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Value
3.8
Layout
2.8
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.6
Amenities
3.2
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About

Holes 18
Type Private
Par 72
Length 6683 yards
Slope 122
Rating 71.5

Editor's Note: Course closed for business in Dec 2018.

Crystal River Golf Club (formely known as Seven Rivers Golf & Country Club) has been a local favorite since it first opened in 1968. The course is not only one of Crystal River's most affordable rounds but also one of its most scenic. It's not unusual for golfers to be joined by the golf course's abundant wildlife, which includes everything from turtles and alligators to egrets and eagles. The golf course has a traditional parkland layout that is routed through stands of mature oak and maple trees. A network of ponds and steams weaves throughout the golf course as well. It's a challenging but fair test where water hazards and sand bunkers come into play often. In addition to the course, Crystal River Golf Club also has a practice facility with a driving range and a putting green with a sand bunker.

Course Details

Year Built 1968
Fairways Bermuda Grass
Greens Tifdwarf Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Bill Amick

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs 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, Discover welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No

Food & Beverage

Snacks, Restaurant

Reviews

2.7
187 Reviews (187)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 13
Brunch 8
Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 42
Bunkers 31
Forced Carries 16
This course/club is great for:
Locals 38
Seniors 33
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 29
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 22
Convenient to the City 19
In the 'Burbs 17

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Played On
Reviews 49
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Nine holes closed -Played front nine twice

When we checked in we were told the back nine was closed for maintenance and we have to play front nine twice,. Conditions were just OK. We were told the nine we played was closed for maintenance before. It was still weedy and in spots muddy with cart tracks. Greens were good for most part. Price was good.

Conditions Poor
Value Good
Layout Poor
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 18
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Greens Improved, Fairways same

Since last playing here, the greens are in much better condition. Fairways continue to be spotty.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 88
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Top 100 Contributor
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Water Wonder Land

Upon arrival we were informed that play would be only be available on the back 9. The front 9 was unplayable due to months of summer rain. The entire course should have been closed. The rain fell on the back 9 for the same amount of time as the front 9 and it was terrible. A veritable mud pit waiting to pull you and the cart under.
Scratch this course for the foreseeable future.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Close by

Had a great Father's day with my son. Greens were very bad, looks like they suffered some sort of disease. The course layout is good, and the staff is very friendly. Very peaceful setting. Hope they fix the greens, it's very close to me.

Conditions Poor
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 88
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Top 100 Contributor
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Swampland

Due to a tremendous amount of rain over the last few weeks and what must be a clay base this place was very wet. Most of the rough was floating in water and loosing balls was easy.

The greens were very fast but there were many brown areas. This course needs to dry out before we come back.

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 9
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Greens are browns

Greens are browns, some are mud. They did roll true.Great layout. course needs more upkeep.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Get what you paid for

Title says it all. It isn't perfect, but it is a fun little course with difficult hazards. Staff is nice, price is great, and no wait.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

The course is easy as long as you stay in the short grass

First time playing the course. Hidden swamp water on both sides of many fairways. A good test of golf. I really enjoyed it.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

This course has some great holes but condition of course detracts.

I have played this course often since I live near by so I am familiar with its flaws. Prices are good at certain times and this is a plus for me.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 10
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Course still needs manicuring. Tee boxes in rough shape.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 12
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 10
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Course could be great

Tee boxes in poor shape, some fairways and greens need attention.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Very nice course

Friendly staff. Greens in good condition. Nice to see some wildlife.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
First Time Playing

This should not even be given 1 star.

Weeds ankle high in tee boxes and fairways. Guess mowing equipment can only cut the greens, which some how were nice. By far, the worst golf course I have ever played. I paid $11 on golf now and it wasn't worth it. How can anyone give it 3 stars!

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Fair
Pace Fair
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great course

Looking forward to playing this exception al course again. Challenging greens and the course was in great condition. The hills make for some tricky lies. Fun to play! I highly recommend it.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 10
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

So, so course.

Bare spots, weeds and tee boxes that are less than desirable, This course needs aggressive maintenance to improve the overall conditions. Over the last few years there has not been a sustained process for improvement of the conditions. The owners seem to be really good people, being friendly and personable. The 19th Hole, a Pub and Grill, is appealing, providing good food and drinks of choice at a reasonable price. It's just unfortunate that there's not a greater effort and emphasis to upgrade the maintenance of the course.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great shape

Course has been in great shape for the cost. We have been playing here the last month and the staff have been fantastic.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Crystal River golf

Crystal River Golf course is beautiful, Love the trees, !! We love playing there. Greens are great.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

You get what you pay for

It was what I thought it would be for the price. Tee boxes were in ruff shape along with the fairway but the greens were okay. Great staff just needs some maintenance.

Conditions Poor
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 10
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Over priced for condition of course and availability of better at lower prices.

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