Crystal Downs Golf Club

Originally Published: September 15, 2004
Golf Digest

Crystal Downs
Crystal Downs is ranked No. 23 in the Golf Digest Top 100.

Golf Digest's Best Places to Play rating: ★ ★ ★ ★

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Crystal Downs Golf Club
1286 Frankfort Highway
Frankfort, Michigan

A must play course for any golfer who truly loves the game of golf. An Alister Mackenzie classic, Crystal Downs is perennially ranked in the top 25 on Golf Digest's 100 Greatest Courses in America list. A breathtaking setting between Lake Michigan and Crystal Lake only adds to the experience

First designed in 1929, Crystal Downs features some of the best par 5s and short par 4s to be found on any course. The unique and fiercely contoured greens, the thick native roughs lining the holes, and the wind combine to give this course its teeth. This par 70 plays only 6,518 yards from the tips, showing a course does not have to be long to be great.