Overview of golf course named Crystal Downs Country Club

Crystal Downs Country Club

Frankfort, United States

Details

Holes

18

Par

70

Built

1933

Type

Inland

Architect

Alister MacKenzie, Perry Maxwell

Access

Members and their guests

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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Great course, tough to play and mad greens
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