Crystal Downs Country Club

  • 12
    Golf Digest ranking:
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Crystal Downs Country Club

Architect: Dr. Alister Mackenzie & Perry Maxwell
Year: 1931

249 East Crystal Downs Drive
Frankfort, Michigan 49635
(231) 352-7979

Course Access: Private

driving range available
motorized golf carts and caddies available


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The Itinerant Golfer

Crystal Downs Country Club

Crystal Downs Country Club in Frankfort, Michigan is one of the courses that I had been dying to play since the first day of my Top 100 quest. As seems to be the usual, I found that my desire to play matched the difficultly in connecting with a member. Despite the fact that my college roommate lives in Grand Rapids and spends much of the summer at his lake cottage in Northern Michigan he only ever bumped into one member. Unfortunately it was a casual meeting and he never saw him again. As time wore on I was beginning to think that Crystal Downs may become my achilles heel on the list. Fortunately, last year my luck took a turn for the good when I played a round with a fellow golf nut in Southern California who followed up after our game with an email offering to help with my quest. Right there in his email, shining like the North Star, was an offer to connect me with a member at Crystal Downs. What luck!!! I excitedly replied that I would be most appreciative and he immediately connected me with Ed who is a member at the club. Ed graciously agreed to help and we decided that we would try for sometime in the next year. As the spring arrived and I began working on my schedule for the next several months I contacted Ed and began working on setting up something that would work for with his schedule. Unfortunately,… More >