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3.4
302 Reviews (302)
5 Stars
42
4 Stars
139
3 Stars
69
2 Stars
26
1 Stars
26
Conditions
3.3
Value
3.5
Layout
4.1
Friendliness
4.0
Pace
2.8
Amenities
3.0
70.3%
Recommend this course
226 out of 302 reviews
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3.4
18 Reviews (18)
5 Stars
3
4 Stars
7
3 Stars
5
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
3
Conditions
3.3
Value
3.7
Layout
4.0
Pace
2.2
Amenities
2.9
StaffFriendliness
3.8
72.2%
Recommend this course
13 out of 18 reviews
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3.2
31 Reviews (31)
5 Stars
5
4 Stars
10
3 Stars
6
2 Stars
5
1 Stars
5
Conditions
3.0
Value
3.3
Layout
4.1
Pace
2.5
Amenities
2.9
StaffFriendliness
3.9
58.1%
Recommend this course
18 out of 31 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

3.4
302 Reviews (302)

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 44
Bunkers 19
Narrow Fairways 17
This course/club is great for:
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 50
Locals 26
Advanced Golfers 25
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 37
Near the Airport 26
Worth the Drive 21

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4.0
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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
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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
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

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.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
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Idaho Advisor
Previously Played
Hot weather
Walked

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.

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

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!

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Played On
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Poor
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

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.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

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

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

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

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Cold weather
Walked

laughable

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!

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

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.

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

Overall feedback

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.

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