Crystal View open under new owners
CRYSTAL FALLS — The Crystal View Golf Course opened under new ownership on May 4.
The new ownership group includes Jim Emmers, Bryan LaChapelle, Kim Bjork and Bill Neuens.
“Crystal View Golf Course is the name, now Crystal View is just that - a picturesque ‘crystal view’ of the south and the west countryside,” Emmers said.
“The goal has been to enhance everything about the property. Neuens Landscaping took down no less than 50 trees and has made the view ‘crystal clear.’”
The golf course layout will remain the same but will have improved practice greens and a possible driving range and practice, Emmers said. The course is a challenging nine-hole course located on the banks of the Paint River. The golf course encompasses about 46.79 acres.
Hours are 7 a.m. to close, seven days a week with Wednesday set aside for the men and Thursday reserved for the women.
There are new low affordable rates for everyone. The rates are as follows:
-Junior (23 and under) $75
-Children 12 and under free when with a parent
-Adult 9 holes $15
-Adult 18 holes $20
-Junior 9 holes $10
-Junior 18 holes $15
-9 holes $10 per player
-18 holes $15 per player
Crystal View is able to rent carts. No additional information was released by press time. Call 906-214-4727 for more information.
This year all neighboring men and women can participate in the evening socializing upon completion of the member’s golf play.
“Never before has the general public been treated to concessions of any significance at Crystal View Golf Course,” Emmers explained. “Well, when you get an opportunity, and when the COVID-19 virus issues are resolved, the owners welcome everyone to visit ‘Chung’s Bar and Grill’ in the clubhouse.
“Food and beverage will now be special. The liquor license has been approved. A spectacular 40-foot quartz bar overlooking the countryside has been built and installed by Cut-in-Stone based in Menasha Wis. And the view is incredible. A truly ‘must see it- to believe it!’
Chung’s Bar and Grill will have five TVs for a true clubhouse sports bar experience. At this point with Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s executive order, it is unclear when Chung’s Bar and Grill will be allowed to start operating.
All the owners have contributed in their unique ways. Emmers said LaChapelle is overseeing the renovations and upgrades inside and out, while Bjork is overseeing the food and beverage. Neuens continues his landscaping and adds important all-around business functions, and Emmers continues to share with all the owners, his “vision” of property and golf.
“The city of Crystal Falls has cooperated wonderfully in the new operator’s transition,” Emmers said. “They understand that traffic to the course helps the entire business community.
“It has been and continues to be in everyone’s best interest to make this place unique. It is what the founders envisioned over 100 years ago. The building contractors Bryan has coordinated have been excellent. The golf course and clubhouse are now something special. The community has been superb. People will make the trip from 80 miles away to see this place. No doubt in my mind.”
Crystal View Golf Course is located 1/2 mile east of downtown Crystal Falls off M-69.