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Address: Frankfort, MI
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This small course is a favorite of Ben Crenshaw's.

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This golf course is easily in the top 3 that I have ever played! The whole experience was fantastic, from the service to the course itself. The course is not particularly long... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
Brandon M
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Pinckney, Michigan
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Pinckney, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 via mobile

This golf course is easily in the top 3 that I have ever played! The whole experience was fantastic, from the service to the course itself. The course is not particularly long but is still challenging. The Alister MacKenzie designed greens are spectacular and tough. Make sure you are below the hole or you will be penalized by these greens... More 

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Crewe, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 via mobile

This was a wedding rather than a game of golf (sadly now medically inadvisable). What an event! The rehearsal went well and the rehearsal dinner was exceptional - excellent food, quality wine and smooth unobtrusive service. The ceremony went wonderfully well and the service from beginning to end was without fault. This is how it should be done.

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Flushing, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014 via mobile

If you get invited to play this private golf course, drop whatever you are doing and head to Frankfort, Michigan. Maybe the finest green complexes in golf. One of Alister MacKenzie's masterpieces.

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Thank Daniel C
Frankfort, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

What can I say????? I have the joy of living in Crystal Downs. I never tire of looking at Lake Michigan or listening to her roar. The golf course is one the best in the world. The clubhouse, open mid-June to mid-September is a wonderful dining experience. world.

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Thank Pam R
traverse city
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2012

This is a private club golf course. Only open to public one day a year. Nice golf course, well-maintained.

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2 Thank Daja_Blue
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2012

I had the privilege to play this very private MacKenzie masterpiece, as a guest of a long time member. You realize how gimmicky and artificial most other courses are, once you've played an architectural masterpiece that is beautiful, challenging, charming and untouched by bulldozers. Unaccompanied guests may find the opportunity to play on the off days early and late in... More 

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1 Thank Uraway
Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2012

One of the top 10 rated golf courses in the United States. Fantastic, rustic club house

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Northville, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2011

We had a foursome play there this last week (mid- Sept.). The bag staff, pro staff and members there couldn't have been any more helpful or friendly. They really made us feel comfortable on the course. Course is very highly rated (top 10 or 20) and you can see why. It has the toughest greens around. Very reminiscent of Oakland... More 

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frankfort, mi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2006

Crystal Downs is probably the most beautiful golf course in Michigan. Unfortunately, it's not open to the public.

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