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Crystal Springs #11 Birdie Challenge

Crystal Springs #11 Birdie Challenge

Do You Have What it Takes to Birdie The Toughest Hole on New Jersey’s Toughest Course?

Make a birdie this summer on Crystal Springs #11 and receive:

  • Bragging rights
  • Free entry into the Crystal Springs 11/11 Challenge Tournament on November 11th, 2021
  • A chance to win a year of Unlimited Free Golf at all 6 resort golf courses
  • A shot at winning your own Luxury Suite at Grand Cascades Lodge + $111,000 Spa & Dining Credit

Make a par on Crystal Springs #11 for entry into a drawing for one of 11 wildcard spots in the 11/11 Tournament.

Upcoming Qualification Dates

Contest will be open for participation most days (unless there is an outing) Monday - Thursday for golfers teeing off between 6:30AM and 2:30 PM.  Below are upcoming qualification dates are shown below. Please check this page often for updates.  Crystal Springs Resort reserves the right to change these dates on short notice for inclement weather or for any other reason at its sole discretion:

Date Book Tee Times
Tuesday, June 22 Public Golfer Rewards Member
Wednesday, June 23 Public Golfer Rewards Member
Thursday, June 24 Public Golfer Rewards Member
Monday, June 28 Public Golfer Rewards Member
Tuesday, June 29 Public Golfer Rewards Member
Wednesday, June 30 Public Golfer Rewards Member
Thursday, July 1 Public Golfer Rewards Member

Important Contest Details

  • Golfers must have a paid tee time at Crystal Springs Golf Club in Hamburg, NJ on designated days to participate.
  • The contest will be open for participation most days Monday - Thursday, when the Resort’s On-Course Golf Ambassador will be stationed on the 11th tee.  See further details below.  
  • The first 100 golfers to make a witnessed birdie will receive instant entry into the Nov 11th (11/11) Crystal Springs Challenge Tournament.
  • Golfers who make a witnessed par will be entered into a drawing for a chance at one of 11 additional wildcard entries into the 11/11 Tournament.  Each time a golfer makes par, he or she will receive an additional entry into the drawing for participation in the 11/11 Tournament.
  • The 2 golfers who are closest to the pin over the course of the season will be paired to play with Frank & Mike from Golficity in the 11/11 Tournament.
  • Professional golfers are not eligible to compete in the 11/11 Tournament.
  • Prizes will be awarded at the 11/11 Tournament for:  low gross, low net, longest drive, closest to the pin and hole-in-one.
    • Closest to the pin prize will be a 2022 Premier Membership at Crystal Springs Resort, which will includes unlimited golf at all 6 resort courses, 30 day advance tee times, 20% discount for guests, a Social Membership to access the Resort’s pool complexes, plus $1,000 in Resort credit that can be used at any of the Resort’s hotels, spas, dining outlets or wine cellar.
    • All 111 Participants in the 11/11 Tournament will get a shot to make a hole-in-one on #11 for a chance to win their own luxury suite at Grand Cascades Lodge plus $111,000 in Resort credit that can be used at any of the Resort’s hotels, spas or dining outlets.
  • Crystal Springs Resort reserves the right to modify the rules of this contest at any time at its sole discretion.


Do you have what it takes to birdie the toughest hole on new jersey’s toughest course?

About Crystal Springs #11

This demanding hole forces golfers to send their tee-shots tumbling off the face of an 80-foot tall limestone quarry with a vast cerulean pond hugging the left side to a butterfly-shaped green below with its steady undulations taunting misplaced shots.

The nature of the hole is that it plays differently each round with pin position, wind conditions and tee box orientation having a dramatic effect on how it should be played on any given day. Do you have what it takes to compete?