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CRYSTAL DOWNS COUNTRY CLUB

Frankfort, Michigan

1928

October                  MacKenzie and Maxwell arrive by railroad in Grand Rapids, Michigan and drive to Crystal Lake with Walkley Ewing to discuss redesign of Crystal Downs existing 9-hole course.  MacKenzie delays departure for England “for a few days of intensive designing.  He and Perry Maxwell worked almost around the click until they had laid down holes and torn them up and laid them down again, emerging finally with the eighteen hole layout that we know today.”  [“Crystal Downs Country Club”, Frederick R. Baird (1981)]

1929

Spring                     Maxwell returns to Michigan to supervise construction of Crystal Downs redesign.  “The new course would have been impossible in those years except for the continuing efforts of Perry Maxwell.”  [“Crystal Downs Country Club”, Frederick R. Baird (1981)]

 

Unknown              Maxwell rebuilds “the existing nine holes into today’s front nine” at Crystal Downs in Frankfort, Michigan.  [“The Life and Work of Dr. Alister MacKenzie”, by Tom Doak, James S. Scott and Raymund M. Haddock (2001), Pg. 131]

End of Summer   Front nine holes at new Crystal Downs course are completed and in play.  [“Crystal Downs Country Club”, Frederick R. Baird (1981)]

1930

Unknown              Maxwell adds the back nine holes at Crystal Downs on the higher plateau parallel to Lake Michigan. [“The Life and Work of Dr. Alister MacKenzie”, by Tom Doak, James S. Scott and Raymund M. Haddock (2001), Pg. 131]

1931

Unknown              Maxwell adds the back nine holes at Crystal Downs on the higher plateau parallel to Lake Michigan. [“The Life and Work of Dr. Alister MacKenzie”, by Tom Doak, James S. Scott and Raymund M. Haddock (2001), Pg. 131]

1933

Unknown              All eighteen holes at Crystal Downs completed and open for play.  [“Crystal Downs Country Club”, Frederick R. Baird (1981)]

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May 13, 1954, USGS

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