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4.3
77 Reviews (77)
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3 Stars
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Conditions
4.2
Value
4.6
Layout
4.4
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.1
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74 out of 77 reviews
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4.5
2 Reviews (2)
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Conditions
4.5
Value
5.0
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.0
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5.0
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4.3
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Conditions
4.3
Value
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Layout
4.3
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.0
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5.0
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About

Holes 18
Type Semi-Private
Par 72
Length 6403 yards
Slope 117
Rating 70.3

Crystal Woods Golf Club dates back to the 1950s when it was opened as a nine-hole, par-37 course called Bit O’ Heather Golf Club, which it was known as until 1967 when the course was renamed and completely redesigned, which included the addition of another nine. The par-72 course that exists today tumbles across a variety of elevation changes that range from subtle to dramatic. The golf course is mostly wide open, putting it at the mercy of the prevailing winds. On particularly blustery days, Crystal Woods Golf Club is quite demanding. The 12th is the course’s signature and it even has a reputation for being the most difficult hole in McHenry County. It’s tempting to be distracted by the beautiful view from the elevated tee but this tough hole requires your full attention. The double-tiered green rises dramatically from front to back, often demanding three or more putts.

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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 72 6403 yards 70.3 117
White 72 6150 yards 69.1 115
Red (W) 73 5488 yards 70.5 114
Scorecard for Crystal Woods Golf Club
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: 70.7/131 360 405 405 173 560 365 164 487 313 3232 538 201 405 120 355 510 187 350 505 3171 6403
White M: 69.3/128 352 389 331 170 553 356 156 475 302 3084 500 194 398 115 349 501 179 335 495 3066 6150
Red W: 70.2/122 338 295 283 139 419 314 146 421 282 2637 452 180 386 95 338 440 166 329 465 2851 5488
Handicap 9 3 7 15 1 13 17 5 11 6 10 2 18 14 4 12 16 8
Par 4 4 4 3 5 4 3 5 4 36 5 3 4 3 4 5 3 4 5 36 72
Handicap (W) 5 9 13 17 3 11 15 1 7 8 12 2 16 18 4 10 14 6

Course Details

Year Built 1957
Golf Season Open: 3/01 Closed: 11/30
Architect Bob Lohmann (1989) William Langford (1957)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs No

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Fivesomes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Proper golf attire.

Reviews

4.3
77 Reviews (77)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 8
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 14
Water Hazards 9
Elevation Changes 8
This course/club is great for:
Locals 14
Seniors 9
Advanced Golfers 6
This Course's Location is:
In the 'Burbs 12
Worth the Drive 7

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Handicap 15-19
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Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Crystal woods golf club

I have always liked to play crystal woods club for at least couple dozen years now.
Layout is always changing relative to weather.conditions and time of year. Very well maintained by professional staff .
One of my very favorite courses to play in
McHenry county.
Do yourself a favor and play soon. Great value.

John K

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

run of the mill

get what u pay for ... nothing bad to say greens r fine just dont expect pebble beach

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
2.0
Previously Played

Bad day

Fairways like cement, lack of rain or watering. Very slow that day, very slow play. Slow players did not let us through. Of all the years I played this course, this is the first time I had this problem. Usually this place is in great shape

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart

Staff is "by the Book". They walked up to my cart, and opened my cooler, filled with ice, as they thought we brought beer. They didn't ask what it was, just opened my stuff. Then paired us with a random, even though we went out for a birthday outing.

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

Not as friendly anymore

I'll never play here as a single again. They claim that their deal with GolfNow makes them have you ride in the sa,e cart as w
However you are paired with. Last time I was forced to ride with a cigarette smoker, and it was very unpleasant. No other GolfNow booked course makes you do this. Staff seems very unfriendly.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Poor
Pace Average
Amenities Average
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Commented On 08/12/2017

I have have been asked to ride with a guy who smelled like brewery and a blind guy I had to be his eyes (ridicules).sad to say this happens at numerous courses. Golf now a serviice hired by the management company but is disliked by its employees.
I have complained to golf now and they have aploizied and sent me golf balls.
I have had to drop off my playing partner one after nine. Just stopped took his bag off and left. I guess he left because I finished the round alone in the cart.

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

Great course some challenging holes, good value and I will return.

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

crystal play~

It turned out to be warmer than we thought it would be. We had to go around and skip a hole as the 2 ladies in front were very slow and they suggested it.
The staff was very friendly and accommodating. Hope we can keep this course going for a long time.
Thanks!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

We enjoyed the course, greens are smaller and sporty.

Play moved very well.

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

Crystal woods

The rate was great for a Sunday afternoon, however, the course maintenance seems to have fallen off from the past.
They're great people, but the shape of the course was a little rough.

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

Challenging and Fun course!

Worth the drive, will play again.

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

Nice course

We have played this course a few times and enjoy it. Always in great shape

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

Great course, great layout

I really enjoy playing Crystal Woods. The course does not have premium conditioning, but the greens are bent grass. The layout is great though. The course is rolling with some elevation changes, and there are many great holes. A couple of the par 5's really make you think, so it's just not swing away. After one, the second and third holes can be tough. Just a very great group of holes on the course. 5 par 5's and 5 par 3's. Highly recommend this course. Great hot dogs as well.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

lots of trees,but fare

Course is in good shape for this time of year.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

Great Course

This was a great place to get away to play 18! Pace of play was excellent and was done in under 3 ½ for our 3 man group. Staff is great each and every time I visit there. Thanks again Crystal Woods!

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

Course in overall good shape

The day we played the course was in good condition tee to green with the only exception being some traps needed more sand. For a midday Sunday afternoon was not busy, so pace was not an issue. We play here 3-5 times a year and have always enjoyed the golf.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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