Golfing Amenities at Crystal Lake Country Club in Illinois

Alex Mosnick serves Aon Inpoint in Chicago as an associate strategy consultant. A graduate of Northwestern University, Alex Mosnick earned a scholarship as a caddy at Crystal Lake Country Club, a club northwest of Chicago that will turn 100 years old in 2022.

One of the club’s main attractions is its 18-hole golf course, considered one of the toughest in the Midwest. Surrounded by 135 acres of forest, the course features bentgrass greens. From the blue tees the course is rated 73.1 with a slope of 138, and the red tees offer a 72.4-rated course on a slope of 131.

Many distinguished golfers have called Crystal Springs home, foremost among them Fritz Franz (1898-2007), who finished 10th in the same college tournament that Arnold Palmer won and took top honors in 60 amateur events.

Along with a complete pro shop where two professionals offer advice, Crystal Springs sponsors numerous members’ events, such as husband-wife and parent-child tournaments and ladies’ and men’s championships. In summer 2020, the club will offer its Monday program for junior golfers and swimmers.