Crystal downs is quite simply a tough test of golf......the undulations used by Mackenzie and maxwell make the shotmaking on this course a must. The views from some of the higher tees are extraordinary. The fairways work both left and right and the greens roll true and fast. As a result you must place your shots in locations where u can attack the pin. And make sure that those placements are below the hole......2 of the 4 people I played with landed their ball near the hole on the 10th green and were welcomed with a chips shot from over 15 yards off the front of the green.....Some real memorable holes are the par 4 5th over a blind ridge to the fairway, the par 3 9th uphill to a small green that slopes back to the tee (bring an extra 2 clubs), the par 4 10th off a high tee then up the hill to a very difficult green to hold and the par 3 14th that looks out over the northern woods to lake Michigan........quite a viewIt is not an easy course to get to but well worth the trip....make it a must play.
Date: February 19, 2012