Crystal Lake Country Club

Crystal Lake Country Club Golf Course Crystal Lake Country Club is recommended for golfers who can handle a course that requires some strategic thinking.

Price Range: Crystal Lake is available for outside tournaments on Mondays

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Location: South of Atlanta, just off I-75 (Exit 221)

Directions: Take I-75 South to exit 221 (Lovejoy). Take right off exit onto Jonesboro Road and go 2.1 miles to Mt. Carmel Road. Take left onto Mt. Carmel and follow 1/2 mile to Crystal Lake sub-division entrance on right. Go through main gate, and take “immediate right” towards clubhouse.

Crystal Lake Country Club Golf Course Review

Denis Griffiths has designed some of the best courses in the Atlanta area, and Crystal Lake is
one of his finest – and most distinctive efforts. The brand new Southside course is unlike anything else in the metro area, largely due to Griffiths intriguing fairway bunkering.

A number of holes at Crystal Lake include bunkers either within the fairway or at the edges, with decisions having to be made whether to go over or around, On other holes, a bunker obstructs the view of the landing area, resulting in a little uncertainty what line to take off the tee.

With GPS monitors in the carts, golfers can make their decisions with a more concrete idea of how to proceed, but still must execute the shot to provide an opportunity to handle what should be one of the better tests of golf in the metro area. Conditions are also first rate for a new course, with an emphasis on quality customer service.

Apart from the bunkers, Crystal Lake is not an especially demanding course off the tee, but has plenty of length from the back two sets of tees, and measures almost 6,450 from the blues, with several extremely strong par 4s. The yardage and a number of hazards give Crystal Lake some of the higher Course Rating/Slope numbers in Atlanta, but the greens complexes are not overly demanding and course is very playable from the correct set.

3 Replies to “Crystal Lake Country Club”

  1. The course has a great layout and is in very good shape for only being open to the public for a couple of weeks. The design resembles a links still course but adapted to the Georgia terrain. All carts have gps which I found really helpful. The staff gets an A+ for their helpfulness and attention to detail; bottles of water on each cart. I would recommend to everyone.

  2. I followed your advice and played at Crystal Lake yesterday. I fully agree with your assessment of the course; it is a fabulous layout with many very interesting holes. To be sure, there is a lot of work still to be done on the property, but it is primarily on the perimeter and periphery of the course rather than the primary areas. I played the course from the blue tees (3rd from the back) at about 6450 yards and it was all I could handle with the 136 slope rating. Played a few holes well and would love to get another crack at the course in the near future. I concur that it is probably my favorite daily fee course on the south side of metro Atlanta. Thanks again for getting the word out on Crystal Lake.

  3. Absolutely outstanding! I play almost all Georgia courses and this new offering from Denis Griffiths is one of the very best. You will use every club in your bag (and probably some from your partners)while playing this design. Outstanding bunkering, (both sand and grass), great greens, and a definite Scottish links feel. Don’t miss this course. Is it worth the drive from anywhere.

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