Crystal Springs Golf Course
|Red (W)||72||5530 yards||72.1||124|
|Gold (W)||72||5457 yards||71.1||122|
|Blue M: 71.8/130||386||410||206||496||389||427||478||206||452||3450||372||150||389||150||415||317||468||389||528||3178||6628|
|White M: 70.2/125 W: 75.8/131||380||401||154||479||379||422||460||178||384||3237||325||136||346||144||409||300||449||358||508||2975||6212|
|Red W: 71.1/122||314||353||134||472||333||373||442||169||356||2946||259||105||276||139||338||271||430||342||474||2634||5580|
|Gold M: 66.8/118 W: 72.1/124||330||359||139||422||338||385||362||160||365||2860||288||128||309||141||344||244||414||320||409||2597||5457|
Good shape but Pace of play too slow
We were scheduled to tee off at 11:04 but dd not tee off until after 11:30. Then it took 5 1/ 2 hours to play 18. Often there were two foursome waiting at the tee when we completed the hole ahead. For the entire front nine. Back nine the pace picked up somewhat. So do not play here on a weekend.
What are the marshals doing?
Played here today waited approximately 20 minutes per hole per shot. Never saw one marshal come out to speed things along. Horrible time management in a course I usually love playing. Get it together.
Good day, good greens. Better pace than usual made for a great day.
Very nice course
I really enjoyed this course. It’s quite picturesque but does have a lot of narrow holes! Gotta be on your game! Thinking about playing here again today as a matter of fact.
good course to play near san francisco
first nice hole is in a good pace , but last nine hole is very slow. Total time to play 18 holes is 4.5 hours.
Delay and no refund
Cart Broke on 1st 9 holes. Delay to replace it. Since it was late didn't played back 9 hole. No refund was given.
Not the course I recall from college
Unfortunately the drought (and likely revenues) have really taken a toll on Crystal Springs. I really enjoyed playing here in college in the 80's but things are a bit rough now.
First the good. This track has always had a nice layout and that, of course remains. Winding back and forth against the hillside above Crystal Springs reservoir, the views are nice and the routing is good.
There is also abundant wildlife along the way including deer that, if anything, are too friendly. A guy on a tee box ahead of me had to literally shoo away a deer so he could play.
The course is very affordable for bay area golf and the pro-shop staff was fantastic and went out of their way to be helpful.
Now the not so good. The tee boxes, fairways and greens were all in really rough shape, including bare spots. Everything was hard and fast (and seemingly very much lacking in water). It was playable, but really only just so.
Magnifying the issue, the pace of play (to be fair this was a late Saturday afternoon tee time) was horribly slow to that point that nearing 3 hours in I left after the 9th hole (I almost *never* walk off a golf course). This was after two groups insisted that we played through.
My hope is that I caught Crystal Springs at it's worst and things will be better next time in in the bay area, the course I recall from my youth was really quite nice. With this in mind I'll withhold a commitment on whether I'll play there again.
The golf course is good for the best price in bay area.
It's memorial day weekend , so the pace is very slow. It took almost 6 hours to finish the 18 holes. The green is a little bit tricky and not in perfect condition. Be patient and just enjoy!
Good Value fo Public Play
Course is a great layout in reasonably decent condition. Day I played it was extremely cold and windy and length from blue tees was good challenge. Not a lot of flat lies out there.
Wet Wet Wet
Course was very wet. Cart path only. Rough was grown up. Impossible to find your ball. Also using 1 temporary green. Plus greens had been aerated recently. There was no mention of any of this when booked. I am a VIP member . I was very disappointed. They also allowed a fivesome with no marshalled. Started 30 minutes late then it was a 5 hour 15 minute round
Course was in very poor condition. They did not disclose the greens were being aerated. Fairways were very wet and muddy and the rough was overgrown with lots of daisies. I would not recommend playing here during the winter months even though it was sunny today
It's been rainy, I get it. Course is going to be in rough shape. That's fine. But the greens were un-puttable on top of a temporary green on #3. Again, that's all fine, but not for $87,. Also, there's nowhere to get food on the course. No cart, nothing. $87!!?? Come on!
Poor drainage makes for slow play
I played with a foursome that started at 10:40. It had not rained for 3 days but the course was finally trying to cut some grass. The rough was 6+ inches and impossible to find balls. Round took almost 5hrs due to constant searching for balls. Cost us $55 with a cart seemed to expensive for conditions. Greens had lots of deer hoof damage and a temp green for #3.
This is a good value golf course specially during twilight rate. Good layout , fantastic views , full length par 4s and 5s and well maintained greens. The only downside are the first cut grass around the greens and along the fairways. Grass is quite long with a lot of white flowering . This makes looking for the balls very challenging. 1-2 feet off the fairway or green and your ball is below the grass cutline already.