Crystal Downs Country Club Hole by Hole - 2nd Hole

Crystal Downs Country Club, Michigan

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The second hole at Crystal Downs Country Club is a 425 yard par 4 with a slight dogleg right. With five bunkers and a relatively narrow fairway, strategic tee shots are crucial for the best scoring potential, especially in windy conditions.

Teebox type: Pro

Par: 4

Distance: 425 yards

Green Area:


Approx Fairway Width:


Has Water:



Slight dogleg

Percent Bunkers Near green:


Bunker Count:



Some fairway bunkers, with the majority (51%) strategically placed around the area.

Club Recommendations

High Handicapper:

For high handicappers, the second hole at Crystal Downs Country Club can be a challenging start to the round. With a slight dogleg right and five bunkers strategically placed along the fairway, accuracy off the tee is key. The narrow fairway also means that playing conservatively with a shorter club may be beneficial for avoiding trouble. Keep an eye on wind conditions as it can greatly impact ball flight and potentially push shots towards the bunkers or out of bounds.

Mid Handicapper:

The second hole at Crystal Downs Country Club offers some scoring opportunities for mid handicappers who can hit their drives around 230+ yards. A well-placed tee shot will leave you with a short iron into this relatively small green, but beware of any crosswinds that could make your approach shot more difficult. With only four percent of bunker coverage on the green, focus on hitting your approach close to give yourself a good chance at birdie.

Low Handicapper:

As one of the top-ranked PGA Tour golfers in the world, you have likely played many holes like this before. For low handicappers who consistently hit drives over 280 yards, this par 4 presents an opportunity for birdie or even eagle if played strategically. Aim towards the left side of the fairway to set up a better angle into this slightly elevated green protected by five bunkers. Take advantage of favorable weather conditions and go for it!

Weather Considerations:

Crystal Downs Country Club experiences all four seasons throughout its golf season which runs from May through October.

In spring and fall months when temperatures are cooler, expect less distance off your clubs due to decreased air density.

During summer months when temperatures are warmer and humidity levels higher, balls tend to fly farther than normal.

Additionally, strong winds coming off nearby Lake Michigan can significantly affect ball flight so always check wind direction before teeing off on this hole.

Overall Strategy:

Regardless of your handicap, the key to scoring well on this hole is accuracy off the tee. With a narrow fairway and bunkers strategically placed along it, playing conservatively may be the best option for avoiding trouble. Keep an eye on wind conditions and adjust accordingly to give yourself the best chance at hitting the green in regulation. And remember, low handicappers should always be looking for opportunities to make birdie or even eagle while high handicappers should focus on minimizing mistakes and playing smart golf. Good luck!

"The most important shot in golf is the next one."
- Ben Hogan

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