Crystal Ridge Golf Club

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About

Holes 9
Par 70
Length 6250
Slope 125
Rating 69.3
Type Public
Located on the northeast side of Okotoks, Crystal Ridge is perched high above the Sheep River Valley, offering panoramic views that span the Canadian Rockies. Although the vistas stretch for seemingly endless miles, the golf course conveniently sits just a few minutes from south Calgary. The nine-hole layout weaves through stands of towering poplars and around sparkling lakes. A stream that meanders across the golf course makes the setting even more idyllic. Naturally, water comes into play frequently and there are also strategically placed bunkers lurking along the greensides. The back-to-back par 4s beginning with the fourth are two of the golf course's most notable holes. The fourth is a sharp dogleg right with water all along the left side and the fifth has water lining both sides. On nearly every hole at Crystal Ridge you'll find anywhere from five to nine tee boxes, allowing golfers of all skill levels to play to their abilities.
Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black (18-hole) 70 6250 yards 69.3 125
Blue (18-hole) 70 5740 yards 66.9 122
Blue (18-hole) (W) 70 5740 yards 72.7 142
White (18-hole) 70 5240 yards 64.3 116
White (18-hole) (W) 70 5240 yards 69.4 128
Red (18-hole) (W) 70 4680 yards 67.3 120
Green (18-hole) (W) 70 4110 yards 63.4 109
Scorecard for Crystal Ridge Golf Course
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out Total
Black M: 68.7/117 390 360 145 420 365 410 300 220 515 3125 6250
Blue M: 67.2/113 375 325 125 370 335 380 280 190 490 2870 5740
White M: 64.1/107 350 295 105 340 315 350 260 155 450 2620 5240
Green M: 63.9/103 W: 64.9/105 330 275 90 315 285 315 225 105 400 2340 4680
Red W: 64.1/101 275 255 85 300 240 300 175 80 345 2055 4110
Handicap 13 15 17 3 1 9 11 5 7
Par 4 4 3 4 4 4 4 3 5 35 70
Handicap (W) 9 11 17 1 7 5 13 15 3

Course Details

Year Built 2004
Golf Season Seasonal

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
GPS No
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Caddies No
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Appropriate golf attire.

Reviews

3.4
14

What Golfers Are Saying

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Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Previously Played
Good weather

Good condition -

For several years now we have made use of the twilight and "kids play free" on a Sunday offers to take the kids out. On the whole this has been good although the course strictly enforces its dress code - so much so that I got asked if I'd read the dress code when I called to book. As Crystal Ridge promotes itself as a "Family Golf Centre" I would like to see some quarter given at these times to encourage families and kids to play The course itself is in good condition - the greens are a bit long for me but still in great condition. By the end of the day they are full of pitch marks - unfortunately the clientele are not so hot at repairing them. This is really an elongated par 3 course - but what it lacks in length it makes up for in challenging layout. I've never found the service at the clubhouse to be great. The downstairs bar almost feels like an add on - not much atmosphere. The drinks cart seems to be no longer in operation unless there is a function. Now for the bad stuff - on the 3 occasions we have played this year we have been hassled by staff to play quicker - from sitting behind us collecting the flags as we finished each hole, to more blatantly being shouted at by a senior member of staff playing behind us to increase the pace - we were the fifth in line and were being held up ourselves at every hole - but it was up to us to hurry up. As a result both my kids and myself did not enjoy the round and skipped several holes - every time they felt they were taking too many shots. My big issue with Crystal Ridge is the attitude of management in the clubhouse which percolates down to staff. It feels like customers come bottom of the list!. From the over the top and somewhat spuriously implemented adherence of dress code, to the hit and miss service in the bar, to being shouted at for being the next family in front of staff. We stopped eating at the restaurant many years ago because there was a constant stream of course staff entering and leaving the kitchens and the food was good, but invariably there was always one or more dishes wrong or late. As of now we will be playing elsewhere on a Sunday - my kids have decided that they don't want the pressure of being chased around Crystal Ridge.

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

GREAT MOUNTAIN VIEWS

The course is in very good condition considering the recent winter weather in Okotoks. Some traps had standing water which should be gone in the next few days. Lots of water & traps. This is a target type golf course. Clubhouse & resturant staff were very pleasant. Overall a good experience.

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

Great family golf course

Crystal Ridge is a great family golf facility. The course is well groomed and the greens are in great condition. The layout is fairly short but one needs to be accurate as there is a good amount of water and rough. This course is perfect for new to average golfers and great for families. The value here is worth the trip for a good round of golf.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

fun course for all skill levels

The price for this course was remarkable. Definitely get more out of the course than what you pay for. Nice variety of holes no 2 holes are alike.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Average weather
Used cart

This course has lots of water hazards

The course was in very good shape and the greens were very good, water hazards a bit chalaging

Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

Alberta Gem

Love this course - friendly, helpful staff, course was in great condition & weather was perfect. So glad they've finally joined GolfNow. We'll be golfing there more often

Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

Friendly Staff

I enjoyed the pace of play and the very friendly staff. Very nice little community to play a round of golf in and will not be my last trip to "Crystal Ridge". The only fault of the course would be the greens, they could be cared for a bit more. However the staff truly makes up for any fault in the green

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Previously Played

Disappointing experience

I now work in Okotoks and I looked forward to today because we were looking for a golf course close by that we can play nine on weekdays after work. We tee off early, everything started okay although the greens were not cut and putting score sucks, but then on the forth hole all the way to ninth, there were workers everywhere. They don't watch you, they don't care where you are, they don't stop when you hit and they are not wearing helmets at all. The workers on the greens stands around on the green while you're taking your shot to the green. The Marshall told us to talk to the manager instead of just walking away and not ever come back, but then the manager just insisted that our problem had nothing to do with him.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Good weather
Used cart

Crystal golf

course is ok its a golf community course its ok play here staff is great

Conditions Average
Value Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

Fun nine-holer!

An excellent value as booked through Golf Now. Not an overly long course, but still plenty of challenge and variety for all levels of golfer. Fairways a bit sparse in places the day I played, but greens were in very good shape - quite slow though.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Average weather
Used cart

Community golf course

Friendly local course. Average muni track. pace of play is usually very slow.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Still a lot of surface water

$55 is definitely too much to be charging at this stage if the season, 1st hole shortened to par 3. A lot of puddles of water in the bunkers and in and around the fairways. It's a very long 9 holes, cart needed long trips between holes, even crossing the road twice just to get to the 8th I think! Will be far better later in the season but don't think I'll take a trip back. Staff were very nice.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Your First Or Second Time ?

The first time this course will put you to your knees for mercy. You had better be straight or water and trees will eat you. Just as you think you can score well a new challenge awaits you on the next hole. The views are unbelievable with lots of trees and lakes but wait until you see the westerly views of the mountains. Check out the sunset here and eat overlooking a huge pond with owls and ducks present for entertainment. A earnest test of your skills and only 9 holes that can be played twice.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
First Time Playing

Cool little nine hole

For late sept it was a nice little spot, greens were in good shape

Conditions Good
Value Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Average

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