golf at crystal mountain
36 holes of championship golf
Exceptional golf experiences happen here. Play 18 on our Mountain Ridge Course featuring significant elevation changes with wide open tee shots and pure putting greens. Or play the Betsie Valley course with a recent renovation, making the course more scenic and allowing greater opportunities to post a lower score. Unique challenges offer the opportunity for unquestioned accomplishment. And there you are, in the middle of it all.
About Our Courses
Crystal Mountain is northern Michigan’s golf destination with two distinctively different, yet equally mesmerizing golf courses. Both the Mountain Ridge and Betsie Valley golf courses have received a prestigious 4-Star rating from Golf Digest magazine and are sure to challenge your skills at every turn. We're proud members of America's Summer Golf Capital, a collection of eight resort properties representing 26 golf courses across northern Michigan.
Set amid the soaring pines of northern Michigan, the Mountain Ridge course offers 18 holes of championship golf. You'll enjoy panoramic vistas from tee to green as you play from the heights of the mountain. Its fairways wind through stately forests and ascend to high elevations, providing a true northern Michigan golf experience. View Scorecard »
Our Betsie Valley golf course will challenge the ability of any golfer with its protected greens, tree lined fairways, challenging bunkers and jaw-dropping views. It's recent renovation in 2021 makes the course more scenic and allows greater opportunities to post a lower score! Golfers are welcome to ride in a cart or walk the Betsie Valley golf course. View Scorecard »
GOLF Learning Center
Crystal Mountain’s Golf Learning Center has tailored and dedicated golf instruction to help you with all your golf goals. Whether you're preparing for your round or trying to improve your game, the Golf Learning Center is a 10-acre practice facility and home to the nationally recognized Crystal Mountain Golf School.
The Golf Learning Center features a driving range, putting green and two multi-tiered chipping greens with bunkers, perfect for sharpening short-game skills. The Golf Learning Center is open to the public with a range ball machine on-site that accepts cash or credit cards.
Crystal Mountain Golf School
When it comes to golf, the world's best players readily admit: You never stop learning. Through individual lessons and golf schools at Crystal Mountain – now enhanced with state-of-the-art TrackMan 4 Technology – you'll learn from Class A teaching professionals to better your game. Players of all ages and experience levels – juniors to adults, beginners to scratch players – can improve specific facets of their game, gain valuable on-course knowledge, lower their scores, and have more fun. Learn more about our Golf Schools & Lessons »
Play and Save
Check out our golf specials and lodging packages, available all season long!
BOOK TEE TIMES
Play 18 on our Mountain Ridge course featuring significant elevation changes with wide open tee shots and pure putting greens. Or play the Betsie Valley course with a recent renovation, making the course more scenic and allowing greater opportunities to post a lower score.
New! Four Seasons Club Tee Time Portal
Four Seasons Club Members can now book their tee times online, in advance. Please have your Member ID ready for booking.
New! Houseguest Tee Time Portal
Resort houseguests save at least 10% off tee times and club rentals. Please have your Confirmation Number ready for booking.
Groups of 24 or more golfers are invited to take advantage of discounted rates and preferred tee times. Special arrangements can be made for lodging and dining during your visit to Crystal Mountain. Custom packages, special event holes, golf clinics and scoring for your group outing or tournament are also available.
Interested in a single-day golf outing or tournament for your group? The Crystal Mountain golf staff will handle your golf outing with the utmost professionalism. Shotgun starts are available and can accommodate up to 288 golfers.
Learn more about your frequently asked golf questions.
Pace of Play
To improve the pace of play, Crystal Mountain has the right to pair all singles and/or twosomes with other golfers to complete a foursome. Pace of play is 4-hours on Betsie Valley and 4-hours and 15 minutes on Mountain Ridge. All golfers are asked to respect the pace of play, by keeping up with the group in front of you.
Reservations & Check-In
All tee times require a credit card guarantee. Full payment will be charged to your credit card at check-in. We recommend checking in at the Pro Shop at least 20 minutes prior to your first tee time.
Tee time modifications or cancellations may be made without penalty at least 48 hours in advance for groups under 24 players and 14 days in advance for groups of 24 or more players. Failure to reschedule, reduce the number of players or cancel tee times within the cancellation policy guidelines will result in a 100% charge to your credit card for scheduled services. Members will be billed a per player fee to their reservation or Member account.
Carts & Rental Equipment
Carts are included in quoted rates and are required on the Mountain Ridge course. Walking is permitted on the Betsie Valley course. Please inform the Pro Shop staff at check-in. For the safety of all guests, only two riders and two golf bags are allowed on a single golf cart at a time. Spectators must pay the appropriate golf cart fee. Anyone driving a golf cart must have a valid driver’s license.
Right and left hand clubs are available to rent for men and women. Resort houseguests receive at least 10% off club rental when reserved in advance. Supplies are limited. Please check with the Pro Shop for availability.
Twilight Tee Times
Wind down at the end of the day, relax, take your time and go easy on your budget. 18 holes are not guaranteed during Twilight, but play at the end of the day and complete as many holes as possible before dusk. Please allow at least 20 minutes travel time back to the Pro Shop when playing the Mountain Ridge course.
Plus, Juniors golf free with a paid adult!
Should the golf course be unplayable or closed due to weather, Crystal Mountain will issue a rain check. Your rain check will be based on the number of holes played:
1 - 5 Holes: If you have completed 1-5 holes, you will be issued an 18-hole rain check.
6 - 14 Holes: If you completed 6 – 14 holes, you will be issued a 9-hole rain check.
15+ Holes: If you’ve completed 15 holes or more, a rain check will not be issued.