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161 Reviews (161)
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Conditions
4.1
Value
4.5
Layout
4.3
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.9
98.8%
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4.0
2 Reviews (2)
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Conditions
4.0
Value
4.0
Layout
5.0
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.5
StaffFriendliness
4.5
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Conditions
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Value
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Layout
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Pace
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Amenities
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 6654 yards
Slope 131
Rating 73.4
Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 72 6654 yards 73.4 131
White 72 6164 yards 70.6 126
Red (W) 72 5194 yards 66.7 118
Scorecard for Crystal Falls
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Blue M: 73.4/131 502 164 389 410 435 432 510 161 430 3433 346 192 506 346 384 160 357 381 549 3221 6654
White M: 70.6/126 W: 76.2/138 479 120 362 390 375 399 491 135 407 3158 322 168 472 334 335 148 340 352 535 3006 6164
Red M: 66.7/118 W: 71.0/124 403 88 288 303 319 335 432 106 340 2614 290 138 405 272 306 130 295 290 454 2580 5194
Handicap 9 17 13 11 7 3 5 15 1 10 16 8 12 4 18 14 6 2
Par 5 3 4 4 4 4 5 3 4 36 4 3 5 4 4 3 4 4 5 36 72

Course Details

Year Built 1990
Greens Bermuda Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Jack Miller

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes
GPS Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No

Reviews

4.3
161 Reviews (161)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 12
Patio Dining 8
Course Challenges Include:
Elevation Changes 36
Narrow Fairways 29
Undulating Greens 25
This course/club is great for:
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 26
Locals 23
Advanced Golfers 21
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 31
In the 'Burbs 19
Convenient to the City 16

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Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Very good

Every fairway was excellent. Every tee box was excellent. But all greens had sand on them but they were a still in very good condition.

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

Crystal Falls is a gem

Had a late Sunday afternoon twilight rate. Really scenic hill country style course. Worth the short drive from Austin. Has some challenging sloping and narrow fairways. Bring your strategic game. There are a few holes where you can crank on the big gun and others where you will want to (or should) play smart and you can still get home in regulation. You will get your fair share of side hill, up/down hill lies. Greens were almost perfect and have lots of contour that will test any player. Great value. Course in really good shape, especially considering all the rain in the preceding days. Highly recommend.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Wet weather
Used cart

Great Little Track

Interesting little layout, but the course was in pretty good shape given the amount of rain the area has had. Some really great Par 3s here. Watch your head making your second shot on Hole 1 though, seems like everyone was throwing darts way right off the tee of Hole 9.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Hazards lurking around every corner

This is a great municipal course that can hang in there with some of the local semi-private courses. The layout is largely determined by the terrain, which can cause some of the holes to be a bit awkward. There's not a bunker on the course, but it doesn't need it, as there are hazards everywhere. Some forced carries over water, hard sloping fairways, thick brush/wooded areas, and plenty of water hazards mean that you will probably lose a few balls unless you're very accurate off the tee and on approach shots. Come to think of it, a few bunkers may help playability!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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I Recommend This Course
5.0
Perfect weather
Used cart

Fantastic Hill Country Gem

This course is so beautiful with its rolling hills and scenery. It has some very interesting and challenging holes including two par 3's off cliffs. Greens and fairways are in fantastic condition. Staff is friendly. Cost is very reasonable. Facilities are very nice. This gem is hands down the best course in north Austin.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Cfallsgolf
Commented On 03/28/2018

Thank you for all of the wonderful, positive feedback! The course is great this time of year, hope to see you back again soon!

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Handicap Don't know
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great public course for the money!

The facilities--clubhouse, driving range and putting green, are top notch. Compared to other public courses in the area (i. e. Lago Vista) the greens and fairways are in immaculate condition. They water and maintain everything on a very regular and professional basis.

The views are gorgeous but, some of the fairways are tight. So, plan on loosing at least a few balls.

All in all a great course and value for the money!

Keep up the good work.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Cfallsgolf
Commented On 01/18/2018

Thank you for coming and playing at Crystal Falls! We appreciate all the positive feedback and hope to see you back soon!

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Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Greens are in bad shape

They told me the greens were in "transition" but it looks like some kind of disease is killing the grass. The greens were dry and bare in many spots. 5 of the 18 holes had sand and were punched in the dry bare spots. It would be better if they would just punch and sand heavy now because they are barely playable.

Other than that, the course is fairly challenging and there aren't many level fairways. No room for error on many holes without being punished. Play conservative and take what the course gives you.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented On 06/01/2017

Thank you for playing at Crystal Falls Golf Course. We genuinely appreciate you taking the time to give feedback, and we apologize that the conditions of the greens were not satisfactory for you. It was a dry early spring for us this year, but some recent rain has been turning things around! We hope you come back soon and see the better conditions for yourself.

