Crystal Woods Golf Club
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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|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|
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
Do yourself a favor and play soon. Great value.
run of the mill
get what u pay for ... nothing bad to say greens r fine just dont expect pebble beach
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
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.
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.
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.
Great course some challenging holes, good value and I will return.
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.
We enjoyed the course, greens are smaller and sporty.
Play moved very well.
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.
Challenging and Fun course!
Worth the drive, will play again.
We have played this course a few times and enjoy it. Always in great shape
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.
lots of trees,but fare
Course is in good shape for this time of year.
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!
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.