude player and not following the rules

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