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FAQ

Can you provide a brief summary of the property and what to expect?

 

Crystal Springs Resort is a spectacular NJ vacation destination, acclaimed as the New York Metro area's most unique four-season resort. From the roots in our farms to the adventures atop our mountain, you'll find 4-seasons of extraordinary less than an hour from New York City. Crystal Springs Resort offers so much to experience - Golf, Spa, Dining, Weddings, Catering, Meetings & more! You may come to think of our 4,000+ acre getaway as a playground for all ages.

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Where is Crystal Springs Resort located?

Crystal Springs Resort is located in the rolling farmlands of the Garden State’s picturesque northwest, just one hour from NYC and even closer to most northern and central NJ towns.

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Where is the closest airport located?

Newark Liberty International Airport is located 1 hour from Crystal Springs Resort.

Who can I contact for more information on Crystal Springs Resort?

Our Reservations team is available to answer any additional questions you may have. Please call for assistance.

Is there free parking?

Yes, Crystal Springs Resort accommodates our guests with free parking at all of our resort properties.

Is there valet parking?

Yes, Crystal Springs Resort offers valet parking for a fee to our guests staying at Grand Cascades Lodge.

What are the area's attractions surrounding Crystal Springs?

There are a number of local attractions worth your while to check out during your stay at Crystal Springs Resort. Please visit our Around the Area webpage for more information and to review our top picks on local wineries, shopping, recreation and more!

How far apart are the hotel properties?

Grand Cascades Lodge and Minerals Hotel are located within 5 minutes of driving time from one another.

Is shuttle service available?

Yes, Crystal Springs Resort offers our guests complimentary shuttle services between hotel properties. Please contact the hotel property for our seasonal shuttle schedule.

How can I find out about special promotions?

Please visit our Specials & Packages page for more information on current seasonal packages being offered at Crystal Springs Resort.

How can I receive email newsletters?

Please sign-up for our email list to receive the latest resort happenings and to be the first to know about seasonal and special promotions at Crystal Springs Resort.

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Is there an on-site fitness center?

Crystal Springs Resort features a state-of-the-art fitness center at our Minerals Hotel location. Minerals Sports Club also offers 80+ weekly fitness classes, indoor/outdoor heated pools, hot tubs, sauna, steam room, indoor tennis courts, racquetball and so much more! Guests staying at Minerals Hotel have access to Minerals Sports Club during their stay. Guests staying at Grand Cascades have access to Minerals Sports Club in addition to a fitness facility located on premises at Grand Cascades Lodge.

Are pets allowed at Crystal Springs Resort?

Unfortunately, pets are not permitted on resort property, but why not treat your lovable pet to a wonderful trip of its own? The Pet Spa, a respected pet lodging facility, is located conveniently down the road. Call 973.827.8881 or visit for accommodations. 

Who can use the pools at Crystal Springs Resort?

The pools at Crystal Springs Resort are reserved exclusively for members and hotel guests. In order to provide unsurpassed accommodations for our guests, day passes are not available for purchase.


Guests staying at Minerals Hotel have access to the pool on premises at Minerals Hotel only. Guests staying at Grand Cascades Lodge have access to the Biosphere pool complex, as well as, the pools at Minerals Hotel. For the safety of our guests, there is a 48 inch height requirement for the slide at the biosphere.


Spa guests who have a midweek spa treatment scheduled Monday through Thursday are invited to enjoy the Minerals Hotel pools for services at Elements Spa for $35. Reflections Spa guests can enjoy the Biosphere pool complex the day of their midweek spa treatment for $50.

How many golf courses are available at Crystal Springs Resort?

Crystal Springs Resort, the Northeast’s premier golf resort destination, features 90 epic holes spread across 6 award-winning golf courses: Ballyowen, Black Bear, Cascades, Crystal Springs, Minerals and Wild Turkey. Nestled in the picturesque rolling hills of New Jersey’s Sussex Skylands, the resort courses have been masterfully designed by the acclaimed Robert Trent Jones, Roger Rulewich and Robert von Hagge, creating unparalleled play not found at any other resort.

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How far apart are the golf courses?

As the Premier Golf Resort in the Northeast, Crystal Springs Resort boasts 6 award-winning, upscale public golf courses. All 6 courses are located within a five-mile radius. The golf experience at Crystal Springs is truly exceptional!

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Do any of the golf courses feature a Pro Shop?

Yes, Pro Shops are located at all Crystal Springs’ golf courses.

Do any of the Resort courses offer caddies?

Yes, caddy service is available at Ballyowen Golf Club, the #1 Public Golf Course by New Jersey Monthly and one of the Top 50 Public Courses in the US by Conde Nast's GolfWorld Magazine.

How far in advance can I make a tee time?

Tee times for Resort hotel guests can be made as far in advance as desired once their room is booked. Tee times for members can be made up to 28 days in advance and 17 days in advance for rewards members. Public golfers can make tee times up to 15 days in advance. Please book online or call to book your tee time!

What are the differences amongst the six Crystal Springs golf courses?

Our award-winning course options offer various topography, skill level and price points.


