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4.3
104 Reviews (104)
5 Stars
36
4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
2
1 Stars
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Conditions
4.4
Value
4.3
Layout
4.5
Friendliness
4.7
Pace
4.4
Amenities
3.8
97.0%
Recommend this course
100 out of 104 reviews
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4.4
18 Reviews (18)
5 Stars
8
4 Stars
9
3 Stars
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Conditions
4.3
Value
4.1
Layout
4.4
Pace
4.4
Amenities
3.7
StaffFriendliness
4.8
94.4%
Recommend this course
17 out of 18 reviews
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4.4
23 Reviews (23)
5 Stars
11
4 Stars
10
3 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Stars
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Conditions
4.4
Value
4.2
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.5
Amenities
3.7
StaffFriendliness
4.7
95.7%
Recommend this course
22 out of 23 reviews
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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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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
104 Reviews (104)

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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4.0
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Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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3.0
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First Time Playing

Just ok

We decided to play here since we haven’t before and it was just ok, pace was super slow so for the drive time and how slow it was for sure not going back.

Conditions Average
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Conditions Excellent
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5.0
Previously Played

Great day

Course in great shape not many divots,pace was excellent could not catch up to 3 in front of us no one behind us most of day. Very courteous staff makes me want to be a member.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Hot weather
Used cart

Pretty nice, challenging course.

Nice course and in pretty good condition. Good layout. Challenging but not too challenging. Paid $40 which I feel is a little high for this course. Staff was very nice, helpful and accommodating. Gas carts are in great shape.

Conditions Good
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played

Pace of play declined 3 holes in after a foursome held us up so we skipped a hole and everything went smooth , course was in great shape !!!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
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Reviews 5
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5.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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4.0
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First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Nice challenging course will return

The staff was great, helpful and worked hard
Course layout and terrain were lots of fun, green were in great condition

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Nice golf course

Nice course, not a lot of out of bounds, I still loose balls in the fairway though.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
3.0

Wet

Love the course. Played here before. Recent rains and covid 19 made it difficult to play but I give staff a thumbs up for efforts. I will play here again

Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great Value

Respected COVID-19. No need to enter clubhouse. Pay online, confirm at walk up window with plastic partition to protect from respiratory transmission. Rest room had touch-less dispensers and toilet flushers.

Great course to walk. Not to hilly not to flat, cart paths helped pushing.

Greens and fairways were in great condition.

Friendly staff, friendly golfers.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Beginner
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Conditions Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Great all around

The staff here is great. I took a beginner with me and instead of being rude or trying to push the pace of play, they were very nice and ensured that all was well and to continue to have fun.
The course itself was in great condition. Not the most challenging course but still enough to need to make shots to score. I highly recommend.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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