Crystal Downs was designed by Dr. Alister MacKenzie at the peak of his career, following his design of Cypress Point and prior to the creation of Augusta National.
Crystal Downs remains unaltered from its original design and represents one of the finest examples in the world of Dr. MacKenzie’s work.
Crystal Downs appears in every golf design critic's listing of top courses in the world. It has been ranked as high as #14 in Golf Magazine’s Top 100 Courses in the World and #11 in Golf Digest’s Top 100 U.S. Courses. The par four 5th hole and the par five 8th hole are frequently cited as two of the greatest golf holes in the world.