Ballyowen is a World-class Irish links-style course, rated #1 in New Jersey. The course is situated on 250 sprawling acres atop a plateau, Ballyowen is surrounded by rolling farmland and craggy knolls.

Black Bear  is a popular stomping ground for golfers and bears alike. Golfers of all abilities will enjoy at Black Bear Golf Club.

Cascades golf course presents golf for the innovated player. Measuring 3,627 yards, the course’s design stresses playability and features junior tees to make the course more enjoyable for those new to the game.  If you’re looking for a quick round of golf, Cascades’ 9-hole course is the perfect playing field for you!

Crystal Springs  is ranked one of the “Top 50 Toughest Courses in America” by Golf Digest. Crystal Springs Golf Club is recognized as one of the finest golf facilities in the northeastern United States.

Minerals golf course is the perfect fairway for the family. Advanced players can be challenged on a spectacular mountainside layout measuring over 2,305 yards -- while juniors have their own tees way ahead of mom and dad! Minerals features 9 holes of uniquely scenic golf at the base of Hamburg Mountain.

Wild Turkey was named one of New Jersey's Top Public Golf Courses. The course features two distinct terrain types reflect the expansiveness of Ballyowen and the rugged, multi-elevated nature of Crystal Springs. Multiple tee locations, generously wide fairways, and moderately contoured greens make Wild Turkey an enjoyable experience for all skill levels.

What is FootGolf?

FootGolf is the newest and most exciting crossover sport to hit the country! FootGolf combines the precision, power and passion found in both golf and soccer to create one amazing playing experience. FootGolf is played by kicking a soccer ball (on a golf course) into an oversized hole to score - with rules that are similar to golf. FootGolf can be enjoyed by all ages from 7-107.

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Where can I play FootGolf?

Crystal Springs Resort offers two FootGolf courses located at Cascades and Minerals golf courses.

When can I play FootGolf and how much is it?

The 18 hole FootGolf course at Cascades takes about 2 hours to play and is very affordable – $25 per person on weekdays and $30 per person on weekends. Our 9 hole FootGolf course at Minerals takes about 1 ½ hours to play with prices as low as $15 per person on weekdays and $20 per person on the weekend. Rewards members enjoy 20% off! FootGolf is the perfect teambuilding activity with various group packages available starting at $25 per person. For the ultimate FootGolf experience, golf cart rentals are available for $10.

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What if I need to cancel a golf tee time?

Please allow 24 hours’ notice for cancellation or rescheduling of any golf round. Call .

How much does it cost to hold an outing?

We specialize in finding the perfect outing for your budget.

How many players do I need to be considered a golf outing?

An outing is considered 16 players or more.

What days can we have an outing at Crystal Springs Resort?

We host golf outings 7 days a week in season to fit your needs.

Where is Crystal Springs Resort located?

Crystal Springs Resort is located in the rolling farmlands of the Garden State’s picturesque northwest, just one hour from NYC and even closer to most northern and central NJ towns.

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Do you provide overnight accommodations?

Yes, Crystal Springs Resort is a spectacular NJ vacation destination featuring 2 world-class hotels: Grand Cascades Lodge and Minerals Hotel with special group rates available at both properties. Discover the New York Metro area's most unique four-season resort offering Golf, Spa, Dining, Weddings, Catering, Meetings & more! You may come to think of our 4,000+ acre getaway as a playground for all ages.

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What is the average time to play a golf outing?

Most outings are completed in approximately 4.5 hours.

Do outing participants have access to driving range or locker room amenities?

Golf outing participants of events held at Ballyowen, Crystal Springs or Wild Turkey are welcomed to utilize our driving range and locker room amenities.

What is there to do for non-golfers at Crystal Springs Resort?

There is something for everyone at Crystal Springs Resort! Non-golfers in your group can participate in beginner golf lessons with hands-on instruction. Take time to unwind with a relaxing spa treatment at one of our 2 award-winning day spas. Foodies can savor delicious dining outlets along with wine tasting and daily tours of our Grand-Award winning wine cellar at 4-star Restaurant Latour. Your group can stay in shape at our state-of-the-art fitness center offering 80+ weekly classes. Relax after the activity and take a dip in heated indoor and outdoor tropical pools, saunas and steam room. PLUS take advantage of a variety of seasonal activities offered at our Adventure Center including horseback riding, hiking, kayaking, paddle boarding, fishing and more!

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Are golf lessons available prior to the outing?

Yes, we have a golf clinic at the Crystal Springs Golf Academy. Pre-outing lessons can be arranged. Ask a sales associate for details.

What golf courses are recommended for beginners?

Black Bear, Cascades, and Minerals cater to all levels of play.

Are there beverage carts out on the course?

Yes, each golf course features a fully stocked beverage cart.

Are there prizes or gift packages available for purchase?

Create a memorable event for your guests with specially priced golf apparel and gifts available at our Pro Shops. You may also purchase a resort gift card for your players to redeem on an overnight stay, golf, spa or dining.

Does Crystal Springs Resort offer club rentals?

Yes, we have Callaway golf club sets available for an additional fee.

What is the procedure for organizations that are tax exempt?

Please submit a NJ Tax Exempt form.