Amenities

Explore all that Crystal Lake Country Club has to offer including -

  • 18 Hole Course with 2 Practice Areas
  • Pool - Including lessons for children
  • Tennis - 5 courts available as well as pickleball
  • Dining - Including our amazing outdoor patio with fire pits & patio bar
  • Social Events - Something for everyone in the family
Golf

Surrounded by nature, our beautiful 18 hole championship course offers six sets of tees with yardage ranging from 5,400 to 6,800, and includes a practice range and short game facility.

The course is open year round for play (weather permitting) and features 135 acres of tree-lined fairways with bentgrass, and small, undulating bentgrass greens and tees providing a challenge for players of all skill levels. Course rating from the Blue Tees is 73.1 with a slope of 138, and from the Red Tees 72.4 with a slope of 131.

This hidden gem in the heart of the Crystal Lake community has a great history of accomplished golfers none more prominent that the late Fritz Franz. Course conditions are wonderful throughout the season thanks to our accomplished Superintendent and his staff. Other amenities include a fully stocked golf shop with apparel and equipment for men, ladies and juniors (including a line of tennis apparel); bag storage; men's and women's locker rooms; caddie program, and halfway house with snacks, sandwiches and beverages. Our professional staff, including head professional David Thompson, recognized as one of the BEST Junior Golf instructors in the country, and LPGA Professional, Stacey Kain, are here to assist you with your game including individual and group instruction. Crystal Lake Country Club has also been a frequent host for local, state and regional events.

We offer a fantastic array of golf events designed to allow new members to meet and play with existing members as well as season long league events. Some of our annual events include -

  • Welcome Back Tournament
  • TGIF (once a month)
  • Husband & Wife Tournament
  • Two-Man Match Play
  • Parent-Child Tournament
  • Men's and Ladies Club Championships
  • Ladies 3 & Wine (great for beginners)
  • Tradition Invitational (men's member-guest)
  • Rubbies & Sapphaires (ladies member-guest)
  • Ladies 9 & 18 Hole Leagues (Tuesday mornings)
  • Men's Member-Guest Days

In addition to all of this great programming, Crystal Lake Country Club offers one of the best junior golf programs in this area.

For our golf members, we offer -

For our social and tennis/swim members, we offer a Monday Junior Golf Program for children ages 4 to 18 (3 separate sessions based on age). This Monday program is also open to non-members. Please click here for further information.

Crystal Lake is available for outside tournaments on Mondays. Our package includes: Greens/cart fees; range; pro shop services including scoring and locker room services. Food and beverage services are also available. For further information on costs and availability, please contact our golf shop at (815) 459-1068.

Pool & Tennis

Our pool is open Memorial Weekend through Labor Day and is a great place to hang out, relax, catch some rays, cool off and enjoy a refreshing beverage.

Just off of the pool, is our screened in porch with snack bar window. Swim lessons are available Tuesday through Friday starting in June and running through July from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. each day. Private lessons are available as well.

Crystal Lake Country Club offers five outdoor courts - 3 clay and 2 hard - of which 4 are lighted for evening play. The facilities are open Memorial Weekend through Labor Day (weather permitting we open the 2 hard courts in April for early member usage). Classes and lessons start the first week in June, and include -

  • Junior Tennis Tuesday - Friday (Ages 4 & up - 30 minute to 1 hour long sessions depending on age group starting @ 10:30 a.m.)
  • Adult Drill Tuesday - Friday (mornings @ 9:00 a.m.)
  • Saturday Tennis Drill (mornings @ 8:00 a.m.)
  • Adult Open Play Saturdays & Sundays (mornings @ 9:00 a.m. - free hitting session with the pros at no charge)

We also offer pickleball (paddle sport that combines the elements of tennis, badminton & table tennis) with Open Play Saturday mornings from 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (no charge) and a Social once a month in season.

Our tennis shop has you covered - ball machine, balls, racquets and paddles are available for your usage. Private lessons are available and our friendly tennis staff are also available to fill in for doubles and singles games, and serve as great warm-up partners.

Dining

We offer a variety of dining options for lunch or dinner where members can enjoy a more formal or casual atmosphere.

Breakfast service is available on weekends.

Our culinary team headed by Executive Chef, Neil Steiner, and our professional wait staff will provide you with exceptional food and a fantastic dining experience. Our menu includes seasonal items; daily; weekly and monthly specials along with gluten free, vegetarian and vegan offerings. Some of our special themed nights include - Fried Chicken Buffet; Prime Rib; Italian Buffet and Build Your Own Burger.

Our wine list, craft beers and drink specials rotate throughout the year keeping our offerings fresh, and exciting. We also offer a wine locker for those enthusiasts who want to keep their favorite vintages at the Club.

And during the summer, we have live entertainment on the patio!

We host a number of great events throughout the year for our families including -

  • Family Night Out (buffet dinner with entertainment & kids games)
  • Wine Dinners & Tastings
  • Couples Night Out
  • Family Halloween Party
  • Icebreaker Party
  • Easter Brunch with Petting Zoo
  • Mother's Day Brunch
  • Santa Brunch
  • Children's & Adults Gingerbread House Decorating
  • Vendor Showcase (evening of shopping)
  • Ladies Night Out & Men's Night Out
  • Children's Tennis, Swim & Pizza Parties
  • 4th of July Pool Party

Don't miss out on the opportunity to enjoy these wonderful amenities and become a part of this fantastic club!

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