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Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
2.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Tyrant Marshall

A friend and I took our twelve year old daughters out on a Sunday afternoon for 9-holes. The girls are still learning to golf so we tried to get a time when the course wasn’t as busy. Being new, we were going slower than then average so we let two twosomes play through. When we got to the tee box at number 5, an elderly female marshal came up and proceeded to dress us down for “holding up the whole course”, for being 20-minutes behind schedule, and two holes behind the next group. We explained to her that we had a couple of new players, we were letting groups play through so yes we would be behind, and the two groups in front of us were twosomes so of course they will be ahead of us. She didn’t care and told us to skip holes. It was no sweat off my back to get yelled at by an old marshal (who hasn’t had that happen), but it mortified our young golfers. They were so scared that the marshal was going to come back and yell at them that they wanted to quit. To be courteous to the threesome behind us that our foursome was holding up, we skipped #5. Low-and-behold, we couldn’t skip far because the two-some head of us hadn’t finish putting on #5. So much for being two holes behind. I know marshals are there to help keep play going and I fully understand the need to play quickly. But coming out and dressing down young players is no way to encourage them to keep playing and be the future of the sport. Marshal….it is Sunday afternoon not Saturday morning. This is the only time a lot of us can get out with our kids and play. Lighten up.

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
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Commented On 06/01/2017

cdbecker3,

Thank you for coming and playing at Crystal Falls Golf course. Let me first apologize for any offense the Marshal may have caused you and your party. We are the first to encourage new golfers to our course to help grow our wonderful game. The Marshal is obviously there to make the overall quality of the experience good for everyone, although it should never come at the cost of anyone's enjoyment here. We appreciate you being understanding and even skipping a hole to be courteous to other players. We will be addressing this issue internally. Thank you very much for your feedback.

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Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Previously Played

Poor pace and service by staff in general.

Not a bad course layout. Personnel in pro shop very uncooperative. Pace of play was terrible although there were not that many golfers. Wanted to get a sandwich after nine holes. To be courteous, we asked the man in the pro shop if we could let the group behind us play through while we ordered a sandwich. He told us he preferred that we continue on. Ate a sandwich anyway and left the course after nine holes. Not a course I would advise anyone to play if they expect to have a fun day and want to get their money's worth.

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
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Commented On 06/01/2017

Bigsticklizard,

Thank you for playing at Crystal Falls Golf Course. We acknowledge how important pace of play impacts the overall experience of the game and apologize for any slow play that may have happened. I also apologize if you felt slighted by the gentlemen in the pro shop. We certainly try our best to be as accommodating as we possibly can without it impacting the quality of the experience of other players at the course. We would love to have you come back another time to give us another shot at making it right.

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Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Good weather
Used cart

Great Course For the Price

Since the first round here we have played 2 more times as the course is rarely busy and enough challenge to make it fun but not too difficult. Great place for the price.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Good weather
Used cart

Nice course

Very nice course. For a Sunday afternoon in August at 100 degrees, I was shocked to have no beverage cart riding around.

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

Great course

A great experience on a very interesting hill country course. Looking forward to another round soon

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

Much improved course…..

I used to play Crystal Falls a lot back in the early 90's when it was 1. much cheaper & 2. few people played so it was easy to get on & get around (plus I would walk). With Golf Now , I was able to return after 5 years and the original layout is the same but the growth of the CF community and improvements, made it seem like a different course. Fairways were in good shape with all the rain we've had and greens were excellent. I teed off at 1:20 and joined up with another single after the 1st hole. We played the front nine in 1:15---no hurry, just no one to slow us down. Got behind some slower groups on #14 but it was a very enjoyable round. There are a couple of narrow fairways and landing areas the require control but the par 3's are fun to play with the elevation changes.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

1st timer....

This was my first golf outing at this facility. The grounds were in great shape. Course played at a fast pace (3.5)hrs on a Monday morning. it was great to see lots of water in the creeks. Great course!! Will I return, oh yes!!!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Interesting Canyon Layout

Course was in great condition, the greens were a little slow. The carts were equipped with an audible alarm to help keep out restricted areas but were at such a high frequency that I was unable to hear it. So once I drove on a fairway without realizing that it was restricted and ended up having to push the cart about fifty yards before it would restart. In 95 degree heat this was very difficult for a senior golfer such as myself. But all-in-all a very enjoyable day.

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

Course

The course was in great condition. The greens had been repaired which were sandy but still made the course that more difficult.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

Crystal Fall Golf Coarse

Crystal Falls GC is in amazing condition and the staff is top notch. i will be back and hopefully soon.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Beautiful course

Very scenic course that is in very good condition even after all of the rain.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

Keep it left

Staff was great as they let my wife and I go off as a twosome. We are just not that good and would hold the other couple up.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
3.0
Previously Played

Very dissappointed

I booked a tee time for two players on Golf Now.com for Saturday 5/23/15. The weather was 'iffy' for rain the entire day but we decided to chance it . We made it through the front 9 with rain gradually starting by the 8th hole. We were paired up with one other single player who when we got to the clubhouse after nine, went in and got a 9 hole rain check since we were being told on our GPS to return to the clubhouse. When I went in to get my 9 hole rain check I was told that I needed to go through Golf Now to get my credit -WHY????? Crystal Falls was already paid for my entire round of golf. Would it have killed them to refund 9 holes of golf? Failing that attempt, I contacted Golf Now the next day. They contacted Crystal Falls while I was holding on the phone and they were told that I had teed off and they did not consider themselves to have been closed (the golf cart GPS said to retina to the clubhouse) so they would not give any refund -rediculous!!! I deserve a refund for the golf holes I couldn't play

Conditions Good
Value Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Average
Amenities Average
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