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3.3
318 Reviews (318)
5 Stars
44
4 Stars
144
3 Stars
75
2 Stars
26
1 Stars
29
Conditions
3.2
Value
3.4
Layout
4.1
Friendliness
3.9
Pace
2.8
Amenities
2.9
69.3%
Recommend this course
237 out of 318 reviews
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3.3
17 Reviews (17)
5 Stars
3
4 Stars
5
3 Stars
6
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
3
Conditions
2.9
Value
3.1
Layout
4.1
Pace
3.2
Amenities
2.7
StaffFriendliness
4.0
70.6%
Recommend this course
12 out of 17 reviews
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3.1
39 Reviews (39)
5 Stars
5
4 Stars
12
3 Stars
12
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
7
Conditions
2.9
Value
3.2
Layout
4.0
Pace
2.5
Amenities
2.7
StaffFriendliness
3.8
61.5%
Recommend this course
24 out of 39 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

Reviews

3.3
318 Reviews (318)

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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I Recommend This Course
3.0
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Previously Played

Greens in bad shape

Some greens were in very bad shape with GUR areas, pace of play a little slow but normal for Saturday morning.

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
First Time Playing

Can’t believe front 9 was open

1/30/20 - Just finished my first round at Crystal Springs and I am shocked the front 9 was open. Fairways were swamps of mud and I have never seen greens in such an unacceptable condition. Punched (okay fine, but tell me when I check in) HEAVILY sanded and so moist that stepping on the green left 1/4 inch door impressions. The front 9 was entirely unplayable.

That said, I do think this course has a lot of potential. After the turn once you get into the wooded/hill area it really is a beautiful, well layed our and challenging course. I would return again, but only in extended dry climate conditions.

Pace of play was great until 14, ended up quitting after 15 when it became appearant the remaining three holes would take 90 minutes.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

What’s going on at Crystal?

I have played this course more time than I can begin to count in the last 20-25 years, which includes many rainy seasons. I expected it to be a little sloppy due to recent rain, but I have NEVER seen this course in such poor (being kind) condition. The greens were probably the worst I have ever played anywhere. Several greens had areas 1/4-1/2 roped off under repair. They should have used crime tape.. The greens that used to be the signature of this course were so bad I putted with 3 wood a couple of times. Too bad. Hope they can figure it out. Wish I had thought to take pictures to add to this post.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Horrendous conditions and full price

Greens were horrendous. Like walking on a wet sponge. Footprints sunk down 1/2 inch just from walking on greens. Can’t putt. Some greens had holes, standing water, etc. I’ve played here during the summer. But in the condition it’s in now, I wouldn’t pay to play here. It was the first time we’ve actually considered calling it after 9 and asking for partial refund. Definitely not worth $87

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played

The tale of two courses

Aside from #9 green, all the greens were terrible on front nine . Back nine all the greens were terrific. Maybe the best back nine in the Bay Area in my opinion

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
Incentivized Review
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Not worth it

Only public course in Burlingame and you would expect it to be better. Pace of play is ridiculous. Two hours and forty five minutes to play the front nine. Drainage was nonexistent. Hadn’t rained in days but the course was an absolute mess. Bumpy greens, sloppy tee boxes, fairways soaked. $65 was a joke. Play anywhere but here.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
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Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great layout and excellent views.

Great layout golf course,beautiful views.but during winter course is muddy.fairway and green needs improvement.also slow pace.

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
Played On
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
Incentivized Review
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Soggy

The course was a little soggy today but is better than staying home and doing nothing.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
Incentivized Review
4.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Challenging course with great scenery

It's tough to beat the views at this course, which lies just off of one of the most scenic stretches of highway in the Bay Area, Interstate 280 on the San Francisco Peninsula. The location, alongside Lower Crystal Springs Reservoir, in rugged terrain at the base of the Santa Cruz Mountains, dictates a course with lots of elevation change, and uneven lies – and therein lies the challenge.

Be prepared for shots to elevated greens, or greens that lie well below the tee box or fairway, and shots with the ball below or above your feet. Walking this course is a workout – I have walked it once and ridden once – and would definitely ride if I were to play it again, due to the climbs (or drops) from tee or fairway to green. Fairways are often rather narrow, and it takes a bit of course knowledge to know where to (try and…) lay the ball off the tee to take advantage of, or avoid being punished by, the slant.

Condition of the fairways and greens is, in my experience, uniformly excellent, and even with recently punched greens I can't say anything negative about the putting surfaces.

I can recommend that any golfer in the Bay Area, or visiting the Bay Area, give this course a try.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Challenging course

Great to play on a Tuesday. Less people playing and the pace of play was good. Our foursome teed off at 12:45 and was able to finish in 4 hours 10 minutes. Course is challenging because the fairway is sloping either to the right or to the left in so many instances resulting in lots of uneven lies.g

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
1.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

SLOW!!!!

I have driven by this course numerous times and finally decided to give it a try. When I arrived the course was packed. I check in with the staff and they stay they will call my group when we are up for our tee time at 12:37. We end up finally teeing off at 1:20 with all the delays on the first tee. We see a marshall thinking he will help get the groups going and he is more interesting in giving golf lessons then keeping the pace of play up. When asked if this is normal he said yes they space out tee times 7 min apart. I asked if they were always so backed up and he said go ahead write an email to management. This course has a great layout but my experience with nearly 6 hour round and poor experience with the staff I will not be going back.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

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.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
4.0
Previously Played

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.

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

Enjoyable

Good day, good greens. Better pace than usual made for a great day.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

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.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

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.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
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