Overview of golf course named Crystal Downs Country Club

Crystal Downs Country Club

Frankfort, United States
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Holes

18

Par

70

Built

1933

Type

Inland

Architect

Alister MacKenzie, Perry Maxwell

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The original course at Crystal Downs Golf Club, in the northeast Michigan town of Frankfort on the shore of Lake Huron, was the work of none other than legendary English architect Alister MacKenzie, and here for the most part the great man's vision has been maintained. MacKenzie's reputation was forged in Australia, largely based on the bunkering he installed at courses in the "Sand Belt" of courses around Melbourne, and so it is that Crystal Downs is well endowed with what were memorably described as his "great swathes of sand" by Ben Crenshaw. There have of course been adjustments to the layout over the years, mainly to ensure that the bunkers retain their strategic importance in the face of advances in golf technology and player aptitude. Another MacKenzie feature to be found here is an Englishman's profound appreciation for how wind can transform a simple course into a nightmare.

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Hcp 9 Skyline Country Club
Fabulous
15 June
It's a bit out of the way but worth the drive. Alister MacKenzie and his associate Perry Maxwell were persuaded to delay their return to England and were detoured to this fabulous piece of land that is on the East side of Lake Michigan. It is a wonderful layout, very very hilly if you plan to walk it!! There are great views of the lake and the surrounding area. If you can get an invite grab it as this is a very exclusive membership...
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Hcp 14 Golf and Country Club de Bossey
Very good
September 21, 2015
Great course, tough to play and mad greens
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